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School of Mechanical Engineering

Medical Engineering MEng, BEng

MEng BEng Medical Engineering


Medical Engineering is a multidisciplinary field that addresses the needs of the health care community by bringing together knowledge of engineering science, biological science and medicine. Biomedical engineers are called upon to use their knowledge to design replacement parts for our bodies, for example artificial hip joints, which require engineering expertise to ensure the replacement does not wear out, and biological knowledge to ensure the human body does not reject the implant.

Other areas include using engineering knowledge to better understand the body so that new and innovative diagnostic tools can be developed for the medical community. Future developments in biomedical engineering will bring us closer to the biological sciences where bioengineers will ‘engineer’ a device from living cells and organisms.

We work with a range of companies from major transnational organisations such as BP, Shell, National Instruments and Rolls- Royce to leading high-technology companies such as Surgical Innovations. The School’s engagement with industry is evident in the fourth year team projects, which involve working closely with an industrial partner to deliver real engineering solutions. The collaborations ensure that, in addition to developing graduates with excellent technical capabilities, our graduates are well versed in working in a professional environment and are ready to become future leaders in their chosen field.

You will carry out several major projects on this degree, including the first year design and manufacture project.

UCAS Code: HHH6 (MEng, BEng) or HHH1 (BEng)
Our students typically undertake the integrated masters (MEng, BEng) as this is the most direct route to becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
Industrial placements: Yes
Study abroad: Yes
Course duration: 3 or 4 years depending on option taken.
Start date: September
Course fees: UK/EU: £9,000; International: £16,500
Information about living expenses and financial support can be found on the University's website.
Scholarships: Scholarships and bursaries worth up to £8,000 available.
Accreditation: This course is accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.

IMechE accredited programme

2015 entry
This course is available for entry in September 2015.
2015 entry requirements: A*AA at A-level including Mathematics and Physics, excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. A-level equivalencies tbc.
Fees and scholarships: tbc.


The tables below show the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2013. This information is taken from the University Programme Catalogue, which is a tool designed for current students to select modules.

If you are looking to start your studies in September 2014 a list of modules is available in the 2014 brochure.

This is an indicative list and actual content may vary as we regularly review the content or our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.

Career options

Our Medical Engineering graduates are highly sought after by many prestigious
companies such as De Puy, Johnson & Johnson and Howmedica. A degree in
Medical Engineering opens up career opportunities in a wide range of fields.

Some of our recent graduates can be found working as:
- DePuy Synthes (Bioengineer / Test Engineer / Trauma Sales)
- AMRC project manager
- Seaward Group, Technical Sales
- Stanmore Implants Worldwide, Senior Mechanical Engineer
- Fisher and Paykel Healthcare (New Zealand), Senior Clinical Researcher
- Airedale International Air conditioning Ltd, Mechanical Design Engineer
- Fast track degree (Warwick) programme for Medicine.

In recent years some graduates have continued their research in the School as graduate interns, engineers or by undertaking a PhD in our doctoral training centres.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for the integrated masters (MEng, BEng) and the standalone BEng are the same.

A-Level: AAA including Mathematics and Physics or another science (excluding general studies and critical thinking).

Engineering Diploma: Grade A (plus A or above in A-Level Mathematics).

BTEC Extended Diploma: D*DD overall including distinctions in Maths for Technicians, Further Maths for Technicians and Mechanical Principles & Applications.

IB: 35 points overall, with 18 points at higher level to include 5 points in higher level Mathematics and Physics or another science.

We also welcome and accept students with a wide range of alternative UK and international qualifications.

English language requirements: GCSE English Language grade C (or above) or an equivalent recognised English Language qualification.

How to apply

All undergraduate applications should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS).

MEng only
If you are an International (non-EU/EEA or Swiss citizen) applicant who has applied for, or intends to apply for, this course within the Faculty of Engineering and require a student visa to study in the UK then you will require an ATAS certificate.

If you require any further information please contact our admissions team,
e: t: +44 (0)113 343 2149