The University of Southampton

B90B MEng Biomedical Electronic Engineering (4 Years)

Our four year year MEng degree in Biomedical Electronic Engineering, explores the application of state of the art electronic engineering theory and practice to develop new medical and healthcare technologies.

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Introducing your degree

Innovative digital health solutions are required to address the growing pressure on healthcare providers created by an ageing population and an increase in chronic disease.

This degree will train engineers to understand the underlying principles of electronics and biomedicine to develop new healthcare technologies such as home monitoring and intelligent diagnostics and treatment.

Overview

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This four-year programme builds on our BEng Biomedical Electronic Engineering, developing the management skills you will need to become a leader in industry. You will engage with an industrial or academic customer to solve a real-world challenge in a group design project, and customise your degree with a range of specialist technical modules.

View the 2018/19 programme specification document for this course

View the 2019/20 programme specification document for this course

Programme Structure

Students undertake four years of study. Each year there are compulsory modules. However, the degree has been designed to maximise student choice by allowing you to tailor the degree structure to suit your own interests. Specialist options in the last two years of the degree will take you to the leading edge of technology sought by industry. There is an opportunity to study abroad for a semester.

This degree is also available with a year in industry.

To Apply

All undergraduate applications for Electronics and Computer Science should be made online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Find out how to apply and get further details of the UCAS website, phone and contact details.

Key Facts

A unique course with intensive practical experience at the interface of electronics and life sciences

We have pioneered many of the most important advances in electronics and microelectronics over the past 30 years

We lead the UK for the volume and quality of Electrical and Electronic Engineering research (REF 2014)

97% of our Electrical and Electronic Engineering research outputs are rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014)

The Guardian University Guide 2019 shows the University of Southampton second in the UK for Electronics and Electrical Engineering

We are ranked second equal for graduate prospects in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the Complete University Guide 2019

Southampton is ranked in the top 100 universities for Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the 2018 QS World Rankings, and top 10 in the UK

We have outstanding experimental facilities, including our £110M interdisciplinary clean room and £85M Institute for Life Sciences

Entry Requirements

Typical entry requirements

A Levels:
QualificationGrade
A Level

A*AA in three A Levels (or equivalent qualifications), including mathematics and physics. Physics may be substituted by chemistry, further mathematics or biology.

GCSEs:
QualificationGrade
GCSE

GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C or above.

Other Qualifications:

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you will be required to pass an approved English test. We normally ask for a score of IELTS 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each competency. For information on other accepted English language tests, please visit www.southampton.ac.uk/admissions_language.

Alternative Qualifications

We welcome applications from candidates offering qualifications other than A and AS levels (including BTEC Higher National Diploma, European Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificate and Scottish Highers). You will be expected to attain an equivalent standard (or higher) to an A level applicant.

Foundation Year

If you want to study for a degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or Geophysics but you did not choose mathematics and physics at A level, our Foundation Year may be of interest to you. The Engineering/Physics/Maths/Geophysics Foundation Year is a one-year full-time course integrated with a further three or four-year degree course. Find out more about the Foundation Year.

International Qualifications

We welcome applications from international students. For information on applying, visit the International Office website.

Mature Applicants

We welcome applications from mature students. If you will be over 21 at the start of your proposed degree programme, you may be eligible for exemption from our normal entry requirements. However, you will be required to provide evidence of having completed recent study (eg Access, Return to Study, Open University foundation courses) and of your capacity to pursue the course.

Selection process:

We select students on the basis of a UCAS application. UCAS code: B90B Course title: MEng Biomedical Electronic Engineering Course duration: 4 years

For 2020 entry

Qualification Grade
GCSE Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)
GCE A-Level AAA including grades AA in mathematics and an additional required subject

or
A*AB including grades A*A in mathematics and an additional required subject

GCE A-Level with Extended Project Qualificiation (EPQ) If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A-level offer: 

AAB including mathematics (minimum grade A) and an additional required subject (minimum grade A) and grade A in the EPQ

GCE A-Level with Contextual offer We are committed to ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. 

Welsh Baccalaureate offer

AAA including grades AA in mathematics and an additional required subject

or
AA from two A-levels including mathematics and an additional required subject, and A from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
or
A*AB including grades A*A in mathematics and an additional required subject
or
A*A from two A-levels including mathematics and an additional required subject, and B from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

 

International Baccalaureate Diploma
offer
Pass, with 36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level including 6 at Higher Level mathematics and 6 at Higher Level physics 
Welsh Baccalaureate offer

AAA including grades AA in mathematics and an additional required subject

or
AA from two A-levels including mathematics and an additional required subject, and A from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
or
A*AB including grades A*A in mathematics and an additional required subject
or
A*A from two A-levels including mathematics and an additional required subject, and B from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

International Baccalaureate Diploma
offer

Pass, with 36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level including 6 at Higher Level mathematics and 6 at Higher Level physics 

International Baccalaureate Career Programme (IBCP)
offer

Offers will be made on the individual Diploma Course subject(s) and the career-related study qualification. The CP core will not form part of the offer. Where there is a subject pre-requisite(s), applicants will be required to study the subject(s) at Higher Level in the Diploma course subject and/or take a specified unit in the career-related study qualification. Applicants may also be asked to achieve a specific grade in those elements.

