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Ulster University

Biomedical Engineering

UCAS Code: BH81 J
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

94%

Subjects
  • Medical technology
  • General engineering
Student score
85% MED
89% HIGH
% employed or in further study
97% MED
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£21k LOW
£22k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

A minimum of BBB to include one Grade B from GCE A Level Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Technology and Design, Design and Technology, Engineering or Double Award Science. See the GCSE subject and grade requirements including specific Mathematics grade required depending on the GCE A level subject presented.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

A minimum of BBBCC (to include BB in Mathematics and a Science subject).

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

94%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£4,030

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

A biomedical engineer designs and develops all the equipment used by doctors and biomedical scientists. This ranges from a simple thermometer to hip replacements or complex diagnostic instruments such as MRI or CT scanners. Biomedical engineering is engineering that is applied to human health. Biomedical engineers (sometimes referred to as bioengineers) are responsible for driving innovations and advances in medicine. Biomedical engineering integrates physical, chemical, mathematical and computational sciences and engineering principles to study biology, medicine, behaviour and health. It advances fundamental concepts; creates knowledge from the molecular to the organ systems level; and develops innovative biologics, materials, processes, implants, devices and informatics approaches for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, for patient rehabilitation, and for improving health.

Modules

All years: 18 modules (6 modules in each of the 3 academic years); an industrial/healthcare sector placement or international exchange is undertaken in year 3; completion of the placement year leads to the diploma in industrial studies (DIS); content includes: anatomy; physiology and pathology; engineering science; physiological measurement techniques; biomedical instrumentation; electrical technology and instrumentation; medical electronics; biomedical signal processing; biomechanics and biomaterials; medical sensors and devices; medical imaging; and the application of computing science to medical diagnosis and therapy; including biomedical informatics and telemedicine.

Ulster University

Ulster University

Located in Northern Ireland, Ulster University is spread across four campuses in Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown and Magee. The university has one of the highest employment rates in the UK, with over 92% of graduates finding work within six months of finishing their studies. The University has been named as a top UK institute for providing internships, all programmes offering the opportunity of work based learning, placement and study abroad opportunities.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 93%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

85%

Library resources are satisfactory

96%

Feedback on work has been helpful

72%

Feedback on work has been prompt

63%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
64% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
349 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
53% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £21k LOW
Graduates who are health professionals

70%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

7%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

3%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The stats here mainly cover radiography graduates – and as the country is currently short of specialists in some of this area, that means good job prospects and, often, decent starting salaries. With a lot of modern medicine (and dentistry) using high-tech equipment, there are big opportunities for medical technology grads, although most early careers are spent operating these complex instruments, rather than designing or developing them. Unemployment rates are relatively low in these subjects, and 80% of graduates with jobs became radiographers
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 97%
Student score 89% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

73%

Feedback on work has been prompt

67%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

89%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
19% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
19% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
21% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
306 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
91% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £22k LOW
Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

6%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

6%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

37%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
As a mixed subject within engineering where students get a chance to learn from a range of disciplines, this course isn't taken by as many people as some of the more specialist disciplines. Demand for engineering skills is high, though, and so unemployment rates are low and starting salaries competitive. Graduates are able to specialise enough to be working in jobs in engineering – particularly mechanical, civil, design, and electrical engineering, as well as engineering project management. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to a MEng qualification – this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.
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