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Medical Engineering Technologies MEng

University of Huddersfield

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UCAS CODE: N463

Course options

  • Qualification

    Master of Engineering - MEng

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 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 your third 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. We want to help you go on to become a leader, so during the final year of your integrated Master’s you’ll study modules relating to management. We take a broader view of the commercial aspects of the industry, and you’ll study project management, as well as delving deeper into the range of technologies at the cutting edge of healthcare, for example, Virtual Reality (VR), robotics, the Internet of Things (IOT) and big data mining and analysis. Our MEng course allows you to take your learning and study for a further year to get a Master's level qualification, to help you become a leader in the healthcare industry. You’ll take that extra step and we’ll encourage you to think strategically and develop your leadership skills. ~ Dr Karl Walton, Acting Subject Area Leader, Medical Engineering Technologies 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

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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A level : AAB

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 qualifications). 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.

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University information

University of Huddersfield

  • University League Table

    53rd

  • Campus address

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

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