BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering

  • Available in Clearing 2024
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Study Biomedical Engineering at ARU

Join an interdisciplinary-focused course that combines the principles of engineering, biology and medicine to advance and improve healthcare treatments.

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We're the Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year. We've also been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework – a reflection of the outstanding education we offer our students.

Why Biomedical Engineering at ARU?

  • Cover key areas of advanced healthcare technologies such as biomaterials and nanotechnology, microelectronics, robotics and machine intelligence, and biomechanics.
  • Bring the world of work to life through Live Briefs; designed and developed with regional employers to give you exposure to ‘real world’ problem-solving.
  • Learn from experts in electronics, mechatronics and medicine in our new Biomedical Laboratory and purpose-built School of Medicine.
  • Gain hands-on laboratory experience using cutting-edge technologies to create medical devices while developing your problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, with our project-based approach.
  • Engage in ground-breaking research that addresses real-world problems during and outside of term-time, with opportunities for summer internships, as well as placements at a local hospital.
  • Prepare for a career that makes a real difference to healthcare, improving patient outcomes and quality of life, with possible employers including the National Health Service, medical device companies, and research institutes.

Advancements in healthcare technologies have invaluable power to transform patients' lives for the better. Our BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering degree is designed to give you a solid grounding in various engineering approaches to healthcare challenges, putting you in a position to design, develop, and deliver the medical devices of tomorrow.

Here at ARU, we take a project-based learning approach, meaning that whether you're learning the fundamental principles of medical technologies at the start of the course or extending your specialist knowledge in your final year, you'll be tackling real-world problems from start to finish, just as you would in the workplace.

Through this approach, you'll develop technical and transferrable skills such as teamwork, independent research, and an integrated approach to problems, boosting your future employability.

Our expert, research-active staff will keep your knowledge and skills up-to-date with the latest advancements in medical technology, and you'll have the opportunity to explore cutting-edge biomedical engineering research yourself, both as part of your course and through external work experience opportunities, including an optional placement year.

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Outstanding facilities

As a student at ARU, you’ll be able to take advantage of:

  • state-of-the-art laboratory facilities
  • the chance to gain experience and build your employability skills on an optional placement year
  • award-winning IT and library facilities.


Completing this course will open up a range of career pathways for you, varying from medical device companies and the National Health Service to research institutes making an impact on healthcare by improving patient outcomes and quality of life.

Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us, of course. You might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters, such as our MSc Applied Bioscience. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.

Employability and personal career development

Informed by employers, our courses support an integrated approach to employability. You’ll have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities they are looking for and gain a deeper understanding of how your academic learning relates to the world of work through Live Briefs and Ruskin Modules.

To amplify your career ambition, you will need to actively dedicate time outside of your studies, whether you choose to explore placements, internships or volunteering. Or you could make a social impact by collaborating with our partner organisations through our volunteer scheme Students at the Heart of Knowledge Exchange (SHoKE). These all give you an edge, providing you with experience that you will be able to evidence on your CV and talk about in interviews.

Our Employability and Careers Service offers a range of expert advice and support to build your unique professional profile, including tailored career appointments, advice on writing your CV, and help to complete job applications. You’ll have 24/7 access to the Careers Centre, our comprehensive online digital resource, which empowers you to start building a Personal Career Development Plan from the very start. Design your future at ARU.

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Placement year available

You have the option to take a placement as part of this course. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in the industry you want to work in.

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