City University London

Course Introduction

Biomedical Engineering applies the principles of science, engineering and medicine directly to the complex medical technologies used in the prognosis, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of the sick and injured. Biomedical engineers also require managerial and communication skills and an awareness of the economic, environmental and social implications of their activity. This course is accredited by the major professional engineering bodies ' the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institute of Measurement and Control and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine ' with whom we maintain close professional links. Students are strongly encouraged to seek a placement after their second year. The placement will give them the opportunity to learn more about industry, take on graduate level responsibilities and in some cases work as part of a multinational work force.

Course Modules

Year 1 and year 2: Core modules: mathematics; engineering science; computer technology and programming; circuit theory; analogue and digital electronics; signals and systems; biomedical engineers require managerial skills, the ability to communicate effectively, a good measure of human understanding and an awareness of the economic, environmental and social implications of their activity; year 1 includes the following fundamental modules: anatomy and healthcare; physiology and pathology; introduction to biomedical engineering. Year 2: Core modules: radiation physics and imaging; biomedical instrumentation; biomedical optics; modelling in physiology and healthcare; biomedical statistics. Year 3: Core modules: (plus the following optional modules); biomedical signal analysis; measurements and instrumentation in healthcare; sensors and sensing systems in biomedical engineering; digital image processing; medical ultrasound; medical imaging; respiratory and cardiovascular measurement; optoelectronics and biophotonics.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BEng (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate 33
  • Tariff 128
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Award
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma

Key Course Information

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75% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 79%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 88%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 71%

£25,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 60
Studying 20
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 10
Unknown 10

29% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 58%

Total Coursework: 39%

Total Practical: 3%

£7,800 - £10,000
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,500 - £7,800
Typical cost of private accommodation