Bioengineering BEng

UCAS Code: H673 | Duration: Three years

Each year you will study modules worth 120 credits. Here are the current modules we offer, but please be aware that they may be subject to change.

Year one

Enhancing your understanding

The first year on all our courses is the same. You'll study subjects from across the engineering, scientific and mathematical sphere to give you a sound understanding of general engineering concepts, as well as an introduction to bioengineering. This year is your opportunity to find out which areas you are most interested in before you begin to specialise in your second year. You'll also take part in the interdisciplinary Global Engineering Challenge project.

Core study

Module credits

Introduction to Bioengineering 10
Engineering with Living Systems I 10
Modelling, Analysis and Control 20
Systems Engineering Mathematics 20
Introduction to Electric and Electronic Circuits 20
Biomaterials I 10
Tissue Structure and Function 10
Biology and Chemistry of Living Systems I 10
Physics of Living Systems 10
Year two

Identifying your areas of interest

By year two, you'll have grasped the fundamental principles of bioengineering and will now begin exploring the subject in more depth. Alongside a comprehensive programme of core study, you'll begin to specialise by choosing a stream to follow throughout the rest of your degree. In semester two, you'll spend a week working on the industry-led Engineering You're Hired project.

Core study
Core study Module credits
Advanced Bioengineering Topics 10
Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving 10

Biomedical Engineering stream
Biomedical Engineering stream Module credits
Aspects of Medical Imaging and Technology 10
Biomedical Instrumentation 10
Materials Under Stress 10
Mathematics and Data Modelling 20
Biology and Chemistry of Living Systems II 10
Communication Electronics 20
The Physiology of the Musculoskeletal System 10
Design and Manufacturing 10
Medical Devices and Systems stream
Medical Devices and Systems stream Module credits
Aspects of Medical Imaging and Technology 10
Biomedical Instrumentation 10
Mathematics and Data Modelling 20
Communication Electronics 20
Control Systems Design and Analysis 20
Mechatronics 20
Biomanufacturing stream
Biomanufacturing stream Module credits
Engineering with Living Systems 2 15
Introduction to Biopharmaceutical Engineering 15
Control Systems Design and Analysis 20
Mathematics and Data Modelling 20
Biology and Chemistry of Living Systems II 10
Biomaterials II 10
Cell and Molecular Biology 10
 Biomaterials Science and Tissue Engineering stream
Biomaterials Science and Tissue Engineering stream Module credits
Biology and Chemistry of Living Systems II 10
Biomaterials II 10
Control Systems Design and Analysis 20
Introduction to Mechanical Properties of Structural Materials 20
Design Skills 10
Design and Manufacturing 10
Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanomaterials 10
The Physiology of the Musculoskeletal System 10
Year three

Consolidating your knowledge

Your final year is all about consolidating your knowledge and developing a deeper understanding of your chosen stream. The highlight of this year is the substantial research project you'll undertake as part of an active research lab.


Core study
Core study Module credits
Bioengineering Research Project 30
Scientific Writing 10
Finance and Law for Engineers 10
Managing Engineering Projects and Teams 10
Biomedical Engineering stream
Biomedical Engineering stream Module credits
Core modules:
Clinical Engineering and Computational Mechanics 10
Design of Medical Devices and Implants I 10
Choose 20 credits from the following options:
Materials for Biological Applications 10
Fluids Engineering 10
Mechanics of Deformable Solids 10
Choose 20 credits from the following options:

Digital Signal Processing

Cell and Molecular Biology

Research Seminars in Bioengineering

Computational Methods

Biomechatronics

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Any 10 credit module from courses across the Faculty of Engineering (subject to conditions) 10
Medical Devices and Systems stream

Medical Devices and Systems stream Module credits
Core modules:
State Space Control Design 10
Design of Medical Devices and Implants I 10
Choose 20 credits from the following options:
Intelligent Systems 10
Systems Identification 10
Principles of Communications 10
Clinical Engineering and Computational Mechanics 10
Any 10 credit module from courses across the Faculty of Engineering (subject to conditions) 10
Choose 20 credits from the following options:
Digital Signal Processing 10
Robotic Systems 10
Hardware-in-the-Loop and Rapid Control Prototyping 10
Biomechatronics 10
Any 10 credit module from courses across the Faculty of Engineering (subject to conditions) 10

Biomanufacturing stream
Biomanufacturing stream Module credits
Core modules:
Advanced Bioprocess Design Project 15
Advanced Biochemical Engineering 15
Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing 15
Choose 15 credits from the following options:
Biorefineries 15
Environmental Engineering 15
Any 15 credit module from courses across the Faculty of Engineering (subject to conditions) 15
Biomaterials Science and Tissue Engineering stream
Biomaterials Science and Tissue Engineering stream Module credits
Core modules:
Tissue Engineering Approaches to Failure in Living Systems 20
Materials for Biological Applications 10
Aspects of Medical Imaging and Technology 10
Choose 10 credits from the following options:
Clinical Engineering and Computational Mechanics 10
Any 10 credit module from courses across the Faculty of Engineering (subject to conditions) 10
Choose 10 credits from the following options:
Design of Medical Devices and Implants I 10
Any 10 credit module from courses across the Faculty of Engineering (subject to conditions) 10