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Medical Engineering Technologies BEng (Hons)

University of Huddersfield

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

We all naturally have the desire for ourselves, family and friends to lead a long and increasingly healthy life, and some of the challenges healthcare services face include pressure to grow in capacity, as well as make advancements in the technology being used. Medical Engineers play a vital role in the healthcare sector from maintaining, developing, and improving the components in medical instruments, to identifying the best materials to use in prosthetics or joint replacements. So if you’re looking for a rewarding career that really makes a difference to people’s lives this course could be for you. The course begins by covering the fundamentals of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, so you’re confident in the basics. You’ll learn the necessities but from a healthcare perspective, learning about mechatronics and robotics. Then in your second year we’ll introduce you to anatomy, specifically gait analysis, which is the study of joint biomechanics and the movement of the legs and feet during walking and running. You’ll look at material properties, learning how materials are selected to operate in the challenging environment of the human body. You’ll also learn how medical imaging technologies work, with hands on experience of X-Ray machines, CT scans and Ultrasonic technologies, which brings together both Electronic and Mechanical Engineering. Human disease and injury will be covered in the final year, we’ll get you thinking about the consequences and potential diagnosis options. You’ll also look at the range of individualised medical devices, and their mechanical design techniques, which includes 3D printing solutions. During your studies you have the chance to take a placement after your second year, you could work in the industry and put what you’ve learnt into practise.Contributing to, extending and enhancing the lives of those around them, are the motivations for Medical Engineers. This course has strong practical and technological elements that allow students to learn the fundamentals of Engineering, whilst focussing on advancing and improving healthcare. ~ Dr Karl Walton, Subject Area Leader, Medical Engineering Technologies course lead. Additional costs: You’ll need to cover the cost of your safety boots, which are a compulsory requirement. The cost will be dependent on where you purchase your boots, but typically you can purchase them online from between £8.99 and £19.99.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,000per year

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A level : BBC - BBB

A Levels must include A2 Mathematics (Use of Mathematics is not an acceptable A Level) and at least one other Science/Technology subject (or equivalent qualification). In addition to A2 Mathematics, A Levels must include at least one of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics, Mathematics, Mechanics, Dynamics, Architecture or General Engineering.


University information

University of Huddersfield

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  • Campus address

    University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, Kirklees, HD1 3DH, England

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