Biomedical Engineering BEng (Hons) - 2024/5

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Biomedical Engineering
DipHE Biomedical Engineering
CertHE Biomedical Engineering

Professional recognition

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
The accredited BEng (Hons) will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer and Students will need to complete an approved format of further learning pursuant to the requirements of UKSPEC. The accredited BEng (Hons) will also automatically meet in full, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UFH12004 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UFH12006 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

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

OLDFIELD Matthew (Mech Eng Sci)

Date of production/revision of spec

14/06/2024

Educational aims of the programme

  • The overarching aim of the BEng in Biomedical Engineering is to provide a broad education engineering in the early stages of the programme with opportunities for the student to specialise in the later stages. The programme is designed to provide opportunities for students to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and application of Biomedical engineering principles via the study of Biomedical Specific modules. An individual project will be chosen by the student in Year 3 allowing them to assist with professional career development as a graduate engineer within industry or to serve as a precursor to academic research.
  • To ensure that our BEng programmes partly meet the education requirements for Chartered Engineer status thereby allowing our graduates to work towards obtaining professional recognition.
  • To produce graduates equipped with subject specific knowledge and transferable skills aligned to the Surrey Pillars of graduate attributes and graduates capable of planning and managing their own life-long learning to equip them for roles in industry, in research, in development, in the professions, and/or in public service.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Apply knowledge of mathematics, statistics, natural science and engineering principles to the solution of complex problems KCP Ord, BEng (Hons) C1
Analyse complex problems to reach substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, statistics, natural science and engineering principles KC Ord, BEng (Hons) C2
Select and apply appropriate computational and analytical techniques to model complex problems, recognising the limitations of the techniques employed KC Ord, BEng (Hons) C3
Select and evaluate technical literature and other sources of information to address complex problems KCPT Ord, BEng (Hons) C4
Design solutions for complex problems that meet a combination of societal, user, business and customer needs as appropriate to include consideration of applicable health + safety, diversity, inclusion, cultural, societal, environmental and commercial matters, codes of practice and industry standards KP Ord, BEng (Hons) C5
Apply an integrated or systems approach to the solution of complex problems. KC BEng (Hons) C6
Evaluate the environmental and societal impact of solutions to complex problems and minimise adverse impacts PT Ord, BEng (Hons) C7
Identify and analyse ethical concerns and make reasoned ethical choices informed by professional codes of conduct PT BEng (Hons) C8
Use a risk management process to identify, evaluate and mitigate risks (the effects of uncertainty) associated with a particular project or activity PT BEng (Hons) C9
Adopt a holistic and proportionate approach to the mitigation of security risks PT BEng (Hons) C10
Adopt an inclusive approach to engineering practice and recognise the responsibilities, benefits and importance of supporting equality, diversity and inclusion PT BEng (Hons) C11
Use practical laboratory and workshop skills to investigate complex problems PT BEng (Hons) C12
Select and apply appropriate materials, equipment, engineering technologies and processes, recognising their limitations KC BEng (Hons) C13
Discuss the role of quality management systems and continuous improvement in the context of complex problems PT BEng (Hons) C14
Apply knowledge of engineering management principles, commercial context, project and change management, and relevant legal matters including intellectual property rights KT BEng (Hons) C15
Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader of a team PT Ord, BEng (Hons) C16
Communicate effectively on complex engineering matters with technical and non-technical audiences PT Ord, BEng (Hons) C17
Plan and record self-learning and development as the foundation for lifelong learning/CPD KPT BEng (Hons) C18
Apply knowledge of mathematics, statistics, natural science and engineering principles to broadly-defined problems. K DipHE
Analyse broadly-defined problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, statistics, natural science and engineering principles KT DipHE
Select and evaluate technical literature and other sources of information to address broadly-defined KCP DipHE
Design solutions for broadly-defined problems that meet a combination of user, business and customer needs as appropriate. This will involve consideration of applicable health + safety, diversity, inclusion, cultural, societal and environmental matters, codes of practice and industry standards CPT DipHE
Evaluate the environmental and societal impact of solutions to broadly-defined problems PT DipHE
Recognise the responsibilities, benefits and importance of supporting equality, diversity and inclusion PT DipHE

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

Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Module Selection for Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Semester 2: choose 1 of the 2 listed optional modules

Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Module Selection for Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Students taking the PTY Year must choose one of module ENGP012, ENGP019 or ENGP020

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest 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
Study exchange (Level 5) Y
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 2024/5 academic year.