Biomedical Engineering - 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

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, 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

22/09/2017

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
Demonstrate breadth and depth of awareness and understanding of issues at the forefront of Biomedical Engineering: K
Demonstrate broad knowledge in Human Biology, Instrumentation, Biomechanics, and Professional and Research skills K
Demonstrate specialist knowledge in Implants, Motion Analysis and Rehabilitation, and Medical Signals K
Understand how to apply engineering principles to conceptually challenging (bio)medical problems. K
Appreciate the limitations in the current understanding of clinical problems and inherent in adopted solutions. K
Make effective and accurate use of referencing across a range of different types of sources in line with standard conventions. P
Use/apply basic and applied instrumentation hardware and software. P
Correctly use anthropometric measurement equipment and interpret results in the clinical context P
Use/apply fundamental statistical analysis tools. P
Use advanced movement analysis hardware and software and interpret results in the clinical context. P
Use advanced finite element packages and other engineering software for computer simulation. P
Program in a high-level programming language and use built-in functions to tackle a range of problems. P
Use further specialist skills (laboratory-experimental, analytical, and computational) developed through the personal research project. P
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
Understand key elements of the concept of ethics and patient-professional relationships, recognise, analyse and respond to the complex ethical issues. K
Evaluate a wide range of applied engineering and clinical measurement and assessment tools. C
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
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
Apply appropriate theory and quantitative methods to analyse problems. C
Identify, select, plan for, use and evaluate ICT applications and strategies to enhance the achievement of aims and desired outcomes. T
Undertake independent review, and research and development projects. T
Communicate effectively between engineering, scientific and clinical disciplines. T
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
Understand routes/requirements for personal development in Biomedical Engineering including state registration. K

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

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.