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Undergraduate

Mechanical and Medical Engineering

BEng

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What you'll study

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BEng with Foundation Year

This year is designed to provide you with the scientific knowledge and study skills to be successful in your degree studies.

Core modules

  • Preparing for Learning in Higher Education
  • Foundation Maths A
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Foundation Maths B
  • Engineering Technology
  • Group Challenge (Engineering & Technology)

BEng with a Year Abroad

You will spend the third year studying in one of our partner institutions in Europe, Asia, North America or Australia, gaining invaluable new skills and life experiences. This will help you to distinguish yourself from other graduates when entering the jobs market.

BEng with an Industrial Placement

You will work within a public or private organisation in year 3, gaining crucial real-world experience and creating a point of difference for your CV. This will make you a more attractive proposition to a range of potential employers.

MEng with a Year Abroad

You will spend the fourth year studying in one of our partner institutions in Europe, Asia, North America or Australia, gaining invaluable new skills and life experiences. This will help you to distinguish yourself from other graduates when entering the jobs market.

MEng with an Industrial Placement

You will work within a public or private organisation in year 4, gaining crucial real-world experience and creating a point of difference for your CV. This will make you a more attractive proposition to a range of potential employers.

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £16,000

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £10,670


More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 1,200 hours per year

Teaching and learning

BEng Mechanical and Medical Engineering (with Foundation Year) and BEng Mechanical and Medical Engineering

Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
FY  28%  0%  72%
Y1  37%  0%  63%
Y2  50%  0%  50%
Final  22%  0%  78%
BEng Mechanical and Medical Engineering (with Year Abroad)
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Y1  0%  100%  0%
Y2  0%  100%  0%
Industrial placement  0%  100%  0%
Final  0%  100%  0%

MEng Mechanical and Medical Engineering

Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Y1  37%  0%  63%
Y2  50%  0%  50%
Industrial placement  25%  0%  75%
Final  19%  0%  81%

MEng Mechanical and Medical Engineering (with Industrial Year) and MEng Mechanical and Medical Engineering (with Year Abroad)

Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Y1  25%  0%  75%
Y2  21%  0%  79%
Placement/Year abroad  0%  100%  0%
Y4  26%  0%  74%
Final  30%  0%  70%
Assessment

BEng Mechanical and Medical Engineering (with Foundation Year) and BEng Mechanical and Medical Engineering

Assessment
YearWrittenPracticalCoursework
FY  38%  30%  32%
Y1  38%  15%  47%
Y2  34%  12%  54%
Final  42%  4%  54%

BEng Mechanical and Medical Engineering (with Year Abroad)

Assessment
YearWrittenPracticalCoursework
Y1  40%  7%  53%
Y2  40%  7%  53%
Study abroad  0%  0%  100%
Final  40%  7%  53%

MEng Mechanical and Medical Engineering

Assessment
YearWrittenPracticalCoursework
Y1  38%  15%  47%
Y2  34%  12%  54%
Y3  38%  0%  62%
Final  26%  9%  65%

MEng Mechanical and Medical Engineering (with Industrial Placement)

Assessment
YearWrittenPracticalCoursework
Y1  47%  13%  40%
Y2  52%  0%  48%
Y3  0%  0%  100%
Y4  37%  3%  60%
Final  24%  0%  76%

MEng Mechanical and Medical Engineering (with Year Abroad)

Assessment
YearWrittenPracticalCoursework
Y1  25%  0%  40%
Y2  2%  0%  48%
Y3  0%  100%  100%
Y4  26%  0%  60%
Final  30%  0%  76%

About the course

This degree offers excellent prospects to follow a range of careers within the medical engineering industry, which is currently valued at approximately £150 billion worldwide. Our medical engineering students are taught not only by professional and practising engineers but also by clinicians from local hospitals. You will learn from experts who teach advanced ideas on the application of mechanical engineering for a wide range of medical purposes, encompassing industry-standard computer-based methods and experimental techniques.

Combine this with the opportunity to boost your employability by spending your penultimate year either applying the theory learned in previous years to real life projects on industrial placement, or by studying at one of our partner institutions in Europe, Asia, North America or Australia. The option of a Masters year allows you to take your medical engineering studies to the highest level as an undergraduate. A Foundation year is ideal if you do not have the qualifications and experience to enter the degree course directly.

Medical engineering at Hull has a long history of accreditation with both the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). We’re currently undergoing re-accreditation of all programmes with the IMechE, IET and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), for the 2017/18 academic year.

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Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects

Prospects for our graduates continue to be excellent, and many receive several firm offers of employment even before graduating. The medical engineering industry is currently valued at approximately £150 billion worldwide but is still expanding rapidly, with many exciting and rewarding opportunities for suitably qualified engineers.

As an engineering graduate, your mathematical and problem-solving skills, ability to understand innovative concepts and experience of working in teams – gained through group projects – will be in demand in all areas of engineering, which is reflected in attractive starting salaries (salaries for engineering graduates are second only to those for medicine and dentistry graduates).

Medical engineers are typically employed in companies working on the design, development and manufacture of medical devices; in company sales departments or as technical advisors for marketing departments; in hospitals working with clinical colleagues and providing non-clinical services; at academic or government research facilities; at government regulatory agencies; in patent offices; or as a Professional Engineer – not constrained by a single discipline.

Engineering graduates are particularly sought after by leading companies and many of our graduates find employment throughout Europe and in the USA, where financial reward and professional recognition for engineers is even higher than the UK. Many students continue to study for higher degrees at Masters or PhD level.