Do you like studying biomedical engineering at UCL (or any other unis)?

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Does anyone has one's own experience or friend's experience studying biomedical engineering at UCL or any other unis?

How is it like? Do you enjoy it? Anything you like/dislike about it? Would you recommend studying biomedical engineering?

All opinions are much appreciated.
(It's quite hard to find someone who has a real experience on this field.)
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I would recommend you study something like mechanical or electrical engineering. Only because those degrees can get you into biomedical engineering, however biomedical engineering can't get you into the other 2 courses. Otherwise if you're completely set on doing biomedical engineering go for it, it's a really good course!
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I would recommend you study something like mechanical or electrical engineering. Only because those degrees can get you into biomedical engineering, however biomedical engineering can't get you into the other 2 courses. Otherwise if you're completely set on doing biomedical engineering go for it, it's a really good course!
Eh, there's areas of Biomedical Engineering which you can't just do with a Mechanical or Electrical degree. As for branching out from Biomed, you can definitely get involved with fluid dynamics and materials areas within mechanical engineering. For EEE you would be able to do embedded systems and similar.
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Eh, there's areas of Biomedical Engineering which you can't just do with a Mechanical or Electrical degree. As for branching out from Biomed, you can definitely get involved with fluid dynamics and materials areas within mechanical engineering. For EEE you would be able to do embedded systems and similar.
Realistically it's far easier for them to teach you the medical side of things than the electrical side. You can even see in most applications for biomedical engineering they state the qualifications needed, and usually both mechanical and electrical engineering are there.
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Realistically it's far easier for them to teach you the medical side of things than the electrical side. You can even see in most applications for biomedical engineering they state the qualifications needed, and usually both mechanical and electrical engineering are there.
Debatable, and definitely not for areas like tissue engineering. Plus you still get the bonus of biomedical gives you options in both mechanical and electrical, whereas mechanical may give you some biomedical options, but won't give you electrical options, and vice versa.
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Debatable, and definitely not for areas like tissue engineering. Plus you still get the bonus of biomedical gives you options in both mechanical and electrical, whereas mechanical may give you some biomedical options, but won't give you electrical options, and vice versa.
And vice versa; doing biomedical restricts what kind of careers you're able to get into. What's debatable? And all I'm saying is if you're unsure about whether you want to do biomedical engineering or not, I would advise doing either ME or EE. Also if you pick ME you can minor in biomedical engineering (where you do tissue engineering among other topics)
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Does anyone has one's own experience or friend's experience studying biomedical engineering at UCL or any other unis?

How is it like? Do you enjoy it? Anything you like/dislike about it? Would you recommend studying biomedical engineering?

All opinions are much appreciated.
(It's quite hard to find someone who has a real experience on this field.)
(Original post by GonFreecs)
I would recommend you study something like mechanical or electrical engineering. Only because those degrees can get you into biomedical engineering, however biomedical engineering can't get you into the other 2 courses. Otherwise if you're completely set on doing biomedical engineering go for it, it's a really good course!
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Eh, there's areas of Biomedical Engineering which you can't just do with a Mechanical or Electrical degree. As for branching out from Biomed, you can definitely get involved with fluid dynamics and materials areas within mechanical engineering. For EEE you would be able to do embedded systems and similar.
Or take MechEng to BEng, followed by a Biomed MSc.

Or take "general" engineering and specialise as you go through the course. (e.g. Oxbridge).
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And vice versa; doing biomedical restricts what kind of careers you're able to get into. What's debatable? And all I'm saying is if you're unsure about whether you want to do biomedical engineering or not, I would advise doing either ME or EE. Also if you pick ME you can minor in biomedical engineering (where you do tissue engineering among other topics)
Ok, but there's not really anything to show that OP is unsure about Biomedical yet, sounds they're still gathering information. Additionally a lot of people will go for a BioEng degree as a sidestep from Bio/medical courses rather than an interest stemmed from engineering, in which case a full fat ME or EEE degree could be nowhere near what they're interested in.

Minors in Biomedical engineering tend to be a small handful of Biomedical courses, maybe 3 or 4 at most. And not that many Biomedical Engineering degrees offer topics like tissue engineering to start, mechanical engineering degrees definitely won't.
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Plus you still get the bonus of biomedical gives you options in both mechanical and electrical, whereas mechanical may give you some biomedical options, but won't give you electrical options, and vice versa.
In my mechanical degree I had electrical options throughout the duration of the BEng level course, from introductory electrical and electronics stuff, through to power generation and power systems, controls, instrumentation, and even some signal processing. There was also an option to do even more electrical modules by changing to mechanical and electrical engineering, rather than just pure mechanical. I'm sure other universities offer electrical/electronics options to mechanicals too.
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Ok, but there's not really anything to show that OP is unsure about Biomedical yet, sounds they're still gathering information. Additionally a lot of people will go for a BioEng degree as a sidestep from Bio/medical courses rather than an interest stemmed from engineering, in which case a full fat ME or EEE degree could be nowhere near what they're interested in.

Minors in Biomedical engineering tend to be a small handful of Biomedical courses, maybe 3 or 4 at most. And not that many Biomedical Engineering degrees offer topics like tissue engineering to start, mechanical engineering degrees definitely won't.
Buddy it says you can do 'Tissue engineering' in the BiomedEng minor at UCL. My advice is based upon if they were unsure, however if they're happy with biomedical engineering by all means go for it. But like the guy said, you can certainly do a masters in biomedical engineering and that would be considered enough to get a job in that field.
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