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Mechanical Engineering / Biomedical Engineering (MEng)

Master of Engineering
4 years
Course Type
Highfield and Boldrewood
UCAS Course code

About this course

We've changed some parts of this course for the 2020 to 2021 academic year due to coronavirus (COVID-19). These changes may affect how we'll teach you and which modules you'll take.

Combine your engineering skills with biology and medicine. Learn to design, develop and test medical devices and specialise in areas that interest you, like implants, biomaterials and orthopaedics. Biomedical engineering is a growing field, so this course will help you find a rewarding career as a chartered engineer.

The first 2 years of this specialist course follow the same content to our degree in Mechanical Engineering. In the third and fourth years, you can focus on topics such as the mechanics of the human body, and the human factors in engineering.

You'll use our design workshops and studios and gain practical experience on a variety of projects.

As part of this course you can:

  • use our range of engineering facilities
  • showcase your work in our annual Engineering Design Show
  • learn about the computational tools that help doctors analyse large amounts of patient data
  • put your skills into practice with an individual project and final year group design project
  • work with students from other engineering specialisms

We're a designated university for the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS).

Year in industry

Enhance your employability by taking this course with a paid industrial placement year.

Apply using:

  • Course name: Mechanical Engineering / Biomedical Engineering with Industrial Placement Year
  • UCAS code: H316

You'll spend this extra year at an engineering firm, applying the skills and knowledge you've learned so far.

The fee is 20% of the standard annual tuition fee.


This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as meeting the academic requirement, in full, for Chartered Engineer registration.

This course is accredited by:

Course locations

This course is based at Highfield and Boldrewood.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the Course Description Document

The Course Description Document details your course overview, your course structure and how your course is taught and assessed.

Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2022 to 2023. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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