Electronic Engineering for Medicine and Healthcare BEng (Hons) or MEng (Hons) – 2018 entry

The Innovation for Health programme is another example of the University’s ambition to drive innovation for the benefit of our society.

Why Surrey?

Surrey is one of the UK's leading universities for Electrical and Electronic Engineering, with our programmes ranked top five in the Guardian University Guide 2018 and top ten in the Complete University Guide 2018.

With our 5G Innovation Centre and new Innovation for Health Learning Laboratory hosted on campus, Surrey is uniquely placed to train the electronic engineers who will play a crucial role in transforming tomorrow’s health service. On these programmes you will become part of this fast-expanding field.

Programme overview

On our Electronic Engineering for Medicine and Healthcare programmes you will learn how to develop the innovative user interfaces that will underpin a future health service focused on prevention, diagnosis and wellness – such as wearable devices that continuously collect, store and transmit health information.

You will benefit from Surrey’s new Innovation for Health Learning Laboratory – a £12.5m facility housing shared learning areas for engineering, biosciences and computer science students. Spending time in our well-equipped laboratories, you will apply what you learn in lectures to real challenges, and also work with academics from our research centres during individual and group project work.

The degrees are part of Surrey’s pioneering Innovation for Health programme, designed to bring together computer, data and health scientists to meet the challenges of an ageing population and changing patterns of disease, developing technologies that will facilitate improvements in healthcare.

Programme structure

The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specification documents which include further details such as the learning outcomes. Please be aware that these specifications are applicable to the current academic year.

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.

Year 1 (FHEQ Level 4)

Year 2 (FHEQ Level 5)

Professional Training placement (optional)

Many of our students opt to do a Professional Training placement. These normally begin at the end of the second academic year and finish in time for you to begin the third year of study.

Professional Training placements offer students the opportunity to gain access to the world of work, including meeting employers, developing job search skills and acquiring the employability skills that employers look for. Find out more about Professional Training placements.

Year 3 (FHEQ Level 6)

Year 4 (FHEQ Level 7)

Professional recognition

This programme is seeking accreditation from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

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Teaching

Teaching styles vary, from large group lectures to small group tutorials in your personal tutor’s office and practical laboratory sessions. The tutorial system within the Department underpins all our teaching activities and ensures individual attention when needed.

In the first year, our students meet once a week with their personal tutor, in small groups (up to five students), to establish an effective but informal working relationship. Regular meetings occur throughout the student’s time at Surrey.

Our staff at Surrey are approachable and friendly, and we pride ourselves on the rapport we have with our students.

Assessment

Modules are assessed individually and credits are awarded for the successful completion of each one. Assessment takes place through a combination of examination and/or coursework, practical examinations and reports.

Contact hours

Contact hours can vary across our modules. Full details of the contact hours for each module are available from the University of Surrey's Module Catalogue. See the programme structure section for more information.

Facilities

Students undertaking the Electronic Engineering for Medicine and Healthcare degree will benefit from the new Engineering for Health building at the University of Surrey. This is a brand new multi-million pound facility, part-funded by a grant from HEFCE (the Higher Education Funding Council of England) along with a direct investment from the University.

The three-storey building will include:

  • Biology laboratory: a 200-seat laboratory for undergraduate molecular biology teaching programmes
  • Human movement laboratory: housing state-of-the-art technology enabling detailed biomechanical analysis of gait (walking patterns) and upper-limb movement: equipment includes a motion capture system, force platforms, a medical grade treadmill, pressure mat and electromyography (EMG) kit
  • Electronics laboratory: accommodating 50 students, this will enable users to assemble and troubleshoot hardware-based projects such as health monitoring equipment, sensor-based instrumentation, body area networking projects, short-range wireless communication projects and data acquisition and processing projects
  • Computing area: accommodating over 70 students, this will include lab and lecture space, enabling ‘show and tell’ teaching for computing projects, as well as hardware projects that involve embedded programming components
  • Central active learning space: including eight project ‘pods’ designed to enable group work, this is where engineering and physical science students will solve key engineering for health challenges: It will also be used by researchers and healthcare professionals to develop key ideas, and for research sessions with members of the public

Extensive teaching laboratories with modern equipment and networked computer suites with 24-hour access are available to all undergraduate students in the Electronic Engineering Department. We actively encourage you to do project work outside of timetabled hours, as long as you follow safe working practices.

