Bioengineering

Cutting-edge, multidisciplinary subjects that bridge the gap between health, medicine, materials and engineering for the enhancement of health, sport and lifestyle.

Why choose Bioengineering at Loughborough?

Loughborough University has a long history as a leader in many fields of engineering. Our courses are taught by international experts supported by world-class facilities. They are multidisciplinary and combine expertise from several of Loughborough’s departments, each with outstanding reputations for teaching and employability. Bioengineering brings together excellence in engineering training from the departments of Chemical, Materials, Mechanical and Manufacturing, and Electronic and Electrical Engineering. This is combined with training from Loughborough’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences which has an excellent international reputation for its teaching.

Since 2009 our biological engineering research has attracted over £20 million of external investment. This expertise has been utilised in creating our first undergraduate courses in Bioengineering, representing the very latest knowledge in this rapidly developing discipline.

We have a great choice of bioengineering courses

You'll have the chance to go on a professional placement or study abroad for a year

We encourage our students to spend a year in industry to acquire skills in an industrial environment and significantly enhance their career prospects. At Loughborough, the industrial year is supervised and on successful conclusion, our graduating students are awarded a Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS), in addition to their degree. You will also have an opportunity to undertake international study exchanges or work placements overseas.

We expect graduates to be in high demand

As these courses are relatively new there are no graduates yet. However, since the subject covers the entire breadth of engineering and manufacturing activity across many bioengineering and biotechnology industrial sectors, we expect graduates to be in high demand. Potential roles span research and development, technical specialist, production, project and research management through to business and enterprise development.

We're always investing in new facilities - and it shows!

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.

The bio-laboratory provides students with opportunities to gain applied experience with biological samples in a safe and modern facilities environment. There is also an “Ideas Lab” – a dedicated space allowing students to interact with each other, share ideas and contribute to interdisciplinary discussions. The University boasts excellent facilities and resources for Bioengineering and interdisciplinary learning and teaching.

The CAD and Engineering Drawing modules gave me an insight into the kind of software used in industry

Rocky BEng Biomaterials Engineering

Look inside STEMLab

Let one of our current students take you on a personal tour around our new £17m investment - STEMLab.