University Of Glasgow Biomedical Engineering

By | 2nd June 2017

University Of Glasgow Biomedical Engineering

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING BEng/MEng

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Biomedical engineering is about finding engineering solutions to medical problems. As a rapidly expanding industry, biomedical engineering meets the demands of healthcare through the development of technology.

You’ll take part in practical activities including visits to local hospitals. You will benefit from our strong links with industry, with engineers contributing to lectures, projects and case studies, as well as offering work placements.

University Of Glasgow Biomedical Engineering

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

You will study the same courses in the first three years whether you are on the BEng or MEng degree programme.

YEAR 1

In your first year, you will take a wide-ranging curriculum which includes courses in biomedical engineering, mathematics, dynamics, electronics, materials, statics, thermodynamics and engineering skills. These courses are supported by individual and group project work and laboratory work. This interdisciplinary approach, favoured by industry, also makes it easy to switch to another engineering discipline at the end of year 1 should you wish to do so.

YEAR 2

You will study further engineering and biomedical subjects including engineering mathematics, mechanics, biomaterials, biomedical engineering skills, electronic engineering, engineering design, and human anatomy, physiology and neuroscience.

YEAR 3

You will study more advanced engineering and biomedical subjects including biological fluid mechanics, biomechanics, modelling, instrumentation and control, statistics, medical imaging, and immunology, drugs and disease.

YEARS 4 AND 5

In year 4 of the BEng programme you will complete a project, which takes up one third of the year. Year 4 MEng students undertake a multidisciplinary design project. All year 4 students continue to take courses in engineering, biomedical and life sciences and medicine, such as rehabilitation engineering, biosensors, bioethics and biomedical signal processing. You can also choose from a range of options including cell and tissue engineering, control, materials and mechanics.

If you are an MEng student, in your fifth year you will spend the first six months working on a detailed research-based project which will normally take place in industry, at a hospital or at another university. You will also choose engineering and biomedical engineering courses from advanced subjects such as energy in biological systems, advanced imaging and therapy, scaffolds and tissues, computational modelling, dynamics, and materials.

University Of Glasgow Biomedical Engineering

OUR INTERNATIONAL LINKS

You will be able to apply to spend the third year of your academic studies abroad at an accredited partner university. We also have extensive links to international academic, industrial and clinical partners, which allow our MEng students to undertake their six-month project overseas.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Academic entry requirements
for entry in 2017

BEng

A-LEVELS

  • Standard academic entry requirements: AAB.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: BBB.
  • Other mandatory requirements: Must include Mathematics and Physics.

HIGHERS

  • Standard academic entry requirements: S5 entry requirement = AAAA or AAABB.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: S5 minimum requirement = AABB. Applicants who achieve between AABB and AAAA/AAABB MAY receive a conditional offer. Any conditional offer will require students to achieve a minimum of grade BB in two relevant Advanced Highers (in cases where applicants attend a school which does not offer relevant Advanced Highers alternative offers will be considered which require a minimum of three additional Highers).
  • Other mandatory requirements: Entry from S5 requires Higher Mathematics AND Higher Physics at grade A/B or B/A. Entry from S6 will require applicants to have Higher Mathematics in S5 AND Higher Physics at grade A/B or B/A by the end of S6.

We adjust these entry requirements for eligible applicants, from AABB at S5/S6, based upon completion of a pre-entry programme. For pre-entry programme eligibility and adjusted grade requirements, see Access Glasgow.

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

  • Standard academic entry requirements: 36 points.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: 34 points.
  • Other mandatory requirements: Must include three HL subjects at 6,6,5 including Mathematics and Physics. SL6 may be considered for ONE of either Physics or Mathematics. Mathematics Studies is NOT accepted where Mathematics is required.

EUROPEAN QUALIFICATIONS

Typical entry requirements for European qualifications: Engineering BEng European Requirements[pdf]

Please note: all A-Level, International Baccalaureate, and other EU entry requirements must be achieved in first sitting.

MEng

A-LEVELS

  • Standard academic entry requirements: AAA.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: Applicants who achieve less than AAA will be considered for the BEng.
  • Other mandatory requirements: A-level Mathematics AND A-level Physics.

HIGHERS

  • Standard academic entry requirements: S5 entry requirement = AAAAA.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: Applicants who achieve a minimum of AAAA or AAABB including Higher Mathematics in S5 WILL receive a conditional offer for the MEng based on them obtaining a minimum of grade A/B in two Advanced Highers (in cases where applicants attend a school which does not offer relevant Advanced Highers alternative offers will be considered which require a minimum of three additional Highers). Applicants who achieve less than AAAA or AAABB will be considered for the BEng.
  • Other mandatory requirements: Higher Mathematics AND Higher Physics both at grade A.

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

  • Standard academic entry requirements: 38 points.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: 36 points.
  • Other mandatory requirements: Must include three HL subjects at 6,6,6 including Mathematics and Physics. SL6 may be considered for ONE of either Physics or Mathematics. Mathematics Studies is NOT accepted where Mathematics is required.

