Medical Engineering with Industrial Placement Year (MEng)

Master of Engineering
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5 years
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About this course

Develop the next generation of healthcare technologies. You’ll design, build and test innovative new treatment methods and enhance your employability with an industrial placement year, an additional year-long paid placement in an engineering organisation. 

This programme combines engineering and physical science fundamentals with medicine and healthcare. The year-long placement is a great opportunity to bolster your employability by ensuring that you graduate with experience of contemporary industry operations and connections. 

It includes benefits like: 

  • support from a placement tutor during the year
  • a reduced tuition fee during the year 
  • successful placement being included on your degree certificate 
  • progression reviews throughout the year to monitor your development 

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  
  • 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. 

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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