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Medical Engineering (MEng)

Master of Engineering
Typical Offer
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4 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

Develop the next generation of healthcare technologies. You’ll design, build and test innovative new treatment methods and work to bridge the gap between engineering and medicine. 

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

Our medical engineering offerings have a strong focus on mechanical engineering, user interaction and needs. The technologies you develop will help support patients, carers and clinicians in enabling longer, healthier and happier lives. 

You’ll have the opportunity to: 

  • design assistive technologies, as well as systems for diagnosis, treatment and for monitoring patients 
  • undertake design-build-test projects in years 1 and 2, an individual project in year 3, and a group design project in year 4 
  • use our outstanding research facilities, including our mechanical, electronics, biomechanics, bioengineering labs and human factors facilities  
  • understand the specific clinical, safety and ethical implications of medical 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 measurement and test 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 MEng programme is also available with an industrial placement year.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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