Medical Engineering - BEng (Hons)

University of Bolton

Program Description

Medical Engineering - BEng (Hons)

University of Bolton

Medical Engineering - BEng (Hons)

By studying the University of Bolton’s BEng (Hons) in Medical Engineering you will learn the fundamental principles of engineering that are essential to the design and maintenance of medical equipment and instrumentation. Medical engineering is an ever expanding field, and applies the fundamentals of science and engineering to the medical technologies used in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of patients.

The BEng (Hons) Medical Engineering programme will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to maintain and meet the changing engineering needs of the medical profession. At the outset of the course you will focus on the key principles of engineering, mathematics and human biology. You will then pursue a specialised medical engineering focused curriculum, studying topics such as medical instrumentation, medical equipment technology and biomedical devices.

You will have the opportunity to study across disciplines related to health, engineering and sports, and will work with the latest technological developments related to medical instrumentation, engineering and material design solutions.

About the course

You will gain an advanced understanding of engineering design, medical equipment technology and biological systems. The course will be delivered through a mixture of practical laboratories, computer simulation sessions, group activities and demonstrations supported by lectures. Assessment is a mixture of coursework, practical tests and examinations.

The course is delivered via a cross-departmental partnership between the departments of engineering, materials, biology and sports. The University of Bolton has a strong pedigree in these areas, and the sports department has recently undertaken a significant expansion, culminating in the opening of the new £31m Bolton One building.

The University has recently embarked on an ambitious enhancement agenda as a “Teaching Intensive and Research Informed” University. To this end, ten new lecturers, with expertise in a variety of engineering and scientific disciplines, have been recruited by the Engineering, Sports and Sciences academic group at the University. Many of these lecturers will play a significant role in delivering the Medical Engineering degree programme, complementing the significant expertise and experience of staff already in place at the University.

Special features

  • Opportunities to work with internationally recognised research teams (in areas such as materials and medical devices, as well as biological systems) at the University, through both group and individual projects
  • Study real life applications of biomedical devices in a sports science and rehabilitation context, for both elite athletes and members of the public
  • Access to new bespoke facilities such as a state-of-the-art 3D motion capture system (with ground reaction force platforms), isokinetic dynamometer and medical simulation patient
  • The project is recognised and supported through grants by the Royal Academy of Engineering as following the Engineering Gateway programme endorsed by the Engineering Council
  • Strongly employer informed, with a medical focus due to the industrial base in the UK North West region
  • Use of a brand-new bespoke biomedical sensors laboratory
  • Industrial links for students reinforced by industrial work placements

What you will learn

You will develop problem solving skills and the ability to design and test hypotheses. You will become proficient at working in teams, and develop your computer skills. You will also learn communication skills, helping you relate to engineers, medical practitioners and industrial end users.

What you will study

In the first year of your studies you will be provided with a strong foundation in mathematics, engineering and biology. In the second and third years of your studies you will pursue a specialised medical engineering focused curriculum, including imaging, biomaterials, bionics, computational modelling, biomechatronics, signal processing, medical equipment technology and medical informatics.

The University’s Sport department will also play an active role in the delivery of this course, offering teaching expertise in topics such as biomechanics, as well as providing access to working with elite sportspeople.

Level 1

Introduction to Biomedical Engineering; Molecular Principles of Biomedical Engineering; Introduction to Biomechanics; Medical Sensory Devices and Measurement; Clinical Anatomy and Physiology; Fundamentals of Systems and Synthetic Biology.

Level 2

Biomedical Engineering Modelling & Analysis; Biomechatronics; Intermediate Biomechanics; Medical Instrumentation & Control; Group Project and Investigation; Biomedical Devices Design & Product Development.

Level 3

Simulation of Medical Engineering Systems; Advanced Biomechatronic Systems; Medical Equipment Technology; Advanced Biomechanics; BEng Individual Project.

Entry requirements

240 UCAS points from at least two, but preferably three, A-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects.

You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English, mathematics and science

You will be required to attend an interview unless you hold a level 3 qualification in mathematics or science

If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent).

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 27, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Aug. 2018
3 - 5 years
Full time
9,000 GBP
United Kingdom - Bolton, England
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- full-time, 6,000.00 GBP part-time - UK/EU; 11,250.00 GBP full-time - International