Biomedical Engineering MSc - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Biomedical Engineering

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Biomedical Engineering
PGCert Biomedical Engineering

Professional recognition

Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM).

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PFH61001 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PFH61002 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

H160, B830

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Engineering (Master)

Other internal and / or external reference points

The IPEM Masters level accreditation framework

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Mechanical Engineering Sciences

Programme Leader

CIROVIC S Dr (Mech Eng Sci)

Date of production/revision of spec

21/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

Educate engineering, physical science, life science, medical and paramedical graduates in the broad base of knowledge required for a Biomedical Engineering career in industry, healthcare or research in the United Kingdom, Europe and the rest of the world.

To underpin the knowledge base with a wide range of practical sessions including laboratory/experimental work and applied visits to expert health care facilities and biomedical engineering industry.

To develop skills in critical review and evaluation of the current approaches in Biomedical Engineering. To build on these through an MSc research project in which further experimental, analytical, computational, and/or design skills will be acquired.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Demonstrate breadth and depth of awareness and understanding of issues at the forefront of Biomedical Engineering: K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Demonstrate broad knowledge in Human Biology, Instrumentation, Biomechanics, and Professional and Research skills K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Demonstrate specialist knowledge in Implants, Motion Analysis and Rehabilitation, and Medical Signals K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Understand how to apply engineering principles to conceptually challenging (bio)medical problems. K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Appreciate the limitations in the current understanding of clinical problems and inherent in adopted solutions. K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Make effective and accurate use of referencing across a range of different types of sources in line with standard conventions. P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Use/apply basic and applied instrumentation hardware and software. P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Correctly use anthropometric measurement equipment and interpret results in the clinical context P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Use/apply fundamental statistical analysis tools. P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Use advanced movement analysis hardware and software and interpret results in the clinical context. P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Use advanced finite element packages and other engineering software for computer simulation. P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Program in a high-level programming language and use built-in functions to tackle a range of problems. P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Use further specialist skills (laboratory-experimental, analytical, and computational) developed through the personal research project. P MSc
Implement mini research projects. This includes an ability to accurately assess/report on own/others work with justification and understanding of complex underlying issues. C PGCert, PGDip
Understand key elements of the concept of ethics and patient-professional relationships, recognise, analyse and respond to the complex ethical issues. K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Evaluate a wide range of applied engineering and clinical measurement and assessment tools. C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Design and implement a personal research project. This includes an ability to accurately assess/report on own/others work with justification and relate them to existing knowledge structures and methodologies, showing insight and understanding of alternative points of view. C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Carry out such research in a flexible, effective and productive manner, optimising use of available support, supervisory and equipment resources, demonstrating understanding of the complex underlying issues. C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Apply appropriate theory and quantitative methods to analyse problems. C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Identify, select, plan for, use and evaluate ICT applications and strategies to enhance the achievement of aims and desired outcomes. T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Undertake independent review, and research and development projects. T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Communicate effectively between engineering, scientific and clinical disciplines. T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Prepare relevant, clear project reports and presentations, selecting and adapting the appropriate format and style to convey information, attitudes and ideas to an appropriate standard and in such a way as to enhance understanding and engagement by academic/professional audiences. T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Understand routes/requirements for personal development in Biomedical Engineering including state registration. K PGCert, PGDip, MSc

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7*. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
*some programmes may contain up to 30 credits at FHEQ level 6.

Part-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over two academic years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Optional modules for Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Choose 4 modules one of which must be ENGM195 Professional and Research Skills for PGCert only

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.