Published: 26 May 2020

Five reasons to study biomedical engineering at Surrey

What makes our biomedical engineering degrees different and what’s the secret behind our graduates’ successes? Here we reveal five reasons why you should choose the University of Surrey for your biomedical engineering degree.

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Prosthetics are being used to restore body functions in the modern healthcare industry.
1. Fantastic work placement opportunities

You can take advantage of our renowned Professional Training placement programme and get a year’s valuable work experience with a company like:

  • GE Healthcare
  • DePuy Synthes
  • Siemens
  • The NHS.

Read about biomedical engineering student Ngan Le’s placement experience at Abbott Diabetes Care


2. Flexibility with common first year

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.


3. Professionally accredited courses

Our biomedical engineering degrees are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), which means you’ll be well on the way towards chartered status after studying at Surrey. Our MEng courses fully meet the academic requirements to become a Chartered Engineer, while our BEng programmes partially meet the academic requirement and can be supplemented by further study.


4. Compete in prestigious competitions

Learning at Surrey isn’t just about lecture theatres and labs. Our students enter prestigious Healthcare Technologies Student and Early Career Award competitions run by both IET and IMechE. Taking part in these challenges is a great way to improve your knowledge and presentation skills while raising your professional profile and meeting potential employers.

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.


5. Industry-standard facilities

You’ll benefit from fantastic facilities such as our:

  • Newly fitted state-of-the-art microengineering facilities, clinical-grade human movement lab, and unique bioelectronic laboratory
  • Latest design software and computer-numerical-control (CNC) machine tooling equipment within our Design Centre.


Discover our programmes in biomedical engineering.

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