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MEng, BEng Medical Engineering (International)

Year 3

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:
- understand and demonstrate coherent and detailed subject knowledge and professional competencies some of which will be informed by recent research/scholarship in Medical Engineering;
- deploy accurately standard techniques of analysis and enquiry within Medical Engineering;
- demonstrate a conceptual understanding which enables the development and sustaining of an argument;
- describe and comment on particular aspects of recent research and/or scholarship;
- appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of knowledge in medical engineering, and in relation to the uncertainties of biological/clinical data;
- make appropriate use of scholarly reviews and primary sources;
- apply their knowledge and understanding in order to initiate and carry out an extended piece of work or project in the field of medical engineering;
- conform to professional boundaries and norms where applicable;
- appreciate the various design methods such as: design for assembly, design for cost and design for sustainability and their relevance in Medical Engineering.
- demonstrate their ability to cope with a significant change in their environment and to adapt to a new culture and learning paradigm;
- gain a deeper understanding of the culture, institutions and working practices of the country in which they studied;
- where appropriate, improved their foreign language skills;
- develop transferable skills in openness and sensitivity to diversity in terms of people and culture.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to the area(s) studied;
- the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility;
- the deployment of decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations;
- the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences;
- the ability to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature;
- an awareness of the variety of design methods available, their relative strengths and weaknesses and provide an ability to select appropriate methods for a particular task.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:

- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects of the discipline;
- work that draws on a wide variety of material;
- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;
- evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth enquiry within the discipline;
- work that is typically both evaluative and creative;
- team based work in case studies provided by Industry and clinical collaborators.


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