Undergraduate study2017

Undergraduate

MEng (Hons) / BEng (Hons)

Bioengineering

Department of Chemical Engineering

Year of entry: 2017

Bioengineering is a cutting edge, multidisciplinary field that applies engineering and technology principles to biological and medical problems. It aims to improve human health through combining engineering expertise with medical needs for the enhancement of health care.

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MEng (Hons) / BEng (Hons)

Bioengineering

Department of Chemical Engineering

Year of entry: 2017

Bioengineering is a cutting edge, multidisciplinary field that applies engineering and technology principles to biological and medical problems. It aims to improve human health through combining engineering expertise with medical needs for the enhancement of health care.

Course details

Why Choose Us?

  • 97% of employed graduates are in professional or managerial roles (2014 graduates) 
  • £28,000 average starting salary
  • 3rd for learning resources (NSS 2015) 
  • 1st in the UK for engineering placements (2015/16 HESA UG student record)

This new course combines areas of expertise in Bioengineering across Loughborough University to create a course specifically designed to supply the bioengineering industries with graduates that have a thorough grounding in the bioengineering disciplines, and the ability to apply their knowledge and skills effectively to bioengineering problems.

You will develop an appreciation of the economic, social and environmental aspects of bioengineering whilst developing your own skills in self-learning, planning and communication. The course has a common core in years one and two but then allows for options to be selected to align with three key areas of graduate employability either in Medical Devices, Diagnostics/Instruments or Emerging Markets (regenerative medicine/ tissue engineering).

Study options
QualificationLengthUCAS code
MEng (Hons) DIS 5 years full-time sandwich H163
MEng (Hons) 4 yrs full-time H162
BEng (Hons) DIS 4 yrs full-time sandwich H161
BEng (Hons) 3 yrs full-time H160
A centre of excellence in Bioengineering

Loughborough University has a long history as a leader in many fields of engineering. We have combined our excellence in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and Electronic and Electrical Engineering to create a cross-disciplinary research team to lead the advancement of Biological Engineering. Since 2009 our Centre for Biological Engineering has successfully developed the interface between engineering, biology and medicine attracting over £20m of external investment.

This expertise has been utilised in creating our first undergraduate course in Bioengineering. Taught by a team of international experts this course represents the very latest knowledge in this rapidly developing discipline.

Selection

Applicants who demonstrate the potential to meet our entry requirements are invited to an interview which provides an opportunity for you to meet staff, see the Department and the campus.

Graduate destinations

Major advances in Bioengineering include the development of artificial joints, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the heart pacemaker, angioplasty, bioengineered skin, kidney dialysis and the heart-lung machine.

This rapidly developing field of engineering allows for Bioengineering professionals to work in a wide range of areas. For instance they may design computer software to run complicated three dimensional scans, develop new drug therapies, or build models to understand the signals transmitted by the brain or heart. Whichever area they specialise in Bioengineers can make a real difference to the quality of people’s lives around the world.

STEMLab - new £17m facilities opening 2017

STEMLab is a £17 million investment in new state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and part of a wider £25 million investment in our campus which includes an adjacent student learning and teaching hub.

STEMLab will include a suite of laboratories for practical work in Bioengineering, allowing students crucial opportunities to gain applied experience with biological samples in a safe and modern environment.

 

Course structure

Typical subjects covered in each year of the degree programme include: 

Year 1
  • Engineering Science
  • Mathematics for Engineers
  • CAD and Engineering Drawing
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Materials
  • Design Project
Year 2
  • Engineering Science
  • Electronics and Control
  • Engineering Computation
  • Design Project
  • Biomaterials
  • Cell Biology
  • Statistics for Engineers
Final year
Final year BEng
  • Individual Project and Research Methods
  • Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine
  • Healthcare Engineering
  • Ergonomics
  • Emerging Technologies
Year 3, MEng
  • Team project and Research Methods
  • Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine
  • Healthcare Engineering
  • Ergonomics
  • Engineering Management
Final Year, MEng
  • Individual Research Project
  • Business Plans in Bioengineering
  • Sports Biomechanics
  • Drug Delivery and other specialist topics

Entry requirements

Choose a study option below for details of the entry requirements.

