Published: 23 November 2023

Five reasons to study biomedical engineering at Surrey

What makes our biomedical engineering degrees different and what’s the secret behind our graduates’ successes? Here we reveal five reasons why you should choose the University of Surrey for your biomedical engineering degree.

1. Fantastic work placement opportunities

Surrey won Best University Careers/Employability Service in the UK in 2022. On our renowned Professional Training placement programme you can gain a year’s valuable work experience with a company like:

  • GE Healthcare
  • DePuy Synthes
  • Siemens
  • The NHS.

We also have superb graduate employability, with 93 per cent of our undergraduate students going on to employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2023, HESA)​

Read about biomedical engineering student Ngan Le’s placement experience at Abbott Diabetes Care.

2. Flexibility with common first year

Whether you opt for our Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering or Aerospace Engineering courses, you’ll study a common first year which means you can swap to a different pathway, if you decide it’s a better fit, up until the end of your first year.

3. Professionally accredited courses

Our biomedical engineering degrees are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), which means you’ll be well on the way towards chartered status after studying at Surrey. Our MEng courses fully meet the academic requirements to become a Chartered Engineer, while our BEng programmes partially meet the academic requirement and can be supplemented by further study.

4. Award-winning maths support

Maths skills are crucial to studying biomedical engineering at degree level, and at Surrey we help to bridge the gap between school and University. Before you even arrive at the University you’ll be given learning resources and a diagnostic quiz that will help you identify any topic areas you need to work on. Then as a first year student you’ll be invited to attend maths ‘bootcamps’, alongside your modules, where you’ll apply mathematical concepts to solve real-world problems.

Our maths support programme also supports Foundation Year students and recently won a prestigious award.

5. Industry-standard facilities

You’ll benefit from fantastic facilities such as our:

  • Newly fitted state-of-the-art microengineering facilities, clinical-grade human movement lab, and unique bioelectronic laboratory
  • Latest design software and computer-numerical-control (CNC) machine tooling equipment within our Design Centre.


These are just five reasons why we are ranked 13th in the UK for bioengineering and biomedical engineering in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

Discover more about our programmes in biomedical engineering.

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