Electronic and Biomedical Technology

BEng (Hons) | MEng

This is a full-time course for students seeking a career in the biomedical sector who have a keen interest in engineering and technology, working with and designing products such as biomedical instrumentation and products.
This course has one study option
Mode of Attendance
Mode of Study
Start Date
Course Length
Mode of Attendance
  • On Campus
Mode of Study
  • Full Time
Start Month
September
Course Length
4 years
Year 1

The eight modules provide a broad introduction to engineering and biomedical technology with a mix of theoretical, analytical and practical content underpinned by mathematics for engineers and professional skills. Key subject areas include analogue and digital electronics, signals and microprocessors. Professional skills and product development is hands-on and includes group mini-projects.

Year 2

Depth in understanding and application of electronic design is developed along with telecommunications, computer engineering and electrical power. This is supported by mathematics and management is introduced. The design exercise allows students working in groups to integrate their knowledge and skills through a design exercise project.

Year 3

Having gained core electronic engineering skills in the first two years, the emphasis in year 3 is on biomedical technology with a deepening in electronics, instrumentation and control. A group project acts as a focus for integrating the knowledge gained into biomedical product.

Year 4

Key to year 4 is the double-weighted individual project on a topic of your choice (in a relevant area and subject to academic approval). Technical depth and breadth is developed through biosensors, signal processing, control, digital systems and advanced electronics.

Stage 5 (MEng only)

Stage 5 (fast-track) wraps around, and is split over the summer before and the summer after year 4, completing the final two semesters of a five year MEng course in four calendar years. Central to stage 5 are the two summer placements in a relevant industrial environment. Block taught modules on advanced technical and engineering-managerial subjects complete stage 5.

Modules

Modules and delivery order may change for operational purposes. The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

Detailed module information

 

A wide variety of delivery methods and learning activities will be met, including lectures, tutorials and laboratories. Group activities form an important part at all stages as does practical project work, both as separate project modules and integrated into other modules.
Activity Summary

Year 4

  • Lectures - 10 - 150 students per group, 6 hours per week
  • Tutorial - 10 - 60 students per group, 6 hours per week
  • Project Supervision - 1 to 1, 8 hours per semester
  • Practical class or workshop - 20 students per group, 3 hours per week
  • Independent Study - 300 hours per semester
Independent Study

A total of 150 hours per 15 credit module is recommended to get the most out of your course. This includes timetabled classes, time spent preparing for lectures and tutorials by reading and taking notes, completing worked examples and tutorial problems, unsupervised computer work such as programming. It also includes writing up laboratory reports, other coursework and examination revision.

Staff Delivering on This Course

Academic staff are experienced engineers, scientists and technologists, many with professional body qualifications including charted status and have either achieved or are working towards Higher Education Academy Fellowship. Most are research active and a number have industry experience.

Assessment

Typically students are assessed each year:

Year 1

  • 4 written exams, typically for 2.5 hours
  • 2 reports
  • 2 oral assessments
  • 2 practical skills assessments
  • 3 logbooks

Year 2

  • 6 written exams, typically for 2.5 hours
  • 1 written assignment including essay
  • 3 reports
  • 1 portfolio
  • 1 oral assessment
  • 1 practical skills assessment
  • 3 logbooks

Year 3

  • 6 written exams, typically for 3 hours
  • 3 reports
  • 1 project output
  • 1 oral assessment
  • 1 logbooks

Year 4

  • 6 written exams, typically for 3 hours
  • 2 reports
  • 1 dissertation
  • 1 project output
  • 1 oral assessment
  • 1 logbook
Feedback

We aim to provide you with feedback within 20 working days of hand-in for all written exams, coursework and practical exams.

 

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

DISABILITY & DYSLEXIA CENTRE

ONLINE LEARNING & SUPPORT

All undergraduate and postgraduate students, whether you are learning on-campus or by online distance learning, benefit from using our collaborative virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle. You will be provided with 24/7 online access to your learning material and resources, along with the ability to interact with your class members and tutors for discussion and support.

