University of Bradford
Biomedical Engineering (including a placement year) MEng
University of Bradford

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 75 graduates of Biomedical Engineering (including a placement year) MEng and other courses in Finance, Banking, Corporate Finance, Fintech at University of Bradford for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Finance, Banking, Corporate Finance, Fintech.

Overall student satisfaction
72 /100
75 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Business and Management

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Finance, Banking, Corporate Finance, Fintech 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 £24000 £19500 £22500
25-75 percentile range £21000 - £26000 £15500 - £23500 £17000 - £28500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Business and Management

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25010 £26844 £34100
25-75 percentile range £21999 - £30181 £20891 - £36088 £24232 - £47892

Course Description

Apply professional engineering knowledge to understand, modify and control biological systems on this 5-year integrated Master's degree with a sandwich placement year in industry.

You’ll study disciplines such as:

  • Rehabilitation engineering – prosthetic / orthotic devices
  • Biomaterials and implant design
  • Tissue engineering and wound repair for artificial organs
  • Genomic coding and genetic engineering
  • Medical technology – design and manufacturing

All teaching is informed by the latest research, and is delivered by experienced medical engineers and clinical scientists. You’ll also gain professional insight from leading industry partners, and hands-on practical experience in our state-of-the-art engineering laboratories.

The first three campus-based years of the MEng programme share the same curriculum as the BEng. You’ll also undertake a placement year in industry, enabling you to build contacts whilst developing your skills and professional confidence. Your final year provides additional focused study, and enables you to emerge with a Master's degree.

Professional Accreditation/Recognition

These courses are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), and can lead to Chartered Engineer (CEng) accreditation. This course is recognised by ENAEE (European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education).

Rankings

Our BEng / MEng in Biomedical Engineering received 92% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2020.

Placement

This Biomedical Engineering programme offers you the opportunity to take up a placement year working in industry in your third year.

The placement year is an excellent way to develop your professional experience, build industry contacts, and gain insight into the day-to-day work of a professional biomedical engineer.

Our students have undertaken placements with organisations such as:

  • DePuySynthes (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Smith & Nephew
  • Biomet Healthcare UK
  • GE Healthcare
  • Stanmore Orthopaedics
  • Smiths Medical
  • IMI Precision Manufacturing
  • Siemens AG
  • Zimmer
  • Blatchford

After completing your placement you’ll return to complete the final year of the programme, and apply all you’ve learnt to your final project. Many students continue their relationship with their placement employers, working for them part-time or returning to work in graduate positions after finishing their studies.

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 (including a placement year) MEng at University of Bradford

24% Business and public service associate professionals
21% Managers, directors and senior officials
15% Sports and fitness occupations
12% Elementary occupations
6%
3% Finance Professionals
3% Administrative occupations
3% Business and public service associate professionals
3% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
1% Skilled trades occupations

Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, practical lab sessions, tutorials and seminars. Some modules involve supervised group work, usually with an assigned academic staff member for each group. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners. Assessments for modules mostly take the form of practical coursework, lab tests and written exams, with all forms being well represented throughout all years of the course across all modules.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Finance, Banking, Corporate Finance, Fintech

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 5.0
    • A-level Humanities
    • General Test
    • (no subscore less than 7.0)
    • 5.0
    • A-level Sciences
    • General Test
    • 4.5
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 5.0
    • Foundation Law
    • 6.0
    • Graduate Degrees
    • (no subscore less than 5.0)
    • 7.0
    • Graduate Degrees Education, Law
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
    • (no subscore less than 5.0)
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees Law etc.
    • (no subscore less than 5.0)
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Biomedical Engineering (including a placement year), MEng, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Biomedical Engineering (including a placement year) MEng

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 £22180 year 1
International £22180 year 1

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 University of Bradford in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Bradford in related subject specific rankings.

Engineering

    • #42 
    • #958 
    Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

See all 24 university rankings of University of Bradford

About University of Bradford

The University of Bradford is a government funded research university based in the metropolitan city of Bradford, England. While the university is most well known for its very high volume of research output, it is also known for its substantial efforts in becoming an ‘Ecoversity’, setting an example for other institutions on the subject of sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

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Student composition of University of Bradford

undergraduates:
7650
postgraduates:
2505
Total:
10155
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