Biomedical Engineering: What is Biomedical Engineering?

Bio Tissue Experiment

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Thursday 2 May 2024
4 to 5pm


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Biomedical engineering (also known as bioengineering) is where engineering meets medicine. It spans wearable devices, tissue engineering and biomechanics, with career paths to healthcare, pharmaceuticals and scientific research.

Come along to this taster session to see if bioengineering could be the right course for you.

What is Biomedical Engineering?

Bioengineering is a relatively new discipline and area of study, and it can mean many different things to different people. Working at the interface between engineering and medicine, it could relate to biomaterials, tissue engineering, medical devices or biomanufacturing.

There are lots of bioengineered products, including mechanical heart valves, medical diagnostic equipment, automated blood glucose monitoring technology, and antibodies for treatment of diseases.

In this talk, Dr Esther Karunakaran will explore bioengineering, what we understand of it here at the University of Sheffield and how it could affect you.

Find out the promise bioengineering presents for the future and the opportunities for you as a prospective engineer.

This session is suitable for students in years 12 and 13.


Please note that this is an approximate schedule and is therefore subject to change.

  • 4pm: Welcome and introductions
  • 4.10pm: Summary about bioengineering at Sheffield; the course and the University
  • 4.20pm: Taster lecture
  • 4.40pm: Question and answer session and round up

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