Loughborough University of Technology
Biomaterials Engineering MEng (Hons)
Loughborough University of Technology

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of Graduates in materials technology

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of materials technology 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 £28500 £32000 £39000
25-75 percentile range £26000 - £40000 £28000 - £39000 £31000 - £44500


Salary of all UK Graduates of materials technology

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £29682 £29847 £35333
25-75 percentile range £27125 - £33625 £22796 - £37622 £27667 - £44431

Course Description

Biomaterials Engineering is an exciting course delivered within the Department of Materials at Loughborough, and builds on our strengths in materials and bio-related disciplines across the university.

The course will teach you the fundamentals of materials, their properties and engineering methods, and how to apply these to the biomedical field, particularly within the human body. Application areas are in the health, sport, and lifestyle sectors, as well as in regenerative medicine. In the context of a world-wide ageing population, biomaterials and medical device technology are developing fields that are set to grow for many years.

Our Biomaterials Engineering degree is a comprehensive programme of modules that deliver both the theory and the essential industrial relevance employers seek from graduates. The course content encompasses all aspects of materials and biomaterials; their selection, manufacture, testing, assembly and environmental impact both during production and at the end of life.

What's the difference between MEng and BEng?

The first two years of a BEng or MEng share the same content, format and structure, with a good mix of theory, application and practical content from day one. The MEng differs from the BEng course in the third and fourth years by offering the opportunity to study technical and management topics at a more advanced level. It is possible to transfer from a BEng to an MEng from the start of the course up to the end of the second year, providing that the transfer progression criteria have been met.

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 Engineering MEng (Hons) at Loughborough University of Technology

60% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
10% Sales occupations
5% Finance Professionals
5% Media Professionals
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Natural and social science professionals

Grading & Study Time

Students are assessed by a mixture of coursework and written examinations. This will vary from module to module, but overall the approximate ratio is 60/40 exams/coursework. Modules containing design-orientated work, individual and group projects are also assessed by oral presentation and in some cases poster presentation.

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for materials technology

Qualification requirements

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

Including one in a relevant subject/science (80 UCAS tariff points)

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

Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/. This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 5.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 7.0
    • MSc Media and Cultural Analysis, BSc Business and Management
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Biomaterials 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 Engineering MEng (Hons)

EU £27250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £27250 year 1

Additional fee information

The fees stated above are for the 2023/24 academic year; fees for 2024/25 have not yet been confirmed by the UK government. We will update this information as soon as it is available. Fees are reviewed annually and are likely to increase to take into account inflationary pressures.

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment.

Materials students are provided with an excellent general Materials textbook, a laboratory workbook, a lab coat and other necessary protective equipment when required. However your tuition fee doesn’t cover everything. For instance, this course doesn’t cover the cost of any stationery, printing, books or re-assessments which you might need.

Average student cost of living in the UK

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 Loughborough University of Technology in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Loughborough University of Technology in related subject specific rankings.

Engineering

    • #19 
    • #299 
    Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #18 
    • #401 
    Materials Science
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]

See all 28 university rankings of Loughborough University of Technology

About Loughborough University of Technology

Founded in 1909, Loughborough University is located in the city of the same name, situated between Leicester and Nottingham. The university operates from two distinct campuses; the primary one in Loughborough, and the other in London. In the main Loughborough campus students enjoy access to up-to-date facilities such as their advanced SSEHS research laboratory, Pilkington Library, and numerous snack and restaurant options throughout the campus.

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14460
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3300
Total:
17760
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