Imperial College of Science
Biomedical 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 £27855 £24649 £28518
25-75 percentile range £24239 - £33607 £19237 - £30298 £22054 - £34375

Course Description

As a biomedical engineer, you'll learn to use technology to help people live longer, healthier and happier lives.

You will have the chance to take fundamental engineering principles and knowledge of the human body and see how they are applied to potentially life-changing projects.

This course will suit you if you're interested in learning about a range of disciplines – from mechanics and nanotechnology to physiology, programming and design. Your course will be rooted in practical activities across these subjects, learning in our state-of-the-art facilities and interdisciplinary community.

With the ability to tailor your engineering interests to biomedical, electrical, mechanical or computational bioengineering, you'll be able to find a niche that suits you.

The skills you'll have the opportunity to develop will allow you to pursue careers in a range of sectors, whether it’s medical physics, starting your own company, or applying to a graduate medical programme.

We also offer this course with a Year Abroad and with a Year in Industry. Students interested in these opportunities should apply for this course (BH9C) in the first instance. Transfer to the Year Abroad or Industry options are possible up to the beginning of the third year, on completion of the shared syllabus in years one and two. You need to meet certain academic requirements to be eligible for transfer to the Year Abroad course. 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 following organisations on behalf of the Engineering Council:

  • Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
  • Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)
  • Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM)
  • Institution of Engineering Designers (IED)

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

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.

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 Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accredited by the Institute of Physics & Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

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.

The accredited MEng fully meets the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements, for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

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 Biomedical Engineering MEng (Hons) at Imperial College of Science

25% Administrative occupations
15% Managers, directors and senior officials
10% Elementary occupations
10% Teaching Professionals
10% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
10% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
10% Secretarial and related occupations
10% Caring personal services

Grading & Study Time

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Including a relevant subject/science @ C or above (80 UCAS tariff points)

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.


Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Biomedical 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 Biomedical 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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