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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MEng (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 MEng/ MEng + DIS / MEng + DIntS
Programme title MEng (Hons) Bioengineering
Programme code MPUM10
Length of programme The duration of the programme is eight semesters, or ten 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 normally occur between Part B and Part C.
UCAS code H162/H163
Admissions criteria

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Date at which the programme specification was published Sat, 12 Aug 2017 08:45:14 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • To supply the bioengineering industries with graduates that have a comprehensive grounding in the bioengineering disciplines, the ability to apply their knowledge and skills effectively to complex engineering problems and the potential to become leaders in their chosen field.

  • To provide a broad-based and in-depth education in topics of relevance to bioengineering via an understanding of selected bioengineering science topics and the application of fundamental principles to bioengineering analysis and the design and development of complex engineering 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, group work with increasing student independence and individual project work.

  • To develop students' skills in self learning, planning and communication and the ability to work independently.

  • To  produce graduates with a wide appreciation of the economic, social and environmental aspects of bioengineering.

  • To develop the students' ability to work successfully in a group, sometimes multi-disciplinary, on open-ended problems.

  • To develop the students' commitment to life long learning and enthusiasm for the bio-engineering 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 programme, graduates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • A broad range of relevant principles of engineering science, biology and physiology as applied in bioengineering;
  • A broad range of specialist bioengineering topics connected with electronics, control, regenerative medicine and health;
  • The role of IT, research methods and library resources in providing support for bioengineers working individually and in teams;
  • A comprehensive range of engineering and biological/chemical principles in materials and process selection;
  • The bioengineering aspects of design;
  • The professional, engineering and ethical responsibilities of bioengineers;
  • Critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights, much of which is at the forefront of bioengineering practice.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme student should be able to:

  • Determine several possible solutions and then identify the most 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 complex bioengineering problems, and, where appropriate, propose new hypotheses;
  • Select and apply appropriate IT tools to a variety of bioengineering problems;
  • Produce in-depth analyses of 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 engineering problems.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  • Use, and have a comprehensive understanding of, 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 format that shows originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques are used to create and interpret bioengineering knowledge;
  • 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 and group working skills.
c. Key transferable skills:

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

  • Work effectively as part of a team on an open-ended project;
  • 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, creative and structured approaches to complex problem solving and make decisions in the presence of uncertainty;
  • Demonstrate a high level of numeracy; appropriate to the cognitive skills required;
  • Acquire and use sources of information, some incomplete, appropriately;
  • Demonstrate project management and IT skills;
  • Compile clear and well-structured 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 Analysis 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 modules (total module weight 90)

 Code

 Semester

 Title

Modular Weight

CGC060

1 + 2

Bioengineering Team Project

30

CGC058

1

Research Methods

10

MMC206

2

Product Innovation Management

10

MMC610

2

Healthcare Engineering

10

TTC100

1 + 2

Management

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

1

Additive Manufacturing for Product Development

10

MMC700

2

Sports Bioengineering

10

MPB231

1

Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering

10

MPC231

2

Biomaterials for Drug Delivery

10

PSC208

2

Body Composition

10

PSC061

2

Emerging Technologies for Health and Wellbeing

10

PSC062

2

Basic Science and Regenerative Therapy

10

 

4.5     Part D – Degree Modules

4.5.1    Compulsory modules (total module weight 60)

 Code

 Semester

 Title

 Modular Weight

CGD054

1 +2

Bioengineering Individual Project

40

MMRDT6

1 + 2

Business Plan Competition

10

TTD100

1

Advanced Reliability, Availability and Maintainability

10

 4.5.2 Optional modules (total module weight 60)

 Code

 Semester

 Title

 Modular Weight

CGD069

1

Advanced Biochemical Engineering

15

CGP077

2

Drug Delivery and Targeting

15

MMD610

1

Regenerative Medicine 2

15

MPD231

2

Advanced Biomaterials

15

PSP331

1

Orthopaedic Sport Biomechanics

15

PSP406

1

Neuromuscular Function

15

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,  from Part B to C and from C to D and to be eligible for the award of an extended Honours degree, candidates must not only satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX but also:

•   In order to progress in each Part students must obtain 120 credits together with an overall average of 55% for the Part.           

5.2 Re-assessment

•  Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates, who have the right of re-assessment in all parts of the programme, to undergo re-assessment 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. 

5.3  Criteria  for candidates who do not receive permission to Progress  or gain the award of a Degree 

5.3.1 Any candidate who fails to achieve the criteria for progression from Part A to Part B shall have the opportunity to repeat Module Assessments in accordance with the provisions of Regulation XX in order to qualify to progress to Part B.  Alternatively, the candidate registered on the MEng degree programme may elect to enter part B of the BEng degree programme in Bioengineering provided that the candidate has achieved the criteria for progression required for that programme. Failure at re-assessment will not prejudice this permission to enter the BEng degree programme subsequently.

5.3.2 Any candidate who fails to achieve the criteria for progression from Part B to Part C shall have the opportunity to repeat Module Assessments in accordance with the provisions of Regulation XX in order to qualify to progress to Part C.  Alternatively, the candidate registered on the MEng degree programme may elect to enter Part C of the BEng degree programme in Bioengineering provided that the candidate has achieved the criteria for progression required for that programme. Failure at re-assessment will not prejudice this permission to enter the BEng degree programme subsequently. 

5.3.3 Any candidate who fails to achieve the criteria for progression from Part C to Part D shall have the opportunity to repeat Module Assessments in accordance with the provisions of Regulation XX in order to qualify to progress to Part D.  Any candidate who

(i)  fails to meet the progression requirement to Part D after reassessment, or

(ii)  having successfully completed Part C is unable to commence or complete Part D, or

(iii)  having studied Part D fails to meet the requirements for the award of an MEng degree, may be permitted, at the discretion of the Programme Board to register for those additional modules necessary to satisfy the regulations for the award of the degree of BEng in Bioengineering.  In such instances, the degree classification will correspond to the candidate’s achievements in Part B and C assessments and be determined on the basis of the weighting given for the BEng programme.

 

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

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, C, and D in accordance with the scheme set out in Regulation XX.  The average percentages for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 20 : Part C 40 : Part D 40 to determine the overall average percentage mark for the programme (the programme mark).

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