BEng Medical Engineering

2017 Clearing and Adjustment Availability

We have places available for Clearing and Adjustment applicants for 2017. For up to date information on vacancies and applying through Clearing or Adjustment, visit our dedicated 2017 Clearing and Adjustment pages.

Course Overview

BEng Medical Engineering

Medical Engineering at Swansea University draws on the exciting medical research taking place within the College of Engineering and the College of Medicine. The research success in the two colleges led to the creation of the £22 million Centre for NanoHealth (CNH), a unique facility linking engineering and medicine.

Scholarships

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study.

To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International Scholarships

Key Features

Cutting-edge research informs our medical engineering courses

Medical Engineering is the application of engineering principles to both the human body and to a broad range of instrumentation used in modern medicine.

Why study Medical Engineering at Swansea University?

As a student on the BEng Medical Engineering course, you will learn about the design of prosthetic devices, new biocompatible materials, and the behaviour of complex bio-molecules and fluids with the body.

Our Medical Engineering degrees have three engineering themes:

  • Biomechanics and materials: the development and analysis of materials in terms of strength and biocompatibility
  • Instrumentation: advanced diagnostic and therapeutic techniques
  • Bioprocesses: physical and chemical processes occurring in the human body

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Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Degree / HECert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-120Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Strength of Materials
EG-142Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Instrumentation and Control
EG-155Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Circuit Analysis
EG-160Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Fluid Mechanics 1
EG-180Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Introduction to Materials Engineering
EG-189Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Engineering Analysis 1
EG-190Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Engineering Analysis 2
EGA100Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Numerical Methods for Biomedical Engineers
EGA114Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Chemical Engineering Science
SR-112Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Human Physiology
SR-113Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Human Neuromusculoskeletal System
Optional Modules
medical engineering level 1 option 

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : The optional modules EGA103 and EG-166 are chosen depending on the qualifications and academic background of each student. Students who have not done chemistry in their A-levels (or equivalent) will have to choose Foundation Chemistry (EGA103). Students that have taken chemistry, but have not taken physics/mechanics in their A-levels will have to choose Engineering Mechanics (EG-166). All remaining students should choose one of these options.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EG-166Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Engineering Mechanics
EGA103Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Foundation Chemistry

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-211Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Fluid Flow
EG-215Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Process Modelling
EG-219Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Statistical Methods in Engineering
EG-231Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Heat Transfer
EG-235Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Dynamics 1
EG-236Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Design and Laboratory Classes 1
EG-238Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Experimental Studies - Medical
EG-262Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Stress Analysis 1
EGA219Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Cell Biology and cell mechanics for engineers
EGA224Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Biomedical Instrumentation
EGA226Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Physiological systems
PM-230Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Selected Medical Diagnostic Techniques

Year 3 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-3055Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Tissue Engineering
EG-318Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Computer Aided Product Design
EG-323Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Finite Element Method
EG-353Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)30Research Project
EG-386Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Engineering Management
EGA306Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Mechanical Deformation in Structural Materials
EGA308Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Implant and prosthetic Technology
EGA325Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Medical Engineering Group Design Project
EGA336Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Biomedical Flows in Physiology and Medical Devices

Description

As a student on the BEng Medical Engineering course, you will graduate with engineering skills, whilst also providing employers with the added experience and knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and the ability to communicate with clinicians.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for the BEng Medical Engineering degree are:

AAB - BBB at A level (including Mathematics).

Other recommended subjects include:
Physics
Further Mathematics
Chemistry
Design Technology
IT/Computing
Biology

Variable offers made dependent on subjects studied and all applications are considered on an individual basis, with GCSE grades, AS Level subjects and grades, work experience, references and personal statement taken into account.

Or 32 at IB (preferably including good HL marks in Mathematics).

Students studying for BTEC qualifications require DDD - DDM plus B grade at A level Mathematics. Studying A level Mathematics alongside a BTEC qualification is our strongly recommended entry pathway for those studying BTEC qualifications. Students not studying A level Mathematics, alongside their BTEC qualification, require D*DD-DDD with D in ‘Mathematics for Technicians’ and D in ‘Further Mathematics for Technicians’, plus minimum GCSE grades of B in Mathematics and 2 x B grades in Science/Engineering/Manufacturing.

Find out the entry requirements for an international student.

Students with industrial experience and qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you have studied access or vocational qualifications, you are advised to apply for the Integrated Foundation Year.

If you are applying for Level Two (second year) entry, in order to be considered, you will need to have already covered the topics offered in Swansea at Level One (first year) in a certified qualification, with a high overall score.

How To Apply

Find out how to apply for the BEng Medical Engineering course as an UK or EU student.

Find out how to apply for the BEng Medical Engineering course as an international student.

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International
BEng (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £17,450

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees for the BEng Medical Engineering course do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.

Recommended textbooks for this course are available in the library. All software needed for the course is available on the Engineering network, for use within our PC rooms at Swansea University.

Free wireless internet access is available across the whole of the University campus and halls of residence.

Accreditation

The BEng Medical Engineering at Swansea University is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.