MEng Medical Engineering (with a Year in Industry)

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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 MEng Medical Engineering (with a Year in Industry) 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

A strong clinical theme runs throughout the course, including case studies within engineering modules. This includes design of electrocardiograph circuitry in Level one Electrical Engineering module. Also, biological and clinical modules taught within the College of Medicine, which are specifically designed for the medical engineers.

Spend a semester in Texas. Our undergraduate exchange with Texas A & M University.

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-233Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)0Placement Preparation: Engineering Industrial Year
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-233Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)0Placement Preparation: Engineering Industrial Year
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

Year 4 (Level 5 YR OUT)

FHEQ 5 Sandwich Year
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-E01Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)120Industrial Placement Year (Engineering)

Year 5 (Level 7)

FHEQ 7 Advanced Degree / Honours
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EGDM03Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)30Individual Research Project
EGIM02Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations
EGM402Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Fracture and Fatigue
EGM403Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Implant Engineering 2
EG-M83Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Simulation Based Product Design
EG-M85Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Strategic Project Planning
EGNM03Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Nanoscale Simulation
EGNM07Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Principles of Nanomedicine
EGTM89Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Polymers: Properties and Design
PMPM04Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Medical Imaging

Description

As a student on the MEng Medical Engineering (with a Year in Industry) 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 MEng Medical Engineering (with a Year in Industry) degree are:

AAA - AAB 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 34 - 33 at IB (preferably to include good 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 MEng Medical Engineering (with a Year in Industry) course as an UK or EU student.

Find out how to apply for the MEng Medical Engineering (with a Year in Industry) course as an international student.

Tuition Fees

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

UK/EU International
MEng (Hons) Full-time (with a year in Industry) £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.

During a sandwich year (e.g. year in industry, year abroad or placement year) a lower fee will apply. For more information visit our tuition fees page.

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 MEng Medical Engineering (with a Year in Industry) 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 MEng 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 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 as a Chartered Engineer. 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.

 

Year in Industry

The year in industry can be undertaken in the UK or overseas. The advantages of the placement year are extensive. 

For example, not only will you gain valuable industrial experience, you will also be paid a salary for that year. Currently, the average annual salary is over £15,000.

Support and guidance is provided to help you secure a placement. There are CV writing workshops, presentations from students and companies. Plus advice on job hunting and application tips.

Find out more on our Year in Industry website: