IPEM Accreditation

IPEM accredits or co-accredits a number of higher education courses and training programmes in medical physics and biomedical engineering.  Accreditation is independent recognition by IPEM, as the UK professional body for physics and engineering in medicine, that a university course or workplace training programme meets defined educational standards and has a suitable learning environment for its students.  Accreditation standards vary between frameworks and are periodically updated as theory and practice, as well as teaching methods, evolve.

Accreditation involves independent scrutiny by IPEM using appointed assessors at periodic review periods, with IPEM accreditation normally awarded over several subsequent years.  Awards are subject to the HEI or training programme undertaking specified framework activities, such as an annual audit return, and implementing any changes requested by a panel during this period. 

Accreditation panels expect to liaise directly with programme directors.  Comments received from students will be accepted only as part of the regular, periodic review of a course or programme.

Accreditation of Masters Programmes

A new framework for Masters programmes has been developed by IPEM.  For full details about the process please click here. 

As of 31 October 2016, the Universities listed in the table below have submitted the relevant documentation and their Masters programmes, as listed below, are currently being audited for re-accreditation.  Once decisions have been confirmed the information in the table below will be updated.

University

Programme

Accredited until the end of the academic year

Keele University

MSc Biomedical Engineering

2015/2016

Kings College London

MSc Clinical Sciences (Clinical Engineering)

2015/2016

Kings College London

MSc Clinical Sciences (Medical Physics)

2015/2016

Kings College London

MSc Medical Engineering and Physics

2015/2016

Queen Mary University of London

MSc Medical Electronics and Physics

2015/2016

Swansea University
MSc Medical Radiation Physics 2015/2016

University College London

MSc in Physics & Engineering in Medicine – Radiation Physics (Professional Body stream)

2015/2016

University of Aberdeen MSc Medical Physics 2016/2017

University of Glasgow

MSc Medical Physics

2015/2016

University of Liverpool

MSc Clinical Sciences (Medical Physics)

2015/2016
University of Malaya MSc Medical Physics 2016/2017

University of Strathclyde

MSc Biomedical Engineering

2015/2016

University of Surrey

MSc Medical Physics

2015/2016

University of Surrey

MSc Medical Physics (Euromasters)

2015/2016

University of Surrey

MSc Medical Imaging

2015/2016

University of Surrey

MSc Biomedical Engineering

2015/2016

 

Engineering Council Accredited Programmes

IPEM has worked with other professional institutions in assessing the following programmes for the Engineering Council.  The Engineering Council has accredited the MEng and BEng courses below as fully satisfying the academic requirements for IEng, with MEng  courses below additionally fully satisfying the academic requirements for CEng. MSc programmes below are approved by the Engineering Council as further learning.

Award

University

Accredited until

BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering

Imperial College, London

2018

BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering full-time and sandwich programmes

City, University of London

2014

MEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering

Imperial College, London

2018

MEng (Hons) Engineering Programme “Engineering for the Life Sciences” Pathway

Cambridge University

2016

MSc Biomedical Engineering with Biomaterial, Biomechanics, Medical Physics, Neurotechnology

Imperial College, London

2018

 

     Visit the Engineering Council website for more information.

 

Training Programme 

The programmes listed below are accredited by the National school of Healthcare Science (NSHCS) and are endorsed by IPEM:

Programme

Award

University

PTP

BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Nuclear Medicine)

Swansea University

PTP

BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Radiotherapy Physics)

Swansea University

STP

MSc Medical Engineering and Physics

King's College Hospital, London

STP

MSc Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering

University of Liverpool

STP

MSc Medical Radiation Physics

Swansea University

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