This degree is one of three undergraduate degrees in the Department. All students follow the same programme for the first two years of study. The modules in this degree are designed to help you develop a deep understanding of fundamental engineering principles, such as heat and mass transfer, mechanics and electromagnetics. You will also gain specific expertise in how the human body functions through topics such as medical science and molecules, cells and processes.
The modules in this degree are designed to help you develop a deep understanding of fundamental engineering principles, such as heat and mass transfer, mechanics and electromagnetics. You will also gain specific expertise in how the human body functions through topics such as medical science and molecules, cells and processes.
It is this fusion of engineering knowledge and its practical application in healthcare that have led to advancements in areas such as assistive medical technologies, from artificial limbs to implanted medical devices such as pacemakers, stents and hearing aids, for people living with injuries, disabilities or illnesses.
In the second year, you will take part in a joint engineering design project with students from the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical and Electronic Engineering as part of the Rio Tinto Sports Innovation Challenge. This project aims to unleash your creativity to improve the sporting and training equipment available to disabled people.
In the final year you will choose from a range of advanced modules, offered by departments across the Faculty of Engineering, that are designed to integrate engineering principles with medical applications. You will also undertake a research project, part of which may be in association with another department at Imperial or with hospitals associated with the Faculty of Medicine.
TAt the end of the second year students achieving 2:1 or above have the opportunity to go onto the four year MEng programme, which allows specialisation in either Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
YEARS 1 AND 2
BEng first and second years are required to take all of the following modules which integrate engineering concepts and practice with a wide range of medical applications:
The first two years provide a platform for specialisation in the final year(s) of the degree programme.
In second year, you will take part in an engineering design project based on the Rio Tinto Sports Innovation Challenge, which aims to unleash your creativity to improve the sporting and training equipment available to disabled people.
As part of the project, you will have chance to work with students from the departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical and Electronic Engineering to share ideas, knowledge and skills. Past projects have included:
YEAR 3 BEng programme
You are required to take ALL the compulsory modules AND EITHER four technical options and two Business school/Humanities options, OR five technical options and one Business school/Humanities option.
Technical optional modules
Business school/Humanities optional modules
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
The normal A-level requirements are A*AA to include:
AS-level Chemistry and Biology are useful, though not essential, if they have been obtained with at least a grade B at GCSE either individually or as components of Combined Science.
For students following the International Baccalaureate, we require 38 points overall, to include:
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS (ALL CANDIDATES)
All candidates must have a minimum English language qualification of at least grade B at GCSE or other equivalent qualification. For details of acceptable English language qualifications, and the minimum grades required by the College.
*Admission of students with other competencies http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/apply/requirements/ugacademic/
Bioengineering undergraduate students are encouraged and supported to find summer
placements in college or industry.
Over the summer recess the Department typically employs about 25 undergraduate
students to work on teaching or research related projects. Students earn about £2000
for about 10 weeks work.
Prestigious departmental and college-wide scholarships ensure recruitment of the very
best scholars to the college. The scholarships are awarded on academic merit and are
allocated as part of the MEng application process (i.e. not BEng). You will be informed if
you have been awarded a scholarship when you receive your offer details. Therefore,
you do not need to apply for the scholarships.
The Department of Bioengineering provides the following undergraduate scholarships:
The Department of Bioengineering has five MSc scholarships. Each is worth £5000 for
the year. The scholarships are awarded on academic merit and are allocated as part of
the MSc application process. The selection process takes place around April for the year
of admission. You will be informed if you have been awarded a scholarship separately
from receiving your offer details. Therefore, you do not need to apply for the
The College has a hardship fund to help European and overseas students who are
experiencing financial difficulties whilst studying at Imperial.
The opening date for applications for admissions in October 2015 is: mid-September 2014.
The deadline for the submission of applications to qualify for full and equal treatment is: