Clinical engineering

Clinical engineering is the development, use, on-going support, and maintenance of technology for diagnosing, aiding or treating patients.

As a clinical engineer, you’ll use your knowledge of materials and manufacturing to design, build and maintain a range of equipment.


Working life

As a clinical or bio-engineer, you’ll design equipment for monitoring, diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating patients or work in research. You might design laser equipment or electronic aids for patients with disabilities and investigate the mechanics of the human body.

You’ll use physical sciences and your knowledge of materials and manufacturing to make significant contributions to the diagnosis and the treatment of disease, and to the rehabilitation of patients with disabilities.

You could be:

Who will I work with?

You’ll work closely with patients, technical and medical staff and administrative staff as well as equipment manufacturers. Many engineers work in large departments that deal with a variety of medical physics activities and are encouraged to share their specialist knowledge.

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