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Our degree in Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering is the application of engineering principles and techniques to the field of medicine. Biomedical engineers use engineering, mathematics and computational tools to simulate and understand real-world medical engineering problems.

Our BEng/MEng Biomedical Engineering programmes

“I was particularly impressed by the very engaging and motivated high-quality lecturers on this course, who through their excellent research expertise provide a very stimulating multi-disciplinary learning environment”

External Examiner 2013/14

Our Biomedical Engineering programmes are designed to train the next generation of biomedical engineers working in healthcare research and development.

King's College London is recognised as an international leader in medical engineering and physics education, and the BEng/MEng Biomedical Engineering programme provides a foundation in mathematics, engineering and science within a focused biomedical engineering curriculum. 

Graduates can specialise in medical engineering and medical physics, and many have gone on to further study in medicine.

The Biomedical Engineering programmes at King’s are taught by a multidisciplinary team of lecturers from both clinical and academic backgrounds.

The Biomedical Engineering MEng programme offers students the ability to widen their knowledge and experience in biomedical engineering by studying for a further 1 year following the 3 year BEng programme.  The 4th year consists of two advanced research projects worth 30 credits each. The remaining 60 credits are formed from a choice of more than 10 optional modules worth 15 credits each. The optional modules cover a broad range of topics, including Principles of Management, Artificial Intelligence, Robotic Systems, Bioelectricity and Management of Medical Equipment. These modules will allow the student to tailor their learning to suit future career aspirations. 

Dr David Nordsletten, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering talks about the Biomedical Engineering degree at King's:

 

 

You can watch examples of how biomedical engineering at King’s is contributing to medical research, and visit our biomedical engineering in practice page to read about how developments in biomedical engineering helped one patient’s diagnosis.

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