M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR15000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English
Engineering and Computer Sciences | Linköping University | Linköping, Sweden
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 medical industry.

Description of Biomedical Engineering

The field of biomedical engineering combines fundamental concepts in engineering, biology and medicine in order to develop innovative approaches and new devices, materials, implants, algorithms, processes and systems for the medical industry. These could be used, for example, to assess and evaluate technology; to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases; for patient care and rehabilitation and to improve medical practice and health care delivery.

The first year of the Biomedical Engineering master's programme focuses on mandatory courses expanding students’ engineering skills and knowledge in areas like anatomy, physiology, biology and biochemistry. Courses in mathematics, statistics, multidimensional biomedical signal generation and analysis, combined with medical informatics and biomedical modeling and simulation, create a solid foundation for the continuation of the programme.

In the second year, three areas of specialisation are introduced: medical informatics, medical imaging and bioengineering. In addition to the specialisation tracks there is a mandatory course in the Philosophy of Science, preparing students for their degree project.

Graduates of the Biomedical Engineering programme should be able to:

  • formulate and solve engineering problems in the biomedical domain, for example designing devices, algorithms, systems and processes to improve human health by integrating engineering with a thorough understanding of 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 through advanced modeling and simulation techniques.
  • be able to clearly communicate engineering problems in the field of life sciences.

Through its mixture of mandatory and elective courses, the Biomedical Engineering curriculum supports and sustains an "Engineering for Health" mindset, which emphasises the importance of multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches to real life engineering problems in biology and medicine.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15
Tuition fee
  • EUR 15000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • Free (EEA)

Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees All others: 140,000 SEK (approx. 20,000 USD/ 15,000 Euro) per academic year.

Start date August  2016, September  2016 August / September
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS

ECTS credits are a value allocated to course units to describe the student workload required to complete them. They reflect the amount of work each course requires including lectures, practical work, seminars, private study – in the library or at home – and examinations or other assessment activities.

Duration full-time 24 months
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Course details

Year : 2015

Study Programme : BME

Specialisation : BME

Course name


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

Requirements for Biomedical Engineering

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

Work Experience for Biomedical Engineering

No work experience is required.

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