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Biomedical Engineering BSc (Hons)

Ulster University

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    BH81

  • Study mode

    Sandwich

  • University Ranking

    58th

    15
  • Subject Ranking

    13th

    3 (General Engineering)
  • Entry Standards

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    125

  • Graduate Prospects

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    82

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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    4.18

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BSc (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    SEP-20

Course Summary

Important notice – campus changeThis course will move to the Belfast campus. Students will change campus part way through this course. Firstly, we need to define what Engineering is before considering what Biomedical Engineering is. Engineering is the application of science and mathematics by which the properties of matter and the sources of energy in nature are made useful to people. Another definition for Engineering is the design and manufacture of complex products. Therefore, Biomedical Engineering should be considered as Engineering that is applied to human health. However, human health is multifaceted – not only involving our physical bodies but also the things we put in our bodies (Pharmaceuticals) and the things we put on our bodies (Clothing). Therefore, Biomedical Engineering spans a variety of problems and interests.Biomedical Engineers (sometimes referred to as Bioengineers) are responsible for driving innovations and advances in medicine. Another way to describe Biomedical Engineering is as follows.1. A Doctor diagnoses and treat patients.2. A Biomedical Scientist analyses samples from a patient in a hospital laboratory so that the doctor knows how to diagnose and treat the patient.3. A Biomedical Engineer designs and develops all of the equipment used by the doctors and the biomedical scientists.In many respects “The history of medicine is the history of its tools” and hence The Biomedical Engineer is the person who invents and provides these tools. Indeed, the discipline continues to evolve and expand into new areas such as tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, a core research theme within the School of Engineering at Ulster University.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Access to HE Diploma

Grades / Points

BBB

Details

To include one Grade B from GCE A Level Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Technology and Design, Design and Technology, Engineering, Life & Health Science (single or double) or Double Award Science/Applied Science.Desirable Subject Offer - GCE A Level Maths, Further Maths or Physics, Applicants presenting any of the above desirable subjects will receive a two grade reduction at the time of offer e.g. BCC. The desirable subject can be achieved at grade C or B. See the GCSE subject and grade requirements including specific Mathematics grade required depending on the GCE A level subject presented.

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

58th

About this University

Ulster University is at the heart of Northern Ireland, with campuses in Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown (Greater Belfast) and Derry~Londonderry (Magee campus). It offers an extensive range of courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level via full-time or part-time study. With over 25,000 students, it is one of the larger universities in the UK and the largest on the island of Ireland.

Address

Jordanstown

Shore Road

Newtownabbey

BT37 0QB

UNITED KINGDOM