Biomedical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering UCL

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Hi,
I have firmed an offer to study Biomedical Engineering at UCL this September.
Recently, I have heard some people say (in TSR as well) that doing an undergrad in Biomedical Engineering is not useful and that it’s better to take something like Mechanical Engineering and then specialise, as the job prospects would be better etc and apparently Biomedical Engineers are seen as “jack of all trades, master of none”.
Even though I love Biomed Eng, I am now scared I have made the wrong decision.

If you have done any of these degrees, which one do you think I should do?
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Tbh I’m applying to BME cuz my parents can’t afford teaching me medicine at the moment,so I’ll be using BME as a pre-med, as they say BME is the best pre-med major, and if I changed my mind and decided not to complete medicine I’d have other options like bioinformatics, genetic engineering, pharmaceutical medicine and many other majors that I can join with my BME degree. And I believe that BME has a bright future.
It depends on ur interest. Personally I prefer biology over physics and mechanics, and initially wanted medicine so I’d choose biomedical engineering, but if u prefer mechanics and physics then go for mechanical engineering.
this is my opinion and my point of view don’t kill me if u regret it later 😂😭

+ there are plenty of videos on YouTube of people sharing their experiences in different majors so u can check them out
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(Original post by thefootballgeek)
Hi,
I have firmed an offer to study Biomedical Engineering at UCL this September.
Recently, I have heard some people say (in TSR as well) that doing an undergrad in Biomedical Engineering is not useful and that it’s better to take something like Mechanical Engineering and then specialise, as the job prospects would be better etc and apparently Biomedical Engineers are seen as “jack of all trades, master of none”.
Even though I love Biomed Eng, I am now scared I have made the wrong decision.

If you have done any of these degrees, which one do you think I should do?
I dont see it as a problem, but it does peg you into that industry more then other engineering degrees, maybe look on linkedIn and see what sort of careers BioEng graduates go into post-graduation.

You could probably do a mechanical engineering BEng + Biomedical eng MSc if you want to... you can also look and see if their are any mechanical engineering degrees with options in years 3/4 related to biomedical engineering.
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Thanks everyone for your help!
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Why are you doing a premed degree in the U.K? In which countries would you apply to med schools?
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