Interested in both engineering and medicine? Want to help healthcare providers offer better care and treatment to patients? On this Chelmsford-based degree you’ll apply engineering principles to the design of innovative medical devices that meet patients’ needs. You’ll develop practical skills in our specialist labs and be taught by lecturers with research backgrounds in joint replacement technology. The option of a placement year will give you real-life experience and prepare you for a varied and rewarding career.
If you have a passion for engineering and making a difference to peoples’ lives then our Medical Engineering course is for you. Medical Engineering is a vast subject, with the opportunities to develop new technologies for medical operations, prosthetic limbs, and even monitoring machinery.
In our newly designed course you will develop your engineering knowledge and and problem solving skills to progress into a career in the ever growing medical sector. You’ll learn to apply engineering principles to the design, development and improvement of medical devices, like implants, or even the treatment methods with the ultimate goal of improving outcomes from medical procedures.
Our course offers a project based learning approach, meaning you will gain hands-on experience alongside your classes, helping you to apply your knowledge throughout your course. You’ll develop theoretical and practical knowledge from a range of engineering, computational simulations, in vitro experiments, medical devices/medical science disciplines. As well as key engineering theories, you’ll explore human health, and discover treatment simulation techniques used to predict performances of implants, surgical techniques and medical devices such as joint contact mechanics.
Our strong links with hospitals will give you the opportunity to witness surgical operations and work with surgeons to address clinical problems for your final-year projects, not to mention that you are on the same campus as our brand new School of Medicine, the only one in Essex.
As well as developing crucial problem-solving and critical thinking skills, you’ll gain unique practical laboratory and computer simulation skills, in addition to research experience. Most importantly, you’ll develop an awareness of the professional attitudes and attributes required for embarking on a multidisciplinary, varied and exciting career in healthcare and medical engineering..
ARU is the first in the UK, and one of the few in Europe, to offer sophisticated and robust computer simulation and laboratory testing facilities, the kinds that are used by large engineering and medical companies. This means you will have the chance to build your CV as well as your knowledge throughout the course, ready for work at the end of your studies.
You’ll be taught by a dedicated team of research-active professionals who work with medical companies through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and also benefit first hand from their innovative research. You also have the opportunity to use our Medical Engineering Research Group's facilities, including:
We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.
The medical device industry is worth billions to economies across the world, and it's growing year on year. You will be in a unique position to work in a variety of professional careers, in engineering companies or hospitals, due to your highly transferable technical, interpersonal and numeracy skills.
With your professional expertise in competitive commercial and industrial environments, possibilities include:
We recognise that employers place significant emphasis on having a capable workforce, which is why we provide opportunities for you to work closely with our Medical Engineering Research Group. The group collaborates closely with hospitals and medical companies.
Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. If you’d like to continue your studies we offer a wide range of full-time and part-time postgraduate courses including MSc Engineering Management, MSc Medical Technology, MSc Mechanical Engineering and MSc Additive Manufacturing.
We will use a range of assessment methods to check your academic and practical progress throughout the course. These include exams, essays and reports, work relating to practical classes and demonstrations, log books, presentations and posters.
The Faculty of Science & Engineering is one of the largest of the four faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full-time or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science, technology and engineering fields. This is key to all of our futures.
You can take out a tuition fee loan, which you won’t need to start repaying until after your graduate. Or alternatively, there's the option to pay your fees upfront.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Some of these cover all or part of your tuition fees.
You must pay your fees upfront, in full or in instalments. We will also ask you for a deposit or sponsorship letter. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
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