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Biomedical Systems Engineering

Biomedical Systems

Biomedical Systems

Learn how to solve biomedical problems using Engineering methods and tools.

Our Biomedical Systems Engineering degrees give the opportunity to gain core engineering skills while developing specialist knowledge that can be used to improve understanding and management of biomedical problems, and to develop the healthcare technologies of the future.

Biomedical Engineers may choose to apply the principles of electromagnetic engineering to analyse the body’s own electrical and magnetic activity, making these measurements accessible to medical doctors and biologists. They may choose to apply the principles of mechanical engineering to the analysis of motion and creation of devices that monitor and support walking. Students may choose to apply Systems thinking perspectives to the impact of healthcare on people, processes, information and organisations, equipping them to work on high-level global priorities in healthcare.

Biomedical Engineering is a key research theme at the School of Engineering. The Warwick Biomedical Systems degree reflects our strengths and industry collaborations in biomedical systems modelling, pharmacology, and healthcare technology, explored from a systems perspective.

  • BEng Biomedical Systems Engineering (H161)
  • MEng Biomedical Systems Engineering (H163)

If you aspire to achieve Chartered Engineer (CEng) status, a degree from Warwick is a great starting point. The majority of our degrees are accredited by licensed professional engineering institutions, such as the IET, IMechE and JBM and provide the academic component (in part or fully) needed for Chartered Engineer status.

Entry requirements are published on the University website:

BEng Biomedical Systems Engineering 2019

MEng Biomedical Systems Engineering 2019

BEng Biomedical Systems Engineering 2020

MEng Biomedical Systems Engineering 2020

Applications are made through UCAS. Further information and guidance about the admissions process is available on the University website.

Come and see for yourself what Warwick is all about! Our University Open Days give you the chance to visit the School of Engineering, see the facilities, meet staff and students, tour the campus and get a real feel for life at Warwick. If you apply to study at Warwick and are subsequently made an offer, you may also be invited to an Offer Holder Open Day.

We offer flexible degree programmes that enable you to experience a range of engineering disciplines before you decide to specialise.

All first year students study a general engineering programme, which is much favoured by industry. In the second year, you continue to study the same core modules as all other students until the end of term one, after you which you can specialise.

Students can also switch from the three-year BEng to the four-year MEng degree if academic requirements are met, and from the MEng to the BEng if they prefer to graduate earlier.

Year 1

In your first year you will be taught the fundamentals of engineering, which you will build on in later years according to your interests.

Core modules
  • Dynamics and Thermodynamics
  • Electrical and Electronic Circuits
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Introduction to Engineering Business Management
  • Introduction to Engineering: Professionalism and Practice
  • Materials for Engineering
  • Statics and Structures
  • Systems Modelling, Simulation and Computation
Optional extra modules
  • A Modern Foreign Language

Year 2

Core modules
  • Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics
  • Electromechanical System Design
  • Engineering Mathematics and Data Analytics
  • Technical Operations Management
  • Introduction to Biomedical and Clinical Engineering
  • Systems and Software Engineering Principles
  • Analogue Electronic Design
Examples of optional modules
  • Computer Architecture and Systems
  • Multimedia Technology and Signals
  • Starting a Business
  • Technology in International Development
  • Introduction to Secondary School Teaching (Physics)
  • A Modern Foreign Language

Year 3

Core modules
  • Medical Device Design
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Biomedical Imaging and Medical Devices
  • Biomechanics
  • Signal Processing
  • Systems Modelling and Control
  • Individual Project

Year 4 (MEng only)

Core modules
  • Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Systems Modelling
  • Group Project
Examples of optional modules
  • Mathematical and Computer Modelling
  • Affective Computing
  • Advanced Control
  • Advanced Robotics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Computational Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Materials, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
  • Computational Synthetic and Systems Biology

We are making some exciting changes to our Engineering degrees for 2020-21 entry. The core and optional modules listed on this page are currently undergoing approval through the University’s rigorous academic processes. It is therefore very important that you check this webpage for the latest information before you apply and prior to accepting an offer.

Intercalated degrees

Students may choose to spend a year in industry, research or study abroad between years two and three, or between year three and four for MEng.

Exchange year abroad

MEng students may choose to take their third year at a partner university abroad (not to be confused with an intercalated study abroad year, which adds a year to your degree duration).

Tuition fees

Please see the University website for details of tuition fees, financial support and the cost of living.


The School of Engineering is privileged to attract high fliers and seeks to recognise and promote achievement, talent, ideas, hard work and diversity. We regularly offer a number of scholarships.

After graduation, Warwick students are especially well equipped to work in areas such as healthcare, pharmacology, medical device development and evaluation, and large-scale healthcare projects. Systems thinking supports description and prediction of the practical, cultural, and economic impact of major interventions.

 There are a broad range of facilities used during the biomedical engineering course at Warwick to apply knowledge gained from lectures. The gait laboratory is one such facility which few other universities benefit from. Another is the MRI microscopy probe. I believe the opportunity to use such facilities has enhanced my knowledge and allowed me to further understand the topics. 


Charlotte, MSc Biomedical Engineering graduate

Why Warwick?

Essential information

UCAS code
H161 (BEng)
H163 (MEng)

BEng 3 years full time
MEng 4 years full time
30 weeks per academic year

Application deadline
15 January 2020

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
Find out more about fees and funding.

Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course. For further information on the typical additional costs please see the University course pages.

For all enquiries on our Engineering degrees, please contact engadmissions at warwick dot ac dot uk

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How to apply

This information is applicable for 2020 entry.