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Swansea University

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World University Rankings 2018

Swansea University

Medical Engineering

Medical Engineering at Swansea is ranked 1st in the UK for student satisfaction, (National Student Survey, 2015). Medical Engineering applies engineering principles to the human body and a broad range of instrumentation used in modern medicine. The subject combines engineering and medicine to produce the next generation of biomedical engineers. With strong industry links the department is developing new technologies and making advances for the future of personalised health care. Our Medical Engineering degrees have three themes: Biomechanics and materials – the development and analysis of materials for strength and biocompatibility; Instrumentation – advanced diagnostic and therapeutic techniques; and Bioprocesses – physical and chemical processes in the human body. This degree will train you for a rewarding career in a range of sectors, including the design and manufacture of medical instrumentation and devices. You will gain engineering skills while learning about anatomy and physiology and how to communicate with clinicians. You will use analytical skills and tools to solve engineering problems relevant to medical devices and instruments industry. The degree will also provide a foundation for you to aim for the prized Chartered Engineer status. Our state-of-the-art facilities include: electrical engineering instruments to build and test medical devices; biomechanical modelling to optimise implant technologies; process engineering equipment for pharmaceutical production. Our Medical Engineering courses draw on the exciting medical research taking place within the College of Engineering and the Swansea University Medical School. This success led to the creation of the £22 million Centre for NanoHealth (CNH), a unique facility linking engineering and medicine. Our Medical Engineering degrees are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Bay Campus,Swansea