Swansea University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Biomedical Engineering with a Year Abroad

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Course summary

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. 97% of our graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating (DLHE 16/17 Graduates) – the average salary for our Medical Engineering graduates is £25,000. Medical Engineering Facilities include: Electrical engineering instruments to build and test medical devices, Biomechanical modelling to optimise implant technologies and the process engineering equipment for pharmaceutical production. Our Medical Engineering courses draw on the exciting medical research taking place within the Engineering Department at Swansea University and the Medical School. This success led to the creation of the £22 million Centre for NanoHealth (CNH), a unique facility linking engineering and medicine. Accreditation The Medical Engineering course at Swansea University is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and The Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. All of our courses are available with a Year in Industry or Year Abroad These placement years increase our students confidence and communication skills as well as help them to gain valuable experiences that will ultimately enhance their employability. To find out more go to www.swansea.ac.uk/engineering/undergraduate We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.


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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

If you are an International Student, please visit our International pages for more information about entry requirements:- http://www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/requirements/

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSEs: Mathematics C, English Language C.

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Biomedical Engineering with a Year Abroad at Swansea University - UCAS