Please see the University of Southampton International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

Access to HE Diploma offer

Applicants with an Access to HE Diploma should apply for the Engineering/Physics/Mathematics/Geophysics Foundation Year

Access to HE Diploma additional information There are no additional requirements
Irish Leaving Certificate offer (first awarded 2017)

H1 H1 H2 H2 H2 H2 including mathematics atWe do not accept the BTEC Extended Diploma

H1 and physics at H1

Scottish Qualification offers

Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

Cambridge Pre-U offer D3, D3, D3 in three Principal subjects including mathematics and physics.
Scottish Qualification offers Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.
Cambridge Pre-U offer D3, D3, D3 in three Principal subjects including mathematics and physics.
Level 3 BTEC (QCF) offer (unreformed) D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus plus grades AA in A-level mathematics and an additional required A-level subject

We do not accept the BTEC Extended Diploma

We do not accept the BTEC Diploma

Applicants with a BTEC Extended Diploma or the BTEC Diploma should apply for the Engineering/Physics/Mathematics/Geophysics Foundation Year

Level 3 BTEC (RQF) offer (reformed) D in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus grades AA in A-level mathematics and an additional required A-level subject

We do not accept the BTEC National Extended Diploma

We do not accept the BTEC National Diploma

Applicants with a BTEC National Extended Diploma should apply for the Engineering/Physics/Mathematics/Geophysics Foundation Year

European Baccalaureate offer 85% overall including grade 8.5/10 in mathematics and grade 8.5/10 in physics
International qualifications Find a list of accepted international qualifications listed by country

This is a list of the international qualifications that are recognised by the University of Southampton. If you are not sure that your qualifications meet the requirements of this course please contact our Admissions Teams.

English language requirements Band B IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in all components

Modules

Additional optional modules

Career Opportunities

We have excellent relationships with employers, our own ECS Careers Hub and an annual careers fair.

The medical technology sector in the UK employs over 100,000 people, with employment in digital health currently growing at 23% per annum (Gov.ac.uk BIS/16/237).

Our students are in high demand and are eligible to apply for industrial scholarships and paid work placements through the UK Electronics Skills Foundation. Career destinations include Sharp, Philips, Sphere Medical, Boston Scientific, Renishaw and Cambridge Design Partnership.

Through an extensive blend of networks, mentors, societies and our on-campus startup incubator, we also support aspiring entrepreneurs looking to build their professional enterprise skills. Discover more about enterprise and entrepreneurship opportunities.

Learning & Assessment

Students undertaking this programme with a Year in Industry will spend 100% of their year in industry on placement study, and the year will be assessed by 20% practical exam assessment and 80% coursework assessment.

Breakdown of study time and assessment

Proportion of time spent in scheduled learning, teaching and independent study
Learning, teaching and assessment stage1234
Scheduled learning & teaching study33%30%23%26%
Independent study67%70%77%74%
Placement study0%0%0%0%
Proportion of assessment by method
Learning, teaching and assessment stage1234
Written exam assessment45%69%36%38%
Practical exam assessment22%6%0%0%
Coursework assessment33%25%64%62%

Fees & funding

Tuition fees

Course fees for 2017/18 full-time UK and EU undergraduate students are typically £9,250 per year. Tuition fees for international students differ between each course. Most part-time courses cost 50% of the full-time fee.

View the full list of course fees

Funding

Scholarships, bursaries or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

Explore funding opportunities

Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the University:

TypeDescription
Approved CalculatorsCandidates may use calculators in the examination room only as specified by the University and as permitted by the rubric of individual examination papers. The University approved models are Casio FX-570 and Casio FX-85GT Plus. These may be purchased from any source and no longer need to carry the University logo.
StationeryYou will be expected to provide your own day-to-day stationery items, e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks, etc). Any specialist stationery items will be specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant module profile.
TextbooksWhere a module specifies core texts these should generally be available on the reserve list in the library. However due to demand, students may prefer to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source.

Some modules suggest reading texts as optional background reading. The library may hold copies of such texts, or alternatively you may wish to purchase your own copies. Although not essential reading, you may benefit from the additional reading materials for the module.
Printing and Photocopying CostsIn the majority of cases, coursework such as essays; projects; dissertations is likely to be submitted on line. However, there are some items where it is not possible to submit on line and students will be asked to provide a printed copy. A list of the University printing costs can be found here: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/isolutions/students/printing-for-students.page.

In some cases you’ll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

Location

Highfield Campus

Highfield is our main campus and the heart of the University. Set in beautiful green surroundings, it’s easily accessible from the city centre. University Road, Southampton, SO17 1BJ.

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