Biomedical Engineering Project module (ME52002)
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- SHE level 5 (MSc)
- 90 credits
- To provide an opportunity to develop skills in research, investigative methods and design in an area of biomedical engineering of interests;
- To develop a high level of competence in a particular biomedical engineering topic;
- To develop in the conduct of a project requiring individual responsibility and initiative;
- To provide guidance in working independently on a project;
- To develop and improve skills in project planning and implementation, team working and communication with peers and experts.
Intended learning outcomes:
- Able to establish a testable hypothesis or project aim (objective) within a biomedical engineering context.
- Competence in project management including planning, scheduling and resource identification.
- Mastery of a complex and specialised area of knowledge and skill, including the ability to undertake a critical review of the published literature.
- Competence in conducting a research project, including designing and executing a significant piece of independent research work to test a hypothesis or achieve a project aim.
- Ability to analyse, evaluate and appraise experimental results.
- Competence in writing to accepted academic standards.
- Competence in delivering a presentation to a professional standard.
- Confidence in oral defence of original work.
- Skill in self-management, independent learning, critical thinking, problem-solving and communication, team working.
The module comprises of:
- a project selected by the student in consultation with project supervisors;
- preparation of an interim report, summarising the main aims of the project, research strategy and literature review related to the project;
- a thesis
The process requires you to:
- Define agreed project objectives. Projects will generally be part of a larger group research activity and will require the student to work as a team member.
- Identify appropriate techniques, project structure and timetable.
- Undertake a literature review.
- Produce an interim report summarising and reviewing the literature on the project topic.
- Undertake a period of research or development work, or a combination of both, according to the project type.
- Attend regular progress meetings with the project supervisor.
- Describe the project in its entirety in a written dissertation that complies with academic publishing conventions and presents a critical analysis of the results or findings, draws conclusions and make recommendations for further work.
- Prepare a poster on the work.
- Prepare and deliver a presentation as part of the viva voce.
Teaching and learning:
- Students are expected to be self-motivated in conducting their project, enhancing their technical competence and building self- sufficiency.
- Supervisors will provide support and guidance.
- There will be a total of 900 module hours.
- Semester 2.
Modes of delivery & student participation:
- Supervised MSc research project.