Why study Biomechanical Engineering?

Biomechanical engineering enables you to link classical theory of mechanics to the medical world around you. It is a growing and exciting area of research, both in academia and industry.

Mechanical modelling and characterisation enables us to understand, for example:

  • artificial-heart-valve-development-and-testing-Dr-Gaetano-BurresciHow blood flows in the body and delivers drugs to tissues
  • How implants can be used to restore healthy blood flow in the heart
  • How bioreactors can help grow replacement tissue in the laboratory
  • How prostheses can be designed to replace bone tissue and enable patients to walk again

What will you learn?

This course brings together classical theories of fluid and solid mechanics, with material characterisation. You will learn how these are applied to challenging real-world medical problems facing the world today.

Information for Current Students

For current module breakdown and syllabus, please have a look at the Minor page on the IEP Central Moodle (current students ONLY, login required).


This minor cannot be chosen by those on the Biomedical Engineering Programme.

Lead Academic

Dr Rebecca Shipley
Dept Mechanical Engineering
Email: ku.ca1563257361.lcu@1563257361yelpi1563257361hs.ac1563257361ceber1563257361

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