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25 August 2023

Biomedical Engineering scores highest rating for an Undergraduate Programme at King's

The Biomedical Engineering BEng/MEng programme has achieved an overall average of 87% positive responses in the National Student Survey (NSS) for 2023.

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The School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences offers a three-year BEng and four-year MEng degree in Biomedical Engineering which trains students in healthcare technologies, positioning them at the forefront of these developments.

The NSS gathers students’ opinions on the quality of their courses, with every university in the UK taking part in the survey and every graduating student eligible to respond.

As a result of this year’s survey, the Biomedical Engineering Programme received the highest rating for any undergraduate programme at King’s College London and was among the highest ratings for London and the UK.

The most important part of any university are the students, and the National Student Survey is the voice of the students. The School has a great ethos towards education, and it is not a surprise that our students have rated our Biomedical Engineering programme one of the best in the UK, the best in London, and the best undergraduate programme at King's.

Professor Kawal Rhode, Head of Education, School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences

For the first time in 2023, applications to the Biomedical Engineering programme exceeded 1000, as the popularity of the course has been steadily growing for the last ten years.

Graduates of this programme can take on numerous career paths, ranging from healthcare technologies and medtech to general engineering and software development, and finance and business. Many graduates continue further education in top master’s and PhD programmes worldwide.

A strong relationship between the students and teachers is a cornerstone of our BEng/MEng programme. We worked together over many years to achieve excellence in education delivery and student support, and to empower the students to succeed in their degrees and careers. This academic community spirit has been the key to enhancing the student experience and the programme ratings.

Dr. Oleg Aslanidi, Course Director of Biomedical Engineering BEng/MEng, School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences

From 2024, new modules in neuroscience, neural engineering and advanced robotics will be launched. As well as this, many classes will take place in the unique environment of The London Institute for Healthcare Engineering, a medtech hub embedded in King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital.

I congratulate all of our staff and graduate teaching assistants that helped to deliver the programme in such an effective and inspiring way, this is an outstanding achievement for our School.

Professor Sebastien Ourselin FREng FMedSci, Head of School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences

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Kawal Rhode

Professor in Biomedical Engineering and the Head of Education at the School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences

Professor Sebastien Ourselin FREng

Professor of Healthcare Engineering


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