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The award
MSc

How long you will study
4 semester

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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
August

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About Biomedical Engineering at Linköping University

This programme combines fundamental concepts and knowledge in engineering, biology, and medicine to develop innovative technologies, materials, processes, and systems, with the aim of improving healthcare.

You will expand your skills and knowledge in engineering, mathematics, physics, multidimensional signal generation and analysis, and you will combine medical informatics with biomedical modelling applied to human anatomy.

The intersection of natural science, medicine, and technology is a dynamic place. Driven by demands for equitable and efficient healthcare and ever-improving quality of life, technological development benefits humanity and helps create a sustainable future. With a history of pioneering interdisciplinary research and education, Linköping University provides premier opportunities for developing a fundamental and functional understanding of biomedical engineering. Based on solid mathematical and physical foundations, useful medical knowledge, and a vivid engineering spirit, we set out to develop technology that improves health and healthcare - and makes a difference.

Three tracks

The first year is mainly a broad compulsory segment, with courses in anatomy and physiology, medical information systems, and signal theory. The second year offers in-depth specialisation along three tracks:

  • Biomedical signals and instrumentation
  • Medical imaging
  • Medical informatics

Each track comprises approximately 25 compulsory ECTS credits and 15 elective credits. In the final semester you write a thesis within your chosen specialisation, at the department or in a hospital or the industry.

Student-centred learning

Learning outcomes are achieved through the thematic environment of student-centred learning, using teaching methods that include tutorial groups and home exams. After graduating, you will have the skills to formulate and solve engineering problems in the biomedical domain, implement and operate processes and systems, and evaluate engineering tools applied in medicine.

Biomedical engineers are employed across the industry in hospitals, government agencies, and research facilities, designing various materials, devices, algorithms, processes, or systems. They often have coordinating or interfacing functions and some are involved in teaching. A master's degree in biomedical engineering is also a formal qualification for postgraduate studies. Many of our alumni have continued their studies towards a doctoral degree.

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Notes about fees for this course

Citizens from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland must pay tuition fees for higher education in Sweden. Exceptions might apply. For detailed information please check www.universityadmissions.se. Higher education studies for citizens of EU/EEA countries and Switzerland are free of charge.

Generally, tuition fees at Linköping University are between SEK 80,000 and 136,000 per academic year.

Tuition fees at Linköping University include the following benefits:

  • Swedish language courses for beginners
  • The Swedish state's insurance FAS+, including accident and property cover
  • An accommodation offer

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in biomedical, electrical, physical, biological or computer engineering, electronics or physics, or equivalent. The Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) shall be from an internationally recognised university. The university has to be listed in the latest edition of the International Handbook of Universities (http://www.iau-aiu.net/).
  • At least 30 ECTS credits in mathematics/applied mathematics and/or application of mathematics relevant for the programme including calculus, linear algebra, vector calculus and complex functions
  • At least 10 ECTS credits in physics including mechanics
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B). This is normally attested by means of an internationally recognised test.

 

Selection for the January application round is based on merit rating (grade tariff) at three levels. If necessary, applicants within the same merit group will be selected by lot.

  • Group 1: High
  • Group 2: Good
  • Group 3: Low 

Degree requirements

  • Bachelor's degree as specified in the entrance requirements
  • All compulsory and elective courses from the curriculum completed so that 120 ECTS is reached
  • At least 90 ECTS on advanced level including 30 ECTS courses from the major subject Biomedical Engineerings and 30 ECTS master's thesis in the major subject Biomedical Engineering
  • Master's thesis (30 ECTS) on advanced level, in the major subject Biomedical Engineering, examined at the Faculty of Science and Engineering

 

Courses with overlapping content are not allowed to be included in the degree. Courses included in the Bachelor's degree can never be included in the Master's degree. ​

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