Bioengineering taster session

This taster session gives you an insight into studying Bioengineering at university.

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What is Bioengineering?

Have you heard about bioengineering? Do you know what it is? If not, you are not the only one.

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. Bioengineered products are many, and can include mechanical heart valves, medical diagnostic equipment, automated blood glucose monitoring technology, and antibodies for treatment of diseases.

In this talk, Dr Michael Trikić will explore bioengineering and 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.

When: Monday 16 May 2022, 4.30pm - 5.30pm

Age group: Year 12 and Year 13

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Check for places and book

Please be advised that bookings for all taster sessions will close at 10am the day before the session, or earlier if the session becomes fully-booked. We therefore recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

If you are a teacher, please encourage your pupils to book individually.


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

Time Activity
4.30pm Log in and get comfortable
4.35pm Welcome & Introduction to the Department of Bioengineering
4.45pm Mini-lecture: Biocompatibility
5.15pm Q&A session with staff and current students
5.25pm Session roundup

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