Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

Bioengineering

Ranked 1st in the UK for Engineering Placements in The Times Good University Guide 2017

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.

Professional placement year and study abroad

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 also have the opportunity to undertake international study exchanges or work placements overseas.

Career prospects

Graduates are currently in high demand from employers, since the subject covers the entire breadth of engineering and manufacturing activity across many industrial sectors. Our graduates can be found in roles spanning technical, production, project and research management through to technical marketing
and sales.

Facilities

The Department is well-equipped to enable the practical examination of the underlying physics of many everyday phenomena – for example, the study of optics and the behaviour of light, electromagnetism, thermodynamics and mechanics. In addition to our laboratories, the department also boasts its own radio telescope and an observatory with a 16 inch GPS equatorial mounted Meade optical telescope, 8 inch GPS mobile optical telescope, Coronado solar telescope and an Elliot Instruments spectrometer.

Coming soon! Brand new STEMLab

Take a virtual tour of STEMLab, a state-of-the-art laboratory facility arriving for our students in 2017. It forms part of a wider £25M investment in the West Park of our campus, the home of our Engineering Schools.