201–250 th
World University Rankings 2021
101–200 th
Impact Rankings 2021
42 nd
European Teaching Rankings 2019
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Biomedical Engineering - University of Reading

Study biomedical engineering and learn about the application of engineering methods and designs in healthcare and biology. Our aim is to inspire and train the future graduate engineers who will develop the next generation of medical devices, health diagnostic systems and biocompatible prostheses. The MEng covers the design of devices, systems and techniques for the diagnosis, monitoring, management and treatment of diseases, lesions, disorders and infirmity. You will explore how the brain works, learn how to diagnose, prevent and treat disease and understand the techniques used to monitor tissues in the human body. Depending on whether you want to focus on medical technology, theoretical research or clinical applications, you could specialise in areas such as neural engineering, biomaterials, medical imaging and image processing, or rehabilitation engineering. In addition to building your subject knowledge, you will also develop key practical skills in our lab-based classes where you will experience techniques such as immuno-fluorescent labelling, microscopy, DNA and protein analysis, EEG recordings, cell culture and aseptic technique and analytical methods. You will be taught by our team of expert academics, whose specialities range from electronics, physiology and robotics, to name a few areas. Teaching takes place through a mix of lab sessions, seminars and lectures, where you will get to find out the latest discoveries in the sector. A new suite of purpose-made laboratories for research and teaching has recently been built and you will have access to these facilities during your studies. We carry out world-renowned research in neural engineering, rehabilitation and medical technology and there are opportunities to get involved in carrying out original research in these areas during your degree. The University is seeking accreditation by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM). **Careers** A degree in biomedical engineering can open doors to a range of careers in both the scientific and non-scientific sectors, with the transferable skills you develop valued by employers across a variety of fields. As new technologies emerge, you will find there are more and more career directions to choose. In the science sector, you could go into pharmaceutical development, clinical and biomedical engineering, software development or consider a career in policy proposal and implementation.The MEng will provide you with practical, laboratory-based engineering experience in the design, construction, testing and characterisation of devices and systems for biomedical applications; and knowledge of state-of-the-art biomedical technology as applied in clinical practice. On completion of the MEng degree you will also be well equipped to pursue either subsequent PhD studies, a career in industry, the health professions or academia. Our School has excellent relationships with a number of organisations in the world of biomedical engineering, including GlaxoSmithKline and Microchip Ltd.

  • Qualification
    Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,ReadingUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £19,815