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University of Bradford

Medical Engineering

MEng 5 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Anatomy, physiology & pathology
Student score
92% HIGH
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£18.8k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

ABB 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

3 Higher level subjects at grades 6,6,5 to include Mathematics and Physics

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 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


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


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 have 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 the 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.


Core: advanced project; advanced numerical methods; anatomy and medical terminology; biomaterials; biomechanics; cell and microbiology for engineers; circuits and systems; clinical biomechanics; clinical signals; computer modelling techniques; design optimisation; engineering analysis (mechanical); engineering computation; engineering statistics; financial management; fluid mechanics 1; functional anatomy and physiology; further engineering analysis (mechanical); genomic coding; healthcare technology project; human biodynamics; implant design and technology; infection control; interdisciplinary competitive design; 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; 6 sigma for business excellence; thermodynamics; tissue engineering and wound repair. Option: coaching development; computer applications of numerical methods; real-time computing and instrumentation; reliability engineering; sustainable energy.

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

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How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams

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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 91%
Student score 92% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Received sufficient advice and support



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
16% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
64% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
36% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
433 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
88% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £18.8k LOW
Graduates who are therapy professionals


Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals


Graduates who are health associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The stats here cover not just anatomy, physiology and pathology courses, but also neuroscience and physiotherapy. Physiotherapy is more popular than the other four subjects combined. So, a lot of the data you’re looking at is really for physiotherapists, who have a slightly lower unemployment rate than the other subjects in this topic, having seen job prospects improve significantly in the last 12 months. Anatomy and physiology graduates often take further study – usually moving on to a medical degree, whilst pathology graduates tend to go into work. Physiotherapy graduates mainly go straight into work, and a majority got into physiotherapy roles within six months of graduation in 2012, either in hospitals or private practice. If you fancy working for yourself, physiotherapists are rather more likely than the average graduate to start their career self-employed.
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