Undergraduate 

Biomedical Engineering (in partnership with Tianjin University) BEng/MEng

Biomedical engineering is about finding engineering solutions to medical problems. As a rapidly expanding industry, biomedical engineering meets the demands of healthcare through the development of technology.

  • September start
  • Session dates
  • Biomedical Engineering (in partnership with Tianjin University) BEng 4 year degree
  • Biomedical Engineering (in partnership with Tianjin University) MEng 5 year degree

Programme structure

Years 1 and 2

Students follow years 1 and 2 of compatible Tianjin University programmes in:

Year 3

You will study more advanced engineering and biomedical subjects including biological fluid mechanics, biomechanics, modelling, instrumentation and control, statistics, medical imaging and human biological sciences.

Years 4 and 5

In year 4 of the BEng programme you will complete a project. Year 4 MEng students undertake a multidisciplinary design project. All year 4 students continue to take courses in engineering, biomedical and life sciences and medicine, as well as a range of options. MEng students in fifth year will work on a detailed research-based project in industry, at a hospital or at another university.

Course details

You will study the same courses in the first three years whether you are on the BEng or MEng degree programme. Both embed creativity to develop world changing engineers.

Years 1 and 2

Students follow years 1 and 2 of compatible Tianjin University programmes in:

Year 3

In year 3 you will study more advanced engineering and biomedical subjects including biological fluid mechanics, biomechanics, modelling, instrumentation and control, statistics, medical imaging and human biological sciences.

Years 4 and 5

Core courses:

In year 4 of the BEng programme you will complete a project which takes up one third of the year. Year 4 MEng students undertake a multidisciplinary design project. All year 4 students continue to take courses in engineering, biomedical and life sciences and medicine, as well as a range of options including cell and tissue engineering, ultrasound technology, control, materials and mechanics.

As an MEng student, in your fifth year you will work on a detailed research-based project in industry, at a hospital or at another university. Thereafter, you will choose courses in subjects such as energy in biological systems, advanced imaging and therapy, scaffolds and tissues, computational modelling, dynamics, and materials.


Programme alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

Entry requirements

for entry in 2024

Students should consult the Tianjin University website for entry requirements to year 1.

For entry to the University of Glasgow in Level 3 Tianjin University students will need to obtain 75% and above in all cores subjects their first two years of study.

There is a maximum of 20 places guaranteed at the University of Glasgow for students from Tianjin University.

English language

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

English language requirements

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 6.5 with no sub-test under 6.0.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission to this programme:

TOEFL (ib, my best or athome)

  • 90 with minimum R 20, L 19, S 19, W 23.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Combined scores from two tests taken within 6 months of each other can be considered.

PTE (Academic)

  • 60 with minimum 59 in all sub-tests.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Combined scores from two tests taken within 6 months of each other can be considered.

Glasgow International College English Language (and other foundation providers)

  • 65%.
  • Tests are accepted for academic year following sitting.

University of Glasgow Pre-sessional courses

  • Tests are accepted for academic year following sitting.

Cambridge English Qualifications

  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): 176 overall, no subtest less than 169
  • Cambridge Proficiency in English (CPE): 176 overall, no subtest less than 169

School Qualifications

  • iGCSE English or ESOL 0522/0500, grade C
  • International Baccalaureate English A SL5 or HL5
  • International Baccalaureate English B SL6 or HL5
  • SQA National 5 English or ESOL, grade B
  • SQA Higher English or ESOL, grade C
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education, English Language grade 4
  • West African Examination Council, Senior Secondary School Certificate, English grade C6

Alternatives to English Language qualification

  • Undergraduate degree from English speaking country (including Canada if taught in English)
  • Undergraduate 2+2 degree from English speaking country
  • Undergraduate 2+2 TNE degree taught in English in non-English speaking country
  • Masters degree from English speaking country
  • Masters degree (equivalent on NARIC to UK masters degree) taught in English in non-English speaking country.

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

FAQs

What do I do if...

my language qualifications are below the requirements?

The University's School of Modern Languages and Cultures offers a range of Pre-sessional courses to bring you up to entry level. The course is accredited by BALEAP, the UK professional association for academic English teaching.

my language qualifications are not listed here?

Please contact External Relations

If you require a Tier 4 student visa, your qualification must be one of the secure English language tests accepted by UK Border Agency:


Visa requirements and proof of English language level

It is a visa requirement to provide information on your level of English based on an internationally recognised and secure English language test. All test reports must be no more than 2 years old. A list of these can be found on the UK Border Agency website. If you have never taken one of these tests before, you can get an initial idea of your level by using the Common European Framework self-assessment grid which gives you a level for each skill (e.g. listening B1/writing B2 etc.) However, please note that this is not a secure English language test and it is not sufficient evidence of your level of English for visa requirements.

Further information about English language: School of Modern Languages & Cultures: English for Academic Study


Career prospects

Our graduates are well represented in manufacturing companies, the NHS and in a wide range of industries in the UK and abroad. This can be an excellent preliminary degree for graduate entry into medicine.

Accreditation

Our BEng and MEng degrees are accredited by:

  • Institute of Engineering and Technology
  • Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

How and when you pay tuition fees depends on where you’re from: see Tuition fees for details.

Please consult the Tianjin University website for details on tuition fees for the first two years of the programme.

For fees for the University of Glasgow part of the programme please see: Tuition fees.

Scholarships

The University is committed to supporting students and rewarding academic excellence. That's why we've invested more than £1m in additional scholarship funding in recent years.

The scholarships above are specific to this programme. For more funding opportunities search the scholarships database

How to apply

Students should consult the Tianjin University website for applying to year 1 of the programme.

Students intending to transfer to the University of Glasgow from Tianjin University in Level 3 may apply directly to the University of Glasgow.

You will require copies of:

  • your transcript showing courses already taken and in progress in the first two years of your degree
  • your English language test result
  • the photo page of your passport.

We would encourage students to apply in January/February for September start. 

  • Application form: coming soon
  • Application deadline: 30 June

Students who have yet to complete year 2 of their programme at Tianjin University, or obtained the necessary English language qualification may receive an offer of a place conditional on meeting these two requirements. There is no need to wait to obtain these to submit an application.

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