Academic support

You are allocated a personal tutor to guide you through the programme and advise on your option choices and future career, helping you to get the most out of your time at Surrey.

Global opportunities

We give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities or by completing a Professional Training placement abroad. In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV. To check where you can go, visit our Global Exchanges pages.

You have the option of spending one or two semesters abroad in your second year at one of our partner universities including:

  • Nanyang Technological University
  • Seoul National University
  • Cincinnati University
  • North Carolina State University
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of North Texas
  • Texas Tech University
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • Sydney University
  • La Trobe University

If you choose to study at one of our European partners Oulu in Finland, Koc in Turkey or Tor Vergata in Italy you will be eligible for an Erasmus+ grant.

International experiences expose you to a new cultural environment that develops your adaptation and communication skills and your ability to deal with unfamiliar situations, thus strengthening your academic and professional profile.

If you work in another part of Europe you will be eligible for an Erasmus+ grant.

This is an excellent opportunity not only to acquire valuable work experience but also improve or learn another language.

A typical week in the first year consists of approximately 23 contact hours in total, made up of twelve hours of lectures, six hours of laboratory work, two hours of tutorials and problem classes, two hours of programming experience and one hour of professional skills (including report writing, data presentation and oral presentation).

Careers and Professional Training

We are very proud of our track record for graduate employability. One of the main reasons for our graduate employability success is our Professional Training placement programme which is one of the largest in the World, with over 2,300 partner organisations in the UK and overseas. To find out more visit our Careers and Professional Training pages.

While a university degree in itself opens the door to many careers, the Professional Training that is offered as part of our degree programmes provides a significant extra dimension to the qualification and can dramatically enhance your employability in today’s difficult job market.

The industry experience that Professional Training affords gives our students insights into both their subject and their career potential that cannot be gained by academic study alone. We believe that Professional Training is a key element in ensuring that Surrey graduates are consistently at the top in terms of graduate employability.

Professional Training can be used in partial fulfilment of the training component for Chartered Engineer status.

You will be assisted during the second year to find appropriate placements in industry, and we endeavour to ensure that the placement matches your interests and aspirations. Over many years, we have established strong relationships with industry and hence there is a great demand for our students.

This ensures that there are many interesting and challenging opportunities on offer. In recent years, we have had students in placements with 85 different companies within our Electronic Engineering programmes.

During the Professional Training year, you remain a member of the University but are also a paid, full-time company employee. You will be visited by an academic member of staff who monitors your progress and, in discussion with the company, decides on a programme of work that will develop your expertise.

The optional Professional Training placement starts at the end of the second academic year, when you have sufficient knowledge and practical experience to join companies as a practising ‘junior engineer’.

Well-known companies that have participated in the Professional Training programme for Electronic Engineering pathways include:

  • BAE Systems
  • Mitsubishi
  • Intel
  • Logica
  • Samsung
  • Microsoft
  • Sharp
  • BBC
  • Surrey Satellite Technology

In addition, we have contacts with many smaller companies which provide excellent placement opportunities. Many of our students return from their placement with offers of employment and often with financial sponsorship from their placement company.

2018 Entry requirements

What qualifications do you need?

A-level

Overall

BEng (Hons): AAB (ABB including Further Mathematics). Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass.

MEng: AAA (AAB including Further Mathematics). Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass.

Required Subjects

BEng (Hons): Maths and one of: Physics, Electronics, Computing, Computer Science.

MEng: Maths and one of: Physics, Electronics, Computing, Computer Science.

GCSE

BEng (Hons): English Language C(4) and Maths C(4).

MEng: English Language C(4) and Maths C(4).

Access to HE Diploma

Overall

BEng (Hons): QAA-recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma with 30 Level 3 Credits at Distinction and 15 Level 3 Credits at Merit.

MEng: QAA-recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 Credits at Distinction.

Required Subjects

BEng (Hons): Modules must be in relevant subjects.

MEng: Modules must be in relevant subjects.

