Why choose Medical Engineering?

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

The engineering degree courses at Swansea University draw on the exciting medical research that is taking place within the College of Engineering and the Swansea University Medical School.

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.

Our Medical Engineering degree graduates gain the skills of engineering, whilst also providing employers with the added experience and knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and the ability to communicate with clinicians.

A transparent model of a skull
Microscope equipment
A robotic arm
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Annabelle Boardman, BEng Medical Engineering with a Year in Industry

I chose to study at Swansea University because of the range of subject areas covered within the Medical Engineering course and the brand-new bay campus facilities. The thing I’ve enjoyed most is the variety of modules which has allowed me to discover all aspects of Medical Engineering and really broaden my knowledge. Due to the variety of the course, it has taught me to adapt to all types of problems which really helped when I was going into industry as I was faced with lots of different scenarios.

For my Year in Industry, I was a Student Development Engineer at Zimmer Biomet, designing and developing hip replacements and surgical instrumentation. When I graduate, I will return to the same company as a Development Engineer.

My advice to others looking for a placement would be to just keep trying and don’t be afraid of emailing small companies that don’t advertise a Year in Industry—many companies have never even heard of the scheme before. And the Employability Team will also be able to give you advice when searching for placements/jobs. They are always there to offer support.

My favourite memories of my time in Swansea University have been my Year in Industry, being Treasurer of the Medical Engineering Society and making lots of great friendships.

Our Graduates

Our graduates go on to have interesting and varied careers at companies such as:

Renishaw, Calon Cardio-Technology Ltd, Olympus Surgical Technologies, NHS, GE Healthcare and Royal Navy.

97% of our College graduates are in work or further study 6 months after graduating (16/17 Graduate DLHE). 

Gyan Bhatia, Technical Sales Engineer & Manager, Oxford Instruments Nanoscience

"I strongly believe the skills you learn in this element of the degree is highly transferable into a professional company. 

Additionally, I made nice connections with different postgraduates, professors and researchers associated with my project, which helped me get to where I am today."

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Medical Engineering is Accredited by...

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