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Cardiff University

Medical Engineering

UCAS Code: H1B8

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-A,B,B

To include A Level Mathematics. This offer excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking. A pass in the Science practical is normally required.

Extended Project

A

For applicants taking the EPQ qualification, an A in the EPQ can be recognised to lower the entry requirements by a single grade. For example an AAB offer would be “AAB from 3 A levels or ABB from 3 A levels and a grade A in the EPQ”. Please note that any subject specific requirements must be met.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language Grade C or 4 and GCSE Maths Grade C or 4 is required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34-32

including 5 or above in HL Mathematics, or 655 in 3 HL subjects to include Mathematics

DD in BTEC plus grade A in Maths A-Level

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,B-A,B,B

To include A Level Mathematics. This offer excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.

The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.

UCAS Tariff

128-160

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

90%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Bioengineering

The Cardiff Medical Engineering programme is one of the best established in the UK, and is perfectly suited to anyone wishing to combine classical engineering training with a medical application.

You’ll be taught by a dedicated team of research-active academic staff, and the course includes a number of lectures by colleagues from our School of Biosciences, School of Medicine and Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust.

The aim of the course is to produce a highly competent engineer who can pursue a career in clinical engineering, bioengineering or engineering fields outside medicine.

Note that if Chartered status is important to you, a four-year Cardiff MEng course may offer a quicker, more direct route than the BEng course.

Other Cardiff University Medical Engineering courses available include:
•The opportunity to follow a sandwich year in industry if you choose the relevant four-year BEng or five-year MEng degree option
•The opportunity to study abroad at a partner institution for one semester if you choose the relevant MEng (International) degree option

Distinctive features

The distinctive features of the course include:
•The opportunity to learn in a research-led teaching institution served by staff rated highly in the last Research Excellence Framework
•The facilities that come with a successful research unit
•Accreditation from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
•The opportunity to engage with professionals from a wide range of specialisms such as orthopaedics
•An open and engaging culture between students and staff

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£10,500
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£20,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

Extra funding

Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Cardiff

Department:

School of Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Engineering

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

58%
UK students
42%
International students
80%
Male students
20%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

After graduation


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Engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£27,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
78%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

65%
Engineering professionals
5%
Science, engineering and production technicians
4%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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