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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.

Our graduates are especially well equipped to work in areas such as healthcare, pharmacology, medical device development and evaluation, and large-scale healthcare projects.

  • BEng Biomedical Systems Engineering (H161)
  • MEng Biomedical Systems Engineering (H163)
  • Engineering students at Warwick develop an in-depth understanding of the classical principles of Engineering by following a general engineering programme for the first four terms. Thereafter, those choosing to specialise in Biomedical Systems Engineering will learn to apply systems methodology and concepts from other Engineering disciplines to the modelling, analysis of, and interventions for, biomedical problems.

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 2022

MEng Biomedical Systems Engineering 2022

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 in Biomedical Systems Engineering, choose another specialism or continue on the general engineering pathway.

Students can also switch from the three-year BEng to the four-year MEng degree if academic requirements and regulations 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

Year 2

Core modules
Examples of optional modules
  • Computer Architecture and Systems
  • Starting a Business
  • Technology in International Development
  • Mechanical Engineering Design
  • Introduction to Secondary Mathematics/Physics Teaching
  • A Modern Foreign Language

Year 3

Core modules

Year 4 (MEng only)

Core modules
Examples of optional modules
  • Mathematical and Computer Modelling
  • Advanced Control
  • Advanced Robotics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Computational Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
  • Computational Synthetic and Systems Biology

The information on this page is applicable for 2022 entry. Detailed information for each module can be found on this webpage.

Our course and module content is continually reviewed and updated to reflect the latest research expertise at Warwick, so it is therefore very important that you check this website for the latest information before you apply and when you accept 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. If you choose to take an intercalated year, this will be reflected in your degree title, and add a year to your degree programme.

Exchange year abroad (2022 entry only)

MEng students may choose to take their third year at a partner university abroad, subject to academic requirements and approval of study programme.

MEng students who take their third year abroad as an Exchange Year, and do not complete an individual project, will be required to do so as a core module during their MEng (fourth) year at Warwick.

Please note that the exchange year abroad will not be available from 2023 entry onwards.

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.

Find out more

The stream offers a wide range of topics ranging from the clinical engineering aspects within a hospital to biomechanics of the human body. The facilities at Warwick, such as the Gait lab, allow you to enhance understanding in later years as they can be used for projects.


Emma, 2nd year Biomedical Systems Engineering student

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
26 January 2022

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 2022 entry.