University of Kent Biomedical Engineering – BEng (Hons)

vur Biomedical Engineering degree is designed for students with an equally strong interest in engineering and biology/medicine. Studying at Kent gives you hands-on experience in developing medical-electronic systems whilst learning alongside researchers with expertise in biological sciences. Through a combination of deep links into industry and our state-of-the-art facilities, Kent is the ideal place to prepare you for a successful career in biomedical engineering. Why study Biomedical Engineering at Kent:

  • Our course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), which can fast-track your career as a professional engineer
  • You’ll build bioscience-related electronic devices, graduating as an engineer capable of designing complete solutions involving complex integrated systems
  • Our graduates have gone to work at organisations including BAE Systems, RAF and CISCO
  • Our teaching is based on cutting-edge research using case studies which incorporate hot topics with industry and emerging technologies
  • Option to take a Year in Industry (UCAS: 05C3)

Course details

In the first year, you gain a broad foundation in biomedical engineering, including digital technologies, biochemistry, electronics, molecular and cellular biology, robotics and engineering mathematics. As you move through the course you will undertake laboratory-based practical work to help you develop a deep understanding of electronics and biology.

In the second and third year, you develop your skills and gain a strong understanding of biomechanics, human physiology, bioinformatics and genomics, medical physics, programming and product development. As your knowledge grows, you will complete a design or development-based engineering project. 

Stage 1

Compulsory modules currently include

EENG3130 – Introduction to Programming (15 credits)

EENG3230 – Engineering Design and Mechanics (15 credits)

BIOS3070 – Human Physiology and Disease (15 credits)

EENG3050 – Introduction to Electronics (15 credits)

EENG3110 – First Year Engineering Applications Project (15 credits)

EENG3150 – Digital Technologies (15 credits)

EENG3180 – Engineering Mathematics (15 credits)

EENG3190 – Engineering Analysis (15 credits)

Stage 2

Compulsory modules currently include

BIOS5130 – Human Physiology and Disease II (15 credits)

EENG5170 – Control and Mechatronics (15 credits)

EENG5770 – Entrepreneurship and Professional Development (15 credits)

EENG5160 – Biomechanics (15 credits)

EENG5150 – Physiological Measurements (15 credits)

EENG5610 – Image Analysis and Applications (15 credits)

EENG5620 – Engineering Group Project (15 credits)

EENG5190 – Introduction to Fluid Dynamics (15 credits)

Stage 3

Compulsory modules currently include

EENG6460 – Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (15 credits)

EENG6000 – Project (45 credits)

EENG6141 – Biomaterials (15 credits)

EENG6830 – Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) (15 credits)

EENG6760 – Digital Signal Processing and Control (15 credits)

Optional modules may include

EENG5220 – Design & Manufacturing Technology (15 credits)

EENG6770 – Communication Network and IoT (15 credits)

PHYS5130 – Medical Physics (15 credits)

EENG5090 – Virtual Reality (15 credits)

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