Biomedical Engineering MEng - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MEng Biomedical Engineering

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering
Ord Biomedical Engineering
DipHE Biomedical Engineering
CertHE Biomedical Engineering

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UFH15002 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UFH15002 600 credits and 300 ECTS credits

JACs code

H300

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Food & Consum, Engineering (Bachelor), Engineering (Master)

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

ROCKLIFF NJ Dr (Mech Eng Sci)

Date of production/revision of spec

16/11/2017

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 additional deepening and broadening in both theory and application beyond the BEng programme.

Match the standards required for the full educational base of a chartered engineer

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 CertHE (US1, E1)
Fundamental engineering design processes and customer needs K Ord, BEng (Hons) (D1,2,4)
A limited range of engineering materials and components K MEng (P1)
An extensive range of management and business practices K DipHE (P4,5)
Health and safety considerations K MEng (D1, S3,4,5)
Well established mathematical and computer methods relevant to Biomedical Engineering K (US2,3, E3)
Well established scientific principles and, methodologies applied to Biomedical and related engineering disciplines K (US1, E1)
Well established engineering design processes and customer needs K (D1,2,4)
A limited range of engineering materials and components K (P1)
The practice of design, manufacture and evaluation K (D3,5,6)
Information sources and intellectual property K (P4,5)
Health and safety, environmental and sustainability considerations K (D1, S3,4,5)
How to apply and integrate knowledge from other disciplines to the field of Biomedical Engineering K (US3)
A range of mathematical and computer methods relevant to biomedical engineering K BEng (Hons) (US2,3, E3)
A range of scientific principles, methodologies and emerging concepts applied to biomedical and related engineering disciplines K BEng (Hons) (US1, E1)
A range of engineering design processes and of customer needs K BEng (Hons) (D1,2,4)
A range of engineering materials and components K BEng (Hons) (P1)
A range of management and business practices K BEng (Hons) (S1,2, P5,6,7)
The practice of design, manufacture and evaluation K BEng (Hons) (D3,5,6)
Information sources and intellectual property K BEng (Hons) (P4,5)
Health and safety, environmental and sustainability considerations K BEng (Hons) (D1, S3,4,5)
How to apply and integrate knowledge from other disciplines to the field of biomedical engineering K BEng (Hons) (US3)
A comprehensive range of mathematical and computer methods relevant to biomedical engineering K (US2/m, E3/m)
A comprehensive range of scientific principles, methodologies and emerging concepts applied to biomedical and related engineering disciplines K (US1/m, E1/m)
A comprehensive range of engineering design processes and of customer needs K (D1/m,2,4, P1m)
A wide range of engineering materials and components K (P1,2m)
An extensive range of management and business practices K (S1/m,2/m, P5,6,7)
The practice of design, manufacture and evaluation K (D3,5,6)
Information sources and intellectual property K (P4,5)
Health and safety, environmental and sustainability considerations K (D1, S3,4,5)
How to apply and integrate knowledge from other disciplines to the field of biomedical engineering K (US3/m,4m)
Appreciate the contexts in which engineering knowledge can be applied C (P3)
Apply appropriate mathematical and engineering principles C (E1)
Apply engineering solutions to practical problems C (D1)
Appreciate the contexts in which engineering knowledge can be applied C (P3)
Apply appropriate mathematical and engineering principles C (E1)
Develop engineering solutions to practical problems C (D1)
Analyse systems and propose solutions using a systems approach C (D4, E2,4)
Plan and manage complex projects C (D6)
Work with technical uncertainty C (P8)
Appreciate the contexts in which engineering knowledge can be applied C BEng (Hons) (P3)
Select and apply appropriate mathematical and engineering principles C BEng (Hons) (E1)
Develop engineering solutions to practical problems C BEng (Hons) (D1)
Analyse systems and synthesise solutions using a systems approach C BEng (Hons) (D4, E2,4)
Plan and manage complex projects C BEng (Hons) (D6)
Work with technical uncertainty C BEng (Hons) (P8)
Appreciate the contexts in which engineering knowledge can be applied C (P3)
Select and apply appropriate mathematical and engineering techniques to investigate new and emerging technologies C (E1/m)
Develop engineering solutions to practical problems and adapt them to unfamiliar situations taking into account commercial and industrial constraints C (D1/m,4m, P8m)
Innovate and analyse systems and synthesise solutions using a systems approach C (D4/m, E2/m,4)
Plan and manage complex projects C (D6)
Work with technical uncertainty C (P8)
Apply appropriate mathematical methods P (US2)
Demonstrate competence in laboratory and workshop practice P (P1,2)
Demonstrate familiarity with IT and computing tools related to Biomedical Engineering P (E3)
Conduct the design process from concept to product including technical analysis and critical analysis of outcomes P (D1-6)
Research information to develop ideas P (P4-6)
Apply appropriate mathematical methods P (US2)
Demonstrate competence in laboratory and workshop practice P (P1,2)
Demonstrate familiarity with IT and computing tools related to Biomedical Engineering P (E3)
Conduct the design process from concept to product including technical analysis and critical analysis of outcomes P (D1-6)
Research information to develop ideas P (P4-6)
Use research methods to conduct an individual project P
Apply appropriate mathematical methods P BEng (Hons) (US2)
Demonstrate competence in laboratory and workshop practice P BEng (Hons) (P1,2)
Demonstrate familiarity with IT and computing tools related to Biomedical Engineering P BEng (Hons) (E3)
Conduct the design process from concept to product including technical analysis and critical analysis of outcomes P BEng (Hons) (D1-6)
Research information to develop ideas P BEng (Hons) (P4-6)
Use research methods to conduct an individual project P BEng (Hons)
Apply appropriate mathematical methods P (US2)
Demonstrate a thorough understanding and competence in laboratory and workshop practice P (P1/m,2)
Demonstrate familiarity with IT and computing tools related to Biomedical Engineering P (E3/m)
Conduct the design process from concept to product including technical analysis and critical analysis of outcomes P (D1-6)
Research information to develop ideas P (P4-6)
Use research methods to conduct an individual project P
Use of scientific evidence and logical thought in the presentation of ideas T
Evaluate information and requirements T (D2)
Effectively communicate using oral and written skills T
Manage time effectively T
Use common IT and computing resources to present reports and data T (E3)
Use of scientific evidence and logical thought in the presentation of ideas T
Evaluate information and requirements T (D2)
Use creativity and innovation in problem solving T (D4)
Effectively communicate using oral and written skills T
Manage time effectively T
Lead and be part of a technical team T
Use common IT and computing resources to present reports and data T (E3)
Use of scientific evidence and logical thought in the presentation of ideas T BEng (Hons)
Evaluate information and requirements T BEng (Hons) (D2)
Use creativity and innovation in problem solving T BEng (Hons) (D4)
Effectively communicate using oral and written skills T BEng (Hons)
Manage time effectively T BEng (Hons)
Lead and be part of a technical team T BEng (Hons)
Use common IT and computing resources to present reports and data T BEng (Hons) (E3)
Use of scientific evidence and logical thought in the presentation of ideas T
Evaluate information and requirements T (D2)
Use creativity and innovation in problem solving T (D4)
Effectively communicate using oral and written skills T
Manage time effectively T
Lead and be part of a technical team T
Use common IT and computing resources to present reports and data T (E3)

