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UCL Biomedical Engineering


The UCL Department of Biochemical Engineering offers world-leading programmes at the undergraduate level. These are underpinned by international class research and exceptionally strong industrial links. We place equal priority on both taught and research elements.

Undergraduate Courses on Offer are

BEng in Biochemical Engineering 

MEng in Biochemical Engineering 

BSc in Bioprocessing of New Medicines (Science)

BSc in Bioprocessing of New Medicines (Business)


UCL Biochemical Engineers are sought by all sectors of the biotechnology industries including those with interests in pharmaceuticals, foods and the environment. New graduate biochemical engineers are able to fulfil their individual aspirations and help to create safe and environmentally acceptable products. Their vital contribution to the national wealth helps to create the healthy economy that underpins a caring community.

However, just because you study engineering doesn’t mean you have to work as an engineer. The skills you develop in an engineering degree are highly sought after across a wide range of career paths such as management consulting and finance. Because UCL Biochemical Engineers are taught to think systematically and to calculate precisely, some graduates enter the financial sector and particularly those companies that invest in healthcare. With such large amounts of money at stake in the creation of each new medicine, well informed investment decisions in the industry are a crucial responsibility.

The majority of our graduates take up work at a graduate level (2005-2011 figures from the independently-conducted HESA survey suggest that 92% of graduates started work at a graduate level), and are well compensated for their effort, with a median starting salary of £29,483.

Find out more at

UCL: Department of Biochemical Engineering

Bernard Katz Building 


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