Anglia Ruskin University

Medical Engineering (with Placement year) Anglia Ruskin University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Help healthcare providers to supply better care and treatment to patients through the use of technology. If you're interested in both engineering and medicine, this course is perfect for you. Gain the skills to provide innovative, tried-and-tested medical engineering solutions that satisfy clinical needs.

Develop your engineering knowledge and skills, and progress into a career in the fast-growing medical sector. You’ll apply engineering principles to the design and development or improvement of medical devices, such as implants, or treatment methods in order to – ultimately – improve clinical outcomes.

You’ll be taught by a dedicated team of research-active professionals who work with medical companies through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships. You’ll benefit first hand from their innovative research and have the opportunity to use our Medical Engineering Research Group's facilities. These include:

computational facilities to simulate virtual surgery
six-degree-of-freedom joint simulation machine
three-dimensional (3D) printing
biomechanics testing equipment
our start-of-the-art movement analysis laboratory.

Our university is the first in the UK, and one of the few in Europe, to offer sophisticated and robust computer simulation and laboratory testing facilities, the kinds that are used by large engineering and medical companies.

Throughout your course, you’ll develop theoretical and practical knowledge from a range of engineering, computational simulations, in vitro experiments, medical devices/medical science disciplines. As well as key engineering theories, you’ll gain an understanding of human health, and discover treatment simulation techniques that predict relative performances of implants, surgical techniques and medical devices such as joint contact mechanics.

Our strong links with hospitals will give you the opportunity to witness surgical operations and work with surgeons to address clinical problems for your final-year projects.

As well as developing crucial problem-solving and critical thinking skills, you’ll gain unique practical laboratory and computer simulation skills, in addition to research experience. Most importantly, you’ll develop an awareness of the professional attitudes and attributes required for embarking on a multidisciplinary, varied and exciting career in healthcare and medical engineering.

Course details


Year one, core modules

Introduction to Engineering Materials Introduction to Medical Engineering Mathematics for Engineers IT, Communications and Research Skills Mechatronics Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body

Year two, core modules

Applied Medical Physiology Biomechanics 1 Biomaterials Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics Applied Mechanics Computer-Aided Solid Modelling Engineering Design

Sandwich year only: work placement

Year Four, core modules

Vibration and Control Contemporary Issues in Medical Technology and Medical Engineering Computer-Aided Engineering Biomechanics 2 Project Management for Technologists Research Methods and Technology Project

Assessment method

We will use a range of assessment methods to check your academic and practical progress throughout the course. These include exams, essays and reports, work relating to practical classes and demonstrations, log books, presentations and posters.

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.

Course code H169
Institution code A60
Campus name Chelmsford Campus
Campus code A

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent) including a pass in Mathematics at grade E or above.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 5 GCSEs at grade C, or 4, or above, including English, Maths and Science.

2020 entry requirements are under review for the next cycle and have been published using the current cycle information. Please check back when Apply opens for the exact requirements.

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic Level - with no individual score being lower than 5.5) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

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

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information Please note the fee for the placement year is £1250 2020 International Fees are to be confirmed

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