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Biomedical Systems Engineering (MEng) (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)

 

BIOMEDICAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING (MEng)

Full-time 2019 entry, A*AA, IB 38

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.


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This degree reflects our research strengths and industry collaborations in biomedical systems modelling, pharmacology, and healthcare technology, explored from a systems perspective.

Our 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.

This four year MEng degree enables you to explore specialist areas of Biomedical Systems Engineering through core and optional module choices and a group project.

We offer flexible degree programmes that enable you to experience a range of different 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, students continue to study the same core modules as all other students until the end of term one, after which they can specialise, or continue on the general Engineering pathway.

We use a variety of teaching methods, ranging from lectures and group tutorials to small-group teaching in laboratories. You will participate in lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical laboratory sessions.

To help you make the transition from school to university, in your first year you will meet your personal tutor each week in a group usually of five or six students to address academic issues arising from lectures. Your tutor is there to support you throughout your university life and will especially help you to reflect upon your continuing development.

Engineers are always involved in interdisciplinary group work and this forms part of our courses from year one.

Contact hours

Timetables will vary from week to week. In the first two terms of first and second year, students typically receive around 13 contact hours (of lectures, seminars and tutorials) per week in addition to between 2 and 12 hours of laboratory sessions.

Years three and four will be more project heavy, and contact hours will come down.

Class size

Class sizes for lectures, practical laboratory sessions and seminars vary depending on the number of students taking the module.

Assessment is through examinations (60%) and coursework (40%). Coursework assessment can include laboratory reports, projects, essays and oral presentations.

1st year: 0%, 2nd year: 20%, 3rd year 40%; 4th year 40%.

There are options to take an intercalated study abroad year (typically between the second and third, or third and fourth, years).

MEng students may choose to take their third year at a partner university abroad.

Our Placements and Internships Officer supports students to identify opportunities for year-long and/or summer internships and research opportunities, which often lead to further study and employment for our students.

Options to take an intercalated year in industry, research or study abroad are reflected in your degree title, and add a year to your degree duration.

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A level A*AA to include Mathematics and Physics

IB 38 with 6,6,6 at Higher Level. Maths and Physics is required. At least one of these subjects should be at Higher level

We also ask for a pass in the science practical assessment (if applicable). Applicants with a strong profile but without either A level Physics or A level Mathematics may be considered. Please contact ugadmissions@warwick.ac.uk prior to applying.

  • Contextual data and differential offers: Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).
  • Access Courses: Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units, and grade A in A level Mathematics or equivalent.
  • Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP) All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP website.
  • We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
  • Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.

    Interviews We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference.

    Open Days All students who have been offered a place are invited to visit. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

Year 1
  • 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 Computing

Year 2
  • Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics
  • Electromechanical System Design
  • Engineering Mathematics and Technical Computing
  • Technical Operations Management
  • Analogue Electronic Design
  • Systems Engineering Principles
  • Biomedical and Clinical Engineering
Year 3
  • Healthcare Technology Engineering Design
  • Quality Techniques
  • Systems Modelling and Control
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Signals and Systems
  • Dynamics of Vibrating Systems
  • Individual Project
Year 4
  • Biomedical Systems Modelling
  • Imaging and Sensing in the Body and Brain
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Computational Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering
  • Group Project
Selection of optional modules that current students are studying:

Advanced Control; Computer Architecture and Systems; Mathematical and Computer Modelling; Multimedia Technology and Signals; Technology in International Development; Modern Foreign Language module.

Warwick students are especially equipped to work in healthcare, pharmacology or medical device development and evaluation, and large-scale healthcare projects.

Our Placements and Internships Officer will work with you to identify opportunities for year-long and/or summer internships and research opportunities, which often lead to further study and employment for our students.

A level A*AA to include Mathematics and Physics

IB 38 to include 6,6,6 in Mathematics and Physics. At least one of these subjects should be at Higher Level

We also ask for a pass in the science practical assessment (if applicable). Applicants with a strong profile but without either A level Physics or A level Mathematics may be considered. Please contact ugadmissions@warwick.ac.uk prior to applying.

UCAS Code
H163

Award
Master of Engineering (MEng)

Duration
4 years full time

Start Date

24 September 2019

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
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Additional costs

The School provides computer laboratories loaded with specialist software. These are open 24/7, helping you undertake work at a time that suits you. Students are therefore not required to purchase a computer. However those who choose to buy a computer may wish to bear in mind that a Microsoft Windows Operating System is recommended for full access to engineering software.

In order to progress onto the fourth year of the School of Engineering’s MEng courses, students are required to successfully complete the Professional Development Requirement (PDR). This involves accruing points by taking parts in course related activities such as industrial visits, conferences and placements. Although there are different ways in which students can achieve PDR points, a number of these require students to become a member of the Engineering Society. To become a member of the Engineering Society, students must first join the Student Union’s Societies Federation, which for the 2017-18 academic year cost £19.

This information is applicable for 2019 entry.

Given the interval between the publication of courses and enrolment, some of the information may change. It is important to check our website before you apply. Please read our terms and conditions to find out more.

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