M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering

Linköping University

Application deadline: January 15
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
  • € 15,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date:
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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Degree: Master of Science with a major in 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.

Career opportunities

Biomedical engineers are employed in industry, hospitals, government agencies and research facilities of educational, medical, and technical institutions. They often have a coordinating or interfacing function and are also involved in teaching. In industry they may design materials, devices, algorithms, processes and systems where an in-depth understanding of living systems and technology is essential.
The master's degree in biomedical engineering is a formal qualification for postgraduate studies. A large proportion of our alumni have continued their studies towards a doctoral degree.



  • 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
  • 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


Applicants are expected to have:

  • a bachelor's degree in Biomedical, Electrical, Physical, Biological or Computer Engineering or Electronics, Physics or equivalent.
  • at least 30 credits (ECTS) in Mathematics or applications of mathematics including: Calculus, Linear Algebra, Vector Calculus and Complex Functions.
  • at least 10 credits (ECTS) in Physics, including Mechanics.

If the applicant has other type of degree, it must conform with the ABET (American Board of Engineering and Technology) specification for Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

The specific requirements may be assessed as not fulfilled if:

  • the average grade is in the lower third of the grading scale used in the country where the degree was awarded (i.e. grades have to be average/pass level or above, the equivalent to the Swedish grade "Godkänd")
  • the degree does not qualify for admission to equivalent master's programmes in the country where the degree is awarded.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 575
TOEFL iBT® test: 90



LiU International Scholarships

Linköping University offers scholarships to new students with excellent academic results. Scholarships within the programme LiU International Scholarships will result in a tuition fee waiver of 50-100 %

Who is eligible?

  • Students who have applied for master’s programmes at Linköping University in time (before 15 January)
  • AND who have chosen a programme at Linköping University as the first priority (ranked as No.1 out of 4)
  • AND who are required to pay tuition fees

This scholarship programme is not open for students from the following 11 countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Students from these countries should apply for the Swedish Institute Study Scholarship.

To apply for a LiU International Scholarship, you must first apply for the programme you wish to study at Linköping University using the online national application website, www.universityadmissions.se.

First year applicants

Application for a LiU International Scholarship is made by by filling in the electronic application form on Linköping University’s website.
The application for the selected master's programme(s) on www.universityadmissions.se must be made prior to making a scholarship application on Linköping University’s website, as necessary information for making the scholarship application is obtained during this process.

  • Application deadline is 1 March
  • Scholarship applications will only be processed after the corresponding application for master’s programmes on www.universityadmissions.se has been completed, required documentation and the application fee has been received.
  • Only applicants fulfilling the eligibility requirements for the master's programme applied for will be considered for a scholarship.
  • All data entered in the scholarship application form must be verifiable by the documentation submitted in the national application process www.universityadmissions.se.
  • For making a scholarship application, no additional documents are required.
  • LiU International Scholarships Application.

Notification and mandatory confirmation requirement

Scholarship notifications will be announced by Linköping University on www.liu.se by the end of March.
The scholarship receiver must confirm the offer by:

  1. accepting the offered study place on www.universityadmissions.se no later than 10 April
  2. AND accepting the offered scholarship by sending an e-mail to masters-scholarships@liu.se no later than 10 April

If no reply is registered on www.universityadmissions.se by 10 April, the offer of a scholarship is revoked.

Second year applicants

If there are scholarhips for second year applicants, information on how to apply will be posted here by mid-June.

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