Biomedical Engineering & Informatics, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    12667 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #201 (ARWU) ,
The body and the nervous system are chemical, but not all chemistry. Body movements are electrical, but not all electricity. Support systems in the body are mostly mechanical, but not all mechanics. The traditional division of technologies as we know it, does not fit the body. This aspect is important in the Biomedical Engineering and Informatics programme at Aalborg University, Denmark.

About

Would you like to design facilities and devices for disabled and develop advanced equipment for use in hospitals and in the rest of the health sector which may save lives?

Would you like to combine your sense for technology, computers and math and your interest for medicine and people? And would you like to study in an international environment together with Danish students and students with other nationalities? If you can answer "yes" to these questions - Biomedical Engineering and Informatics may very well be the master programme that you are looking for.

Biomedical Engineering & Informatics at Aalborg University is an interdisciplinary program with focus on electrophysiology and human sensory motor physiology. Potential candidates are students with a B.Sc. in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering or an equivalent degree within information technology.

High level courses within medical technology, neurophysiology, signal processing, scientific communication, rehabilitation technology, etc. are offered. Large projects carried out in groups of students are a substantial part of the programme, where students design and implement solutions to real life problems.

This hands-on training forces students to collaborate like in system development in modern engineering companies. The projects are related to the research carried out at Department of Health Science and Technology. A large project is carried out in the last semester and presented as the master thesis.

Often results are presented at international conferences and/or submitted for publication in peer reviewed journals. See the menu item about research conducted. Successful graduates from the program may apply for PhD stipends within the doctoral school in Biomedical Science and Engineering.

Each student will have a supervisor who is an associate professor or professor at the Department of Health Science and Technology.

Job and Career
  • The area of Biomedical Engineering offers many job opportunities.
  • Approximately fifty percent of our graduates are employed at hospitals and in companies within research, development or sale of biomedical equipment.
  • Twenty-five percent are employed as consultants within development of IT-solutions in the Health Sector.
  • The last twenty-five percent are employed as research assistants or Ph.D.-students for instance at Aalborg University, where Biomedical Engineering is a large and internationally acknowledged research field.

Programme Structure

At the master programme, you can study how to measure and interpret signals from the body (diagnostics), but also how you can influence the body with different instruments (therapy). You can do experiments provoking different symptoms of heart diseases or electrical stimulation of paralysed muscles in order to relieve motion disabilities.

Projects and courses
  • The study package consists of a project each semester and mandatory and elective courses which support the project the first two semesters.
  • The total number of ECTS-points for the project and the courses must be 30 per semester.
  • The projects are carried out in cooperation with different research groups at universities, hospitals and/or parties from the health care industry.
Some of the most important issues within this field are
  • Electrical stimulation of muscles (e.g. for ease motion disabilities or incontinense)
  • Interpretation of signals from the body (e.g. EEG and ECG, making a diagnose of brain and heart diseases)
  • Motor control (how does the nervous system control muscles)
  • Pain research (how does the body react to pain, e.g. muscle pain)

Another possiblity is to work with collection and processing of clinical information in the health sector. Among others, focus is put on how to use IT in a medical diagnosis of e.g. lung diseases, diabetes and Alzheimers.

Some of the most important issues within this field are
  • Decision support systems (e.g. improvement of quality of life for diabetes patients)
  • Medical picture analyses (e.g. diagnosis of Alzheimers)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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.

  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    160

    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:

    560

    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:

    88

    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

Admission to the Master programme in Biomedical Engineering and Informatics presupposes a Bachelor degree in Biomedical Engineering.

Other specific engineering programmes may also qualify for the Master programme possibly followed by a requirement for supplement courses before the beginning of the 1st semester. These programmes are for instance:

  • Electronics engineering
  • Computer science
  • Mechanical engineering

The supplement courses are anticipated to be Anatomy, physiology, pathology, medical instrumentation/health care organisation, but all applications will be evaluated academically by the Study Board of Health, Tecnology and Sports Science.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12667 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12667 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
94,300 DKK

Living costs for Aalborg

5,790 - 8,150 DKK/month
Living Costs

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

Funding

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