Bioengineering at Queen Mary, University of London

Bioengineering at Queen Mary, University of London

Queen Mary, University of London
Queen Mary, University of London
Focusing on Medical Engineering, Medical Materials and Dental Materials


Bioengineering has made many exciting changes to healthcare and there are many more to come! But what exactly are bioengineers responsible for?

Prosthetic limbs have moved from being purely aesthetic to now being controlled by neural signals, giving amputees a significantly great level of post-amputation mobility that was never before possible. Paralysis due to spinal cord injuries may become a thing of the past if current research into the use of stem cells continues at the pace it has been moving at. And without apparatus such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), the work of healthcare professionals would be drastically hampered.

But none of these advances in the healthcare industry would be possible without the work of the materials scientists. Materials scientists work in many areas, two of which are the medical and dental industry. Advanced prosthetic limbs would not be possible without the development of smart materials which are ultra-light whilst also being incredibly strong.

What’s it all about?

The course run by the School of Engineering and Materials Science (SEMS) and will introduce you to an area of engineering that may be new to you. This course will give you the opportunity to find out if you are suited to engineering and materials science.

Are you interested in an engineering degree but not quite sure about what kind? Or do you have a flair for medicine or dentistry? Bioengineering may be a subject area that you have not previously considered. 

During the course you will begin to develop key engineering skills such as communication, teamwork and problem solving to help you perform to the best of your ability at university. 

What will I be doing?

  • Listen to talks, lectures and seminars on topics related to Bioengineering
  • Learn about the application of engineering to medicine
  • Participate in discussion and debate 
  • Get involved with hands on team design and build projects with laboratory and practical sessions 
  • Developing skills during practical sessions including team-working and communication 
  • Discovering range of degrees and careers that you are unlikely to have thought of before
  • Advice, guidance and careers sessions
  • Exploring what life at University might be like

Would this course suit me?

Students should be planning on taking Maths and Physics/Chemistry at A2 level and should have an interest in problem-solving, engineering and design.

Course code: 
Course dates: 
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 11:00 to Friday, July 12, 2019 - 16:30
(3 nights residential).