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Biomedical Engineering Degrees

Engineering, physics, mathematics and computer science are all continuing to transform medicine, from the design of ground-breaking artificial organs to the development of stem cell research and keyhole surgery.

A relatively new engineering discipline, biomedical engineering degrees combine the study of mathematics, biology and medicine to discover the techniques in which engineering can be used to solve medical problems. If you’re interested in exploring the combination of engineering and medicine to design and create innovative healthcare equipment to change people’s lives, this course could suit you.

Read on to find out more about common course types, specializations, biomedical engineering careers and key skills.

Key Skills

  • Analytical skills
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Team-working skills
  • Specialized knowledge of biomedical engineering concepts
  • Good understanding of the impact of engineering on society
  • Ability to work flexibly, creatively and internationally
  • Technical skills in designing and analyzing biomedical systems
  • Written, oral and graphic communication skills
  • Research skills, including in a laboratory setting
  • Strong computer literacy