Biomedical Engineering BEng (Hons) - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Biomedical Engineering
DipHE Biomedical Engineering
CertHE Biomedical Engineering

Professional recognition

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UFH12004 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UFH12004 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

H300

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Engineering (Bachelor)

Other internal and / or external reference points

The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes: UK-SPEC (Engineering Council UK)

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Mechanical Engineering Sciences

Programme Leader

ABASOLO D Dr (Mech Eng Sci)

Date of production/revision of spec

21/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

Develop in graduates the knowledge, understanding, practical and inter-personal transferable skills so as to prepare them for practice as professional engineers and scientists in industry, the public services and the academic world.

Incorporate specialisation in Biomedical Engineering.

Provide an accredited educational base facilitating progression to chartered engineer status.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Fundamental mathematical and computer methods relevant to Biomedical Engineering K Ord, BEng (Hons) (US2,3, E3)
Fundamental scientific principles and, methodologies applied to biomedical and related engineering disciplines K DipHE (US1, E1)
Fundamental engineering design processes and customer needs K CertHE (D1,2,4)
A limited range of engineering materials and components K DipHE (P1)
Information sources K CertHE (P4,5)
Health and safety considerations K CertHE (D1, S3,4,5)
Well established mathematical and computer methods relevant to Biomedical Engineering K DipHE (US2,3, E3)
Well established scientific principles and, methodologies applied to biomedical and related engineering disciplines K DipHE (US1, E1)
Well established engineering design processes and customer needs K DipHE (D1,2,4)
A limited range of engineering materials and components K DipHE (P1)
The practice of design, manufacture and evaluation K DipHE (D3,5,6)
Information sources and intellectual property K DipHE (P4,5)
Health and safety, environmental and sustainability considerations K DipHE (D1, S3,4,5)
How to apply and integrate knowledge from other disciplines to the field of Biomedical Engineering K DipHE (US3)
A range of mathematical and computer methods relevant to Biomedical Engineering K Ord, BEng (Hons) (US2,3, E3)
A range of scientific principles, methodologies and emerging concepts applied to biomedical and related engineering disciplines K Ord, BEng (Hons) (US1, E1)
A range of engineering design processes and of customer needs K Ord, BEng (Hons) (D1,2,4)
A range of engineering materials and components K Ord, BEng (Hons) (P1)
A range of management and business practices K Ord, BEng (Hons) (S1,2, P5,6,7)
The practice of design, manufacture and evaluation K Ord, BEng (Hons) (D3,5,6)
Information sources and intellectual property K Ord, BEng (Hons) (P4,5)
Health and safety, environmental and sustainability considerations K Ord, BEng (Hons) (D1, S3,4,5)
How to apply and integrate knowledge from other disciplines to the field of Biomedical Engineering K Ord, BEng (Hons) (US3)
Appreciate the contexts in which engineering knowledge can be applied C CertHE (P3)
Apply appropriate mathematical and engineering principles C CertHE (E1)
Apply engineering solutions to practical problems C CertHE (D1)
Appreciate the contexts in which engineering knowledge can be applied C DipHE (P3)
Apply appropriate mathematical and engineering principles C DipHE (E1)
Develop engineering solutions to practical problems C DipHE (D1)
Analyse systems and propose solutions using a systems approach C DipHE (D4, E2,4)
Plan and manage complex projects C DipHE (D6)
Work with technical uncertainty C DipHE (P8)
Appreciate the contexts in which engineering knowledge can be applied C Ord, BEng (Hons) (P3)
Select and apply appropriate mathematical and engineering principles C Ord, BEng (Hons) (E1)
Develop engineering solutions to practical problems C Ord, BEng (Hons) (D1)
Analyse systems and synthesise solutions using a systems approach C Ord, BEng (Hons) (D4, E2,4)
Plan and manage complex projects C Ord, BEng (Hons) (D6)
Work with technical uncertainty C Ord, BEng (Hons) (P8)
Apply appropriate mathematical methods P CertHE (US2)
Demonstrate competence in laboratory and workshop practice P CertHE (P1,2)
Demonstrate familiarity with IT and computing tools related to Biomedical Engineering P CertHE (E3)
Conduct the design process from concept to product including technical analysis and critical analysis of outcomes P CertHE (D1-6)
Research information to develop ideas P CertHE (P4-6)
Apply appropriate mathematical methods P DipHE (US2)
Demonstrate competence in laboratory and workshop practice P DipHE (P1,2)
Demonstrate familiarity with IT and computing tools related to Biomedical Engineering P DipHE (E3)
Conduct the design process from concept to product including technical analysis and critical analysis of outcomes P DipHE (D1-6)
Research information to develop ideas P DipHE (P4-6)
Use research methods to conduct an individual project P DipHE
Apply appropriate mathematical methods P Ord, BEng (Hons) (US2)
Demonstrate competence in laboratory and workshop practice P Ord, BEng (Hons) (P1,2)
Demonstrate familiarity with IT and computing tools related to Biomedical Engineering P Ord, BEng (Hons) (E3)
Conduct the design process from concept to product including technical analysis and critical analysis of outcomes P Ord, BEng (Hons) (D1-6)
Research information to develop ideas P Ord, BEng (Hons) (P4-6)
Use research methods to conduct an individual project P Ord, BEng (Hons)
Use of scientific evidence and logical thought in the presentation of ideas T CertHE
Evaluate information and requirements T CertHE (D2)
Effectively communicate using oral and written skills T CertHE
Manage time effectively T CertHE
Use common IT and computing resources to present reports and data T CertHE (E3)
Use of scientific evidence and logical thought in the presentation of ideas T DipHE
Evaluate information and requirements T DipHE (D2)
Use creativity and innovation in problem solving T DipHE (D4)
Effectively communicate using oral and written skills T DipHE
Manage time effectively T DipHE
Lead and be part of a technical team T DipHE
Use common it and computing resources to present reports and data T DipHE (E3)
Use of scientific evidence and logical thought in the presentation of ideas T Ord, BEng (Hons)
Evaluate information and requirements T Ord, BEng (Hons) (D2)
Use creativity and innovation in problem solving T Ord, BEng (Hons) (D4)
Effectively communicate using oral and written skills T Ord, BEng (Hons)
Manage time effectively T Ord, BEng (Hons)
Lead and be part of a technical team T Ord, BEng (Hons)
Use common IT and computing resources to present reports and data T Ord, BEng (Hons) (E3)

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
ENGP012 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING YEAR MODULE (FULL-YEAR WORK) Compulsory 120 Year-long

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
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) Y Yes
Dual degree N

Other information

The BEng Programme includes two project modules worth 30 credits and an individual project worth 30 credits. The individual project takes place at FHEQ Level 6 and runs over semesters 1 and 2. This is a research based project which may involve laboratory work.

BEng students may transfer onto the equivalent level of the corresponding MEng Programme at any time following the completion of FHEQ Level 4 up until the beginning of semester 1 of FHEQ Level 6, provided that they achieve an average of at least 60% in the preceding level (excluding PTY) prior to the date of transfer.

The BEng programme is accredited by the IMechE on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer, and fully meeting that for registration as an Incorporated Engineer.

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.