Bioengineering is a cutting-edge, multidisciplinary subject that bridges the gap between medicine and engineering for the enhancement of human health, sport, and lifestyle. It is a subject that can allow you to make a real, tangible difference in people’s lives.

Top 10 in the UK for Graduate Prospects in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024
Top 10 in the UK for Medical Technology and Bioengineering The Complete University Guide 2025
£33.5k Average Starting Salary Graduate Outcomes, Bioengineering and Materials, 2021-22 graduates
Top 10 in the UK for Student Experience in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024
£17m STEMLab teaching facilities
Top 5 in the UK for Research Quality in Medical Technology and Bioengineering The Complete University Guide 2025

Bioengineering at Loughborough

Bioengineering uses engineering practices and principles to explore and design new processes, tools, and techniques to bridge gaps across biological and healthcare challenges. Ultimate engineering principles are used when innovating and designing new products and processes.

Loughborough has a renowned history in engineering leadership, and our departments are known for excellent teaching and career prospects. This course is taught by a team of global experts and represents the very latest knowledge in this rapidly developing discipline.

In Bioengineering, we combine expertise from the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Materials, and the School of Mechanical, Electrical, and Manufacturing Engineering. We also integrate modules from Loughborough's School of Sport, Exercise, and Health Sciences, which has a strong global teaching reputation.

Make a tangible difference

Bioengineering covers a wide range of engineering, including designing biomedical devices, developing implants and wearable technology, and studying tissue engineering and function. An example of a topic you will learn about is the design and manufacture of medical implants such as hip implants. The skills you acquire in this course can make a real impact on improving people's lives.

Design and manufacture of medical implants in Bioengineering

Links with industry

All our courses offer the option to complete a salaried year in industry. You will also have opportunities to undertake a work placement overseas or participate in a study exchange at one of our European or international partner universities.

We encourage our students to spend a year in industry to acquire skills in a workplace environment and significantly enhance their career prospects. At Loughborough, the industrial year is supervised and on successful completion, our graduating students are awarded a Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS), in addition to their degree. Our close links with industrial partners mean we can provide our students with considerable help in sourcing, securing, supporting, and assessing their placement.


Bioengineering is an interdisciplinary field, and you'll benefit from expertise spanning various schools and departments, alongside access to equipment and facilities. Our world-class laboratories offer experience with industry-relevant equipment and provide students with an enriched learning journey.

STEMLab represents a £17 million investment in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, forming part of our broader £25 million campus upgrade. It boasts laboratories designed for practical work in Bioengineering, giving students vital exposure to biological samples within a modern and safe environment.

Our students will also spend a lot of their time in S-Building which is home to our Bioengineering course and has seen significant enhancements. This includes the installation of laboratory spaces and equipment and an IT laboratory for both taught sessions and personal study.


Our bioengineering courses are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. This means that the programmes provide students with the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills to support their application for eventual professional registration to receive Chartered Engineer status.

Career opportunities

Bioengineering is a growing sector which covers the breadth of engineering and manufacturing activity across many sectors. Therefore, our graduates are in high demand. They can expect to go into a variety of sectors including research and development, technical specialists, production, project and research management and business and enterprise development.

Our Centre for Doctoral Training in Regenerative Medicine has also shown a demand for bioengineers at the doctoral level.

The courses are relatively new to Loughborough with our first cohort of graduates completing their degrees in 2020.

Student experience

We pride ourselves in ensuring our students have an unforgettable experience while they are with us and the stats speak for themselves. We are ranked in the top 10 in the UK for Student Experience in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024.

By studying Bioengineering with us at Loughborough University, you'll be joining a highly regarded Department where you'll thrive in our vibrant community of students, academics and support staff.