The Centre for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Surrey was set up by Professor Joe Zarek, an expert in the design of new implants and prostheses and has a long and illustrious past.
Once the Centre was created, Professor Zarek quickly set up an MSc in Biomechanics; now renamed Biomedical Engineering, the course will welcome its 50th group of students in 2015.
Over the years, the Centre has evolved; it has established links across the world; with world-leading companies (such as Blatchfords, the Transport Research Laboratory and Smith and Nephew), hospitals across the South of England and extensive international research collaboration. Many of the UK’s senior biomedical engineers were trained by us.
In 2000, the historic MSc course was joined by a new undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering. Our graduates have since gone on to clinical engineering positions in the NHS, to design consultancies, to medicine, to prosthesis manufacturers, to car manufacturers as safety specialists, and others.
Our Professional Training year gives a unique opportunity to have structured industrial (or clinical) experience across the UK and beyond, and ensures our graduates are in high demand.
Furthermore, the quality of our undergraduate and postgraduate students’ research has been recognised by national professional bodies, with prestigious awards such as the IET Dennis Hill Award for best final project in 2015, the IMechE JRI award for best taught master project poster presentation, and the IET Leslie H Paddle Scholarship for doctoral research.
We are immensely proud of the achievements at the Centre of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Surrey, and hope that you can work with us in taking it into its second half-century.
- Established by Professor Joe Zarek, a pioneer in biomechanics, the Centre is internationally recognised with our undergraduate and postgraduate students achieving multiple awards from professional bodies
- The Centre has international links with companies such as Blatchfords, the Transport Research Laboratory and Smith and Nephew, along with hospitals across the South of England and extensive international research collaboration
- Our pioneering MSc in Biomedical Engineering will welcome its 50th group of students in 2015
- Our undergraduate course in Medical Engineering was established in 2000, with graduates going on to careers in design consultancy, the NHS, prosthesis manufacturing and many others.