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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. 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. This four-year Cardiff MEng Medical Engineering programme offers you a quicker, more direct route to Chartered Engineer status than the three-year BEng. It allows you to use the last two years to expand and strengthen your knowledge in medical engineering. You will benefit from advanced learning in design and management and an appreciation of the techniques needed to manage and organise a multidisciplinary engineering design project. This course includes the opportunity to take a year of industrial placement between your second and third years of academic study. With this option we will support you in finding a placement that will allow you to experience at first- hand, a professional working environment. If you are successful in securing a placement you will be paid a salary and will enhance your employability skills through direct experience of working in business, industry or the public sector. Teaching is by a dedicated team of research-active academic staff, and there are also some lectures by colleagues from Cardiff School of Biosciences, School of Medicine and Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust. Other Cardiff University Medical Engineering courses include: •A thorough grounding in the fundamentals of medical engineering if you choose a BEng course •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: •Fast-track route to Chartered Engineer status •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 •Many academic members of staff who are Chartered Engineers •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 •The opportunity to follow a sandwich year in industry
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site - Cardiff|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||AAA - AAB||To include A Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies and critical thinking A pass in the science practical is normally required.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD in the BTEC qualification plus Grade B in A Level Mathematics|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AAA - AAB||To include A Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||36 - 34 points||including 5 or above in HL Mathematics65 in 3 HL subjects to include Mathematics|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||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.|
|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 Maths Grade C or 4 is required.|
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
All applicants are expected to have demonstrable English language skills. Most courses ask for GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent, but some courses ask for GCSE English grade B/6 or equivalent.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£10500||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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.