Department of Engineering Science

BE(Hons) in Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering aims to fuse knowledge from maths, engineering, and biology to better understand how the body works and develop solutions to healthcare problems based on that understanding.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Biomedical Engineering is a four-year degree specialising in the application of principles and techniques from the physical and engineering sciences to medical and biological problems.

Class sizes are small and students work closely with enthusiastic lecturers who are actively involved in the practice of biomedical engineering and engineering science. Classes are encouraged to develop a "team spirit" and to work together to enhance their learning. The teaching is mostly project based and practical.

Part I (first year) is common to all engineering specialisations.

Parts II and III (second and third year) lay the foundations of biomedical engineering with courses in mathematical modelling, bioinstrumentation, continuum mechanics, biomaterials, computational techniques, biomedical science and biology courses.

Part IV (final year) is more specialised. You will be able to choose a number of courses in areas that interest you most. Using the knowledge and skills you have gained, you will also carry out your own research project based on problems relevant to industry.

Find out more about the biomedical engineering discipline.

Further information on programme structure and specific courses is available:



Biomedical Engineering students should take four electives at Part IV.

These electives will normally come from within the Faculties of Engineering, Medical and Health Sciences, or Science.

Any elective outside the faculty must receive approval from the Biomedical Engineering undergraduate course adviser. You may need approval from the department hosting the elective course to enrol (which may include satisfying any pre-requisites).

You can contact the Biomedical Engineering course adviser at

Visit our page of information on a number of possible electives