Biomedical Engineering

University of Glasgow


Gilmorehill Campus


Year 1: In your first year, you will take a wide-ranging curriculum which includes courses in biomedical engineering, mathematics, dynamics, electronics, materials, statics, thermodynamics and engineering skills. These courses are supported by project and laboratory work. This interdisciplinary approach, favoured by industry, makes it possible to switch to most other engineering disciplines at the end of year 1 should you wish to do so.

Years 2 and 3: You will continue to study a wide-ranging curriculum, but with an increasing emphasis on bio-engineering subjects, such as biomaterials, biomechanics, biological fluid mechanics, electronic engineering, instrumentation and control, medical imaging, engineering design, human biological systems, mathematics and statistics, etc.

Year 4: Year 4 BEng students complete a project, which takes up one third of the year, while year 4 MEng students undertake a multidisciplinary design project. All year 4 students take core courses such as rehabilitation engineering, biosensors, bioethics and biomedical signal processing. You can also choose from a range of options including cell and tissue engineering, ultrasound technology, control, materials and mechanics.

Entry Requirements

2025 entry requirements
Standard entry: 5 Highers at AAAAA (two sittings with a min AABB after S5) including Maths and Engineering Science or Physics.

Entry to year 2 may be possible with 3 Advanced Highers at AAA including Maths and Engineering Science or Physics.

Widening access entry: 4 Highers at AABB or BBBB including Maths and Engineering Science or Physics. Completion of pre-entry programme is necessary.

Start Date





BEng Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


College of Science and Engineering


James Watt School of Engineering

SCQF Level



Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy