University of Bolton
Biomedical Engineering BEng (Hons)
University of Bolton

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The ever-expanding field of biomedical engineering combines scientific and engineering principles to create and improve medical technology. As a BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering undergraduate, you’ll have the opportunity to join the next generation of engineers and contribute to the advancement of this important industry.

If you’re skilled in science and want to make a difference in the healthcare industry, studying our BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering degree could help you fulfil your goals and reach your full potential. Incorporating elements of engineering, health, biology and sport, biomedical and clinical 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 medical product design. Run in collaboration with the University of Bolton’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 focussed teaching and interactive learning opportunities designed to help you develop and apply problem-solving, modelling and analytical skills, based on theory and practice.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 39 graduates of Biomedical Engineering BEng (Hons) at University of Bolton for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Biomedical Engineering.

Overall student satisfaction
88 /100
39 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates of Biomedical Engineering BEng (Hons) at University of Bolton

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Biomedical Engineering BEng (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 £20000 £22500 £26500
25-75 percentile range £18000 - £22500 £15500 - £28500 £21000 - £33500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Biomedical Engineering

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25789 £24649 £28518
25-75 percentile range £22377 - £29789 £19237 - £30298 £22054 - £34375

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Biomedical Engineering, BEng (Hons) you will study the following course modules.


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 Biomedical Engineering BEng (Hons) at University of Bolton

40% Health associate professionals
10% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
10% Information Technology Professionals
10% Teaching Professionals
10% Welfare and housing associate professionals
10% Business and public service associate professionals

Details of the learning activities and assessment methods for this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Your Level 3 subjects must include mathematics or a science subject; for instance, A-level Biology/Physics or BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science/Engineering. Please note that Health and Social Care is not acceptable as a science subject.

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent) including English, Mathematics and Science. If you have non-traditional entry qualifications and relevant experience, or a suitable portfolio of work that we consider a reasonable substitute for the qualifications we typically accept for this course, then we'll be happy to consider your application. If you have a HND/C in an appropriate engineering discipline, then you'll be considered for entry to level HE5 of this programme, depending on the subject area of qualification and the level of maths and science that you have achieved. This is subject to fulfilling the University's Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) procedures through an interview and diagnostic test. We'll consider applications where appropriate work experience can be demonstrated in lieu of, or in addition to, the published academic qualifications in line with the University’s Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) procedures. You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent).
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 Biomedical Engineering, BEng (Hons).


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, 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 University of Bolton in top UK and global rankings.

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About University of Bolton

The University of Bolton, often referred to as Bolton Institute, is a university located in Bolton, England, whose vision in their own words is to be a distinctive teaching intensive and research informed university known for the quality of their staff, facilities and links to employment sectors. The university is mainly based on the campus between Deane Road and Derby Street in Bolton itself, but the university also has an academic centre in the United Arab Emirates known as Ras Al Khaimah.

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