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Biomedical Engineering MEng

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Overview

Our Biomedical Engineering MEng course has been designed to train the next generation of biomedical engineers working in healthcare research and development. You'll be able to widen your knowledge and experience in biomedical engineering with a research group project and individual project in your fourth year. At the end of your degree, you'll go on to specialise in medical engineering, medical physics or apply for further study in medicine. 

Key benefits

  • King’s is recognised as one of the international leaders in Medical Engineering and Physics education.
  • Our Biomedical Engineering department is based in one of the UK’s centres of excellence for medical imaging in a clinical setting at St Thomas’ Hospital.
  • Designed to prepare you to enter jobs in the evolving field of biomedical engineering, healthcare research or further study in medicine.
  • You'll be taught by a combination of academic and clinical researchers at the forefront of their field.
  • The course is CEng accredited and fulfils the educational requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Key information

UCAS code H161

Duration 4 years

Study mode Full-time

Course type Single honours

Further details

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences

Department Biomedical Engineering School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences

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Course detail

Description

The practice of medicine is being transformed by the increasing role of engineering, physics, mathematics and computer science. Our four-year course will position you at the forefront of these developments. 

Our Biomedical Engineering MEng degree will provide you with a foundation in mathematics, engineering and science, along with a biomedical engineering curriculum. What is unique about our course is that it will offer you the ability to widen your knowledge and experience in biomedical engineering by studying for one more year following the three-year BEng course. 

Teaching

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and practical laboratory work. You are expected to spend approximately 10 hours work per credit for each module you attend in your degree, e.g. 150 hours work for a 15 credit module. These hours cover every aspect of the module. 

Assessment

You are assessed through a combination of written examination, essays, practical examination, oral presentations, reports, class tests and projects. The nature of assessment varies by module.

Structure

Year 1

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

Required Modules

You are required to take:

  • Computer Programming (15 credits)
  • Physics for Biomedical Engineering (15 credits)
  • Joint Honours Lab (15 credits)
  • Computational Statistics (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology (15 credits)
  • Electrical Engineering 1 (15 credits)
  • Mathematics for Biomedical Engineering (15 credits)
  • Mechanics for Biomedical Engineering (15 credits)
Optional Modules
There are no optional modules for this course in Year 1.

Year 2

Required Modules

You are required to take:

  • Electromagnetism (15 credits)
  • Signals & Systems (15 credits)
  • Signal & Image Processing (15 credits)
  • Computational Methods (30 credits)
  • Computational Applied Biomathematics (15 credits)
  • Object-Oriented Programming (15 credits)
  • Biomedical Engineering Professional Issues (0 credits)
Optional Modules
  • Introduction to Medical Physics & Clinical Engineering (15 credits)
  • Synthetic Anatomy (15 credits) 

Year 3

 

Required Modules

You are required to take:

  • BEng Research Project (30 credits)
  • Medical Imaging (15 credits)
  • Modelling Flow & Transport (15 credits)
  • Advanced Mechanics (15 credits)
  • Mechatronics (15 credits)
Optional Modules

In addition, you are required to take two modules from a range of optional modules that may typically include:

  • Molecular & Cell Biology for Biomedical Engineers (15 credits)
  • Biomechanics & Neurorehabilitation (15 credits)
  • Bioelectricity (15 credits)
  • Machine Learning for Biomedical Applications (15 credits)
  • Applied Finite Elements (15 credits)

Year 4

Required Modules

You are required to take:

  • MEng Extended Research Group Project in Healthcare Technologies (30 credits)
  • MEng Individual Research Project in Healthcare Technologies (30 credits)
  • Critical Skills for Translational Healthcare Technologies (15 credits)
Optional Modules

You are also required to take four modules from a range of optional modules, which may typically include: 

