Course administration

Coursework deadlines


In response to student feedback,  the Department provides coursework deadline information both online and in iCal version, so you can either add the deadlines to your personal calendar or view them online. Remember, deadlines from other departments are not included.

Online view - all programmes

iCal Coursework deadlines for your calendar or mobile device

To find out more about how to add an iCal file to your calendar,  Google search for ‘importing iCal into xxxxx’ where 'xxxxx' is your device/phone/computer. Here are the iCal calendars to be imported into your phone/device calendar:

Module codes for year 3, 4, BSc and MSc
Module codeModule name
BE3-HBACSA  Biomedical Advanced & Computational Stress Analysis
BE3-HBINST  Biomedical Instrumentation
BE3-HBIP  BEng Individual Project
BE3-HBSCGP  BSc Group Project
BE3-HDBP  Digital Biosignals Processing
BE3-HFBME  Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering
BE3-HHCARD  Human Centred Design of Assistive and Rehabilitation Devices
BE3-HJCLUB  Journal Club (BSc)
BE3-HMIB  Modelling in biology
BE3-HPFM  Physiological fluid mechanics
BE3-HPSFB  Probability and Statistics for Bioengineering
BE3-HSYNB  Synthetic biology
BE3-MBMX  Biomechanics
BE3-MMGP  MEng Group Project
BE4-MMIP  MEng Individual Project
BE9-MBIMG  Biomedical imaging
BE9-MBMI  Brain-machine interfaces
BE9-MBMIME  Biomimetics
BE9-MCBMX  Cellular biomechanics
BE9-MDEVEN  Medical Device Entrepreneurship
BE9-MHNCL  Human Neuromechanical Control and Learning
BE9-MJCLUB(BMAT)  Journal Club
BE9-MJCLUB(BMX)  Journal Club
BE9-MJCLUB(MP)  Journal Club
BE9-MJCLUB(NT)  Journal Club
BE9-MMDC  Medical Device Certification
BE9-MMIP  MSc Individual Project
BE9-MMLNC  Machine learning and neural computation
BE9-MOBMX  Orthopaedic Biomechanics
Summary of the table's contents


Please note that the following guidance is for Bioengineering exams only. Students taking exams at other departments (EE, Computing, Chemistry, ME, IC Business School, Humanities/Language)  will have to check with the them on separate exam information as they may have different procedures and requirements. We do try to provide links where possible.

General instructions

All exam candidates must familiarise themselves with the departmental document "Exam information for students 2017-18" which has been compiled considering the College's Instructions for exam candidates and the College's policy on student academic integrity, assessments and examinations. Major instructions include:

  • Contact the Student Office in any event that may prevent you from taking the exam.
  • Complete the Mitigation Request form if needed.
  • Be at the exam room 10 minutes before start of the exam.
  • Bring your College ID card and own writing tools (any pencil case must be transparent).
  • Silence must be observed at all times in the exam room.
  • No bags, coats, mobile phones, smart watches, electronic equipment, notes are allowed at your desk.
  • Exams may be held anywhere on campus so please ensure you familiarse yourself with the location of the room in good time before the exam.

Room allocation lists and seating plans will be published beforehand on the timetables page. Where possible we will provide space where candidates can leave their coats and bags. Follow the instructions by the invigilators.

If any notes, paper, phones etc. are found on candidates after exam starts, the invigilator can easily interpret this as a cheating offence and the Department may investigate following College's Cheating Offences Policy and Procedures.

Calculators will be provided by the Department. We use the models Casio fx-991-ES. Candidates will not be permitted to use their own calculators. Other departments and the Business School may use different models.

Upon exam finish, candidates remain silent and seated until all scripts and documents have been collected from the desks.

Weighting of Exams (and coursework)

The weighting of exams (and coursework) is stated in the programme information.

Special Examination Arrangements

Students with learning disabilities, physical disabilities or any other special needs may be entitled to special arrangements in examinations. These concessions, such as extra-time, separate sitting or permission to use a Word processor, are handled by Registry.

Application requests must be received at least six weeks before a student’s first examination, unless an accident or sudden illness occurs, where the application must be made a s soon as possible after the event.

Please contact the Departmental Disability Officer, Dr Aldo Faisal, or the College's Senior Disability Advisor as soon as possible for further information.

Exam answer books

For a normal exam, candidates find on their desks: a label sheet with CID number and course info (the only one label with a name on it, is meant for seat allocation only), calculator, main answer book and tables or formulae sheets if applicable to subject. Per exam only one main exam book is to use, unless requested otherwise. Supplementary answer books can be requested from the invigilator. Any main exam answer book has to be completed like this:

  1. Write your surname, first name and sign. Then peel of the white strip and fold the flap over so the name is hidden. This is a security mechanism for identification.
  2. Take a label off the provided label sheet on the desk (with CID number only) and label the answer booklet.
  3. At the end of the exam , enter the numbers of the questions you have answered on the title sheet of the exam answer book.

Always ensure that every exam answer booklet that is used (main and supplementary) has been labelled with the CID number.

Release of Exam Results

Generally, "Registry is responsible for processing and releasing formal exam results,and for issuing formal confirmation of these results in documents such as transcripts." First though, all exams, coursework and projects will be marked by the relevant members of academic staff. The marking procedure is strictly regulated and guided. Regulations related to exams are listed here. These marks will then be considered at the Board of Examiners meeting, which will confirm what your formal grades should be. For final year students the overall degree classification will be determined.  These decisions will be based on the course regulations.

The results for undergraduate students will be released during the first week of July by the department. Formal transcripts are available from Registry from August (one month after release of results by the department).

The results for the MSc students will be released in August. They will be provisional, pending the confirmation of the Board of Examiners in mid-October. Formal confirmations for the MSc will be available from Registry from November.

On viewing exam scripts

In compliance with College policy, it is not possible to view exam scripts. This is explained on the College Registry website called Access to Personal Data by Subject:

  •   4.1 In accordance with DPAct98, information recorded on their scripts by students during an examination are exempt from subject access. However...A Data Subject has a right to request a copy or summary “in an intelligible form” of any comments made on an examination script by an examiner...

Competency standards

These competence standards highlight the core skills students should be able to demonstrate by the end of their programme of study in the Bioengineering Department. In addition to these competence standards all students will be expected to meet the basic academic competence standards contained within the admissions policy for their programme of study.