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Medical Engineering

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

A*AA including Mathematics and either Physics, Chemistry or Biology. The A* must be in Mathematics or Physics if presented. Where an A-level Science subject is taken, we require a pass in the practical science element, alongside the achievement of the A-level at the stated grade. Excludes A-level General Studies or Critical Thinking.

Pass 60 credits overall with 45 credits at Level 3, with Distinction, to include Mathematics, Calculus, Further Calculus and Physics, Chemistry or Biology.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D3,D3

D2, D3, D3 including Mathematics and either Physics, Chemistry or Biology, where the D2 must be in either Mathematics or Physics.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language at grade C (4) or above, or an appropriate English language qualification.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points overall, with 18 points at higher level to include 6 points in higher level Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H1,H2,H2,H2,H2

H1 H1 H2 H2 H2 H2, including Mathematics and either Physics, Chemistry or Biology, where a H1 must be in either Mathematics or Physics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

DDD (RQF) in an Engineering-related BTEC and a grade A in A Level Mathematics. We cannot consider BTEC qualifications without A Level Mathematics and do not accept BTEC Maths units in lieu of this A Level requirement Please note – there may be different requirements for the older QCF BTECs, please contact Admissions.

AA at Advanced Higher level including Mathematics and either Physics, Chemistry or Biology, and AAAAA at Higher level.

UCAS Tariff

152

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About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2022

4.0 years | Full-time with year in industry | 2022

Subject

Biomedical engineering

From high-tech operating theatres and biomaterials to medical wearables and implant technologies, medical engineers play a crucial part in the evolution of modern healthcare. Bridging the gap between engineering and medicine through a multidisciplinary approach – medical engineering solutions combine knowledge of the body with engineering principles, technology, mechanics and innovation to develop tools for the medical community to improve the health and wellbeing of the population.

The next generation of medical engineers will help to advance healthcare performance and outcomes, not only through innovative new treatment approaches but also in monitoring, diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation of patients.

Studying medical engineering at Leeds will open up a whole world of opportunities for your career. You’ll develop your abilities, knowledge and skills across the full range of medical engineering disciplines, from the fundamentals of design and manufacture to fluid dynamics. You’ll also have scope to specialise in fields that interest you, such as joint replacement technology, biomaterials and tissue engineering.

Our degree programmes are recognised internationally and we are known for developing world-leading medical engineers who help meet the challenges facing the healthcare sector. We are closely linked with the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering which provides a platform for clinical research and at the University, and our active Industrial Advisory Board helps inform the development of this course to ensure that it is up-to-date with industry developments and requirements. This is why our graduates are so in demand by industry, and why our course is accredited by the leading professional bodies.

This is a practical course, so you’ll benefit from specialist facilities including extensive lab space and equipment, our high-spec CAD cluster for design work, and workshop facilities for various rapid prototyping systems. You’ll also develop your programming skills in industry standard languages like LabVIEW, giving you everything you need to get started on your career in mechanical engineering.

**Why Study at Leeds**
- Graduate with an accredited medical engineering degree from a university ranked 6th in the UK for Mechanical Engineering, Guardian University Guide 2022, and Top 100 in the world for Engineering, Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2022.

- Work on your own mechanical projects, putting into practice what you have learned by designing, manufacturing and assembling devices and testing their performance.

- Develop your experience and boost your career prospects with our paid industrial placement opportunities or study abroad programmes.

- Experience teaching from a programme team with extensive industry experience, led by Dr Anthony Herbert, a chartered engineer (CEng), a chartered scientist (CSci), and a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine.

- Take advantage of our world leading research here at Leeds, which helps to solve real world mechanical engineering problems.

- Make the most of university links with the Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Robotics Leeds, the School of Medicine and the Faculty of Biological Sciences.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leeds

Department:

School of Mechanical Engineering

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

85%
med
Biomedical engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Bioengineering, medical and biomedical engineering

Teaching and learning

95%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

71%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

67%
UK students
33%
International students
37%
Male students
63%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
4%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£26,500
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

58%
Engineering professionals
6%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
3%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£32k

£32k

£36k

£36k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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