Medical Engineering

University of Leeds

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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Medical engineering applies engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology for healthcare purposes. The field seeks to close the gap between engineering and medicine through multidisciplinary working – and engineering knowledge is also used to understand the body better, so that new and innovative tools can be developed for the medical community. From biomaterials to joint replacement technology, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to advance healthcare treatments including monitoring, diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation. We have an international reputation for our expertise in medical engineering, and we are part of the Leeds Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering which acts as a focus for training and research in hospitals and at the University. Our active Industrial Advisory Board helps inform the development of this course to ensure that it is up to date with industry developments and requirements. This is one of the reasons why our graduates are so in demand from industry.

Course details

Professional bodies

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  • Mechanical Engineers, Institute of

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Subject to places being available, you must achieve our published first year entry requirements and the relevant % average in your first year of study. Learning outcomes of year 1 of the degree programme you are applying to must also have been met.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level A*AA A*AA including Mathematics and Physics, where the A* must be in either Mathematics or Physics. Where an A-level Science subject is taken, we require a pass in the practical science element, alongside the achievement of the A-level at the stated grade. Excludes A-level General Studies or Critical Thinking.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD DDD overall with Distinctions in relevant Mechanical units and grade A in A-Level Mathematics. Some Mechanical units may be optional on your BTEC but are required by the Faculty. Please contact us for further information.
Access to HE Diploma D: 45 credits Pass 60 credits overall with 45 credits at Level 3, with Distinction - to include Mathematics, Calculus, Further Calculus, and Physics.
Scottish Higher AAAAA AA at Advanced Higher Level, including Mathematics and Physics, and AAAAA at Higher Level.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points 36 points overall, with 18 points at higher level to include 6 points in higher level Mathematics and Physics.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H1, H2, H2, H2, H2 H1 H1 H2 H2 H2 H2, including Mathematics and Physics where a H1 grade must be in either Mathematics or Physics.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D2, D3, D3 D2, D3, D3 including Mathematics and Physics, where the D2 grade must be in either Mathematics or Physics.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English Language at grade C (4) or above, or an appropriate English language qualification.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://engineering.leeds.ac.uk/courses/UG/F447/medical-engineering#section4


English language requirements

IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each section.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For further information please see http://www.leeds.ac.uk/undergraduatefees
Medical Engineering at University of Leeds - UCAS