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    So I want to do Medical Engineering rather than Biomedical Engineering as I'm more interested in prosthesis, implant design and artificial organ development than making machines to go in hospitals, however I am doing a BTEC due to health problems during my A-Levels and so this rules out my top choices. I wanted to go to either Queen Mary or Imperial but these are ruled out, and since prices are increasing from £9000 I'm looking abroad for answers but cannot find what I'm looking for. Anyone in a similar boat and know something I don't?
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    (Original post by hannahkell)
    So I want to do Medical Engineering rather than Biomedical Engineering as I'm more interested in prosthesis, implant design and artificial organ development than making machines to go in hospitals, however I am doing a BTEC due to health problems during my A-Levels and so this rules out my top choices. I wanted to go to either Queen Mary or Imperial but these are ruled out, and since prices are increasing from £9000 I'm looking abroad for answers but cannot find what I'm looking for. Anyone in a similar boat and know something I don't?
    Why don't you qualify for student finance? It covers the entire cost of tuition.


    But to answer your question, google finds
    Holland: http://www.bachelorsportal.eu/studie...echnology.html
    Ireland: https://myucd.ucd.ie/course.do?courseID=97

    And probably more...
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    1) Medical engineering is usually a specialism within these Biomedical engineering or Bioengineering degrees, so you should be fine studying a BiomedEng degree, just check the modules at each uni.

    2) Despite UK tuition fees costing £9k per year it's also the best deal you'll get financially. You don't get loans elsewhere which means you have to find about £7k per year out of your own pocket, so the realistic scenario is you're looking at £35k out of pocket because of the necessity for a masters and the 3+2 nature of studies in Europe while in the UK we're talking about £60k with much better repayment conditions. Tuition fees also aren't set to rise that much over £9000, they will increase at inflation so you're literally expending the same amount, it's not more expensive just a bigger number.
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    (Original post by hannahkell)
    So I want to do Medical Engineering rather than Biomedical Engineering as I'm more interested in prosthesis, implant design and artificial organ development than making machines to go in hospitals, however I am doing a BTEC due to health problems during my A-Levels and so this rules out my top choices. I wanted to go to either Queen Mary or Imperial but these are ruled out, and since prices are increasing from £9000 I'm looking abroad for answers but cannot find what I'm looking for. Anyone in a similar boat and know something I don't?
    First of all, a lot of universities offering Biomedical Engineering focus on bionic machinery & prosthesis in their modules. The course itself isn't entirely about making machines for hospitals. Medical Engineering is actually a subset of Biomedical Engineering (if not, a variant) so either way you'd be fine with any of the two degrees. (Just to clear that up for you).

    Secondly, if you'd like to study overseas you should consider one main thing. Many universities (mostly outside the EU) incur tuition fees 3x the amount that you would normally pay locally. So that puts a significant amount of financial burden.

    However, if thats not a huge deal for you I suggest enrolling into a higher education institution in the US is the way to go. Their Biomedical/Medical Engineering degrees are strongly accredited.
 
 
 
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