Exeter, United Kingdom

Engineering Biology

when 30 June 2022 - 21 July 2022
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 1250

Engineering biology employs principles from engineering to dissect and manipulate biological systems. In doing so, it aims to create new products and services through novel technologies to deliver socio-economic benefits to societies around the world. Specifically, engineering biology provides the methodology of developing and testing engineered biological systems. Such methods could be used to design new materials, take care of harmful chemicals, generate energy, supply food, and hence contribute to maintaining and enhancing human health and protect the environment. Commercialisation of fundamental research through translational projects helps industries to develop customised, environmentally friendly and cheaper facilities to overcome global or local disparities within societies.

While engineering biology covers different topics including biomechanics, biomimetic, tissue manufacturing, genomics and DNA synthetics, the fast development of computing power, data science, machine learning and AI helps to understand more about how complex biological systems work. In this course, we have prepared a range of topics and ideas to introduce how engineering and biology meet to develop new skills, novel solutions and creative projects to add value to everything we do in our societies.

Course leader

Dr Mohammad Akrami

Target group

Undergraduate students with a GPA of 3.0 or above; postgraduate students with an interest in the subject are also welcome.

Course aim

To give you a broad vision to understand human components’ interactions from nano to mega scales, from cells to brains, from analysing the forces within our feet to do studies about carbon foot-prints of our walking.

Fee info

GBP 1250: Tuition Fees, Registration Fee, On Campus Events, Field Trips
GBP 1250: Accommodation, Airport Transfer, Day Trips, Programme Transport, London Orientation Multi Day Trip


We offer a number of partial scholarships, please see our website for more details.