M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR13000 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    Free (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

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| Linköping, Sweden
Through its mixture of mandatory and elective courses, the Biomedical Engineering curriculum offered by Linköping University 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.
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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 at Linköping University 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.
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.

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Tuition fee
  • EUR13000 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • Free ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees
  • All others: SEK 126000 per academic year
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Course name


  • 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


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

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  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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