Medical Engineering

Medical Engineering at Swansea

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 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.

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.


Our BEng and MEng Medical Engineering degrees are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

Accreditation IMechE

Industry Experience

Year In Industry

Many of our students at Swansea University choose to spend a Year in Industry as part of their degree, which can have huge benefits for the company involved and the student working within the company. 

A Year in Industry can be taken as part of a BEng or MEng degree programme.

As part of your undergraduate course, a Year in Industry can provide a great enhancement to your degree and future career.

Get more information about our Year in Industry here.

We also offer Year Abroad schemes too - find out more about these on the Medical Engineering course pages.


Through Swansea University's Paid Internship Network we seek to connect our students to employers for graduate level placements. We offer paid internships between June and September each summer. All participating students receive a free employability master-class and are assessed via a mandatory employability assessment centre. 

Find more information about our Work Placements here.

‌The International Development Office have opportunities for students to gain international work experience and take part in work abroad programmes as part of the degree (depending on scheme). Summer work placements are also available. Find out more about working abroad here.

Katie Silver

"I decided to study Engineering at Swansea University because of the great course it offered. Having medical orientated modules from day one made me choose Swansea over other Universities. I also chose Swansea because I wanted to go to a campus university and when I visited I was greeted by friendly smiley people which made it feel like home. Both campuses are practically on the beach which was a bonus as they are stunning and great for a study break.

One of my favourite memories of course so far was studying at Texas A&M for a semester. This was a once in a life time opportunity that I was very fortunate to be a part of. Whilst abroad I became part of the Aggie family and this is something I will always cherish. The course was challenging but with hard work and determination I gained a good grade.

Another favourite course memory is studying modules where we are exposed to the latest technologies that are emerging in the field.We also study a broad range of modules which exposes you to the possible career paths that are available.

After graduating from Swansea, I hope to get a graduate job or take part in a graduate scheme in New Product Development in the Medical sector."