Biomedical Engineering

University of Strathclyde


Develop new medical technologies and techniques which transform and improve the lives of patients.

Years 1 and 2:
Core concepts in mathematics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, anatomy, physiology and molecular bioscience provide fundamental engineering and biomedical science knowledge. You'll take the majority of these classes alongside other engineers and biomedical scientists. Specialist classes will develop your Biomedical Engineering focus.

Year 3:
You will start to apply your knowledge in specific areas of biomedical engineering (eg biomechanics and biomedical materials). You'll also deepen your understanding of core engineering and biomedical science topics.

Year 4:
You'll focus on an individual research project. A skills class in research methods and professional studies will provide knowledge of research design and statistical analysis. It will also provide insight into the role and environment of the biomedical engineer and an understanding of ethical, safety and quality management issues.

Entry Requirements

2024 entry requirements

Standard entry:
4 Highers at AAAB including Maths and Engineering Science or Physics or at A plus English at National 5. Higher English preferred.

Widening access entry:
4-5 Highers at ABBB or BBBBB including Maths and Engineering Science or Physics plus English at National 5. Higher English preferred.

Start Date





BEng Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


Faculty of Engineering


Biomedical Engineering

SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors

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