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Medical Engineering (BEng)

Bachelor of Engineering
3 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

Join a new generation of engineers that understand the underlying principles of medical and healthcare technologies. You’ll gain the skills needed to design, develop and deliver products to patients, carers and clinicians. 

With an aging society and ongoing pressures on health and social care services, the demand for healthcare technology is increasing. Our BEng Medical Engineering degree combines engineering and physical science fundamentals with medicine and healthcare, so you can graduate ready to meet this demand. 

This programme has a strong focus on mechanical engineering, user interaction and needs. The technologies you develop will be for patients, carers, clinicians (doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists) and other stakeholders. 

You’ll have the opportunity to: 

  • explore the design of assistive technologies, as well as systems for diagnosis, treatment and for monitoring. 
  • undertake design-build-test projects in years 1 and 2 and an individual project in year 3 
  • access our outstanding research facilities, including our mechanical, electronics, biomechanics and bioengineering labs as well as patient test and human factors facilities  
  • understand the specific clinical, safety and ethical implications of biomedical engineering work, and routes to commercialization 
  • interact with industry through work placements, external speakers, industrial visits, and industrial design projects 
  • become familiar with specialist modelling software and modern equipment 

You’ll be taught by world experts in their field and undertake a wide variety of design tasks, projects and group activities to prepare you for a professional engineering career. 

This BEng programme is also available with an industrial placement year. 

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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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.

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