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Swansea University

Medical Engineering (with a Year Abroad)

UCAS Code: HB01

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-B,B,B

Including Mathematics.

Considered on an individual basis.

Accepted in lieu of one non-subject specific grade at A Level.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSEs: Mathematics C, English Language C.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

To include 5 at Higher Level or 6 at Standard Level Mathematics and 4 at Higher Level or 5 at Standard Level English Language.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

D*D*D*-D*D*D

To include B at A Level Mathematics. Must be in relevant subject. If student is not taking A Level Mathematics, they must achieve a minimum D in ‘Mathematics for Technicians’ and D in ‘Further Mathematics for Technicians’ modules of the BTEC. Students are also required to have minimum two A grades at GCSE, to include a minimum grade B in Mathematics and two other Science subjects.

UCAS Tariff

120-136

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time with time abroad | 2018

Subjects

Engineering (non-specific)

General or integrated engineering

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

- 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.

**95% of our graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating (DHLE) – the average salary for our Medical Engineering graduates is £25,000.**

Modules

Year 1
Areas studied typically include:
- Chemical Engineering Science
- Circuit Analysis
- Fluid Mechanics
- Human Anatomy for Medical Engineers
- Human Physiology
- Strength of Materials

Year 2
Areas studied typically include:
- Cell Biology and Cell Mechanics for Engineers
- Fluid Flow
- Heat Transfer
- Instrumental and Analytical Chemistry
- Selected Medical Diagnostic Techniques
- Statistical Methods in Engineering

Year 3
Areas studied typically include:
- Biomedical Flows in Physiology and Medical Devices
- Computer Aided Product Design
- Implant and Prosthetic Technologies
- Tissue Engineering

The Uni


Course location:

Bay Campus

Department:

College of Engineering

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

73%
med
General or integrated engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Engineering (non-specific)

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
78%
Male students
22%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate
350

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Engineering (non-specific)

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.

84%
low
Employed or in further education
78%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Very few students study this subject, so there isn't a lot of information available on what graduates do when they finish - bear that in mind when you look at the stats above. Most graduates get jobs in engineering or management, but if you would like to find out more specifically about the prospects for your chosen course, it might be a good idea to go on an open day and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Engineering and technology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

£30k

£30k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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