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Hey has anyone or is anyone going to do biomedical engineering degree. If so what university have you or going to attend and what is the possibility you getting a job from that degree 😊
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Hey has anyone or is anyone going to do biomedical engineering degree. If so what university have you or going to attend and what is the possibility you getting a job from that degree 😊
Not me, but my brother is a biomedical engineering student, so I'll share some of his experiences. FWIW, he studies at City University London, although we (Hertfordshire) do offer a biomed course as well. He found it a bit of a slow start, but as the course specialises quite early, he's now started to really enjoy it.

In terms of uni courses biomed is a relatively new field, and last I checked it wasn't offered at a lot of places; I think that is changing, however, as the applications of the course are so varied. The biomedical field in industry is growing quite a lot, so I don't think you'll be stuck for work once you graduate. And besides, the world always needs more engineers!

Hope that helps.

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Not me, but my brother is a biomedical engineering student, so I'll share some of his experiences. FWIW, he studies at City University London, although we (Hertfordshire) do offer a biomed course as well. He found it a bit of a slow start, but as the course specialises quite early, he's now started to really enjoy it.

In terms of uni courses biomed is a relatively new field, and last I checked it wasn't offered at a lot of places; I think that is changing, however, as the applications of the course are so varied. The biomedical field in industry is growing quite a lot, so I don't think you'll be stuck for work once you graduate. And besides, the world always needs more engineers!

Hope that helps.

