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Published: 22 August 2018

Five reasons to study biomedical engineering at Surrey

Programme Director Dr Daniel Abasolo reveals what makes our biomedical engineering degrees different and the secret behind our graduates’ successes.

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  1. Professional Training opportunities
    Many students take advantage of Surrey’s renowned Professional Training placement programme which enables them to get a year’s valuable work experience with an organisation like GE Healthcare, DePuy Synthes, 3M, Renishaw, Abbott Diabetes Care or the NHS. On placement, you’ll get the opportunity to find out what it’s really like to work in your chosen field, and develop key skills such as teamworking, project management and communication.

    At Surrey we give you plenty of help securing the right placement and many students go on to receive a graduate job offer from their placement company.
     

  2. Flexibility with common first year
    Choosing the right degree pathway can be difficult, and things sometimes become clearer once you start studying. Whether you opt for our Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering or Aerospace Engineering courses, you’ll study a common first year which means you can swap to a different pathway, if you decide it’s a better fit, up until the end of your first year.
    Similarly, it’s possible to move from a BEng to an MEng degree provided you achieve satisfactory results in your second year. Whatever your ambitions, there’s plenty of flexibility.
     
  3. Professional accreditation
    Our biomedical engineering degrees are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) so you can be confident that what you’re studying reflects current industry needs. The IMechE and IET accreditations mean that our MEng programme fully meets the academic requirements to become a Chartered Engineer, while our BEng programme partially meets the academic requirement and can be supplemented by further study.
     
  4. Industry-standard facilities
    You’ll learn in our new £12.5m Innovation for Health Learning Laboratory – designed specifically to train students at the boundaries of health and engineering sciences – and use the latest design software and computer-numerical-control (CNC) machine tooling equipment within our Design Centre.
     
  5. Compete in prestigious competitions
    Learning at Surrey isn’t just about lecture theatres and labs. Our students are encouraged to enter prestigious Healthcare Technologies Student and Early Career Awards run by both IET and IMechE, and have a great track record of success. Taking part in these challenges will not only stretch your knowledge and increase your presentation skills, it’s also a great way of raising your all-important professional profile and meeting potential employers from industry.

    Read about two of our graduates who are both winners of the IET Healthcare Technologies Award, and student Tricia Adjei’s success in the IMechE Medical Engineering Student Competition.

    Discover our programmes in biomedical engineering.