Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Orthopaedic Engineering

This course is for orthopaedic surgeons who wish to develop their expertise at postgraduate level. It is run jointly by staff at the Cathays and Heath Park campuses, the course aims to explore aspects of engineering relating to medicine and to examine some of the problems arising out of implant technology. It introduces the basic features of engineering principles in relation to materials, experimentation, mechanical engineering theory and surgical techniques which are relevant to the orthopaedic discipline.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) from a British or recognised overseas university is required. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Topics covered on the course include: Materials and their properties; engineering theory; experimental techniques; surgical practice and research methodology.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include coursework and examination.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning £ 3,780 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Distance learning £ 8,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cathays Park Campus Cardiff CF10 3AT Wales

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Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Office, School of Engineering
Telephone number: 
029 2087 0050