Biomedical Engineering, Master's programme, 120 credits

This programme combines fundamental concepts and knowledge in engineering, biology and medicine to develop innovative technologies, materials, processes and systems, with the aim of improving healthcare and contributing to translational research.

Biomedical Engineering, Master's programme - Second admission round mainly for Swedish and EU/EEA students

Autumn 2017, Full time 100%, Linköping

Biomedical Engineering, Master's programme, 120 credits

Autumn 2017, Full time 100%, Linköping

You will expand your skills and knowledge in engineering, mathematics, physics, multidimensional signal generation and analysis, and you will combine medical informatics with biomedical modelling applied to human anatomy. The first year is mainly a broad compulsory segment, with courses in anatomy and physiology, medical information systems, and signal theory. The second year comprises in-depth specialisation.

This programme combines fundamental concepts and knowledge in engineering, biology and medicine to develop innovative technologies, materials, processes and systems, with the aim of improving healthcare and contributing to translational research. You will expand your skills and knowledge in engineering, mathematics, physics, multidimensional signal generation and analysis, and you will combine medical informatics with biomedical modelling applied to human anatomy.

Four tracks

The first year is mainly a broad compulsory segment, with courses in anatomy and physiology, medical information systems, and signal theory. The second year comprises in-depth specialisation in one of four tracks:

  • Medical informatics
  • Biomedical signals and instrumentation
  • Bioengineering
  • Medical imaging.

Each track comprises approximately 25 compulsory ECTS credits and 15 elective credits. In the final term, you write a thesis within your chosen specialisation, at the department or in a hospital or industry.

Student-centred learning

After graduating, you will have the skills to formulate and solve engineering problems in the biomedical domain, implement and operate help-improving systems and processes, and evaluate engineering tools and approaches in medicine. The learning outcomes are achieved through the thematic environment of student-centred learning, using teaching methods that include, for example, tutorial groups and home exams.

Syllabus and course details

Career opportunities

Biomedical engineers are employed in industry, hospitals, government agencies and various research facilities. They work to design materials, devices, algorithms, processes or systems. They often have coordinating or interfacing functions and some are involved in teaching. A master’s degree in biomedical engineering is also a formal qualification for postgraduate studies. Many of our alumni have continued their studies towards a doctoral degree.

Learning environment

Stories from the programme

Research within biomedical engineering

Application and admission

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