Linköping University

Biomedical Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    13000
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
This Biomedical Engineering programme at  Linköping University 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.

About

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 in one of four tracks:

  • Medical Informatics
  • Biomedical Signals and Instrumentation
  • Bioengineering
  • Medical Imaging

Each track encompasses 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.

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.

Career opportunities

Biomedical engineers are employed in the industry, in hospitals, government agencies and various research facilities, design materials, devices, algorithms, processes or systems. They often have coordinating or interfacing functions and sometimes do 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.

The Biomedical Engineering program is offered by the Linköping University.  

Programme Structure

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Information Systems
  • Signal Theory
  • Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • Medical Information Systems
  • Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Medical Imaging
  • Physiological Pressures and Flows
  • Neural Networks and Learning Systems
  • Biomedical Modeling and Simulation
  • Technology in Intensive Care and Surgery
  • Contemporary Sensor Systems
  • Biomedical Materials
  • Optoelectronics
  • Mathematical Models in Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering - Project Course
  • Biomedical Optics
  • Computer Networks
  • Nanotechnology
  • Scientific Visualization
  • Multidimensional Signal Analysis
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Medical Image Analysis
  • Biomedical Engineering - Project Course
  • Database Technology
  • Biomechanics
  • Multidimensional Signal Analysis

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Programme specific requirements

Applicants shall have:

  • a bachelor's degree in biomedical, electrical, physical, biological or computer engineering, electronics or physics, or equivalent
  • at least 30 ECTS credits in mathematics/applied mathematics and/or applications of mathematics relevant to the program including calculus, linear algebra, vector calculus and complex functions
  • at least 10 ECTS credits in physics including mechanics

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 13000 International
  • Free EU/EEA
  • SEK 126,000 per academic year

Funding

LiU International Scholarships

The LiU International Scholarship is aimed at supporting international students with significant academic potential from countries outside the European Union/European Economic Area (and Switzerland) who are required to pay tuition fees for studies.

Linköping University offers a limited number of LiU International Scholarships to new students. With LiU International Scholarships, tuition fees are reduced by 25, 50, 75 or 100%.

Who is eligible?

  • Students who have applied for a master’s programme at Linköping University on time (before 15 January), AND
  • who have chosen a master’s programme at Linköping University as their first priority (ranked as number 1 of 4) AND
  • who have been admitted to their first choice in the First Notification of Selection Results (end of March), AND
  • who are required to pay tuition fees.

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