MEng Biomedical Engineering

Our Masters in Biomedical Engineering is a 4 year degree built around current technological developments and has a strong research focus. You will acquire a comprehensive understanding of cutting edge techniques, used to address critical medical issues. You will also be able to tailor your degree, through a flexible curriculum of optional modules. Major areas covered include biomedical instrumentation and imaging technology, rehabilitation and assistive technology, wearable devices, brain-computer interfaces, biomaterials, tissue engineering and synthetic biology. During the final year, you will plan and manage research at the forefront of the field, to produce original knowledge. Our academics propose a wide variety of interesting individual projects, based on their area of expertise and research direction. Examples include targeted application of growth factors to direct stem cell fate, use of Kinect for motor rehabilitation after brain injury, development of soft modular robotics, mid-air gesture analyser and many more.

At the end of the second year of the Biomedical Engineering degree you can undertake a 1-year placement, with one of our industrial partners such as GSK, MicroChip and ReNeuron. This offers you the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the field, while building a network of colleagues that will significantly aid you in your career. During your placement year, you will still be a student of the University of Reading and will have regular contact with an academic overseeing placements. If you do not want to undertake a placement for 1 year, then you can take a 10-credit placement module and get credit towards your degree. This second year module allows you to work with our industrial partners over a shorter time period, usually over the summer.

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