First cohort graduates from the UK’s top undergraduate degree for Biomedical Engineering

Published on 26 June 2020

On what should have been their graduation day, the first cohort of our BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering undergraduate degree are preparing themselves for life after university and as industry-ready engineers

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Although the graduation ceremony is on hold during the Covid-19 outbreak, the University of Dundee will still be awarding graduates with their degree in June.  

It’s a special celebration which comes shortly after Biomedical Engineering at Dundee was ranked top in the UK (Medical Technology – Complete University Guide 2021), just four years since its launch. 

“I’m delighted for our first cohort, and I am very confident that each of our students has the skills to excel the field of biomedical engineering.” said Markus Pakleppa, programme lead for Biomedical Engineering.  

“It’s a fantastic milestone for us. We’re top in the UK for Medical Technology which is a testament to our high standard of teaching and learning, while maintaining a quality student experience.” 

“Dundee has a long history of developing medical instrumentation and technology, and has earned a strong international reputation for biomedical engineering. Four years ago, we already had a successful postgraduate degree for biomedical engineering, it seemed logical that we also offer our undergraduates an opportunity to apply their engineering skills within a clinical environment.” 

The BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering degree has strong collaboration with Ninewells, one of Europe’s largest teaching hospitals, which gives our students a different perspective from traditional engineering disciplines. 

One of our graduates Lewis Dobie explains, “I switched to biomedical engineering from mechanical engineering at the end of my first year after hearing that the new degree was being developed, I never regretted it”. 

“I have been exposed to areas that I find so fascinating, for example, working on a project to develop a spirometer to measure lung exhalation volumes. I don’t see many mechanical or electrical engineers being taught surgical skills!”

Lewis Dobie

“Graduating is exciting, I am looking forward to taking my skills and applying them in an industrial setting to make a difference and help people in the healthcare sector.” 

Last year, we welcomed 120 new students on to a new double degree in biomedical engineering which will be delivered as part of a Joint Educational Partnership (JEP) between the University of Dundee and North Eastern University in China. 

We wish all our graduates the very best of luck! 

If you are interested in our undergraduate degree, have a look at our course page.


Press Office, University of Dundee

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