Postgraduate taught 

Medical Devices Engineering MSc

Entrepreneurship in Biomedical Engineering ENG5321

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course enables the 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.


4 hrs of lectures and seminars per week

Excluded Courses





Students will demonstrate their understanding of regulatory requirements and entrepreneurship in an individual assignment including a written and oral component.


After being presented with Biomedical Engineering problems, from Industrial or Medical originators, each PBL group will develop the solutions to one of the problems which are documented in a group report and in a presentation, demonstrating how they apply their engineering knowledge and interact in a team context.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ familiarise students with regulatory aspect of medical devices

■ introduce the concepts of new venture and entrepreneurial planning through knowledge, understanding and practice in the use of developing the business plan

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

■ 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 appropriate industrial standards and regulations in the context of a biomedical engineering application

■ prepare a business plan for a new venture start or development, and demonstrate an understanding of the processes and procedures for developing a new venture

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

■ work in a team to solve biomedical engineering problems

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.