Biomedical Engineering is great at bridging the gap between engineering and biology. If you want to enter the biotechnology industry then this course can provide you with a great introduction to several areas of cell culture, drug delivery and regenerative therapies.
Why I chose my course
I chose to study this course because after completing my undergraduate degree here in Chemical Engineering, I wanted to specialise in cell culture, medical products and drug and therapeutic design so the MSc Biomedical Engineering course was ideal. The course content aligned with what I wanted to go into and meant I could build upon my laboratory skills to further my employment opportunities.
Facilities and teaching
The cell culture and educational facilities at Loughborough are world-class and the tutors are highly qualified in their respective fields. During my time at university, I met a research professor in the field of gerontology who inspired me to pursue a career in regenerative medicine as a chemical engineer. My professor not only gave me great advice but also assisted me with my CV and job applications.
The projects I worked on
My greatest achievement during my time at university was completing my MSc Project where I was trained by a PhD student in laboratory skills for cell culture and bacteriophage culture. I learned a lot about contamination prevention, attention to detail and report writing that will serve me well in my future endeavours.
My career ambitions
A great essence of this course is that it allows for a broad range of career paths. My initial plan was to enter the regenerative medicine and bio-gerontology fields for research and development. However, I decided that I wanted to switch paths and I am now aiming towards working as an engineering project manager with a focus on cell and gene therapy research and production facilities.