M.Sc. On Campus

Bionics Engineering

University of Pisa

24 months
356 EUR/year
356 EUR/year
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The Bionics Engineering degree from University of Pisa is a two-year program, jointly delivered in English by the University of Pisa (UNIPI) and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA). The M.Sc. belongs to the class LM – 21 of Italian university degrees (Biomedical Engineering). 


Key Features

In the progress of their studies, the students of the Bionics Engineering degree from University of Pisa will gather fundamentals of science and technology of biorobotics and neural engineering. They will be also progressively trained to a multi-disciplinary research attitude by means of a fruitful dialogue with scientists from different research fields, such as medicine, biology, neuroscience, as well as with clinicians in the field of rehabilitation and surgery, pioneers of emerging industrials sectors and social scientists. Eventually, the students will enrich their background with specific skills in the following engineering domains:

  • mechatronics,
  • robotics,
  • biomedical robotics,
  • micro/nano technologies
  • telerobotics,
  • biomimetics and bio-inspired design of robotic platforms,
  • neuroprostheses,
  • wearable and implantable technologies, and
  • advanced simulation environments.

The vision is that modern bionics engineers shall be able to address the entire process leading to the development of a new bionic device, i.e., moving from the user needs to the design, development and validation in a relevant environment of a prototype. Grounded on this vision, the course will be mastered as a balanced mix of theoretical/traditional classes, hands-on sessions, and research activities in world-class research laboratories. In particular, the students will be challenged with experiences such as:

  • Design, development and testing of social robots and smart environments for assisted living, active ageing and wellbeing;
  • Design, development and testing of neural prostheses, based on of the use of neural tissue engineering and neural interfaces;
  • Design, development and testing of artificial and bioartificial organs;
  • Development of systems able to mimic the natural senses;
  • Design, development and testing of micro/nano robots;
  • Analysis of brain functions and development of novel methodologies for processing brain images;

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistical Signal Processing
  • Bioinspired Computational Methods
  • Applied Brain Science
  • Materials and Instrumentation for Bionics Engineering
  • Biomechanics of Human Motion
  • Mechanics of Elastic Solids and Biorobotic Structures
  • Economic Assessment of Medical Technologies and Robotics for Healthcare
  • Electronics for Bionics Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor of Science  in Biomedical Engineering,  Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Bachelor of Science in other disciplines, only if the B.Sc. includes at least the minimal qualifications in terms of gained credits as detailed in the call
  • ​Good knowledge of English language, at least corresponding to an intermediate level (B2 Level in the European Framework for foreign languages).
Number of positions availableThe number of students for each year is limited to 30:
  • 15 positions reserved to non-EU candidates not resident in Italy; 
  • 15 positions reserved to EU candidates and non-EU candidates residing in Italy;

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    356 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 356 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    356 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 356 EUR per year during 24 months.

Depending on the country of origin and can vary from 356,000 euros up to 2.452,00 euros (including € 140,00 for Regional taxes, and € 16.00 for stamp duty). 

Living costs for Pisa

750 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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