University of Huddersfield BEng (Hon) Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours)

Why Medical Engineering Technologies? Medical Engineers play a vital and role in supporting the healthcare sector, you might design prosthetics or innovate in medical imaging. Whatever your specialism might be, you will have the opportunity of a challenging and rewarding role in a technologically diverse sector. How You Could Impact The World You will have the chance to make a real difference by contributing to extending and improving the healthy lives of individuals and communities on a potentially far-reaching scale. As professional engineers in the health care industry your influence is sure to feel meaningful. Career Goals and Employability Ever better health care provision from the public or private sector drives the market for clinical systems and instruments of all kinds. You will have the opportunity of a rewarding and engaging career in innovating and realising these products in an increasingly sustainable way. The Course You will learn to combine mechanical and electronic engineering principles with an understanding of the human body and its diseases to design and implement a range of diagnostic and therapeutic solutions. Our Medical Engineering Technologies course emphasizes the engineering and technical aspects of health care, for example, in the key areas of bio-sensing and signalling or prosthetic implants. In our Mechanical Engineering subject area, all of our degree programmes share the same first year of study, which means you can leave your options open until the start of your second year. During your first and second year you’ll take part in our initiative called EnABLE (Engineering in an Activity Based Learning Environment). This will give you the opportunity to work together in small teams solving real Energy Engineering problems and testing your solution against other groups in a supportive and friendly competitive environment. In your third year you will have an option to take an industrial placement. We are always supportive and encouraging about having students spend this year in industry. This offers excellent real world engineering experience to help you stand out at graduate interviews. In the fourth year you will work on a selected individual research/design project with the support of your academic supervisor. It is possible to align this with one of the Master’s team projects. These involve the design, build and friendly competitive testing of either a road, airborne or rail vehicle, for example, Team HARE (http://teamhare.hud.ac.uk/team.html), Team Hawk (http://teamhawk.hud.ac.uk/team.html) or HudRail (http://hudrail.co.uk/).

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Core modules: Mathematics Mechanical Engineering and Science Electrical Principles 1 Robotics and Mechatronics Professional Development and Transferrable Skills Engineering Communication and Materials

Year 2 Core modules: Thermofluids Biomechanical Engineering and Biomechanics Materials and Biocompatibility Engineering Design Medical Imaging Technologies Contextual Anatomy & Physiology

Year 3 – optional placement year Final year Core modules: Design Analysis Human Pathology and Impairment Medical Instrumentation: Biosensing and Signalling Personalised Medical Devices Final Year Project

Assessment method

Assessment of your progress is made through assignments, exams and individual project work, with a focus on practical work. An average of 17%* of the study time on this course is spent with your tutors (either face to face or online) in lectures, seminars, tutorials etc. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

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