Taught course

Biomedical Engineering

Queen Mary, University of London · School of Engineering and Materials Science

Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree (minimum second class honours or equivalent) in Engineering or the Physical Sciences. Each application is individually assessed; you are recommended to write for guidance in specific cases.

Months of entry


Course content

Programme description
Biomedical engineering is a new and rapidly emerging field of engineering that relies on a multidisciplinary approach to research and development by applying the principles of science and engineering to biological and clinical problems. Problems in this area differ significantly from the more traditional branches of engineering. Nevertheless, the biomedical engineer relies on methodologies and techniques developed in more traditional engineering fields, which are further advanced and adapted to the particular complexities associated with biological systems. These applications vary from the design, development and operation of complex medical devices used in prevention, diagnosis and treatment, to the characterisation of tissue behaviour in health and disease, to the development of software products and theoretical models that enhance the understanding of complex biomedical issues.

This programme aims to prepare specialists with advanced skills sought by the biomedical industries and establishments, including experimental and numerical techniques, computational modelling and in-depth understanding of engineering approaches to biological problems. The acquired knowledge and skills would enable you to participate in the advancement of knowledge and technology in this field. Case studies originating in practical medical and industrial problems are provided throughout the programme involving a range of clinical disciplines including orthopaedics, cardiovascular medicine, urology, radiology and rehabilitation.

The MSc in Biomedical Engineering is organised by a team of medical engineers within the School of Engineering and Materials Science, which has an internationally leading reputation in research, working closely with collaborators in Europe, US and Asia, on exciting research and development projects in this field. World-renowned specialists from the nationally leading Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry provide vital contributions to the programme.

Programme outline
The programme includes three core modules, five optional modules and a research project.

Core modules:

Research Methods and Experimental Techniques
Medical Ethics, Law and Regulatory Practice in Bioengineering
Research Project (four modules)
Module options may include:

Tissue engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Mechanics of Continua
Principles and Applications of Medical Imaging
Biomedical Engineering of Urology
Implant Design and Technology
Clinical Measurements
Surgical Techniques and Safety
Computational Fluid Dynamics

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Coordinator
44 (0)20 7882 8735