The University of Southampton

Biomedical Engineering (Electronics)

Be part of a new generation combining state-of-the-art electronics and biomedicine to develop new medical and healthcare technologies.

Discover Biomedical Engineering (Electronics)

Find out from students Lucy, Max and Conor what studying Biomedical Engineering (Electronics) at Southampton is really like.

Choose your programme

The ECS Biomedical Engineering (Electronics) degree can be studied at both 3 year bachelors and 4 year undergraduate masters levels. Both are available with a Foundation Year.

You will learn the principles of electronics and biomedicine in this unique degree at the interface of electronics and life sciences. Develop your practical skills and teamwork in the UK’s leading electronics laboratories and work alongside globally-renowned researchers from the University’s Institute for Life Sciences.

Our Teaching

Experience the variety of innovative teaching methods and assessment, including coursework, groupwork and exams. Here are some examples of what you'll be able to do.

Health technologies design project

Health technologies design project

You will work in a team to build a health and wellness monitoring platform. The system will collect data from wearable sensors including accelerometers, temperature sensors and pulse oximeters, making the data available through a decision support system.

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Biosensors and diagnostics

Biosensors and diagnostics

This module explains the working mechanism of biosensors which are widely used in modern medicine and are essential for diagnosing disease. You will make a glucose sensor, design a smartphone-reader app and make a simple paper-based protein sensor.

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Try before you apply

If you love maths, technology or science, try our week-long summer school in electronics and computer science.

Institute for Life Sciences

Discover more about the integration of biomedical and health challenges with engineering and physical science solutions

This exciting course will be of great importance to UK healthcare and medical technology development. The future of healthcare depends on innovative biomedical engineering. The extraordinary young engineers who develop new medical technologies will help form and drive the future of innovative medical device companies.