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Biomedical Engineering with Foundation (Hons) (part time)

University of Bolton

72 months
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As a Biomedical Engineering with Foundation (Hons) (part time) undergraduate at the University of Bolton, you’ll have the opportunity to join the next generation of engineers and contribute to the advancement of this important industry.


If you’re skilled in science and want to make a difference in the healthcare industry, our Beng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering with foundation year degree course could give you the opportunity to fulfil your goals and reach your full potential. Incorporating elements of engineering, health, biology and sport, biomedical engineering is concerned with the design, development and technical support of medical equipment used by the healthcare industry.

The foundation year is the first year of this degree, offering an excellent grounding in the fundamentals of engineering, biology, and mathematics. It’s designed to prepare you for degree-level study.

The Biomedical Engineering with Foundation (Hons) (part time) course offered by the University of Bolton aims to provide you with a good grounding in biomedical engineering principles and related subjects like biomechanics, application of engineering materials and product design. Run in collaboration with the university’s specialists in human movement science, the course also presents opportunities to learn more about how biomedical engineering supports rehabilitation for a diverse population, from general public patients to professional athletes.

We offer access to the latest technology, high-specification laboratory equipment and the chance to work with internationally recognised research teams. You’ll also benefit from varied teaching and interactive learning opportunities designed to help you develop and apply problem-solving, modelling and analytical skills, based on theory and practice.


  • This course has been developed with input from key industry employers. We have strong industry links, reinforced by live briefs and case studies developed in conjunction with industry, as well as opportunities for placements.
  • You’ll receive hands-on access to a wide variety of specialist facilities, including our high-spec instrumentation laboratory, microscopy facility, tissue engineering suite, biomechanics facility, biomedical sensors lab, and rapid prototyping facility.
  • You can participate in the annual IMechE challenge, where you’ll have the opportunity to design, create and operate a device to solve real-world problems.
  • This course follows the guidelines developed by the Engineering Council (UK-SPEC).
  • At the beginning of the course, we'll ask you to take a diagnostic assessment. If this assessment suggests you would benefit from additional mathematics tuition, we'll ask you to take an additional module (Foundation Principles 0: ATT3037). Completing this module will help develop your understanding of the mathematics underpinning engineering and support you to succeed during your studies and future career.

Alternative career options

Biomedical engineering graduates can also use their qualification to enter a range of other careers. For some of these roles, both relevant experience and/or postgraduate study may be required. Career areas include:
  • Teaching and education
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Materials engineering
  • Medical physics
  • Medical administration
  • Research and development
  • Clinical science
  • Medicine
  • Consultancy
  • Technical writing

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Biomolecular Science
  • Molecular Principles of Biomedical Engineering
  • Introduction to Biomechanics
  • Medical Sensory Devices and Measurement
  • Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


720 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 48 UCAS points. Please see our guide to the UCAS Tariff for examples of how to achieve these points.
  • Your Level 3 subjects must include mathematics or a science subject; for instance, A-level Biology/Physics or BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science/Engineering. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent) including English, Mathematics and Science. Please note that Health and Social Care is not acceptable as a science subject.
  • You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.

Tuition Fee

The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.

Living costs for Bolton

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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