The practice of medicine is being transformed by the increasing role of engineering, physics, mathematics and computer science. This three year programme will position students at the forefront of these developments. All teaching is delivered by expert teaching staff, both clinicians and academics, at the forefront of their field.
The three year Biomedical Engineering BEng provides a foundation in mathematics, engineering and science – on which is built a specialised biomedical engineering focused curriculum, which includes: imaging, materials and biomaterials, computational techniques/modelling and signal processing.
The programme has been designed by and will be delivered by a unique mix of both clinical and academic researchers, with a focus on the application of research in industry. Combining 22 modules over 3 years, a high quality and volume of knowledge will be delivered through a unique mix of lectures, tutorials and practicals, as well as problem solving classes.
ABOUT THE Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering graduates can enter directly into industry, such as a medical device or pharmaceutical company, or take a clinical engineering position in a hospital. Graduates may also choose to progress to a master’s or doctoral degree specialising in medical engineering or medical physics, or progress to a medical degree. The US Department of Labour states that 'Biomedical engineers are expected to have employment growth of 72 per cent over the projections decade, much faster than the average for all occupations. The ageing of the population and a growing focus on health issues will drive demand for better medical devices and equipment designed by biomedical engineers.'
Visit the department website for further insight into practical applications for the biomedical engineering degree and careers in biomedical engineering, as well as student profiles.
Teaching is delivered by a combination of lectures, tutorials and practical laboratory work. Tutorials are teaching sessions between an academic tutor and small groups of students where there is an opportunity to discuss work in detail. All teaching is delivered by expert teaching staff – both clinicians and academics, at the cutting edge of their field. All students have a personal tutor who is available to help with personal and academic problems.
STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMMES & ASSESSMENT
The new three-year BEng Biomedical Engineering at King's provides a foundation in mathematics, engineering and science on which is built a specialised biomedical engineering focused curriculum, which includes imaging; materials and biomaterials; computational techniques/modelling; signal processing. Clinical attachments are offered to students attaining good grades (a high 2:1 or a first) throughout the BEng who are interested in pursuing medicine.
We are based at the Strand and St Thomas' campuses in central London. Part of the programme is taught in a clinical setting at St Thomas' Hospital in one of the UK's centres of excellence for medical imaging. Our campuses along the River Thames are located in the cultural and social heart of the capital and offer our students the opportunity to explore art galleries, theatres, museums, markets, restaurants and cafes.
King's College London
St Thomas' Hospital and Strand Campus
Year of entry 2014