Bioengineering

Bioengineering is a cutting-edge, multidisciplinary subject that bridges the gap between medicine and engineering for the enhancement of human health, sport and lifestyle.

Why choose Bioengineering at Loughborough?

Loughborough University has a long history as a leader in many fields of engineering. Our bioengineering 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.
Our National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine delivers world-class education, research and clinical services to benefit the health and well-being of the nation – from everyday people at risk of ill health through to elite athletes.
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.

We have a great choice of bioengineering courses

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

We are the UK’s number one university for engineering placements, sending 15% more students on placement than any other university (HESA UG Student Record 2016/17, for Engineering and Technology).

All of our courses offer the option to complete a salaried year in industry.You will also have an opportunity to undertake international study exchanges or work placements overseas.

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. Close links with industrial partners mean we are able to provide our students with considerable help in sourcing, securing, supporting and assessing their placement.

Bioengineering graduates are expected to be in high demand

These courses are relatively new and our first graduate cohort will complete their degrees in 2020. Our Centre for Doctoral Training in Regenerative Medicine, which is in its 11th year, has shown strong demand for bioengineers at the doctoral level. Bioengineering is a growing sector and we expect our bioengineering graduates to be in high demand since the subject covers the entire breadth of engineering and manufacturing activity across many bioengineering and biotechnology industrial sectors. Graduate roles span research and development, technical specialist, production, project and research management through to business and enterprise development.

Our facilities are world-class

Our world class laboratories allow you the opportunity to gain practical hands on experience with industry relevant equipment, offering students an enhanced learning experience.

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 includes 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 facilities environment. The University boasts excellent facilities and resources for Bioengineering and interdisciplinary learning and teaching.

Additionally, we have invested £4 million into the facilities in S-Building, home to our Bioengineering course. This means new laboratory space and equipment has been installed since 2016 including a new 87 seater IT Laboratory – for taught sessions, but also available for project work and private study.

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.