Taught course

Biomedical Engineering and Instrumentation

London South Bank University · Applied Science

Entry requirements

Entrant to the programme will be graduates in science and engineering who have prior experience of computer programming, electronics and mathematics in their first degree and who wish to obtain specialised training in Biomedicine. The minimum requirement is a bachelor's degree in any engineering and science subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The application of engineering in the field of biomedicine is gaining significant momentum with many emerging themes within the medical and healthcare communities. Consequently there is an increasing demand to train science and engineering graduates to augment and extend their knowledge under the general umbrella of biomedical engineering. The design and implementation of biomedical instrumentation in the form of monitoring, diagnostic or therapeutic devices is a growing specialist field and the demand for a suitably qualified workforce is already palpable and is set to expand rapidly as healthcare is increasingly devolved to smaller clinics and household devices.

London South Bank University is well placed to capitalise on the demand within its specialist field of telemedicine and signal processing, allied to its strong links with industry and long reputation in developing innovative practical hardware solutions within knowledge transfer partnerships or other similar industrial collaborations.

This programme builds on the expertise of the research team established by the nascent Biomedical Communications and Engineering (BiMEC) Research Group within the Department of Engineering and Design. The group has diverse research interests broadly in the fields of telecommunications, computer networks, ultra wideband systems, opto-electronics, signal processing, embedded systems and software engineering. Together, with specialist input from the Faculty of Health and Social Care, the team will deliver a coherent programme enabling graduate scientists and engineers to focus themselves towards a career in biomedical engineering.

Information for international students

You must have an English language qualification before starting a programme of study at London South Bank University. Acceptable qualifications include IELTS Level 6.5 or TOEFL 580. See: www.lsbu.ac.uk/international/englishRequirement

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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