Medical Engineering at University of Southampton - UCAS

Course summary

Medical Engineering seeks to solve the medical issues of tomorrow by combining biology, medicine and healthcare with engineering to create next-generation technologies for healthcare and wellbeing. Our Medical Engineering course takes a patient-centred approach and follows a pathway of general and mechanical engineering. Specialist modules provide insight into medical engineering fundamentals and practice. As a Medical Engineering student at Southampton, you’ll learn the underlying principles of medical technologies and gain the ability to design, develop and deliver new products. You will work on projects, examples and case-studies from medical and healthcare applications of engineering. During the first two years of this course you will study an introduction to Medical Engineering and engineering principles, as well as specialist modules from human biology to mechanics, to engineering law and management. The third year will allow you to specialise further with a range of exciting optional modules and an individual project. In the third year you will also be able to choose modules from our Biomedical Engineering course, giving you the ability to build a unique set of Biomedical Engineering skills. The University of Southampton has a long tradition of interdisciplinary research and teaching at the interface between engineering and healthcare. The calibre of our teaching and facilities also reflect our experience in this area, and you will have access to our extensive facilities including a high-resolution 3D imaging centre, and the Human Factors Research Unit. You'll graduate equipped with the skills and knowledge to join the flourishing global health technology sector.


Typical Modules include: Year one: Introduction to Medical Engineering; Electrical and Electronics Systems; Mathematics for Engineering and the Environment, Part I. Year two: Biomedical Engineering Research, Design and Practice; Human Biology in Health and Disease; Mechanics, Machines and Vibration; Fluid Mechanics; Electronics and Control; Systems Design and Computing; Engineering Management and Law; Mathematics for Engineering and the Environment Part II. Year three: Biomaterials; Engineering Design with Management; Human Factors in Engineering; Orthopaedic Biomechanics; Individual Project.

Assessment method

You will be assessed through a combination of examinations and coursework activities such as formal reports and laboratory reports – all of which you will encounter as typical assessment methods throughout your degree.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.5with no component below 6.0

All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £27400 Year 1
International £27400 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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Medical Engineering at University of Southampton - UCAS