BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering
Anneline, originally from Zimbabwe, chose to study Biomedical Engineering at BCU because it is situated in the heart of Birmingham and immerses you into a metropolitan part of the UK.
Anneline feels that the UK is a premier destination for quality education and BCU is unparalleled in delivering a marketable and respectable degree. The opportunities available at BCU are exceptional for whomever wants a diverse and holistic education. Anneline, with the aid of the Health Education and Life Sciences faculty secured a placement in America for the summer.
Why did you choose Biomedical Engineering?
The application of science and engineering to solve real world health problems is the reason that drew me to biomedical engineering.
I am looking forward to learning more about tissue engineering and more modern technological solutions to healthcare concerns.
What activities have you taken part in since starting the course?
Some of the activities I have taken part in so far have included:
- I have taken part in a lot of grad+ activities. We have had talks and sessions that outline what professional aspects there are out there after graduation.
- Volunteer activities that immerse you into the Birmingham community for those who are not from here. eg Fire walk, or volunteering for new bridge foundation. (a prison befriender program), science and mathematics tutoring of GCSE high school students.
- A lot of academic support from the faculty and module leaders in terms of support sessions.
What has been your favourite activity?
The support sessions are quite useful and helpful, although they are all theoretical they draw parallels to real world applications in biomedical engineering. However the exposure to possible companies we could work for after the degree through Gradcracker has been the most fulfilling.
What have been the learning outcomes?
The learning outcomes for the first year have been:
- An introduction to engineering principles
- An introduction to the physiology of the human body and biomedical engineering solutions that may be used to correct pathologies
- Use of 3D modelling software and mathematical modelling of dynamic systems to design mechanical parts.
What do you hope the achieve in the future?
I hope to be able to gain the knowledge required to contribute wholly to society by perhaps coming up with an engineering solution that could revolutionise healthcare for patients.