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Biomedical Electronic Engineering (MEng)

Master of Engineering
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

Join the next generation of health technology engineers and design the health and wellbeing devices of the future. You’ll apply electronic engineering theory and biomedical practice to develop new medical and healthcare technologies.

This course combines state-of-the-art electronic engineering and biomedicine theory and practice to develop monitoring, diagnostics and treatment solutions.

You’ll learn to design, build and test devices and systems from wearable monitors to intelligent diagnostic tools. You’ll also study management, communications and law for delivering biotech projects and products.

As part of your masters degree course you will:

  • combine electronic engineering training with the study of biomedicine, giving you the skills to create sensors, apps and digital systems

  • use our outstanding research facilities including a state-of-the-art electronics lab, a hybrid biodevices research lab and clean room

  • develop enterprise skills with support from our on-campus startup platform

  • benefit from our strong relationships with ground-breaking organisations in this emerging industry

  • study abroad for a semester

You can take this course with an additional year-long, paid placement. Apply with UCAS code B90I for the Industrial Studies option.

Your course will include lab work, lectures, seminars, projects and industry placements. You'll be eligible to apply for industrial scholarships and paid work placements through the UK Electronics Skills Foundation.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 245.66 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.

Transfer between courses

Biomedical electronic engineering has a significantly different course structure than the other electronics programmes. This makes transferring to other electronic engineering degrees more complicated. You'll need to discuss this with your course leader.