16/08/2021

Categories: Biomedical and Medical Engineering, Undergradute

What a career in Biomedical and Medical Engineering looks like

Choosing which degree to study can be challenging. Weighing up multiple options, between what you enjoy, what you’re good at and what you want to be doing in the future. At the end of the day, the best way to discover where your degree will take you is to investigate the job roles in the sector.

In this blog, we’ll be focusing on Biomedical and Medical Engineering careers, and the popular job roles in the industry. By the end, you’ll be able to picture your future career, take inspiration from an affluent figure in the sector and see whether a Biomedical Science degree is for you.

Potential careers

As with any degree, there are a variety of careers to embark upon after graduation. One option which is available to graduates is to become a Biomedical Engineer.

This type of role see’s the combination of two fascinating industries, engineering and medicine. Workers use their vast knowledge of the two sectors to design and create solutions to biological health issues and systems, including prosthetics and artificial organs.

Mamadou Ndiaye and Engineering student conducting an impact test

This rewarding career will have you helping people across the world, as well as help other scientists with their biological research. Day-to-day jobs can include adapting or designing the medical engineering software’s that hospitals use, managing teams, overseeing contractual obligations, or even teaching other Biomedical Engineers through writing up fascinating research findings.

People in the spotlight

Forrest Bird was an American biomedical engineer, and although passed away in 2015, his medical engineering work has had a long-lasting impact on the world, especially during the current coronavirus pandemic. He helped to create some of the first mass-produced mechanical ventilators which help people with chronic cardiopulmonary care.

The first step to starting a career is getting a Biomedical and Medical Engineering degree at the University of Bolton. Click here for more information about the courses on offer.

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BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
96
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Full-time
Mode of study
12 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism): Extended
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc Biomedical Engineering
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc Biomedical Engineering: January Start
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering with foundation year
Part-time
Mode of study
6 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering
Part-time
Mode of study
54 months
Duration
96
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Part-time
Mode of study
24 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc Biomedical Engineering
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc Biomedical Engineering (Degree Apprenticeship)
Part-time
Mode of study
30 months
Duration

University of Bolton

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