The interaction between the human organism, technical equipment, and methods is essential to medicine and technology.
We are becoming increasingly dependent on advanced equipment for patient diagnosis and treatment—e.g. large CT scanners, PET scanners for studying molecular processes in cancer, as well as pacemakers and DNA chips for studying the genome.Medicine and Technology is an interdisciplinary programme offered by DTU in collaboration with the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen.
The study programme aims to provide MSc students with proper knowledge of the clinical problems facing the modern healthcare sector, enabling them to develop new technological solutions. Therefore, the study programme covers both engineering and human physiology courses, ranging from the functions of the organs at cell level to modelling physiological processes in the locomotive apparatus.
The Medicine and Technology (Biomedical Engineering) programme from Technical University of Denmark (DTU) offers research-based teaching and the opportunity to specialize in one of the three focus areas:
However, the choice of courses in the students’ individual study plan offers a certain degree of flexibility. Therefore, you have every opportunity to design your own study programme and career by choosing from the wide range of courses offered at DTU and the University of Copenhagen.
Medicine and Technology is a highly specialized study programme. Programme graduates work on finding high-tech solutions to problems, particularly in the healthcare sector.
Due to their in-depth knowledge of mathematics, science, medicine, and technology, MSc graduates in Medicine and Technology are capable of analysing complex issues and developing sound, viable solutions using high-tech tools.
You can help develop new methods and products aimed at preventing diseases, curing patients, and saving lives—e.g. heart monitoring, using intelligent computer programs to measure and estimate whether the patient’s heart functions normally, or whether the patient needs a pacemaker.
You can also engage in cancer research, developing high-tech scanners indicating exactly where the surgeon should make the incision to remove a cancer tumour, or where to direct the beams to irradiate only the diseased tissue.
Typical career opportunities include:
Universities and research institutions
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.Book IELTS
Minimum required score:
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:
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).
Only applicants holding either a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, a Bachelor in Engineering or a Bachelor of Natural Science degree can be admitted to a specific programme. The specific programme states in details which bachelor programmes qualify and whether applicants have to meet supplementary educational activities.
Requirements for supplementary educational activities can equate to up to 30 ECTS credits and are specified in the form of a list of courses under the individual MSc Eng programmes.
The supplementary requirements can be met as a part of the bachelor programme or in connection with conditional admission to a particular MSc Eng programme. As part of the admission process, it will be decided whether the supplementary courses must be passed prior to the commencement of studies or within the first semester. Courses to be passed prior to the commencement of studies must be passed no later than one semester prior to the commencement of studies.
A maximum of 10 ECTS credits may be earned after the commencement of studies and within the first semester. If there is a need for supplementary courses equating to more than 10 ECTS credits, these credits must always be earned prior to the commencement of studies. Supplementary educational activities in connection with conditional admission to an MSc Eng programme do not form part of the MSc Eng programme, and partial tuition fees are therefore charged for such supplementary courses. If the supplementary courses have not been passed within the deadlines specified, the conditional admission to the programme is withdrawn.
The Master of Science in Engineering programmes are offered in English. Therefore applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English (B-level, IELTS, TOEFL- or Pearson test).
The MSc Eng programme in Medicine and Technology requires a sound knowledge of mathematics, physics, human biology and diseases as well as a range of specialization areas within biomedical engineering.
Applicants are therefore expected to review the contents of the mandatory courses and the desired technological specialization courses in the MSc Eng programme and make sure that the necessary requirements are met, or will be, in good time before starting the program.
The applicants are expected to be able to understand and learn new programming languages without teaching assistance.
Applicants are also recommended to have passed a bachelor project within the biomedical engineering field.
When applying, the applicants should
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Language requirements are:
According to the Danish Ministry of Science Order no183 (23rd February, 2010), all applicants who apply for admission to English taught MSc programs are required to provide documentation of English language proficiency comparable to English B-level from a Danish upper-secondary school.
This can be documented in the following four ways:
1. By an IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson test (recommended)
The test must not be older than two years. Only tests that are sent directly from the test centre will be considered. Test results should be received no later than the first day of studying. The TOEFL-code of DTU is 1684. There is no code for IELTS or Pearson tests.
We do not accept any other language test than IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson.
2. By documentation which proves that your bachelor degree has been fully taught in English and that your final thesis was written in English. (This must be a certified copy on headed university paper, with original stamp and signature).
3. Nordic citizens can also document their English proficiency in the following way:
By documentation from your upper secondary school/ high school stating that you have successfully completed at least 210 hours of English lessons (1 hour = 60 min) during your final three upper secondary/high school years. You must enclose an upper secondary/high school certificate as well as an academic transcript and description of your English language course.
4. DTU Students:
If you are a current or former exchange student at DTU for at least 3 months, you do not need to submit an English language test.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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