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Master's Programme in Biomedical Engineering, 120 ECTS

Language of instruction: English

Biomedical Engineering encompasses fundamental concepts in engineering, biology and medicine to develop innovative approaches and new devices, materials, implants, algorithms, processes and systems for the assessment and evaluation of technology; for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease; for patient care and rehabilitation and for improving medical practice and health care delivery.

The Biomedical Engineering curriculum supports and sustains “Engineering for Health” through a relevant mixture of compulsory and elective courses arranged in a track structure. This enables in-depth as well as broad-based studies.
A master in biomedical engineering should be able to:

  • formulate and solve engineering problems in the biomedical domain, encompassing the design of devices, algorithms, systems, and processes to improve human health and integrating a thorough understanding of the life sciences.
  • use, propose and evaluate engineering tools and approaches.
  • identify and manage the particular problems related to the acquisition, processing and interpretation of biomedical signals and images.
  • integrate engineering and life science knowledge, using modelling and simulation techniques.
  • communicate engineering problems in the life science domain.

Disposition of the programme

The programme, Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering, at Linköping University (LiU) consist of a broad compulsory part comprising approximately 50 ECTS credit points. Specialization in depth in four tracks: medical informatics, biomedical signals and instrumentation, bioenginering and medical imaging. Each track has approximately 25 compulsary ECTS credit points and 15 elective ECTS points. A final thesis work comprising 30 ECTS points within the main subjects completes the programme.

Programme content


The student can chose among the three elective tracks:
  • Medical Informatics
  • Biomedical Signals and Instrumentation
  • Biomedical Imaging

Master Thesis

  • Computational Physics
  • Medical Informatics
  • Image Processing
  • Physiological Measurement Technology
  • Biomedical instrumentation
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology

Graduate courses

A number of graduate courses are open as elective courses the for undergraduate students.

Specific requirements

Applicants are expected to have a bachelor's degree with a major in biomedical, electrical, physical, biological or computer engineering or with a major in electronics or physics and the equivalent of at least 30 ECTS credits, i.e. one semester of full-time study, in mathematics (calculus, linear algebra, vector calculus, complex functions) and 10 ECTS credits in physics (mechanics, thermal and statistical physics, electromagnetism). If the applicant has some other degree it must be conformant to the ABET (American Board of Engineering and Technology) specification for Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

For more information contact:

Director of studies:
Marcus Larsson
email: marcus.larsson@liu.se
phone: 013-286751

Educational administrator:
Karoline Waltelius
phone: 013-286738

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Senast uppdaterad: 2016-03-05