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University of Bradford

Medical Engineering

UCAS Code: H1BC
BEng (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Subjects
  • General engineering
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
84% LOW
Average graduate salary
£22k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

BBC to include A level Mathematics at grade C

Scottish Highers
Not Available

112 UCAS tariff points to include Higher Maths at grade A

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
29

3 Higher Level Subjects at grade 5 to include Mathematics and Physics

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This programme is accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Courses that have been accredited and recognised by a professional body are to say it has been given a stamp of approval. Accredited programmes are appreciated by graduate employers as it is seen as a reassuring sign of quality. Medical Engineering plays a major part in modern healthcare systems and has a massive contribution towards the diagnosis of disease and the treatment of patients. Medical Engineering runs through the health service in various ways and is responsible for many of the most successful surgical operations such as replacement of diseased hip/knee joints, various tissues, blocked arteries and other physical and cognitive impairments. Our medical engineering students study core modules such as clinical biomechanics for analysing normal and abnormal human movements, tissue/cell engineering and wound repair for replacing diseased or injured organs such as skin, cartilage and bone, clinical signals, genomic coding, biomaterials, human biodynamics, design and manufacturing of surgical tools and medical diagnostic devices such as electrocardiography (ECG), pacemakers, heart rate monitoring and oxyhaemoglobin devices, etc. Our students will be able to evaluate human physiological performance by using various gold standard diagnostic devices such as EMG, ECG, Blood Pressure, Spirometer (lung function), and analysis of skin and human body composition such as body mass index (BMI), body fat, etc.

Modules

Core: anatomy and medical terminology; biomaterials; biomechanics; cell and microbiology for engineers; circuits and systems; computer modelling techniques; engineering analysis (mechanical); engineering computation; engineering statistics; financial management; fluid mechanics 1; functional anatomy and physiology; further engineering analysis (mechanical); healthcare technology project; human biodynamics; implant design and technology; introduction to solid modelling; introductory mechatronics; manufacturing systems; materials engineering and design ; materials failure analysis; materials technology and processing; mechanical technology; medical ethics and regulations; medical instrumentation and imaging; project; rehabilitation engineering; sensors and actuators; structural mechanics; thermodynamics. Option: computer applications of numerical methods ; real-time computing and instrumentation; reliability engineering; 6 sigma for business excellence; tissue engineering and wound repair.

University of Bradford

Main building

The University of Bradford is a fantastic place to study, socialise and get involved with, whether it's through the wide range of courses or the many sports, societies, media and entertainments at the Students' Union. Our new £8million Student Central building holds a 1,300-capacity club, radio station, four bars, bookable rooms for students and a huge outdoor grass area.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
35%
65%

Year 1

34%
66%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

32%
68%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
60%
38%
2%

Year 1

65%
28%
7%

Year 2

Year 3

57%
38%
5%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction Not Available
Student score Not Available

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
29% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
70% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
322 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
67% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 84% LOW
Average graduate salary £22k LOW
Graduates who are customer service occupations

6%

Graduates who are customer service managers and supervisors

3%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

23%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
As a mixed subject within engineering where students get a chance to learn from a range of disciplines, this course isn't taken by as many people as some of the more specialist disciplines. Demand for engineering skills is high, though, and so unemployment rates are low and starting salaries competitive. Graduates are able to specialise enough to be working in jobs in engineering – particularly mechanical, civil, design, and electrical engineering, as well as engineering project management. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to a MEng qualification – this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.
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