Biomedical Engineering


Biomedical engineers focus on advances in technology and medicine to develop new devices and equipment for improving human health. For example, they might design software to run medical equipment or computer simulations to test new drug therapies.

Your Career Pathway

  • School – The JCB Academy specialises in Engineering and Business, and with an extensive engineering curriculum you will develop a good understanding of engineering. You can join The JCB Academy at either Year 9 or Year 10.
  • Further Education –  When you finish school you have the option to go on to further education, where you could study STEM based A-levels or a specific engineering diploma. At The JCB Academy Sixth Form we specialise in Engineering and Business, and offer both STEM based A-levels and a variety of engineering specific diplomas.
  • Apprenticeships – The NHS, and other organisations/companies offer apprenticeships in biomedical engineering and related subjects.
  • University – Ella, a former student of The JCB Academy Sixth Form, went on to study Bioengineering at the University of Sheffield. Ella is now an Associate Test Engineer at Depuy Synthes. Several universities including red-brick universities offer courses in Bioengineering.
  • Case Study – View Ella’s case study on our sixth form website by clicking here.