Swansea University
Healthcare Science (Rehabilitation Engineering) BSc (Hons)
Swansea University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Our BSc in Rehabilitation Engineering will give you the expert training you need to begin a rewarding and highly skilled career in the healthcare profession as a rehabilitation engineer.

You will learn about the application of engineering principles to develop technological solutions and devices to assist individuals with disabilities and long-term conditions.

You will combine in-depth academic work with practical clinical and technological skills in a range of specialised healthcare settings.

Over the three years you will learn about the design, construction and testing of a range of assistive technologies, including wheelchairs, artificial limbs, robotic aids and specialist seating. Using pressure mapping systems, goniometers, inclinometer, joystick controllers and programmers you will learn to build standard and custom-made devices, as well as learning about their importance towards revolutionising patient care and independence.

Rehabilitation engineering is an exciting, challenging and continually evolving field requiring a high level of responsibility and technical skill. As a rehabilitation engineer, you will work as part of a rehabilitation team including prosthetics. As your career progresses, you will have excellent opportunities for advanced practice and further study to Masters and doctoral level.and orthotists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, as well as patients and clinics in acute and community services.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 12 graduates of Healthcare Science (Rehabilitation Engineering) BSc (Hons) at Swansea University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Prosthetics and Orthotics.

Overall student satisfaction
73 /100
12 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of all UK Graduates of Prosthetics and Orthotics

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25248 £24270 £26688
25-75 percentile range £22236 - £28241 £17210 - £31053 £18929 - £34981

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Healthcare Science (Rehabilitation Engineering), BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees
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Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Swansea University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Swansea University in related subject specific rankings.

Computer Science

    • #2 
    • #529 
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]

See all university rankings of Swansea University

What students say about studying Prosthetics and Orthotics in the UK?

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About Swansea University

Swansea University was established in 1920 and is located in the large city of Swansea, in Wales. There are two campuses, the flagship campus is located between Singleton Park, with its green parkland and botanical gardens, and Swansea Bay beach. The more recent Bay Campus on the other hand is located on an extensive beachfront property on the eastern side of town, past the marina. Apart from a vibrant academic life, students can attend the numerous yearly festivals that take place in Swansea, guaranteeing plenty of opportunities for getting out and about in your free time.

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Where is this programme taught

Swansea University - Singleton Campus
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