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

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This degree is professionally accredited by the IOM3 (The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining) on behalf of the Engineering Council. As well as your main Imperial degree (MEng), you will also receive the award of the Associateship of the Royal School of Mines on completion of this course.

Materials science and engineering are critical for innovation in fields such as healthcare, energy, environmental sustainability and transport. It is an exciting and dynamic subject to be a part of, particularly with new developments like ‘smart materials’, nanotechnology and biomimetics. Our facilities include cutting edge equipment and tools for advanced materials imaging and characterisation.

This course focuses on understanding the relationship between the fundamental structure and properties of matter, and allows you to specialise in manipulating and developing materials that can stimulate beneficial biological responses from the body. You will learn how to manipulate existing materials and how to develop new and improved ones, with access to cutting edge equipment and tools for advanced materials imaging and characterisation.

During the first two years you follow a core series of modules that will provide you with a strong base of theoretical principles, and cover the widest possible range of materials, including: biomaterials, metals & alloys, ceramics, glasses, polymers, composites and semiconductors. This is reinforced by laboratory work, industrial visits and lectures, as well as tutorials and case studies.

In your third year you will begin to focus on biomaterials, studying cell biology, biocompatibility and biomaterials for hard tissue restoration. You also have the opportunity to build on the BEng with a relevant four-month placement in industry or research.

Your study reaches Master’s level in the final year, when you will take specialist modules in biomaterials for soft tissue restoration, tissue engineering, and artificial organs. You will also complete a substantial research project. Studying to this level means that graduates require fewer years of work experience to become a Chartered Engineer.

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 Tier 4 visa, but our International Student Support Team are here to help advise and support you.

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.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 78 graduates of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering MEng (Hons) at Imperial College of Science for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Materials Science.

Overall student satisfaction
80 /100
78 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

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

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering MEng (Hons) 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 £32000 £38500 £43500
25-75 percentile range £29500 - £40000 £31000 - £49500 £36000 - £58500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Materials Science

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26637 £25604 £29441
25-75 percentile range £23444 - £30513 £18854 - £31512 £21329 - £35994

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, MEng (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

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

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

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

40% Engineering professionals
15% Information Technology Professionals
15% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
10% Finance Professionals
10% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
10% Protective service occupations

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution



Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Must include: A in Mathematics A in Physics or Chemistry General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted. If you are made an offer you will be required to achieve a pass in the practical endorsement in all science subjects that form part of the offer.

Must include: 6 in Mathematics at higher level 6 in Physics or Chemistry at higher level

Must include: Mathematics Physics or Chemistry

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.
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, MEng (Hons).

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 £35100 year 1
International £35100 year 1

Additional fee information

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

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, 2024

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.

Computer Science

    • #4 
    • #20 
    Technology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]

Engineering

    • #2 
    • #50 
    Materials Science
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]

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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.

Where is this programme taught

South Kensington
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