Department of Engineering Science

What is biomedical engineering?

Like a machine, the human body consists of many systems that work together and are susceptible to breaking down. Understanding how body systems normally function, why they sometimes fail and how they may be repaired or treated is the field of biomedical engineering.

Biomedical engineering bridges the gap between engineering, medicine, and biology. Biomedical engineers use engineering, mathematical, and computational tools to model the human body. The aim is to obtain a deeper understanding of how the body functions to enable better clinical outcomes based on that understanding.

Biomedical engineers also develop new instrumentation to enable useful information about living bodies to be obtained, to improve fundamental knowledge of healthy individuals and diagnosis of pathologies.

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Why study Biomedical Engineering?

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Biomedical Engineering degree.