  • Medical Image Reconstruction (15 credits)
  • Medical Image Acquisition (15 credits) 
  • Scientific Programming (15 credits) 
  • Medical Image Computing (15 credits) 
  • Advanced Machine Learning (15 credits) 
  • Software and Robotic Integration (15 credits) 
  • Advanced Physics and Biophysics of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (15 credits) 
  • Medical Robotics: Hardware Development (15 credits) 

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Entry requirements

 

Required grades

AAA

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A-levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

Required grades

35 points overall (including TOK/EE) and three Higher Level subjects at 666

Required grades

45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit

Required grades

D3 D3 D3

Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered

Required grades

Further information below

If you are taking the new RQF BTEC Nationals (2016), you will not be required to fulfil the module requirement stipulated above - you will only need to get the right overall grade. If you are taking the QCF BTEC Nationals (2010), you must achieve both the required overall grade and the specified module grades. If you are unsure which BTEC you are studying, your teacher or school/college counsellor should be able to tell you.

Required grades

Further information below

If you are taking the new RQF BTEC Nationals (2016), you will not be required to fulfil the module requirement stipulated above - you will only need to get the right overall grade. If you are taking the QCF BTEC Nationals (2010), you must achieve both the required overall grade and the specified module grades. If you are unsure which BTEC you are studying, your teacher or school/college counsellor should be able to tell you.

Required grades

Further information below

If you are taking the new RQF BTEC Nationals (2016), you will not be required to fulfil the module requirement stipulated above - you will only need to get the right overall grade. If you are taking the QCF BTEC Nationals (2010), you must achieve both the required overall grade and the specified module grades. If you are unsure which BTEC you are studying, your teacher or school/college counsellor should be able to tell you.

Required grades

85% overall

Required grades

Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements and English language entry requirements.

Required subjects

Mathematics and Physics

Preferred subjects

Further Mathematics, Chemistry or Biology

Further information and other requirements

Entry requirements
A-level AAA

Including grade A in both Mathematics and Physics

NOTE: If you are taking linear A levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects.

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

Access to HE Diploma

D: 36 credits

M: 9 credits

P: 0 credits

Access to Science Diploma (or similar subject) with 45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be from units awarded at Distinction (including 15 credits in Mathematics and 15 credits in Physics), with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.

Cambridge Pre-U  D3 D3 D3 Including grade D3 in both Mathematics and Physics. Preferred other subjects: Further Mathematics, Chemistry or Biology. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010)   Extended Diploma in Applied Science at DDM with 12 Distinctions and Mathematics A-level at grade A. 

NOTE: In order to satisfy the physics requirement applicants with BTECs would need to offer the following modules at Distinction: 6, 7, 8, 9 and one of 14, 17, 20 or 44.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010)   BTEC Diploma in Applied Physics at DD with eight Distinctions and Mathematics A-level at grade A.

NOTE: In order to satisfy the physics requirement applicants with BTECs would need to offer the following modules at Distinction: 6, 7, 8, 9 and one of 14, 17, 20 or 44.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010)   D with four modules at Distinction and two A-levels at grades AA , including both Mathematics and Physics.
Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers

AAB at Higher

and

AA at Advanced Higher

Including grade A in both Advanced Higher Mathematics and Physics.

Must be a combination of three Scottish Highers and two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.

 

International Baccalaureate  35 points

Including 6,6,6 at Higher Level including both Higher Level Mathematics and Physics. The total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Note: IB students studying the new Maths curriculum would be required to study Analysis and Approaches at Higher Level to meet the subject requirement for this programme

Other International Qualifications   Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements.
English Language Requirements  Band E Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements. 

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2019

Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2018-2019 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap which was set in 2016. 

Full time tuition fees EU:

Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee. Future fees will depend on Government legislation. 

The UK tuition fee for the 2018-2019 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap which was set in 2016. 

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2018-2019 academic year is £23,900 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

 

Additional costs/expenses

In addition to your tuition fees, you can also expect to pay for: 

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 

For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

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Career prospects

Biomedical Engineering graduates can enter various industries, such as a medical hardware and software, 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.

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