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Master's Programme in Biomedical Engineering, 120 ECTS

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 programme the first academic year has a strong focus on compulsory courses expanding student's engineering skills and knowledge in areas like anatomy and physiology but also biology and biochemistry. Together with courses in complex mathematics and statistics, multidimensional biomedical signal generation and analysis combined with medical informatics and biomedical modelling and simulation, we create a solid foundation for the continuation of the programme.

In the second academic year, three specialization tracks — medical informatics, medical imaging and bioengineering — are introduced. As a preparation for the degree project, a course in the philosophy of science is mandatory, supporting the onset of the degree project, coinciding with the specialization.

  • 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.

The Biomedical Engineering curriculum supports and sustains "Engineering for Health" through a relevant mixture of compulsory and elective courses. This enables in-depth as well as broad-based studies, which emphasizes the importance of multidisciplinary, collaborative approaches to real-world engineering problems in biology and medicine.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: Biomedical engineers are employed in industry, in hospitals, in research facilities of educational and medical institutions, in teaching, and in government regulatory agencies. They often serve in a coordinating or interfacing function. In industry, they may create designs where an in-depth understanding of living systems and of technology is essential. This master's degree is a formal qualification for postgraduate studies.
STUDY LOCATION: Linköping Campus US
DEGREE: Master of Science (two years) with a major in Biomedical Engineering
START: Autumn 2010
RATE OF STUDY: Two years, full-time
REQUIREMENTS: See further information
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: See specific information

Programme layout



For more information contact:

Director of studies:
Göran Salerud
email: goran.salerud@liu.se
phone: 013-286755

Educational administrator:
Susanne Skytt
email: susanne.skytt@liu.se
phone: 013-286767

Sidansvarig: Göran Salerud
Senast uppdaterad: 2013-12-09