The practice of medicine is being transformed by the increasing role of engineering, physics, mathematics and computer science. King's is recognised as an international leader in medical engineering and physics education, and the BEng is taught by a combination of clinical and academic researchers at the cutting-edge of the field. The BEng is taught in a clinical setting at St Thomas' Hospital, one of London's renowned teaching hospitals, and one of the UK's centres of excellence for medical imaging. King's is the only university in the country to host three Biomedical Research Centres and six Medical Research Council Centres.
The main objective of the Department of Biomedical Engineering is to pursue high quality, multidisciplinary research on an international level. There is a close and vital relationship in our work between problem solving in clinical and biomedical application areas, and methodological research in biomedical engineering technologies and information processing.