EEEN40220 ME Biomed Project

Academic Year 2022/2023

Students will undertake a major independent research project in a selected area of Biomedical Engineering. The project will begin in September and will run over Semesters 1 and 2, following a project plan drawn up by the student, in consultation with their academic supervisor.

Students will apply their knowledge and problem-solving skills to address a specific biomedical engineering problem. The project will involve a combination of research, design, analysis, simulation and/or experimentation that will be determined by the particular project.

Through the course of the project, students will develop the skills required to manage and organise a major autonomous project. In addition, they will appraise and assess existing theories and present the findings and conclusions of their work both verbally and in written format. The results of the project will be presented in a formal thesis.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

The precise learning outcomes will depend on the individual project. In general, on successful completion of the project the student will have the ability to:

1. Demonstrate an advanced knowledge and understanding of a specialised multidisciplinary field.
2. Conduct a comprehensive, critical review of the literature and knowledge at the forefront of the field.
3. Identify a new biomedical engineering problem, taking account of current knowledge and debate.
4. Design an appropriate engineering solution to address the problem; develop and execute a project research plan.
5. Apply specialised knowledge to implement solutions and generate new insights through design, analysis, mathematical modelling and/or experimentation.
6. Develop new tools and techniques to solve engineering problems.
7. Analye and interpret complex project outcomes and results, and discuss critically.
8. Formulate conclusions while taking account of the wider technical, professional and social context.
9. Communicate project conclusions, and the rationale underpinning them, effectively to both specialist and non-specialist audiences, verbally and in writing.
10. Collaborate with supervisor, co-workers and/or support staff to achieve a technical solution.
11. Continue to learn in a self-directed, autonomous manner.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
lab/studio work 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Project: Final Report Unspecified n/a Graded Yes


Lab Report: Interim Report Unspecified n/a Graded Yes


Presentation: Project Presentation Unspecified n/a Graded Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat Within Two Trimesters
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

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Name Role
Dr Donal Holland Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Simon Kelly Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Madeleine Lowery Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Niamh Nowlan Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Eoin O'Cearbhaill Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Giacomo Severini Lecturer / Co-Lecturer