Taught course

Medical Engineering Design

Keele University · Faculty of Health

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Entry requirements

This is a “conversion” course and therefore you need not have an engineering degree to apply. You must have a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) based degree, but that could be anything from Biomedical Science, through Forensic Science, to Computer Science. Of course, if you have an engineering degree you can still apply.

We welcome applications with a first or second-class degree (or equivalent) in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline. We also welcome enquiries from people with other professional qualifications acceptable to the University.

We recommend applicants discuss their first degree with the course tutor before applying to ensure that this course meets personal aspirations.

Months of entry


Course content

If you have ever spent some time in hospital, you are probably unaware that you were the beneficiary of medical devices that have been designed and developed by Medical Device Designers. Everything from the bed you lie on to the MRI scanner that shows your insides on a screen, to the blood pressure monitor, to the scalpel is known as a Medical Device and will have had input from Medical Device Designers. The aim of the MSc in Medical Engineering Design is to immerse you in the discipline to make you a Medical Device Designer so that you can work in this highly regulated design discipline.

The course is run by the School of Medicine in collaboration with the Research Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine.

Information for international students


For international applicants, an English language IELTS score of 6.5 is required.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Professor Peter Ogrodnik