Imperial College of Science
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering MEng (Hons)
Imperial College of Science

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Engineering

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of bioengineering, medical and biomedical engineering at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £35000 £38500 £45500
25-75 percentile range £31000 - £45000 £31500 - £50000 £37000 - £63500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Engineering

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28354 £27052 £31766
25-75 percentile range £25028 - £33612 £20882 - £33684 £24729 - £39168

Course Description

Build your understanding of materials science and specialise in biomaterials and tissue engineering on this professionally accredited Master’s degree.

Technological advances in materials science and engineering (MSE) are transforming our lives in a range of areas, from targeted drug delivery and disease detection, to tissue engineered scaffolds.

During your studies, you'll analyse how materials innovations solve real problems in fields such as healthcare and medical devices.

You’ll also assess how technological advances are creating new opportunities in biomedical engineering, 3D printing, robotics and quantum computing.

This course will see you engage in the scientific and engineering aspects of the discipline, and learn about the processing, structure, and performance of materials.

As it progresses, you'll design your own experiments to test a hypothesis and investigate materials using characterisation techniques such as electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction.

The third year will see you start to specialise in biomaterials. This includes the flexibility to choose modules that fit with your career interests.

Your fourth year sees your studies reach Master's level, where you’ll advance your understanding of tissue engineering and apply your skills to an extensive research project.

The common structure of the first two years of our Materials degrees means that transfer between courses is usually possible during this time. If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your visa, but our International Student Support Team are here to help advise and support you.

Professional accreditation

This degree is professionally accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) on behalf of the Engineering Council.

With a professionally accredited degree, you’ll be able to demonstrate to employers that you have achieved an industry-recognised standard of competency. Professional accreditation also provides international recognition of your qualifications, which you can use to launch a career abroad.

With this integrated Master’s degree, you’ll fully meet the educational requirements for professional registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Becoming a Chartered Engineer can further enhance your career prospects and earning potential. It demonstrates your competencies and commitment to lifelong learning – providing you with recognition in your field and greater influence and opportunities.

Accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering MEng (Hons) at Imperial College of Science

25% Managers, directors and senior officials
15% Administrative occupations
15% Sales occupations
15% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Sales occupations
5% Customer service occupations
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Finance Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for bioengineering, medical and biomedical engineering

Qualification requirements

31-30 overall or 665-655 in 3 HL subjects.

If Mathematics is not taken beyond GCSE, a grade 7, (or A) in GCSE Mathematics, or Core Mathematics grade B is essential

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
Cambridge English Advanced

For pre-2015 test, the College requires grade B overall. If your test result is 2016 onwards, the College requires 185 overall with 176 in all elements/bands

IELTS (Academic) 7

Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 6.5 is required in all bands.

Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.

PTE Academic 69

Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 62 is required in all bands.

Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.

TOEFL (iBT) 100

Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 22 is required in all bands.

Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.

An ATAS certificate is required for all visa-nationals, with the exception of EEA/Swiss nationals and nationals of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the USA.

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, MEng (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering MEng (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £40940 year 1
International £40940 year 1

Additional fee information

For further information on fees, funding, loans and grants, see: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/undergraduate/

For further information on fee status eligibility see: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/tuition-fees/fee-status/

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Imperial College of Science in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Imperial College of Science in related subject specific rankings.

Engineering

    • #1 
    • #23 
    Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

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About Imperial College of Science

Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (also known as Imperial College London) is a publicly funded university that provides Undergraduate and Postgraduate education in each of its specialist disciplines. Prospective students can expect to find the latest state-of-the-art materials in each department, as well as well-equipped leisure centres for enjoying sport activities outside of class hours. Located in the heart of London, there is something for everyone in this sprawling city.

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Student composition of Imperial College of Science

undergraduates:
11625
postgraduates:
9255
Total:
20880

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