Medical Engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology
The Master’s programme teaches the advantages and limitations of the current technology behind clinical applications. Students are given the knowledge base that is necessary to improve and develop the medical technology of the future.
One important field is imaging techniques, such as ultrasound and MRI. Another main area is simulation analysis – the development of software to create virtual environments in order to analyse processes in, for example, healthcare. A third major field is biomedical implants, dealing with the construction of artificial body parts.
Patient safety is an essential part of the education and the safety perspective is present in every course of the programme. Since the field of Medical Engineering is so wide, students will choose one out of five tracks based on what technical background they are interested in. Each track contains mandatory, conditionally elective and elective courses.
In the final term, each student will complete a degree project. The degree project is a stepping stone to either an academic career or to working in industry, and can be completed at an industrial company, a hospital or at an academic institution in Sweden or abroad. There are also good opportunities to study for a term or to complete the master’s thesis project abroad.
The master's progamme in Medical Engineering offers competence to produce and develop medical technology as part of a project group, in private companies or healthcare. A broad professional role makes it possible to work in functional areas such as technical development, sales or administrative project management, depending on competence and personal interest.
Healthcare is becoming increasingly technologically advanced; an ageing population requires technical aids and the first generation of medical engineers has reached retirement age. Economic and demographic changes are requiring structural reforms in society and healthcare. This generates the need for professionals with an understanding of both technology and medicine, of which there is currently a lack.The labour market largely consists of small enterprises, specialised in specific products, and the expanding field also offers good possibilities to start one’s own business.
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To be considered eligible for the programme you must fulfil both the general and specific admission requirements. The general admission requirements are the same for all programmes at KTH while the programme specific requirements vary between the programmes.
A Bachelor’s degree corresponding to 180 ECTS within Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or equivalent. The degree must include courses in Mathematics, Physics, Computing and Electronics equivalent to at least 60 ECTS. The 60 ECTS must include at least 25 ECTS in Mathematics, 15 ECTS in Physics, 10 ECTS in Computing and 5 ECTS in Electronics.
Every year a limited number of KTH Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence. Recipients of the KTH Scholarship will have their tuition fee waived for the first and the second year, provided that the study results during the first year are satisfactory.
Applications for the KTH Scholarship for studies beginning in autumn will be open December 1 - January 15.
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