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Medical Engineering applies engineering principles to the human body, in pursuit of an advanced and personalised style of future healthcare.
Combining engineering with the instrumentation used in modern medicine promises to generate important new technologies which touch and extend all our lifetimes. You can be at the heart of it.
Our degrees prepares you for a rewarding career across a range of sectors. You will gain core engineering skills while learning about anatomy, physiology and communication with clinicians.
As you progress, your developing analytical and problem-solving abilities will combine with hands-on experience of industrial medical devices and instruments, establishing skills that are vital to employment in the wider industry.
WHY MEDICAL ENGINEERING AT SWANSEA?
Engineering at Swansea University has an enviably powerful reputation and attracts students from across the world.
- General Engineering is ranked 9th in the UK by The Guardian Good University Guide 2018
- Within six months of graduating, 97% of our Engineering graduates are employed or in further study (16/17 Graduate DLHE)
This course offers you the opportunity to spend a YEAR IN INDUSTRY (UCAS HB19), in the UK or overseas, giving valuable workplace experience as well as a salary that is currently over £15,000 on average. Support and guidance is provided to help secure your placement.
We also offer you the option to spend a YEAR ABROAD (UCAS HB01) at a partner university which enriches the degree, giving a valuable cultural and linguistic experience which can broaden your horizons when seeking employment.
YOUR MEDICAL ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE
Our Medical Engineering degrees have three main themes:
- Biomechanics and materials – development and analysis of materials for strength and biocompatibility
- Instrumentation – quantification of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic techniques
- Bioprocesses – detailing important physical, chemical and biological processes in the human body
Our state-of-the-art facilities include electrical engineering instruments to build and test medical devices and biomechanical modelling units to optimise implant technologies.
You will study in and around a thriving research community. This includes the Centre for NanoHealth (CNH), a unique £22 million pound facility linking engineering and medicine. It also encompasses the Systems and Process Engineering Centre (SPEC), where research is undertaken on a variety of complex biological and chemical systems.
MEDICAL ENGINEERING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Medical Engineering graduates are set on course for a range of exciting career opportunities. Your future could lie in any of the following roles:
- Biomedical Engineer
- Clinical Engineer/Scientist
- Medical Research Scientist
- Rehabilitation Engineer
- Prosthetic Design Engineer
- Application Engineer in Medical Devices
- Robotic Surgical Instruments
This degree provides a first step on the path to prestigious Chartered Engineer status.