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MEng in Biomedical Engineering (Full Time) MEng in Biomedical Engineering (Full Time) Middlesex University

Middlesex University

Masters Degree , Biomedical Engineering

Course Description

Biomedical engineering fuses engineering with medicine to improve healthcare delivery, and develops innovative technologies for prognosis, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment. The technological developments taking place in medicine, engineering, physics, maths and computer science means biomedical engineering is a rapidly growing field, with emergent technologies and an expanding global industry.

Why study BEng/MEng Biomedical Engineering at Middlesex University?

This course is an degree is exciting multi-disciplinary study in engineering covering anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, implants and prosthetics, medical instrumentation and rehabilitation. It has been designed to meet the current needs of healthcare providers by training biomedical engineers who can design and improve both existing and emergent systems, devices and treatments.

Building upon previous experiences in applied mathematics and physics or other applied sciences, this degree will develop a wide range of engineering knowledge and skills to contribute to improving quality of or saving lives in the healthcare industry or healthcare delivery. You will be armed with the skills, knowledge and experience to innovate the future of healthcare by entering a career in the expanding field of biomedical engineering or by progressing to postgraduate study in a related field.

You will have access to fully equipped state-of-the-art laboratories for medical device design and human performance measurement and will benefit from the facilities in our human-computer interaction research department where we are making developments in vital areas of healthcare, such as the rehabilitation of stroke victims and amputees.

Course highlights

  • The teaching team is made up from professional engineers and fully qualified healthcare practitioners drawn from a range of departments within the Faculty
  • Teaching is influenced by and incorporates front-line research in medical engineering, rehabilitation engineering and related topics
  • You can choose to complete an optional placement between Year 2 and 3 with NHS or industrial partners, where you will gain vital professional experience and also receive a Diploma of Industrial Studies
  • Designed to meet the standards set by the collaboration between UK Quality Assurance Agency and the Engineering Council
  • If you apply for our four year MEng Biomedical Engineering course, you can gain a masters qualification by completing the fourth year of the degree. You can also receive student loan funding to cover your postgraduate course fees.
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Course Content

This course will cover the engineering design principles and engineering fundamentals such as mechanics and electronics and the mathematics that support them. You will learn about anatomy and physiology, and learn to interpret, analyse and critically evaluate experimental results to improve technology , as well as the instrumentation to diagnose and treat disease and disability.

By choosing this degree, you have the potential to make life-changing advancements in the field, working on a diverse range of projects such as artificial organs, automated patient monitoring, blood chemistry sensors, advanced therapeutic and surgical devices. You will also cover the application of expert systems and artificial intelligence, clinical decision making, design of optimal clinical laboratories, medical imaging systems, computer modelling of physiological systems, biomaterials design, and biomechanics for injury and wound healing, among many others.

What will you gain?

Throughout your studies you will gain the advanced analytical, technical and professional skills required to begin a career in biomedical engineering. You will gain skills in creative problem solving through design, as well as the ability to effectively conduct research and communicate your work. Your practical workshop, modelling and prototyping skills will also have developed.

After working for a substantial length of time, at an appropriate level of professional practice, you will be able to attain the professional status of Chartered Engineer.

MEng modules

  • Year 1

    • Human Sciences (30 credits) - Compulsory

    • Design Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory

    • Electronics and Computing (30 credits) - Compulsory

    • Mathematics and Mechanics (30 credits) - Compulsory

  • Year 2

    • Design Engineering Projects (30 credits) - Compulsory

    • Design of Medical Devices (30 credits) - Compulsory

    • Medical Equipment Life Cycle (30 credits) - Compulsory

    • Physiological Measurements (30 credits) - Compulsory

  • Year 3

    • Biomedical Engineering Major Project (60 credits) - Compulsory

    • Principles of Medical Engineering (30 credits) - Compulsory

    • Principles of Rehabilitation Engineering (30 credits) - Compulsory

  • Year 4

    • Team Project (60 credits) - Compulsory

    • Modelling and Simulation in Biomedical Engineering (30 credits) - Compulsory

    • Advanced Rehabilitation Engineering and Musculoskeletal Science (30 credits) - Compulsory


Entry Requirements


BEng Biomedical Engineering - 112 UCAS points, including grade B in Maths and a science subject, plus GCSE C English and Maths

MEng Biomedical Engineering - 120 UCAS points, including grade B in Maths and a science subject, plus GCSE C English and Maths

We require A level, or equivalent level qualification in depth and size, in a science and mathematics subject. We do not normally consider Psychology or Physical Education to be a science based subject

Middlesex University has a flexible and personalised approach to admissions and we accept applications from students with a wide range of qualifications and a combination of qualifications.

Please check our general entry requirements page to see how these points can be achieved from our acceptable level 3 qualifications and the combinations which are welcomed by Middlesex University, including GCSE requirements.

Applications from mature candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed, provided they can demonstrate appropriate levels of relevant ability and experience.


UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.

Academic credit for previous study or experience

If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another university, you may be able to enter a Middlesex University course in year two or three. For further information please visit our Transfer students page.

If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.

Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions

Entry onto this course does not require an interview, portfolio or audition.

Assessment Methods

The course will provide you with opportunities to test your knowledge and understanding informally through ‘formative’ assessment. This will be completed before your formal ‘summative’ assessment which will count towards your final marks. Each module normally contains at least one piece of formative assessment from which you will receive feedback from your tutor. Formative assessments are developmental and any grade you receive from formative assessment does not count towards your final marks.

There is formal ‘summative’ assessment as part of the module, usually towards the end of the module. Assessment methods could include a range of coursework including in-class tests, reports, design portfolios, presentations and a final year project. The grades from the summative assessments count towards your module mark. Assessments are reviewed annually and may be updated based on student feedback, to suit content or based on feedback from an external examiner.