Master's Programme in Biomedical Engineering, 120 credits

Students Martin Antonsson, Jet Verheij, Ida Bjerwe and Linnea Jakobsson

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.

Biomedical Engineering, Master's Programme

Autumn 2020, Full-time, Linköping

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Biomedical Engineering, Master's Programme

Autumn 2021, Full-time, Linköping

Biomedical engineering is often referred to as engineering for a good life. It is a field in which your creativity and problem-solving skills will benefit humanity and make a difference.

The intersection of the natural sciences, medicine, and technology is a dynamic place. This programme combines fundamental concepts and knowledge in engineering, biology, and medicine. Based on solid mathematical and physical foundations, useful medical knowledge, and a vibrant engineering spirit, you will learn how to develop sustainable and innovative technologies, materials, and systems that improve healthcare.

Specialisation along three tracks

The first year is a broad compulsory segment, with courses in anatomy and physiology, medical information systems, biomedical signal processing, and signal theory, creating the strong knowledge base required for your further studies.

The second year offers in-depth specialisation along three tracks:

  • Biomedical Signals and Instrumentation, an area in which multidimensional signals are used to model and simulate anatomy and physiological process in medicine.
  • Medical Imaging, in which advanced technology and theory unveil the inner secrets of humankind.
  • Medical Informatics and eHealth, in which you study the acquisition, processing, and utilisation of information to support health-related decision-making.

During the final semester, you will write a thesis within your chosen specialisation, at the department, in a hospital, or at a private company.

Solve biomedical engineering problems

After graduating, you will have the skills required to formulate and solve engineering problems in the biomedical domain, implement and operate processes and systems, and evaluate engineering tools applied in medicine. A considerable number of alumni have used these skills to pursue careers as researchers in industry and academia.

Syllabus and course details
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A detailed syllabus, curriculum and information on courses, including literature, can be found in our study information database via the link below. For entry requirements and tuition fees, please click the ”Show more” tab at the top of the page.

Webinar
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Did you miss our webinar? Play it back to hear Professor Göran Salerud and Research Assistant Iulian Emil Tampu talk about the programme structure, examination forms, job opportunities and many other things.

Career opportunities
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Biomedical engineers are employed across the industry in hospitals, government agencies, and research facilities, designing various 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.

Alumni insights
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Martha – Mexico – Biomedical Engineer

”Back home I have studied cases using the problem-based learning method but not that frequently. During my programme, I used this method in many courses that nowadays I can use it to tackle even the most challenging cases. In Mexico, you need to talk formal to a teacher while in Sweden the relation with teachers is more friendly, now that I am a supervisor at work, I try to avoid this extreme formality between colleagues.”

Research
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Application & admission
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