CampusMoodle

STUDY SKILLS SUPPORT

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support

STUDY SKILLS SUPPORT

Library Support

The Library offers support for your course, including the books, eBooks, and journals you will need. We also offer online reading lists for many modules, workshops and drop-ins on searching skills and referencing, and much more.

University Library

 
Placements

Placements are an integral and assessed part of the fast-track MEng programme. There are two summer placements (between third and fourth year and after fourth year). They are each of at least 10 weeks duration and are generally paid employment. The University Placement Office is active in seeking placements.

PLACEMENT OFFICE

Job Prospects

 

CAREERS

 
BEng (Hons) Electronic and Biomedical TEchnology

Entry to Year 1

SQA Higher: BBBB - BBBC to include Maths and either Engineering Science, Physics or Technological Studies. English and Biology at National 5 grade C or above is required if not held at Higher.

GCE A Level: BCC to include to include Mathematics and one from Physics, Design Technology, Electronics, or Engineering. GCSE English and Biology at grade 5/C or above is required if not held at A Level.

Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: H2H2H3H3 - H2H3H3H3   to include Maths and either Physics or Technological Studies. English and Biology at grade O3 or above is required if not held at Higher.

IB Diploma: 28-27 to include Higher Level Maths and Physics, one of which must be at grade 6 and one at grade 5. English and Biology is required at a minimum of Standard Level grade 4.

Entry to Year 2

SQA Advanced Higher: CCC to include Maths and either Engineering Science or Physics. English and Biology at National 5 grade C or above is required if not held at Higher.

GCE A Level: BBC to include Maths and either Design and Technology, Engineering or Physics. GCSE English and Biology at grade 5/C or above is required if not held at A Level.

IB Diploma: 29 to include Higher Level Maths and Physics, one of which must be at grade 6 and one at grade 5. English and Biology is required at a minimum of Standard Level grade 4.

MEng Electronic and Biomedical Technology

Entry to Year 1

SQA Higher: ABBB - BBBB to include Maths and either Engineering Science, Physics or Technological Studies. English and Biology at National 5 grade C or above is required if not held at Higher. 

GCE A Level: BBC - BCC to include Maths and either Design and Technology, Engineering or Physics. GCSE English and Biology at grade 5/C or above is required if not held at A Level.

Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: H2H2H2H3 - H2H2H3H3  to include Maths and either Physics or Technological Studies. English and Biology at grade O3 or above is required if not held at Higher.

IB Diploma: 29-28 to include Higher Level Maths and Physics at grade 5. English and Biology is required at a minimum of Standard Level grade 4.

Entry to Year 2

SQA Advanced Higher: CCC to include Maths and either Engineering Science or Physics.

GCE A Level: BBB to include Maths and either Design and Technology, Engineering or Physics. GCSE English and Biology at grade 5/C or above is required if not held at A Level.

IB Diploma: 30 to include Higher Level Maths and Physics at grade 5. English and Biology is required at a minimum of Standard Level grade 4.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.

We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:

English Language requirements

Our Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSP) is available for students who have not yet reached the required English level and those who would like to improve their language competency. 

PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH PROGRAMME AT RGU

Please note, some courses may require a higher standard of English than stated in this page. Contact admissions@rgu.ac.uk for further information.

 
FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/2019

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1,820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year

International Students

  • £15,760 per academic year
FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1,820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year

International Students

  • £16,240 per academic year
Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:

OTHER FEES AND CHARGES

Disclaimer

For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:

STUDENT FINANCE

Student Funding

If you are a Scottish resident or EU national you are not liable to pay fees and should apply to SAAS for funding.

STUDENT AWARDS AGENCY FOR SCOTLAND (SAAS)

Students from other parts of the UK should visit the appropriate website:

STUDENT FINANCE ENGLAND

STUDENT FINANCE WALES

STUDENT FINANCE NI

Scholarships and Financial Awards

A range of scholarships are available, many of which include the opportunity for paid summer work experience.

The two fast-track summer placements are typically paid industrial positions.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AWARDS

 

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UCAS Code: BEng (Hons) H6B1 | MEng H6B2

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