Biomedical Engineering

University of Strathclyde


Years 1 and 2:
The first two years concentrate on fundamental engineering and biomedical science knowledge covering core concepts in mathematics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, anatomy, physiology and molecular bioscience. For the majority of these classes you will be mixing with and integrating with other engineers and biomedical scientists, whilst specialist classes will develop a Biomedical Engineering identity.

Year 3:
In the third year of the course, students start to apply their knowledge in specific areas of biomedical engineering (e.g. biomechanics and biomedical materials), as well as deepening their knowledge of core engineering and biomedical science topics.

Year 4:
Year 4 focuses towards an individual research project, and allied to this project will be a generic skills class in research methods and professional studies; providing knowledge of research design and statistical analysis, discussion of the role and environment of the biomedical engineer, ethical, safety and quality management issues.

Entry Requirements

2021 entry requirements

Standard entry:
4 Highers at AAAB including Maths and Physics at A; Biology recommended at Higher at B or National 5 at A plus English at National 5. Higher English preferred.

Widening Access entry:
4 Highers at AABB including Maths and Physics; Biology recommended at Higher if not held at National 5; 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

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