MSc Biomedical Engineering Individual Project (PG)

Module aims

To apply the knowledge learned in the rest of the course to open-ended investigation.
To develop important project management, team working and communication skills.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

To be able to access and manage the scientific and engineering literature.

Intellectual Skills

To plan and implement a research project and to reflect on such activities.
To engage in open-ended and multi-disciplinary investigation.

Practical Skills

To acquire competency in a variety of lab skills, design, computational modelling, and programming, depending on the project of choice.

Transferable Skills

To acquire the communication skills to succinctly communicate engineering to peers but also non-experts.

Module syllabus

Project work may start as soon as it is convenient, subject to agreement and safety forms having been submitted. The exact amount of time spent on projects is not fixed, but you are expected to work a minimum of 8 hours per week during term time and full time in the summer term, after the exams; vacations are not encouraged over the summer term unless approved by your supervisor.

Teaching methods

Students will be taught over one term using a combination of lectures and study groups. Lecture sessions will be made available on Panaopto for review and supplemented with technologies to promote active engagement during the lecture such as 'learning catalytics'. Study groups will be based on taught content from lectures to reinforce these topics and allow students to test their understanding. 


●  Written report: Planning report; 10% weighting
●  Written report: Final Report ; 80% weighting
●  Presentation: Presentation in person; 10% weighting