GCSE Equivalent

BEng (Hons): English Language C(4) and Maths C(4).

MEng: English Language C(4) and Maths C(4).

BTEC (QCF Level 3) Extended Diploma

Overall

BEng (Hons): DDD BTEC Extended Diploma and A-Level Mathematics at Grade A.

MEng: D*DD BTEC Extended Diploma and A-Level Mathematics at Grade A

Required Subjects

BEng (Hons): BTEC must be in a relevant subject.

MEng: BTEC must be in a relevant subject.

GCSE Equivalent

BEng (Hons): English Language C(4) and Mathematics C(4).

MEng: English Language C(4) and Mathematics C(4).

European Baccalaureate

Overall

BEng (Hons): 82%.

MEng: 85%.

Required Subjects

BEng (Hons): Grades 8.5 and 7.5 in Mathematics and and at least one of: Physics, Electronics, Computing, Computer Science.

MEng: Grade 8.5 in Mathematics and and at least one of: Physics, Electronics, Computing, Computer Science.

GCSE Equivalent

BEng (Hons): English Language (1/2) - 6 English Language (3) - 7 Mathematics 6.

MEng: English Language (1/2) - 6 English Language (3) - 7 Mathematics 6.

International Baccalaureate

Overall

BEng (Hons): 34.

MEng: 34.

Required Subjects

BEng (Hons): HL6/SL7 and HL5/SL6 in Mathematics and at least one of: Physics, Electronics, Computing, Computer Science.

MEng: HL6/SL7 in Mathematics and at least one of: Physics, Electronics, Computing, Computer Science.

GCSE Equivalent

BEng (Hons): English HL4/SL4 and Mathematics or Mathematics studies HL4/SL4.

MEng: English HL4/SL4 and Mathematics or Mathematics studies HL4/SL4.

Science Practical Certificate

Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass.

Scottish Highers

Overall

BEng (Hons): AAABB.

MEng: AAAAB.

Required Subjects

BEng (Hons): Mathematics and at least  one of: Physics, Electronics, Computing, Computer Science.

MEng: Mathematics and at least one of: Physics, Electronics, Computing, Computer Science.

GCSE Equivalent

BEng (Hons): English Language - Scottish National 5 - C Mathematics - Scottish National 5 - C.

MEng: English Language - Scottish National 5 - C Mathematics - Scottish National 5 - C.

Welsh Baccalaureate

Overall

BEng (Hons): AAB from a combination of the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A-levels. Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass.

MEng: AAA from a combination of the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A-levels. Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass.

Required Subjects

BEng (Hons): A level Mathematics and one of: Further Mathematics, Physics, Electronics, Computing, Computer Science.

MEng: A level Mathematics and one of: Further Mathematics, Physics, Electronics, Computing, Computer Science.

GCSE Equivalent

BEng (Hons): Completion of GCSE English and Mathematics equivalents within the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate.

MEng: Completion of GCSE English and Mathematics equivalents within the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate.

Other international qualifications

If you are an international student and you don’t meet the entry requirements to this degree, we offer the International Foundation Year, run by the Surrey International Study Centre.

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Selection process

Offers are normally made in terms of grades.

Suitable candidates will be invited to an Applicant Day. During the visit to the University the candidate can find out more about the programme and meet staff and students.

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each element.

Please note that the University of Surrey offers English language programmes and is also an IELTS Test Centre.

Course Options

Qualification Course Length Professional Training UCAS code KIS code
BEng (Hons) 3 years H619 View KIS data set
BEng (Hons) 4 years H611 View KIS data set
MEng (Hons) 4 years H618 View KIS data set
MEng (Hons) 5 years H617 View KIS data set

Tuition fees

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The University will assess your fee status. If you are unsure whether you are likely to be considered a home, EU or overseas student for fees purposes, the UKCISA website offers more information.

Professional Training placement fees

Programmes marked with a tick in the table above include a Professional Training placement.

A reduced fee is charged for Professional Training placements.

Fees will not have to be paid up front for those eligible students who decide to take up the Government's loan for higher education fees. The Professional Training placement is a key factor in the high employability rates achieved by students with Surrey degrees.

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Disclaimer

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.

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