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Biomedical Engineering BEng (Hons)

University of Dundee
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Biomedical Engineering BEng (Hons)

On this course, you'll learn from engineers, scientists, and clinicians. This gives you a solid understanding of how engineering improves patient care.

You'll apply engineering principles to solve challenges in the healthcare industry. For example, you may develop surgical devices, make improvements to medical instrumentation or discover new techniques in medical imaging.

You'll gain valuable experience within a clinical environment. You'll also learn about anatomy and functions of the human body. This will help you to understand where and how the technologies you develop will be used.

You'll learn about design, optics, instrumentation, and medical sciences. You'll also develop research and business management skills within the biomedical industry.

In your final year, you'll focus on your research project which will relate to current research. You'll apply skills and knowledge acquired over the course of your degree. You'll also have the opportunity to shape your own degree with the choice of an elective module.

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Admission requirements

Level 1 entry

Higher / Advanced Higher, SQA

  • Standard:AABB
  • Widening access:BBBB

The essential subjects is Higher Mathematics

Level 2 entry

Higher / Advanced Higher, SQA

AB at Advanced Higher + AB at Higher

The essential subjects is Advanced Higher Mathematics

English language requirements

IELTS Academic

  • Overall - 6.0
  • Reading - 5.5
  • Listening - 5.5
  • Speaking - 5.5
  • Writing - 5.5

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Level 1

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

  • Science and Engineering Mathematics 1A
  • Engineering Project 1
  • Electromagnetism and Circuits
  • Mechanics
  • Science and Engineering Mathematics 1B
  • Engineering Project II
  • Thermodynamics
  • Waves and Mechanics
  • Personal Development Planning

Level 2

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

  • Software Applications for Biomedical Engineering Design
  • Medical Instrumentation
  • Biomechanics and Biomaterials
  • Introduction to Human Form and Function
  • Mathematics for Engineers
  • Electromagnetism and Light
  • Electronics and Instrumentation
  • Mechanics of Machines
  • Personal Development Planning

Level 3

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

  • Biomedical Signal and Image Processing
  • Medical Imaging and Surgical Procedures
  • Research and Development Skills
  • Biomedical Engineering Design
  • Surgical Technology and Clinical Environment
  • Mathematics for Engineers II
  • Control and Dynamical Systems
  • Innovation and Biomedical Engineering: Understanding New Venture Creation

Level 4

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

  • Biomedical Research Frontiers
  • Biomedical Engineering Project
  • Medical Ultrasound System
  • Medical Devices and Professional Skills

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


Tuition fees:

  • Scotland: £ 1,820 per year of study
  • Ukraine: £ 1,820 per year of study
  • England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland: £ 9,250 per year of study
  • International: £ 23,650 per year of study

Career paths

Biomedical engineering offers a huge opportunity for growth, exploration and innovation. You'll develop analytical, practical and transferable skills.

Graduates become engineers developing medical technologies for leading industrial companies, such as GE and Philips, or within the NHS.

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