The course is the perfect combination between engineering and medicine

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Katerina Chrysostomou
Undergraduate student
Bioengineering MEng
Katerina chose to study at the University of Sheffield as soon as she met the tutors and students already here together in a supportive, research-driven learning environment.

I chose to study bioengineering because it combines biology, maths and physics which were the subjects I enjoyed at A Level.

It’s the perfect combination between engineering and medicine and it excites me that my future career will involve working at the cutting edge of technology to help improve lives.

It was a very simple decision for me to accept my offer for bioengineering at Sheffield over other Russell Group universities; the minute I met the tutors and students at Sheffield I knew that I would be learning in a supportive and very friendly environment.

I will never forget entering The Diamond for the first time and being wowed by the space and state-of-the-art technology.


It’s the perfect combination between engineering and medicine and it excites me that my future career will involve working at the cutting edge of technology to help improve lives.

Katerina Chrysostomou

Bioengineering MEng


The Bioengineering course at Sheffield is interdisciplinary meaning that in my first year I was taught modules in electronics, materials, core maths, automated control systems, computing and anatomy (including human dissection!).

We are taught by tutors and academics from the relevant departments which means they are always enthusiastic about their field of research.

These modules are all vital as bioengineers never work alone; they are required to work alongside, for example, doctors or researchers so you need to be able to communicate at their level.

Sheffield has taught me the skills of teamwork through group projects and weeks such as the Global Engineering Challenge where I worked with students from all engineering departments.

The aspect of the course I particularly like is that, from the second year, you choose one of three streams; Biomedical Engineering, Medical Devices or Biomanufacturing and Tissue Engineering.

This enables you to specialise in the area of bioengineering that interests you most. I chose Medical Devices which has opened a whole new world to me! When I started the course my interest lay in prosthetics, but after studying medical physics and electronics I am now also interested in surgical robotics and medical imaging.

I recently chose to do an individual project on surgical robots and the University gave me the opportunity to talk to researchers and professionals in the field.

Sheffield is a wonderfully friendly city and it combines both an exciting city life with the beautiful Peak District on your doorstep. We have a fantastic Students’ Union and a huge number of clubs and societies – no matter what you enjoy doing there will be others with the same interests.

I have no idea yet what I want to do after completing my MEng. There are so many options in the field of bioengineering that it is too soon to narrow it down, but I know the tutors at Sheffield will give me all the advice and guidance that I need.

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