• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English
Biomedical Engineering builds on a solid basis of physics and technology to characterize, monitor, image and influence biological systems. The Life Science Technologies - Biomedical Engineering course is offered by Aalto University.


This major introduces the student to the physics of biological systems in order to efficiently measure, image, and model such systems.  In addition, this major provides the basic knowledge and skills for developing novel engineering solutions for diagnostic and treatment needs in health care. The major offers excellent foundations for pursuing a career in or in academia.

Content and structure

For the major (65 ECTS credits) the students have to take the common courses of the Life Science Technologies programme (15 cr), mandatory major subject courses (25 cr) and choose optional courses (25 cr) from the course list given below. To complete the degree, students take elective courses (minimum 25 cr). For elective courses, a minor subject or an international mobility period is recommended.

The Life Science Technologies - Biomedical Engineering course is offered by Aalto University.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Experimental and Statistical Methods in Biological Sciences
  • Life Science Technologies Project Course
  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Signal Processing in Biomedical Engineering
  • Principles of Biomedical Imaging
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        Detailed Programme Facts

        English Language Requirements

        You only need to take one of these language tests:

        • Minimum required score:


          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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          The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

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          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).

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          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

        In addition to the compulsory application documents, applicants to this programme are requested to provide the following additional documents:

        • Degree certificate and/or an official transcript of records for studies that are referred to in the application, but are not included in the Bachelor's degree transcript.
        • Course descriptions of the relevant courses taken (see major-specific requirements above)
        • At least one academic recommendation letter.
        • Copies of relevant certificates of other activities such as patents, publications, work certificates (optional).
        • GRE test results if taken (please include a paper copy of the result).

        Tuition Fee

        • International Applies to you

          15000 EUR/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
        • EU/EEA Applies to you

          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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        Tuition in bachelor's and master's programmes taught in English from August 2017 onwards are subjected to annual fees for non-EU/EEA citizens.

        Living costs for Helsinki

        910 - 1400 EUR/month
        Living Costs

        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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