MEng Biomedical Engineering
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Our MEng Biomedical Engineering course will allow you to develop engineering solutions to solve healthcare problems while working alongside world experts in electronics, physiology, robotics and genetics.
Grounded in the fundamental principles of engineering and relevant aspects of biology and medicine, the MEng covers the design of devices, systems and techniques for the diagnosis, monitoring, management and treatment of diseases, lesions, disorders and infirmity. Major areas covered include biomedical instrumentation and imaging technology, rehabilitation and assistive technology, wearable devices, brain-computer interfaces, biomaterials and synthetic biology.
We are conducting world-renowned research in the fields of neural engineering, rehabilitation and medical technology. During your degree you will have the opportunity to undertake original research in the above fields, while completing your final-year project.
Our new £60m Health and Life Sciences building will open in 2020. As the new home of the School of Biological Sciences, it will offer state-of-the-art research and teaching laboratories, seminar rooms, and plenty of study and social space, including a café. The building will also house the Cole Museum of Zoology. The collection, featuring over 3,500 natural history specimens, provides a fantastic resource for biological scientists and the wider community.
The School of Biological Sciences has excellent relationships with a number of organisations in the world of biomedical engineering, including GSK and Microchip Ltd. At the end of your second year as a MEng student, you can undertake a one-year placement within the industry. This offers you the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the field while building a network of colleagues who may 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 one 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.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme
If you are interested in a career as a researcher, then the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) is ideal for you. Students participating in UROP work with academic staff on research projects across the University. Placements can be either for 6 weeks over the summer vacation, or a longer period, if part-time.
UROP offers you a unique opportunity to contribute to the creation of knowledge and successful projects can lead to an invitation to continue your career in research through a PhD programme.
For more information, please visit the School of Biological Sciences website.