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Biomedical Engineering (with Integrated Foundation Year)

BEng (Hons)



2023 - 2024

Typical offer for 2023

Duration

UCAS code

Suitable for applications.

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Entry requirements

Typical offer - 72 UCAS tariff points.

A levels

DDD.

BTEC Extended Diploma

Level 3 National Extended Diploma (from 2016) MMP, along with a minimum of GCSE Mathematics grade C/grade 4.

OR

BTEC Extended Diploma (2010-2016) Any Engineering subject to include Mathematics for Engineering Technicians (Unit 4) Pass

OR

BTEC Extended Diploma (2010-2016) Construction and Built Environment to include Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment (Unit 3) Pass

OR

BTEC Extended Diploma (2010-2016) Applied Science to inc. Mathematical Calculations for Science (Unit 7) and Using Statistics in Science (Unit 8)

OR

BTEC Nationals Level 3 (from 2016). Any Engineering subject to include Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (Unit 7) Pass AND GCSE English grade D/grade 3 or equivalent.

Applicants on Access Programmes

72 UCAS tariff points along with a minimum of GCSE Mathematics grade C/grade 4. There are no specific subject requirements.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

72 UCAS tariff points, with Maths Standard Level grade 5 plus Higher Level grade 3 or Standard Level grade 4 in English.

Plus minimum of

GCSE Mathematics grade C/grade 4 and English grade D/grade 3 (equivalents accepted).

Learning and assessment

In your first year you will experience a wide range of teaching and learning environments. Concepts, principles and theories are typically explored in formal lectures, practised in tutorials, and demonstrated in laboratory classes. Practical skills are developed in laboratories. Cognitive and personal skills are developed in more open-ended problem solving and design exercises, often tackled by working in small groups supported by members of academic, technical, and library staff. Project work is used to bring various aspects of the programme together.

Typically, each module will involve 72 hours of timetabled contact except Mathematics for which you will have 96 hours of timetabled contact for each module. The expected weekly timetabled commitment will be around 21 hours.

After the foundation year the teaching and learning strategy accounts for learning outcomes that need to be achieved, progression through the levels of study, and the nature of the subject. One of the goals of Higher Education is that students develop lifelong learning skills and are increasingly able to take greater responsibility for their own learning (become independent learners) as they progress through the programme. Our strategy begins with the end in mind. We want students to become great engineers; that means great problem solvers and great team-workers with an inquisitive and curious mind. This should mean that by the end of your study with us you can move seamlessly into the world of work, academic research, or become an entrepreneur.

Our assessment methods incorporate a range of different methods designed to meet the needs of industry and accrediting bodies, as well as to prepare students for a research career.

Facilities

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We offer state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities, including:

  • world-class bioaerosol test facility for performing microbiological experiments
  • cell/tissue engineering laboratory for in-vitro culturing of various tissues, and wound repair
  • tissue characterisation laboratory, incorporating an atomic force microscopy (AFM) suite
  • world-class bioaerosol test facility for performing microbiological experiments
  • movement laboratory, which enables the movement and gait of patients to be analysed with a VICON motion capture facility
  • electrostatics laboratory for evaluating the impact of electrical charge on biological and medical systems

Study support

Our comprehensive support services will help you to achieve your full potential – both academically and personally. 

We provide all you need to make the very best of your time with us, and successfully progress through your studies and on into the world of graduate employment. 

Our support services include: 

  • Personal tutors 
  • Disability services 
  • Counselling services 
  • MyBradford student support centres 
  • The Students’ Union 
  • Chaplaincy and faith advisers 
  • An on-campus nursery 
  • Halls wardens 

We have well-stocked libraries and excellent IT facilities across campus. These facilities are open 24 hours a day during term time, meaning you’ll always find a place to get things done on campus. 

Our Academic Skills Advice Service will work with you to develop your academic, interpersonal and transferable skills. 

Research

Cutting-edge research feeds directly into teaching and student projects, ensuring your studies are innovative, current and focused - and directly related to developments in the healthcare and orthopaedic industries.

All academic staff are research active, ensuring teaching is research-led and you'll have an effective, insightful supervisor when undertaking industry based projects.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.