EUROPEAN QUALIFICATIONS

Typical entry requiremetns for European qualifications: Engineering MEng European Requirements [pdf]

Please note: all A-Level, International Baccalaureate, and other EU entry requirements must be achieved in first sitting.

Advanced Entry or Faster Route

Applicants who attain exceptional grades may be considered for Advanced Entry (commence their degree at year 2) or Faster Route (additional classes enabling them to condense a 4 year Honours degree into three years). The availability of Advanced Entry or Faster Route will vary by science subject and thus reduce the flexibility that a student has in selecting optional subjects.

Applicants who are interested in Advanced Entry or Faster Route should apply for year 2 (Y2) on their UCAS application. In the event that the specific subject is unavailable or their application is unsuccessful they will automatically be considered for year 1 entry without having to submit a separate UCAS application. Advanced Entry / Faster Route would facilitate completion of the five year MEng degree in four years or the four year BEng degree in three years.

Indicative Grades for an applicant to be considered for Advanced Entry or Faster Route  to are:

  • A-levels: A*A*A at one sitting. (Including Maths at A* and Physics at A/A*)
  • Advanced Highers: AAA at one sitting.
  • International Baccalaureate: 40 Points.

In all cases the mandatory requirements specified must also be met. All applicants should use the standard UCAS code but apply for Y2 entry.

Applicants may be invited for interview.

Glasgow International College

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of foundation certificates.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Our graduates are well represented in manufacturing companies and the National Health Service and in a wide range of industries in this country and abroad. Some of our graduates see Biomedical Engineering as an excellent preliminary degree for graduate entry into Medicine. The degree also provides graduates with strong transferable skills, enabling them to pursue other careers in finance, law and medicine, as well as other engineering disciplines.

Accreditation

Our BEng and MEng degrees are accredited by the Institute of Engineering and Technology, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine.

DEGREES AND UCAS CODES

When applying you will need to know the UCAS code for the subject or subject-combination that you wish to apply to:

BENG

  • KIS
    Biomedical Engineering: J750

MENG

  • KIS
    Biomedical Engineering: J751

FEES AND FUNDING

TUITION FEES

How and when you pay tuition fees depends on where you’re from: see Tuition fees for details.

SCHOLARSHIPS

We offer a wide range of scholarships to our undergraduates, including both home/EU and international students. The University is committed to supporting students and rewarding academic excellence. That’s why we’ve invested more than £1m in additional scholarship funding in recent years.

The list of scholarships above are specific to this programme for more available scholarships please search the scholarship database

 University Of Glasgow Biomedical Engineering

HOW TO APPLY

UCAS DEADLINES

The deadlines for applications to Medicine, Vet Medicine and Dentistry is 15 October each year. The deadline for applications to all other degree programmes is 15 January each year.

The University of Glasgow does not usually accept any applications after these UCAS deadlines. It is the applicants’ responsibility to ensure the accuracy of their application prior to submission, and requests from applicants to correct erroneous application content, change degree programme or change college of entry, will not be accepted after these UCAS deadlines. This policy is in place to ensure fairness and consistency to all applicants, and no exceptions will be made.

  • 15 October: if including Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine or applying to Oxford or Cambridge
  • 15 January: all other UK/EU applicants (unless otherwise stated on the UCAS website)
  • 30 June: international (non-EU) students.

Apply at www.ucas.com or through your school or college.
Contact UCAS on 0871 468 0468.

UCAS TARIFF POINTS

The University does not frame its offers in terms of UCAS tariff points.

HOW SOON WILL I RECEIVE A DECISION?

We will usually respond before the end of March.

If your qualifications meet our requirements and we believe you could benefit from study at Glasgow, you will receive an unconditional offer.

If you haven’t yet gained the necessary passes for entry to your chosen subject(s), we may look at the qualifications you are taking when you apply and make you a conditional offer.

WILL I BE INTERVIEWED?

An interview will be part of the selection process for: Community Development, Dentistry, History of Art & Art-world Practice, Medicine, Music, Nursing, Teaching, and Veterinary Medicine & Surgery. You may also be interviewed if you’re applying for entry into Year 2 in any subject.

IS DEFERRED ENTRY AVAILABLE?

For Dentistry, Nursing and Veterinary Medicine programmes we are unable to consider applications for deferred entry. In other cases deferring may be possible but it’s not granted automatically.

UNIVERSITY TRANSFERS

Transfers from another University to the University of Glasgow will only be considered under the following circumstances:

  1. The applicant has a genuine personal circumstance (illness, bereavement or other family situation) which requires the student to move back to their home town to be closer to family; AND
  2. The applicant would have met the University of Glasgow entrance requirements at the time he/she went to the other institution. In exceptional circumstances, a student may be admitted if he/she was marginally below the University of Glasgow entrance requirements, and they have performed above average at the other institution.

WIDENING PARTICIPATION

We want to help talented applicants from all backgrounds to study at Glasgow. See our range of widening access pre-entry programmes at Widening Participation.

Apply at www.ucas.com or through your school or college.
Contact UCAS on 0871 468 0468.