University of Sheffield Bioengineering

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University of Sheffield Bioengineering

You’ll learn how to use engineering expertise to analyse and solve problems in biology and medicine. Your study will explore how engineering and bioengineering combine in the application of engineering principles to human health.

Our flexible course gives you the opportunity to study the full breadth of bioengineering subjects in your first year. From the second year onwards, you’ll specialise in one of these four streams: biomedical engineering; medical devices and systems; biomaterials science and tissue engineering; biomanufacturing.

Project work, sometimes in groups, could see you tackling industrial problems and developing your management skills. In the third year you’ll work on a group project, and in the final year you’ll complete a major piece of individual research related to your chosen specialism.

All our students take the Global Engineering Challenge. Working with students from other engineering courses you’ll have to find creative solutions to problems. The project looks at challenges faced by communities throughout the world. It’s designed to develop you as a professional engineer and get you thinking about sustainable solutions.

Modules: what you study and when

Financial help from the University – bursaries

If you’re a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant – you don’t have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels AAA including Maths and two other science subjects
International Baccalaureate 36, 6 in Maths and two other science subjects at Higher Level
BTEC DD in Engineering with Distinction in Further Maths + A Level grade A in a science subject
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 D3 including Maths and two other science subjects
Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers AAAAB including a science subject + AA in Maths and a second science subject
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels Not accepted
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • A Level in General Studies is not accepted
  • Science subjects must include one of either Physics, Chemistry, Biology (or Human Biology), Further Maths or Statistics plus any science subject
  • International students need overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

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Contact us

Peter Lomas
Admissions Officer
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 7837

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Department open days
If you apply to us, you’ll also be invited to a department open day. Bioengineering open days take place between November and May.

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