Biomedical Engineering: Signal and Image Processing, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    10000
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #201 ,
The International Master’s Programme in Biomedical Engineering: Signal and Image Processing at the University of Oulu is research oriented to offer a strong basis for research career. The contributing departments have received excellent grades from an international research assessment panel. The education is systematized with strongly interdisciplinary approach.
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About

University of Oulu has a long tradition in the education and research in Biomedical Engineering (BME). BME is a fast-evolving research theme under the Information Technology focus area of the University.

The International Master’s Programme in Biomedical Engineering: Signal and Image Processing at the University of Oulu is research oriented to offer a strong basis for research career. The contributing departments have received excellent grades from an international research assessment panel. The education is systematized with strongly interdisciplinary approach.

Master’s theses are completed in participating research groups.

The programme structure and contents is based on the most recent international recommendations for BME education. University of Oulu has actively participated in several European level projects in BME education, including BIOMEDEA,EAMBES and TEMPUS project Curricula Reformation and Harmonization in Biomedical Engineering (CRH-BME, 2009-2011).

Students of our programme focus on biomedical signal processing, biomedical imaging and image processing, and biomedical instrumentation. BME courses are given by:

  • Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering
  • Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine, Medical Technology
  • Faculty of Science, Department of Physics, Biophysics
  • Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering,Optoelectronics and Measurement Techniques Laboratory
Learning outcomes

After completing the Master’s degree the student is able to

  • take advantage of the basic methods of digital image and video processing, statistical pattern recognition, and machine vision to solve problems in medical image processing
  • put in practice mathematical modeling and analysis algorithms for processing physiological signals
  • plan a system to take advantage of measurement sensors for the measurements of biological phenomena
Occupational profiles of graduates
  • Research, teaching, and specialist duties.
  • Developing and testing products in the industry as well as marketing support and managerial tasks.
  • Consulting on the use and procurement of products, evaluation of performance, maintenance, customization of appliances to clinical and research needs in health care stations.
  • Public official tasks related to the quality control and establishment of safety standards.

Programme Structure

Courses included
  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Research Methods
  • Sensors and Measuring Techniques
  • Computer Graphics
  • Big Data Processing and Applications
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Wireless Measurements
  • Statistical Signal Processing
  • Basics in eHealth
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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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 (Grade C): 180

    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.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 580

    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: 92

    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 Academic Requirements
  • Bachelor’s (or higher) degree in biomedical engineering, biophysics, physics, computer science, electrical engineering, control engineering, or other relevant fields.
General admission requirements
  • very good or excellent grades in Basic studies in Mathematical Sciences (e.g. mathematics, physics) and
  • the applicant should have an university level Bachelor's degree, or equivalent university level degree, suitable for biomedical engineering studies, with very good or excellent grades.
Application Documents
Selection Process
An interview can be arranged to verify the most qualified applicants. There will be at most 10 students selected to the Master's programme. If two or more applicants score the same number of points, their order shall be determined on the basis of the relevance and the level of the applicant's overall study record in the Bachelor's degree.
Detailed Selection Criteria
The applications are evaluated based on the following criteria:The level and the relevance of the applicant's overall study record in the Bachelor's degree and other studies
  • The quality of the applicant's Motivation Letter*
  • The quality of the applicant's Research Interest*
  • The quality of the CV
  • Reference letters
* Motivation Letter and Research Interest are included in the online application form.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 10000 International
  • Free EU/EEA

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