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BEng and MENG Biomedical Engineering – University of Reading

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    Be part of the science behind world-changing medical technology

BEng and MENG Biomedical Engineering

Practical experience is a significant element of the Biomedical Engineering degree. You will design and develop biomedical systems in exciting fields such as brain computer interfaces, assistive and rehabilitation technologies, hard and soft robotics, virtual reality, haptics and wearable electronics. You will gain hands-on experience of some of the latest 3D printing and bioprinting equipment, and you will become adept at electronics, microprocessor programming, and sensor design and development.

You will also gain experience in a wide range of biological techniques such as immuno-fluorescent labelling, microscopy, DNA and protein analysis, cell culture and aseptic techniques, and analytical methods.

Throughout your degree you will develop transferable skills that are in high demand in the biomedical sector. You will learn how to design and execute experiments, work independently as well as in teams, use statistics and computing to interpret data and write essays and reports. You will also have opportunities to take a year-long placement in industry or to undertake shorter research or industrial placements over the summer vacation. These placements give you the opportunity to work in the biomedical field with supervision from experts from industry or the university, strengthening your profile and enhancing your CV before graduation.

What will you learn in Biomedical Engineering?

From understanding how the brain works, how human tissues are monitored and how we can design medical devices to enhance people's lives, this degree will give you significant expertise in the field.

Valuable experience in the discipline

Practical experience is a significant element of the Biomedical Engineering degree. You will gain experience in techniques such as immuno-fluorescent labelling, microscopy, DNA and protein analysis, EEG recordings, cell culture and aseptic technique and analytical methods. Throughout the degree you will develop transferable skills that are in high demand in the biomedical sector. You will learn how to design and execute experiments, work in teams, use statistics and computing to interpret data and write essays and reports. You will also have the opportunity to take a year-long placement in the industry. These placements give you the opportunity to work in the biomedical field with supervision from the University, increase your profile within the industry and enhance your CV before graduation.

a rich and rewarding career

As Biomedical Engineering is interdisciplinary, there are multiple paths to building a career in the field. Depending on whether you want to focus on medical technology, theoretical research or clinical applications, you could specialise in areas such as neural engineering, biomaterials, medical imaging and image processing, or rehabilitation engineering.

Outstanding facilities

The School of Biological Sciences has a full suite of new, cutting-edge laboratories which will allow you to learn in a state-of-the-art environment and conduct original research.

Find out more about BEng and meng Biomedical Engineering

For information about this course, entry requirements and funding, take a look at our course specifications page.

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