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This cross-disciplinary course is designed for students with a strong interest in engineering and bio-medicine. Drawing from our established expertise in developing medical-electronic systems and from the research synergies with the School of Biosciences (eg Systems Biology), the course will form engineers with a solid knowledge in biology and medical science.
Nowadays business and research environments, such as Biotechnology, increasingly require engineers who can design complete solutions involving complex integrated systems. Our course goes beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries and will educate engineers that can develop systems used in medical practice and research in biology.
Students will undertake laboratory practicals in both electronics and biology. Throughout the programme the students will carry out projects where they will build bioscience related electronic devices under the supervision of academics from engineering and biosciences. Course modules provide solid knowledge in mathematics, electronics, programming, mechanics, physiology and biology.
Students will also attend seminars delivered by bioengineering experts working in private companies, research centres or NHS institutions.
The School is ranked 12th for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2013. And Electronic Engineering was ranked 7th in The Guardian University Guide 2014 with 100% student satisfaction.
In the National Student Survey 2013, 85% of Biomedical Science, 90% of Biology, and 93% of Biochemistry students were satisfied with the quality of their course.
Biosciences at Kent was ranked 14th in the UK for graduate employment prospects in The Guardian University Guide 2014.
Detailed Course FactsApplication deadline January 15 Tuition fee Visit Programme Website Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 240 ECTS
Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take wild modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.
Possible modules may include:
BI300 - Introduction to Biochemistry
BI302 - Molecular and Cellular Biology I
BI308 - Skills for Bioscientists
EL305 - Introduction to Electronics
EL311 - The Robotics Project
EL315 - Digital Technologies
EL318 - Engineering Mathematics
EL319 - Engineering Analysis
Possible modules may include:
EL514 - Biomechanics
EL515 - Physiological Measurement
EL561 - Image Analysis & Applications
EL562 - Computer Interfacing
EL569 - Signals and Systems
EL313 - Introduction to Programming
BI532 - Skills For Bioscientists 2
BI307 - Human Physiology and Disease
Year in industry
Students on the Year in Industry programmes spend a year working in industry between Stages 2 and 3. We have an Industrial Placement Officer who will help you apply for placements. The School has excellent industrial links, providing students with many placement opportunities.
Possible modules may include:
BI513 - Human Physiology and Disease 2
EL600 - Project
EL614 - Biomaterials
EL671 - Product Development
EL676 - Digital Signal Processing and Control
BI638 - Bioinformatics and Genomics
BI640 - Magnetic Resonance in Biosciences and Medicine
PH513 - Medical Physics
EL790 - Year In Industry
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications, typical requirements are listed below, students offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for further advice. It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.Qualification Typical offer/minimum requirement
- A level :ABB including Mathematics, Biology and a science/technology subject (Physics, Chemistry, Computing or Electronics)
- Access to HE Diploma:The University of Kent will not necessarily make conditional offers to all access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If an offer is made candidates will be required to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma):The university will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF;OCR) on a case by case basis please contact us via the enquiries tab for further advice on your individual circumstances.
International studentsThe University receives applications from over 140 different nationalities and consequently will consider applications from prospective students offering a wide range of international qualifications. Our International Development Office will be happy to advise prospective students on entry requirements.
No work experience is required.
- Academic Excellence Scholarship
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
- Access Bursary
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
- Alumni Bursary
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Kent.
Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. Our 2015 financial support package includes a £6,000 cash bursary spread over the duration of your course. For Ts&Cs and to find out more, visit our funding page.
Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.
The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence
At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence, which will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of AAA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications as specified on our funding pages. Please note that details of the scholarship for 2015 entry have not yet been finalised and are subject to change.