UCAS code: H163 MEng (Hons) DIS 5 years full-time sandwich

A-Level
AAA including Maths plus two out of Chemistry, Biology (or Human Biology) and Physics
SQA AH
IB
37 (6,6,6 HL) with Maths plus two out of Chemistry, Biology (or Human Biology) and Physics at HL
Other
BTEC Level 3 Diploma: DD and A level Maths at grade A
Additional

UCAS code: H162 MEng (Hons) 4 yrs full-time

A-Level
AAA including Maths plus two out of Chemistry, Biology (or Human Biology) and Physics
SQA AH
IB
37 (6,6,6 HL) with Maths plus two out of Chemistry, Biology (or Human Biology) and Physics at HL
Other
BTEC Level 3 Diploma: DD and A level Maths at grade A
Additional

UCAS code: H161 BEng (Hons) DIS 4 yrs full-time sandwich

A-Level
AAB including Maths plus two out of Chemistry, Biology (or Human Biology) and Physics
SQA AH
IB
35 (6,6,5 HL) with Maths plus two out of Chemistry, Biology (or Human Biology) and Physics at HL
Other
BTEC Level 3 Diploma: DD and A level Maths at grade B
Additional

UCAS code: H160 BEng (Hons) 3 yrs full-time

A-Level
AAB including Maths plus two out of Chemistry, Biology (or Human Biology) and Physics
SQA AH
IB
35 (6,6,5 HL) with Maths plus two out of Chemistry, Biology (or Human Biology) and Physics at HL
Other
BTEC Level 3 Diploma: DD and A level Maths at grade B
Additional

The entry requirements for each course should be read alongside the University’s general entrance requirements, which give further details on acceptable subjects, alternative qualifications and minimum English language requirements.

SQA AHScottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma DPSDiploma in Professional Studies DISDiploma in Industrial Studies DIntSDiploma in International Studies

Fees and Finance

Course fees 2017-18

 

Student category

Yearly full-time fee

UK/EU Students £9,250
International Students (Band B course) £19,900

 

Placement year fees for 2019/20 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2018/19 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

 

Loughborough University financial support for UK/EU Students 2017-18

Undergraduate international students: please refer to the pages on financial support for international students.

 

SupportWhat is it?How much?More information
Loughborough Scholarship Programme Cash bursaries. Additional support is available for those taking a foundation year or extended undergraduate Masters degree, as well as for mature students.

(Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man)
Up to £6,000 over three years LSP pages
Development Trust Scholarships Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for students from areas of low HE participation within the UK. £9,000 over three years DTS pages
Sports Scholarships To help talented student athletes succeed in both sporting and academic development. The level of support varies by sport and performance level. Applicants need to be competing to at least junior international level. Between £500 and £3,500 per year Sports pages 
Email
01509 226108
Music Tuition and Scholarship Subsidised music lessons for students who show musical ability. Scholarship offered to exceptional musicians. £55 for 20 lessons £500 scholarship Arts pages
Care Leaver’s Bursary Additional cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000) for those students who are care leavers. £4,500 support per year Care Leavers pages

Placements

Professional placement in industry

We are the UK’s number one university for engineering placements, with over 30% more students on year-long placements than any other university (2015/16 HESA UG Student Record)

This course includes the option of a paid year working in industry. Our close links with industrial partners means we are able to provide our students with considerable help in sourcing and securing their placement.

The year in industry is optional but it is strongly encouraged because of the many benefits it can provide. Placement students earn a salary, typically over £16,500 per annum, and many are offered a permanent job with their host company when they graduate.

Placement year at GSK

Nicole Perrin and Lorenzo Cioni, undergraduate students from the Department of Chemical Engineering give an insight into their industrial placement year with GSK

Department / School Key Information Sets

MEng (Hons) DIS 5 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: H163

MEng (Hons) 4 yrs full-time

UCAS code: H162

BEng (Hons) DIS 4 yrs full-time sandwich

UCAS code: H161

BEng (Hons) 3 yrs full-time

UCAS code: H160

STEMLab

Take an interactive tour of STEMLab and keep up to date with its development at www.lboro.ac.uk/study/stemlab/.

Our students

Ajay P

“I was able to spend an incredible six months in America at Harvard University for my research project, designing and testing a bioreactor for water purification.”

Elizabeth C

“I enjoy the application of theory learned in lectures to real-world problems. A lot of our coursework is set as a group challenge and I think this is a valuable experience.”

Seyitan A

“The department’s good relationship with industries means we can take part in activities and engage with employers like BP and GSK.”

Emma H

“There are so many career options open to a Chemical Engineering graduate, so if you enjoy challenges, science and teamwork, why not study it?”

Natalia J

“I seldom feel homesick as a LU international student because there are so many activities I can join to fill up my free time.”

Ajay P

“I was able to spend an incredible six months in America at Harvard University for my research project, designing and testing a bioreactor for water purification.”

Elizabeth C

“I enjoy the application of theory learned in lectures to real-world problems. A lot of our coursework is set as a group challenge and I think this is a valuable experience.”

Seyitan A

“The department’s good relationship with industries means we can take part in activities and engage with employers like BP and GSK.”

Emma H

“There are so many career options open to a Chemical Engineering graduate, so if you enjoy challenges, science and teamwork, why not study it?”

Natalia J

“I seldom feel homesick as a LU international student because there are so many activities I can join to fill up my free time.”