Course details

A Levels AAB Other entry requirements
UCAS code H67H
Duration 4 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Bioengineering Biology Tissue Engineering Engineering

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Peter Lomas
Admissions Officer
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 7837

Course description

The course explores how we can use engineering principles to tackle some of the biggest challenges in healthcare and medicine.

Year One is your introduction to the fundamentals. We also encourage you to start thinking like a professional: in the Global Engineering Challenge, you will work alongside other students on a week-long project to solve a problem set by one of our industrial partners.

As a second-year student, you will start to specialise in one of these three areas: Biomedical Engineering; Medical Devices and Systems; or Biomaterials and Manufacturing and Biomaterials Science and Tissue Engineering.

From the second year onwards, you'll specialise in one of these four streams: biomedical engineering; medical devices and systems; biomaterials science and tissue engineering; biomanufacturing.

In the final year, you will work on an individual project related to your specialism.

Our Scientific Writing module will teach you how to communicate your work to different audiences - both technically within the academic field, and to the wider public.

Modules: what you study and when

Financial help from the University - bursaries

If you're a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant - you don't have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels AAB including Maths and a science subject
International Baccalaureate 34, 6 in Maths and a science subject at Higher Level
BTEC DD in Engineering with Distinction in Further Maths + A Level grade B in a science subject
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 M2 including Maths and a science subjects
Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers AAABB + AB in Maths and a science subject
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B + AA in Maths and a science subject
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • Science subjects include Physics, Chemistry, Biology (or Human Biology) or Further Maths
  • A Level in General Studies is not accepted
  • International students need overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Modules - what you study and when

The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department direct.

Bioengineering website

First year

Core modules:

Introduction to Electric and Electronic Circuits
Modelling, Analysis and Control
Systems Engineering Mathematics
Biology and Chemistry of Living Systems
Biomaterials I
Engineering with Living Systems 1
Introduction to Bioengineering
Physics of Living Systems 2
Tissue Structure and Function
Global Engineering Challenge Week

Second year

Core modules:

Control Systems Analysis for Continuous and Discrete Systems
Advanced Bioengineering Topics
Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving
Engineering - You're Hired

Optional modules:

Communication Electronics
Introduction to Mechanical Properties and Structural Materials
Mathematics & Data Modelling
Aspects of Medical Imaging and Technology
Biology and Chemistry of Living Systems II
Biomaterials II
Biomedical Instrumentation
Cell and Molecular Biology
Design Skills
Design and Manufacturing
Fluids Engineering
Materials Under Stress
Mathematics III (Chemical)
The Physiology of the Musculoskeletal System

Third year

Core modules:

Bioengineering Year in Industry

Fourth year

Core modules:

Finance and Law for Engineers
Project Management and HRM for Engineers
Scientific Writing

Optional modules:

Bioengineering Research Project
Bioengineering Research Project
Bioengineering Research Project
Bioengineering Research Project
Bioengineering Research Project
Bioengineering Research Project
Bioengineering Research Project
Bioengineering Research Project

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.

In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.


Like the industry, bioengineering at Sheffield is interdisciplinary. You'll be taught by experts in materials, mechanical, control, electrical, chemical and biological engineering, computer science, medicine and biology.

From 3D printing and biophotonics, to tissue and bone engineering, we're helping to develop products that improve medical care and quality of life. Our research-led teaching produces multi-skilled graduates who can carry on that work.

Learning and teaching takes place in one of the best bioengineering teaching spaces in the UK. The Diamond has industry-standard equipment for culturing and analysing cells, measuring the activity of the human body, mechanical and electrical testing of materials, 3D printing and customised software packages for developing bioengineering models.

You will develop the knowledge and skills employers are looking for by working closely with partners in the healthcare profession and in industry such as Philips, Johnson and Johnson and the NHS.

Bioengineering website

What our graduates do

Our graduates have become professional engineers who design medical instruments, repair body tissue and solve clinical problems through research. They work closely with materials scientists, physicians, dentists, therapists and technologists to help benefit human health. The transferable skills gained on the course have also enabled graduates to take up careers in law, finance, scientific writing and other fields.

Student profile

"We study not only all of the engineering fundamentals, but also subjects like chemistry and biology to improve research."

Erika Otaviano Lopes Ferreira

Our courses are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM).

The MEng satisfies all the academic requirements needed for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

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