Cardiff University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
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. You’ll be taught by a dedicated team of research-active academic staff, and the course includes a number of lectures by colleagues from our School of Biosciences, School of Medicine and Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust. 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 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. Note that if Chartered status is important to you, a Cardiff MEng course may offer a quicker, more direct route than this BEng course. Other Cardiff University Medical Engineering courses include: •The opportunity to follow a sandwich year in industry is also available if you choose the relevant five-year MEng degree option •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: •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 •Accreditation from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers •Many academic members of staff who are Chartered 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||AAB - ABB||including Maths. You will need to pass the science practical element of the A-level if this is part of your programme of study.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD-DM in a BTEC Diploma in any subject and grade B in A-Level Maths.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 - 32 points||34-32 overall or 666-665 in 3 HL subjects. Must include grade 5 in HL Maths.|
|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||You must have or be working towards: - English language or Welsh language at GCSE grade C/4 or an equivalent (such as A-levels). If you require a Tier 4 visa, you must ensure your language qualification complies with UKVI requirements.|
We do not accept Critical Thinking, General Studies, Citizenship Studies, or other similar equivalent subjects. We will accept a combination of BTEC subjects, A-levels, and other qualifications, subject to the course specific grade and subject 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.