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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 11.2k / 2015 cohort
  • Foreign: $ 32.4k / 2015 cohort
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 1월 2016
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 1273pts.
  • Duration:
  • 4 years

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    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 third and fourth year, you choose between the Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering pathway. You also have the freedom to take a range of optional modules in an area of biomedical engineering that particularly interests you, from other engineering departments such as the:

    • Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering
    • Department of Computing
    • Department of Chemical Engineering

    There is also a final year study abroad option in Australia, Singapore, or the USA, or via the Erasmus scheme in France, the Netherlands or Switzerland. The places available at each partner university are normally limited to one or two and are ordinarily only available to students who are on track to achieve at least a 2:1 by the end of year three.

    YEARS 1 AND 2

    MEng 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:

    • Walking and Running
    • Molecules, Cells, Processes
    • Mathematics
    • Vibrations and Waves
    • Electromagnetics
    • Logic and Digital Systems
    • Medical Science I Respiratory and Cardiovascular
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Mechanics
    • Fluid Mechanics 
    • Solid Mechanics
    • Heat and Mass Transport
    • Programming
    • Engineering properties of Materials
    • Electrical Engineering Labs
    • Wet lab skills
    • Topics in Bioengineering
    • Electronic Build Project
    • Atomic, Molecular and Semiconductor Structure 
    • Signals and Systems 
    • Control Systems
    • Mechanical Workshop Skills

    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.

    In the third and fourth year MEng programme, you choose between the Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering pathway. You also have the freedom to take a range of optional modules in an area of biomedical engineering that particularly interests you, from other engineering departments such as the:

    • Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering
    • Department of Computing
    • Department of Chemical Engineering

    There is also a final year study abroad option in Australia, Singapore, or the USA, or via the Erasmus scheme in France, the Netherlands or Switzerland. The places available at each partner university are normally limited to one or two and are ordinarily only available to students who are on track to achieve at least a 2:1 by the end of year three.

    YEAR 3 MEng programme

    In the third year, you are required to take ALL the compulsory modules and EITHER two technical options and two Business school/Humanities options OR three technical options and one Business school/Humanities option

    Compulsory modules

    • Both pathways:
      • Modelling in Biology
      • MEng Group Project
    • Electrical Engineering pathway:
      • Image Processing
      • Digital Signal Processing
      • Biomedical Instrumentation
    • Mechanical Engineering pathway:
      • Biomedical Advanced and Computational Stress Analysis
      • Biomechanics
      • Physiological Fluid Mechanics

    Technical modules

    • Medical Imaging  
    • Physiological Imaging and Monitoring
    • Stress Analysis
    • Biomechanics
    • Physiological Fluid Mechanics
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Synthetic Biology 
    • Human Centred Design of Assistive and Rehabilitation Devices
    • Control Engineering
    • Introduction to Bioinformatics
    • Transport Systems for Biological Processes 
    • Computational Continuum Mechanics
    • Fundamentals of Fracture Mechanics
    • Advanced Signal Processing
    • Biomaterials
    • Biomedical Instrumentation
    • Biomedical Advanced and Computational Stress Analysis

    Business school/Humanities modules

    • Philosophy
    • European History
    • Politics
    • History of Medicine
    • Music and Western Civilisation Communicating Science: The Public and the Media
    • Philosophies of Science: Theory, Society and Communication 
    • Finance and Financial Management  
    • Managerial Economics  
    • Entrepreneurship  
    • Languages
    • Innovation Management  
    • Design Led Innovation and New Venture Creation

    YEAR 4

    You are required to take SIX technical options (including at least TWO Bioengineering options) and ONE Business school option and an individual project

    Bioengineering options

    • Biomedical Imaging
    • Advanced Physiological Monitoring and Data Analysis 
    • Computational Neuroscience
    • Brain-machine Interfaces
    • Biomaterials
    • Advanced Biomaterials
    • Orthopaedic Biomechanics
    • Cellular Biomechanics
    • Human Neuromechanical Control and Learning
    • Advanced Medical Imaging

    Technical options offered by other departments across the Faculty of Engineering

    • Optimisation
    • Intelligent Data and Probabilistic Inference
    • Mems and Nanotechnology
    • Finite Element Analysis and Applications
    • Graphics
    • Transport Systems for Biological Processes
    • High Performance Analogue Electronics
    • Information Theory
    • Integrated Circuit Design and Technology
    • Machine Learning and Neural Computation
    • Machine Learning
    • Computational Fluid Dynamics
    • Computational Continuum Mechanics
    • Fundamentals of Fracture Mechanics
    • Integrated Design and Manufacture
    • Tribology
    • Machine System Dynamics
    • Advanced Stress Analysis
    • Introduction to Bioinformatics
    • Analogue Signal Processing
    • Nanomaterials

    Business School/Humanities options

    • Managerial Economics
    • Innovation Management
    • Finance and Financial Management 
    • Entrepreneurship

    UK requirements for international applications

    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.


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    A-LEVELS

    The normal A-level requirements are A*AA to include:

    • A* in Mathematics
    • A in Physics
    • A in Further Mathematics, Chemistry or Biology

    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.

    INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

    For students following the International Baccalaureate, we require 38 points overall, to include:

    • 6 in Mathematics at higher level
    • 6 in Physics at higher level
    • 6 in a third subject at higher level

    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 John Lever undergraduate scholarship is worth £3000 per year. The scholarship is for MEng applicants and will be initially for two years. The remaining two years of the scholarship will be awarded if the recipient successfully moves on to the third and fourth years of the MEng programme.
    • The Department has five scholarships. Each is worth £3000 and is awarded in the first year.
    • The Department has been allocated four of the College’s Rectors scholarships. Each is worth £3000 and is awarded in the first year.

    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
    scholarships.

    The College has a hardship fund to help European and overseas students who are
    experiencing financial difficulties whilst studying at Imperial.

    MEng students can choose to spend the final year studying at a university abroad. We currently have exchange agreements with the following institutions:

    • Eidgenössiche Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, Switzerland
    • Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), the Netherlands
    • Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
    • University of California (e.g. Berkeley, San Diego)
    • National University of Singapore
    • University of Melbourne, Australia

    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:

    • Applicants including Oxford and Cambridge, Medicine among their entries – 15 October 2014
    • Applicants including Medicine among their entries – 15 October 2014
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