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.
UCAS Code: HHH6
Industrial placements: Yes
Study abroad: Yes
Delivery option: MEng (4 years, full-time) or BEng (3 years, full-time)
Start date: September
Course fees: Home/EU: £9,000; International: £16,200.
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
Course brochure: Download
Accreditation: This course is accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.
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 will be available shortly 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.
|Design and Manufacture 1|
|Computers in Engineering Analysis|
|Vibration and Control|
|Design and Manufacture 2|
|Economics and Management|
|Mechatronics and Measurement Systems|
|Compulsory modules||Optional modules (choose one)|
|Professional Skills||Aerodynamics with Computational Fluid Dynamics|
|Individual Project||Design and Manufacture Systems|
|Biomedical Engineering||International Corporate Leadership 2|
|Finite Element Methods of Analysis|
|Biomedical Engineering Simulation|
|Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering|
|Compulsory modules||Optional modules (choose four)|
|Team Project||Biotribology (Distance Learning)|
|Biomaterials (Short Course)|
|Functional Joint Replacement Technology (Short Course)|
|Computational and Experimental Methods|
|Spinal Biomechanics and Instrumentation (Distance Learning)|
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:
• Manufacturing Engineer (Medical Devices), Sandvik,
• Knee Product manager, Corin
• Defence Engineer, Babcock
• Trainee Clinical Scientist
• R&D Test Engineer, DePuy International Ltd
• PhD ‘Wear Simulation of Lumbar Total Disc Replacements – iMBE, University
AAA at A-level including Mathematics, excluding general studies and critical thinking.
Engineering Diploma Grade A (plus A or above in A-Level Mathematics).
IB: 37 points overall, with 18 points at higher level to include 5 points in higher level mathematics.
English language requirements: A pass at GCSE level in English Language (grade C or above). If English is not your first language, you are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English and you will need to meet our English Language minimum requirements.
All undergraduate applications should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS).
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 the Undergraduate Admissions team, e: email@example.com t: +44 (0)113 343 2149