Theo
Thank you so much 😁
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Yes I applied for Beng biomedical engineering to QMUL, KCL Imperial and city. I firmed KCL to start September 2019
I'm not really sure interns of career prospects but I've read around and there's many different field u can go into. Why?
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Yes I applied for Beng biomedical engineering to QMUL, KCL Imperial and city. I firmed KCL to start September 2019
I'm not really sure interns of career prospects but I've read around and there's many different field u can go into. Why?
I have had many people ask me are you certain you’re going to get a job after the degree? And I’m really confused like should I take mechanical engineering degree to be in the safe zone and then choose like an MSc in Biomedical engineering or should I just take the biomedical engineering course
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I've applied for bioengineering at Sheffield with a foundation year (as I don't take maths Alevel). I also applied to Loughborough and Aston. It's a really new field for undergrads so there's like 9 or 10 unis in the Uk offering (more if you are looking at biomaterials, etc.)
My friend works in the NHS and they apparently got a severe shortage of biomedical engineers so getting a decent job is very likely. And as it is a new and growing field I expect job opportunities are only going to increase.
Sheffield is amazing for engineering and has a really diverse course so you get to try lots of things then specialise, I'm really excited to start in September
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Ya I understand cuz i6s a new no traditional field ppl r quit unsure and confused about it but if u do an in depth research u find u can do a lot of different career areas to go into. I think if u pick smth like mechanical engineering and ur passionate about biomedical u might really struggle.
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I have had many people ask me are you certain you’re going to get a job after the degree? And I’m really confused like should I take mechanical engineering degree to be in the safe zone and then choose like an MSc in Biomedical engineering or should I just take the biomedical engineering course
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I've applied for bioengineering at Sheffield with a foundation year (as I don't take maths Alevel). I also applied to Loughborough and Aston. It's a really new field for undergrads so there's like 9 or 10 unis in the Uk offering (more if you are looking at biomaterials, etc.)
My friend works in the NHS and they apparently got a severe shortage of biomedical engineers so getting a decent job is very likely. And as it is a new and growing field I expect job opportunities are only going to increase.
Sheffield is amazing for engineering and has a really diverse course so you get to try lots of things then specialise, I'm really excited to start in September
Hi, I also wanna go to Sheffield w the Foundation Year! How did you find it?
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Didn't get in in the end. I've gone to Swansea uni to study medical engineering with a foundation year. I'm actually really glad. Swansea is a very supportive uni, they've got like extra help for maths, science, writing etc from postgrads drop in sessions. It's actually jumping up the league tables (Sheffield going down). And medical engineering is on the new campus (bay). I did have my heart set on Sheffield at the time, it is a good uni but also- take a look at news stories about how they've dealt with accommodation etc. Like people have come back to collect their stuff from flats and its all gone missing. Or how in January they moved people out their accommodation during exams to do building work with no warning. Medical Engineering is very similar to biomedical engineering, perhaps slightly less science based and more engineering based. But I'd definitely give it a look. Also Swansea accepts a lot of clearing applicants - like I had 2 academics on the phone to me within an hour of applying and guaranteed accommodation and offer same day. searching medical engineering on yucas too will open up your options for unis as its a more common course.Good Luck! let me know if you want more info
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Didn't get in in the end. I've gone to Swansea uni to study medical engineering with a foundation year. I'm actually really glad. Swansea is a very supportive uni, they've got like extra help for maths, science, writing etc from postgrads drop in sessions. It's actually jumping up the league tables (Sheffield going down). And medical engineering is on the new campus (bay). I did have my heart set on Sheffield at the time, it is a good uni but also- take a look at news stories about how they've dealt with accommodation etc. Like people have come back to collect their stuff from flats and its all gone missing. Or how in January they moved people out their accommodation during exams to do building work with no warning. Medical Engineering is very similar to biomedical engineering, perhaps slightly less science based and more engineering based. But I'd definitely give it a look. Also Swansea accepts a lot of clearing applicants - like I had 2 academics on the phone to me within an hour of applying and guaranteed accommodation and offer same day. searching medical engineering on yucas too will open up your options for unis as its a more common course.Good Luck! let me know if you want more info
Thanks so much for your reply!! Im glad to hear you like swansea! I actually looked at their course and the modules seem pretty diverse and interesting and they are also accredited by multiple institutions if i read correctly! I’m somewhat hesitant about applying to sheffield as they would only let me know if they have vacancies on results day which might leave me w no offers at all... as an EU student I’ve already got my grades and got an offer from Kent and I’m considering applying to Loughborough however im worried abt their lack of accreditation... so I might just risk it and wait until results day and if i cant get into sheffield ill apply for swansea! Do you have any opinions or insight on Kent or Loughborough? Also can i know the reason why sheffield rejected you? I tried my best to search up salaries and employability rates for bioengineers / medical engineers and the salary is surprisingly somewhat low.. I’d like to believe that this might increase at different companies or due to the current need for medical engineers.. what are your thoughts on it? thanks a lot for taking time out to reply!
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I got rejected from Sheffield as I missed the grades, got ABD but this was in acceptance range and the course was on clearing so they sort of ****ed me over. I liked Loughborough but the campus is a bit enclosed and not much to do in the town which is a bit further away
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(Original post by Lperry2001)
I've applied for bioengineering at Sheffield with a foundation year (as I don't take maths Alevel). I also applied to Loughborough and Aston. It's a really new field for undergrads so there's like 9 or 10 unis in the Uk offering (more if you are looking at biomaterials, etc.)
My friend works in the NHS and they apparently got a severe shortage of biomedical engineers so getting a decent job is very likely. And as it is a new and growing field I expect job opportunities are only going to increase.
Sheffield is amazing for engineering and has a really diverse course so you get to try lots of things then specialise, I'm really excited to start in September
Hi I'm going to start my first year of Bioengineering With a year in industry at the university of Sheffield September 2020. Any chance we will be on the same course since you've just done a foundation year?
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No because if you read the discussion you’ll see I didn’t get in. Dodged a bullet really as Sheffield is going down while swansea going up. And Sheffield had loads of problems with accommodation last year- they kicked people out of halls and reassigned to new ones just before exams so split them up from their friends too. Also, people have had stuff stolen when they went to collect them as lockdown eased
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Hi, I studied at Swansea University and will be transferring to Bioengineering at Sheffield. I wouldn't worry about the negative comments made about accommodation at Sheffield since even if the gossip is true, everything is insured at uni accommodation.Even though I enjoyed my time at Swansea and found the staff to be really helpful; after looking into the modules for Swansea medical engineering and comparing it with Sheffield bioengineering, you can clearly see how medical engineering is a dominantly physics and maths based course, whereas bioengineering has a breadth of modules more related to the biology side of engineering, not even getting into how bioengineering facilities at Sheffield outweigh Swansea facilities for med eng by miles from what I have seen. Another point to prove how serious Sheffield is compared to Swansea is by looking at the course societies, Swansea has barely anything other than partying and socials whilst the society for Sheffield seems to have a mixture of social and professional events preparing you for the field, you do the research to see for yourself I have done so myself extensively.At the end of the day it all comes down to what YOU like and what YOUR priorities are, not what the ranking says. I'm not saying Swansea was a bad uni, their engineering department is great. Just wasn't my cup of tea
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Hi, I studied at Swansea University and will be transferring to Bioengineering at Sheffield. I wouldn't worry about the negative comments made about accommodation at Sheffield since even if the gossip is true, everything is insured at uni accommodation.Even though I enjoyed my time at Swansea and found the staff to be really helpful; after looking into the modules for Swansea medical engineering and comparing it with Sheffield bioengineering, you can clearly see how medical engineering is a dominantly physics and maths based course, whereas bioengineering has a breadth of modules more related to the biology side of engineering, not even getting into how bioengineering facilities at Sheffield outweigh Swansea facilities for med eng by miles from what I have seen. Another point to prove how serious Sheffield is compared to Swansea is by looking at the course societies, Swansea has barely anything other than partying and socials whilst the society for Sheffield seems to have a mixture of social and professional events preparing you for the field, you do the research to see for yourself I have done so myself extensively.At the end of the day it all comes down to what YOU like and what YOUR priorities are, not what the ranking says. I'm not saying Swansea was a bad uni, their engineering department is great. Just wasn't my cup of tea
thanks for the info!! i could tell swansea was not really science heavy when i looked into their modules.. must be why they got their mechanical engineering accreditation. one student at sheffield told me there are basically two streams you can follow in the second year, one being more science heavy and the other involving more maths! im also interested in the science part a lot so i hope i will be going to sheffield too! good luck w your studies
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