Innovation for Health combines both teaching and research into an academic programme aimed at training the next generation of graduates who can proficiently work across the traditional boundaries of health and engineering sciences.
Building on its already strong history of health-related engineering programmes, in the first phase the University of Surrey has developed five new undergraduate courses including:
- Data Science for Health BSc (Hons)
- Electronic Engineering for Medicine and Healthcare BEng (Hons)/MEng (Hons)
- Biomedical Engineering BEng (Hons)/MEng (Hons)
- Biomedicine (Electronic Engineering) BSc (Hons)
- Biomedicine (Data Science) BSc (Hons)
Each course will be taught in the new £12.5 million Innovation for Health building, which was officially opened by Sir Mark Walport, Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government. This new world-class facility will enable students from engineering, biomedical and health sciences to learn alongside each other, giving valuable insight into each other’s speciality and engaging in hybrid research driven projects.
The development of a Learning Laboratory and associated academic activities will help prepare students for the changing healthcare landscape, which is increasingly being shaped by advancing technologies.
Professor Max Lu, President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Surrey, said: "The Innovation for Health programme is another example of the University’s ambition to drive innovation for the benefit of our society.
“In addition to providing opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration to develop integrated solutions for future healthcare, this programme will also equip our students with the skills and cutting-edge technology, so that they will not only be job ready but also will be able to lead change in their profession. The research projects that will take place in this new facility will lead to innovative devices and therapies to improve people’s lives.