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Integrated Master'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 7). 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 (Honours) (360 credits)
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Integrated Master's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over five academic years, consisting of 600 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6, 7 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 (Honours) (360 credits)
- 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

Year 4 - FHEQ Level 7

Optional modules for Year 4 - FHEQ Level 7

Option Set A: Choose 2 of the 3 listed optional modules in Semester 2.
Option Set B: Choose 1 of the 2 listed optional modules in Semester 1.
ENGM262 is either compulsory, or optional depending if a student takes Option Set A, or Option Set B.

Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Optional modules for Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Semester 1: Choose 2 of the 3 listed optional modules. Semester 2: Choose 1 of the 2 listed optional 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

Optional modules for Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

N/A

Year 4 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 7

Optional modules for Year 4 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 7

Option Set A: Choose 2 of the 3 listed optional modules in Semester 2.
Option Set B: Choose 1 of the 2 listed optional modules in Semester 1.
ENGM262 is either compulsory, or optional depending if a student takes Option Set A, or Option Set B.

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 MEng includes three project modules each worth 30 credits and an individual project worth 45 credits. The individual project takes place at FHEQ Level 7 and runs over semesters 1 and 2. This is a research based project which may involve laboratory work. The Multidisciplinary Design Project (MDDP) takes place at FHEQ Level 7 in Semester 1. This is a design based project where the student is a member of a design team made up with students from all the engineering disciplines within the Faculty. Each project is devised by a visiting professor funded by the Royal Society for Engineering, who is also part of the academic-led supervisory team.

Note that for MEng students the PTY may be taken either between FHEQ levels 5 & 6, or between FHEQ levels 6 & 7.

To remain on the MEng Programme or to transfer in from the BEng programme, a student, in addition to the normal progression requirements, is normally required to achieve an aggregate mark of at least 60% at the end of FHEQ Level 5. MEng students dropping below an aggregate mark of 50% in FHEQ level 6 and above, but otherwise satisfying the normal progression requirements, will be required to transfer to the corresponding BEng programme. All completed MEng assessments will be transferred to the equivalent BEng programme and will then be assessed according to the BEng assessment procedure. This will require them to complete a BEng Individual Project at level FHEQ 6 before they can be eligible for the BEng award.

Students following the MEng 4 or 5 year programmes may be permitted to transfer to the equivalent level of the corresponding BEng degree programme at any time before the beginning of semester 1 FHEQ Level 6.

The MEng programme is accredited by the IMechE on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered 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.