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The ever-expanding field of biomedical engineering combines scientific and engineering principles to create and improve medical technology. As a Biomedical Engineering undergraduate, you’ll have the opportunity to join the next generation of engineers and contribute to the advancement of this important industry.
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If you’re skilled in science and want to make a difference in the healthcare industry, our Biomedical Engineering degree course could give you the opportunity to fulfil your goals and reach your full potential. Incorporating elements of engineering, health, biology and sport, biomedical engineering is concerned with the design, development and technical support of medical equipment used by the healthcare industry.
This course aims to provide you with a good grounding in biomedical engineering principles and related subjects like biomechanics, application of engineering materials and product design. Run in collaboration with the University’s specialists in human movement science, the course also presents opportunities to learn more about how biomedical engineering supports rehabilitation for a diverse population, from general public patients, to professional athletes.
We offer access to the latest technology, high-specification laboratory equipment and the chance to work with internationally recognised research teams. You’ll also benefit from varied teaching and interactive learning opportunities designed to help you develop and apply problem solving, modelling and analytical skills, based on theory and practice.
We’re in the process of obtaining accreditation of the BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering programme from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
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Biomedical engineering is a rapidly evolving field in which engineering principles and technology are applied to medical and biological problems in healthcare, rehabilitation and advanced materials. As a BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering graduate you'll possess a broad skill set, including excellent communication abilities, spatial and three-dimensional conceptual awareness, commercial awareness, attention to detail, the ability to work under pressure, and excellent problem-solving capabilities.
Biomedical engineers have varied careers in many environments, such as hospitals, private and public research facilities, medical institutions, universities and government agencies. After graduating from this course, you could be employed by the NHS or a private company (in engineering or a related discipline), develop a career in medical technology or the pharmaceutical industry, enter academic or private biomedical research, or work in a range of healthcare organisations.
Alternatively, you may choose to move on to a master’s or doctoral degree specialising in medical engineering or medical physics, or progress to a medical degree.
If you’re attracted to a career in medicine, you may also be interested in becoming a physician associate (PA). Physician associates work under the direct supervision of a doctor and carry out many similar tasks, including patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. The University of Bolton’s MSc Physician Associate Studies course is open to BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering graduates who achieve at least an upper second class (2.1) honours degree, and takes only two years to complete.
BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering graduates can also use their qualification as a stepping-stone into a range of other careers. For some of these roles, relevant experience and/or postgraduate study may be required. Career areas include:
Home students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Home fee of £6,000 for the academic year 2020/21.
Home students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Home fee of £6,000 for the academic year 2021/22.
Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2021/2022 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance eligibility 2021/2022 policy on www.gov.uk for information.
The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
For 2021-2022 entry, the maximum government approved undergraduate tuition fee for UK students is £9,250 per year. The University is able to charge this fee subject to an approved Access and Participation Plan for 2021-2022 and its current rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.
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Apply online: University of Bolton BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering - 20 September 2021
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Apply online: University of Bolton BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering - 20 September 2021
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We deliver a varied course programme of theoretical and practical lessons, lectures and workshops designed to give you a comprehensive overview of the biomedical engineering profession. We’ll guide you through the principles of your subject in structured lectures and build on this knowledge with tutorials, which will test your problem solving skills. In many cases, lessons are interactive, incorporating elements of discussion and feedback.
Working with case studies based on real events and problems, you’ll be encouraged to develop and apply skills in practical workshops and within a laboratory setting, where you’ll be expected to perform experiments and deepen your understanding of the biomedical engineering discipline. Assessments take the form of coursework, mini projects and both individual and group assignments, as well as design reports, presentations and examinations. You’ll also be required to develop and maintain an electronic Personal Development Plan, which will form the basis of your Professional Development Plan – required when you apply for membership of associated professional bodies.
The modules listed below may be a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules shown as part of the course.
|Level one||Coursework 50%, Practical exams 15%, Written exams 35%|
|Level two||Coursework 55%, Practical exams 13%, Written exams 32%|
|Level three||Coursework 67%, Practical exams 21%, Written exams 12%|
|Level one||Guided independent study 69%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 31%|
|Level two||Guided independent study 67%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 33%|
|Level three||Guided independent study 73%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 27%|
The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
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