Undergraduate BEng (Hons)

Biomedical Engineering
with a Year in Industry

Gain skills to build the product of the future.

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Course overview

Business and research environments need engineers who can design complete solutions involving complex integrated systems. Biomedical Engineering at Kent educates engineers that can develop systems used in medical practice and biology research.

This cross-disciplinary programme is designed for students with an equally strong interest in engineering and biology/medicine. Drawing from our established expertise in engineering technologies and from the research synergies with the School of Biosciences, this degree produces engineers with a solid knowledge in biology and medical science.

Year in Industry

Your Year in Industry takes place between your second and final years. As well as gaining invaluable workplace experience, you also have the chance to evaluate a particular career path, and, if your industrial placement goes well, you may be offered a job by that employer after graduation.  

Why study Biomedical Engineering at Kent?

Placement opportunities

We have excellent industrial links, providing you with many placement opportunities.  



of research at Kent was found to be of international quality in the most recent research rankings (REF 2021)  

World-class facilities.

Demand for graduates.

In a world going through technological, economic and cultural change, the demand for our graduates is increasing every year.  

Graduate success

"Kent equipped me with the skills to problem solve and to approach tasks with an engineering mindset". We spoke to James Lewis-Cheetham.

Everything you need to know about our Biomedical Engineering course

Entry requirements

Typical A level offer
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Click below to find out more.

Course structure

You gain a broad grounding in biomedical engineering, including human physiology, biomedical skills, robotics and engineering mathematics. As your knowledge grows, you discover which areas particularly interest you, so that by your final year you can select your specialism.

How you'll study

Teaching includes practical work, lectures and classes to develop your problem-solving skills. Case studies on industry hot topics and emerging technologies. In particular the first, second and third-year projects give hands-on experience of electronic design and project management.

Your future

Our graduates find employment in a huge range of sectors such as aerospace and automotive industries, the armed forces and the Ministry of Defence, construction and building services, energy utilities, government agencies, manufacturing industries, medical engineering, oil and gas industries, process industries, the public sector, research establishments and transport including road and railways.    

Help finding a job

The School of Engineering holds an annual Employability and Careers Day where you can meet local and national employers and discuss career opportunities. Ongoing support is provided by the School’s dedicated Employability Officer.

Creative UK membership

Creative UK has recently relaunched their Student Membership which is available to all education Federation members, which means that University of Kent students can access free student membership. The membership is designed to propel the careers of emerging creatives.

Graduate success
"All the hands-on projects completed while at University have definitely helped me build my organisational, communication and problem solving skills – essential to be a successful consultant."

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry

The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:


  • UK
  • EU
  • International

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

There are no mandatory course-specific costs but please refer to our general additional costs page.

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 


We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

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Next steps

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If you are from the UK or Ireland, you must apply for this course through UCAS. If you are not from the UK or Ireland, you can apply through UCAS or directly on our website if you have never used UCAS and you do not intend to use UCAS in the future.

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In the QS World University Rankings 2024, Kent has been ranked 39th within the UK and is in the top 25% of Higher Education Institutions worldwide.

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Kent has risen 11 places in THE’s REF 2021 ranking, confirming us as a leading research university.


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