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University of Basel

Biomedical Engineering Degree: Master

Biomedical Engineering is a rapidly emerging discipline that applies engineering tools and methods to medical diagnostics and treatment. Students can choose among courses in image-guided therapy or biomaterials & nanotechnology to learn the basics of a broad spectra of medical devices used for diagnostics, surgery and treatment. Biomedical engineers are engaging for example in digitization, automation, optimization and development of novel medical diagnostic and treatment devices in academia and industry.

Biomedical Engineering

In the first semester, students with a medical background attend courses in mathematics and computational techniques, whereas students with an engineering or a natural science background participate courses in human anatomy and physiology. In addition, all students will learn the principles of biomedical engineering including biomaterials science, nanotechnology, medical imaging as well as signal and image processing. In the second semester, students follow complementary courses dependent on the chosen major (Biomaterials Science and Nanotechnology or Image-Guided Therapy). The program is completed with a Master’s thesis in the third semester.

Course structure

The Master of Science degree is a postgraduate degree that requires a successfully completed Bachelor’s program. The Specialized Master’s degree program Biomedical Engineering awards 90 credit points of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and is a so called “mono-course” consisting of only one core subject.

Master of Science (90 KP)
Biomedical Engineering

Combination of subjects

There is no possibility to combine this Master with other Master programs.

Career opportunities

The Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering is an excellent preparation for a scientific career (doctoral program) in Biomedical Engineering, for example at the Medical Faculty of the University of Basel, or for other professions in the medical technology industry. Graduates are able to support medical experts in a clinical environment and in health care institutions.

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