Our interdisciplinary approach

Unlike many traditional engineering courses, you won't just learn about one subject area taught out of one department.

You will study concepts from across the scientific, mathematical and engineering spheres and be taught by academic experts from across the University. 

Through a comprehensive and detailed programme of study, you'll learn to draw connections between the varying subject areas to become a well-rounded, highly knowledgeable engineer.

Bioengineering students in The Diamond

What is the difference between multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary?

 Multidisciplinary education is when several branches of learning, concepts or areas of expertise run alongside each other. An interdisciplinary approach is when connections are made between them.

So on a multidisciplinary course, you would study several disciplines. Interdisciplinary courses such as ours cross traditional subject boundaries. You'll be encouraged to apply the knowledge you gain in one discipline to the other disciplines which make up the course, deepening your understanding of the breadth of bioengineering and resulting in a more meaningful learning experience.

Guided by industry

Our degrees are very much focused on preparing you for life after graduation. In industry, engineers work in multi-skilled teams to solve complex problems. By adopting this interdisciplinary approach too, we equip you with the knowledge and skills employers demand and which you'll need to excel in the workplace. 

You'll gain the transferable skills of communication, presenting, team work and project management that are so valued by today's employers. You'll have a breadth of knowledge and depth of understanding which is relevant across a range of sectors and you'll be able to think critically and provide innovative solutions to problems.

Whatever you go on to do after graduation - be it further study, a career in industry or a role in a different field, these skills will help you succeed. You'll leave the course as a highly employable graduate.

Learn from experts

You'll be taught by experts from nine outstanding departments who are specialists in:

  • Cardiovascular Science
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Control Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Management
  • Materials Science
  • Maths
  • Mechanical Engineering

Interdisciplinary projects

You'll get to participate in two unique projects during years one and two. In interdisciplinary teams with students from other courses in the Faculty of Engineering, you'll work together to solve real-life engineering problems.

Global Engineering Challenge

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