Postgraduate taught 

Biomedical Engineering MSc

Applications Of Biomedical Engineering 5 ENG5102

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course enables the MEng in Biomedical Engineering students to bring their studies together in the final semester of their degree. The course will be problem based learning with a limited number of clinicians or industrialists as invited speakers to present biomedical engineering clinical or industrial problems, within major themes, to the students who, in groups, will devise and present solutions to these problems.


2 lectures (1 hr each) per week.

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





After being presented with the Biomedical Engineering problems, from Industrial or Medical originators, each PBL group will develop the solutions to two of the problems and make presentations to the problem originators.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ encourage students to apply the skills and knowledge developed through the earlier years of the degree

■ encourage students to combine the skills developed through the degree to solve specific clinical and industrial problems

■ combine students' knowledge developed in the different courses through the degree

■ show students how the different areas of biomedical engineering interact when being used to solve multidimensional problems

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ apply the skills and techniques developed in the earlier years of the degree to clinical problems

■ apply the skills and techniques developed in the earlier years of the degree to problems in the biomedical engineering industry

■ work in a team to solve biomedical engineering problems

■ find and use the appropriate industrial standards (ISO, DIN and FDA) for specific biomedical applications

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.