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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BEng (Hons) Bioengineering

Academic Year: 2017/18

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Department of Materials
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award BEng/ BEng+DIS/ BEng+DIntS
Programme title BEng (Hons) Bioengineering
Programme code MPUB10
Length of programme The duration of the programme is six semesters, or eight semesters if students undertake industrial training leading to the award of the Diploma in Industrial Studies, or study at a University abroad leading to the award of the Diploma in International Studies. These occur between Part B and Part C.
UCAS code H160/H161
Admissions criteria

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Date at which the programme specification was published Tue, 04 Jul 2017 10:11:44 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • To supply the bioengineering industries with graduates that have a thorough grounding in the bioengineering disciplines, and the ability to apply their knowledge and skills effectively to bioengineering problems.

  • To provide a sound education in topics of relevance to bioengineering via an understanding of selected engineering science topics and the application of fundamental principles to bioengineering analysis and the design and development of bioengineering products, sub-systems and systems.

  • To maintain programme content and coverage that is up-to-date and responsive to developments in Higher Education and industry and informed by department research activities.

  • To develop the students' sense of responsibility and competence by exposure to a range of experiences including bioengineering related testing and design, opportunities for industrial training and individual project work.

  • To develop students skills in self learning, planning and communication.

  • To produce graduates with an appreciation of the economic, social and environmental aspects of bioengineering

  • To develop the students' commitment to life long learning and enthusiasm for the bioengineering through the provision of exciting and challenging programme content.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • QAA Framework for Higher Education Qualifications

  • QAA Benchmark statements for Engineering

  • Engineering Council publication: Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes

  • IMechE Educational Base

 

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of the programmes, graduates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • A range of relevant principles of engineering science, biology and physiology as applied in bioengineering;
  • Some specialist bioengineering topics connected with electronics, control, regenerative medicine and health;
  • A range of IT, research methods and library resources in providing support for bioengineers;
  • Engineering and biological/chemical principles in materials and process selection;
  • The bioengineering aspects of design;
  • The professional, engineering and ethical responsibilities of bioengineers;

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme students should be able demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Select and identify an appropriate route for the design of a bioengineering component;
  • Utilise engineering and biological principles to develop procedures and devices for enhanced performance in bioengineering systems;
  • Solve bioengineering problems;
  • Select and apply appropriate IT tools to a variety of bioengineering problems;
  • Analyse the mechanical, electrical, biological and materials aspects of components  and devices;
  • Develop bioengineering concepts with an appreciation of user need;
  • Interpret numerical data and apply mathematical methods to the analysis of problems.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:
  • Use appropriate mechanical, electrical and biological testing, and chemical analysis methods, for the study of materials and systems;
  • Use appropriate computer software for design and modelling exercises;
  • Evaluate and present practical data in a suitable format;
  • Explain experimental results in terms of theoretical mechanisms and concepts;
  • Compile clear and well-structured technical reports and proposals;
  • Acquire and use sources of information appropriately;
  • Demonstrate project management skills.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of the programmes, students should be able to:

  • Work effectively as part of a team;
  • Work independently and manage time/resources effectively; for short-term and longer-term commitments;
  • Communicate effectively through written, graphical, inter-personal, and presentation media;
  • Apply constructive and structured approaches to problem solving;
  • Demonstrate a level of numeracy; appropriate to the cognitive skills required;
  • Acquire and use sources of information appropriately;
  • Demonstrate IT skills;
  • Compile technical reports and proposals.

 

4. Programme structure

4.1         Part A – Introductory Modules

4.1.1     Compulsory  modules (total module weight 120)

 Code

 Semester

 Title

 Modular Weight

CGA014

1+2

Design and Make Project 1

20

MAA309

1 + 2

Mathematical Methods in Bioengineering

20

MMA102

1 + 2

Engineering Science 1

20

MMA900

2

Electronics and Electrical Technology

10

MPA201

1

Structure and Properties of Materials

10

MPA203

1+2

CAD and Engineering Drawing

10

MPA204

1 + 2

Engineering Analyis and Modelling

10

PSA201

1

Anatomy and Physiology 1

10

PSA202

2

Anatomy and Physiology 2

10

 

4.2          Part B – Degree Modules

4.2.1    Compulsory modules (total module weight 120)

 Code

 Semester

 Title

 Modular Weight

CGB024

1 + 2

Design and Make Project 2

20

ELA003

1 + 2

Electronics A

20

MAB104

1

Engineering Mathematics 3

10

MAB206

2

Statistics

10

MMB104

1

Control Engineering

10

MMB112

1

Engineering Science 2

10

MMB300

1 + 2

Engineering Computation

10

MPB209

2

Materials Characterisation

10

MPB231

2

Biomaterials 1 (Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering)

10

PSA204

1

Cell Biology

10

 

4.3     Part I –   Diploma in Industrial Studies  and Diploma  in International Studies Modules

 Code

 Semester

 Title

 Modular Weight

 MPI001

 1 + 2

 Industrial Training Placement (DIS, non-credit bearing)

 120

 MPI002

 1 + 2

 Overseas University Placement (DIntS, non-credit bearing)

 120

 

4.3.1    Eight Semester Programme

In accordance with Regulation XI, students will undertake an approved placement or study abroad leading to the Diploma of Industrial Studies, if following Module MPI001, or leading to the Diploma in International Studies, if following Module MPI002.  Participation in a placement or study abroad is subject to Departmental approval and satisfactory academic performance during Parts A and B.

 

4.4          Part C – Degree Modules

4.4.1    Compulsory core modules (total module weight 90)

 Code

 Semester

 Title

 Modular Weight

CGC054

1+2

Bioengineering Individual Project

30

CGC058

1

Research Methods

10

MMC206

2

Product Innovation Management

10

MMC610

2

Healthcare Engineering

10

MPC131

1 + 2

Biomedical Component Design

10

WSC014

2

Bioelectricity and Biophotonics

20

 

4.4.2 Optional modules (total  module weight 30)

 Code

 Semester

 Title

 Modular Weight

CGC024

1

Biochemical Engineering

10

MMC606

Additive Manufacturing for Product Development

10 

MMC700

 2

Sports Engineering

10 

MPB231

Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering

10 

MPC231

Biomaterials for Drug Delivery

10 

PSC061

Emerging Technologies for Health and Wellbeing

10 

PSC062

2

Basic Science and Regenerative Therapy

10

PSC208

2  

Body Composition

10  

 

 

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 Criteria  for Progression and Degree Award

 In order to progress from Part A to Part B and from Part B to C and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must not only satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX.

 

5.2 Re-assessment

Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates, who have the right of reassessment in all parts of the programme, to undergo reassessment in the University’s Special Assessment Period (except where SAP- exempt modules are involved).

Where a candidate has achieved fewer than 60 credits in a part of the programme, reassessment in the relevant part is not available to that candidate in the Special Assessment Period.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidate’s final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C, in accordance with the scheme set out in Regulation XX.  The average percentages for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 30: Part C 70 to determine the final percentage for the award of BEng.

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