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UCL Biomedical Engineering


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UCL is one of the world's leading universities. UCL was established in 1826 to open up education in England for the first time to students of any race, class or religion. It was also the first university to welcome female students on equal terms with men. 

UCL pioneered the teaching of biochemical engineering and is the largest centre in the UK. It has been educating first-class people ever since it started teaching the subject in 1956 and is acknowledged as the UK National Centre of Excellence for Bioprocessing. It was ranked as ‘internationally leading’ in the last Research Assessment Exercise.

The Department of Biochemical Engineering is UCL’s top engineering department. Biochemical engineers translate exciting discoveries in the life sciences into products and processes contributing to human health and sustainability. If you are interested in applying your skills to meet global challenges relating to the development of novel medicines, pioneering stem cell therapies or environmental technologies, then Biochemical Engineering can help you achieve this.

Today our outstanding research and innovative teaching drive entrepreneurial solutions to the world's major problems.

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Why Choose UCL Biochemical Engineering ?

We take great pride in teaching, and it shows. In the 2013 National Student Survey, the Department scored an overall quality rating of 92%.

We focus our teaching through problem-solving and scenario-based learning, an approach pioneered at UCL. This creates a highly engaging learning environment where students have regular opportunities to put their theoretical knowledge to practical lab application.

You will learn in a variety of ways. Some learning will be traditional lecture-based, while some courses will provide you with the materials and support for self-study. Teaching will engage video and written material, problem sheets, exercise classes and tutorials. We have invested heavily in making learning material available online, including a comprehensive system to record lectures so you can study at your own pace. You will also spend time in experimental labs or computer labs learning key technical skills.

It’s great to be an engineer, but just because you study engineering doesn’t mean you have to work as one. The skills you develop in an engineering degree are highly sought after across a wide range of career paths. 80% of our graduates are employed with a median graduate salary of £29,500 or enter further education after six months.

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UCL: Department of Biochemical Engineering

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