18 months
9360 EUR/year
1310 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Students at the HLS gain a profound education in Biomedical Engineering, enabling them to work in various fields of activity within Medtech companies. This master degree is offered by the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland. 


The taught modules highlight the design and manufacturing process of medical implants, considering the importance of biointerfaces between biological tissue and the implant. The master degree in Biomedical Engineering is offered by the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland.

Students get to know biomaterials used for implants, learn how to assess its biocompatibility and to characterize and engineer surfaces for biomedical applications. In addition, the design and implementation of embedded systems for active electronic implants and medical devices is covered as well as therapeutic applications based on surgical robotics. 

Further modules emphasize on the use of mathematical techniques for optimization, simulation, modelling applied to clinical problems as well as medical image analysis. As medical devices are subject to European directives and national laws, students will be introduced into regulatory and quality aspects of the entire development process.

Career Development 

  • After completing their studies, graduates predominantly work as engineers in the medtech sector. 
  • Their quality assurance and data management competencies equip them to assume leadership roles straight away.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Implant Design and Manufacturing
  • Sensors and Signal Processing
  • Medical Device Development
  • Surgical Robotics
  • Biointerface Engineering
  • Optimisation Methods 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Graduates with an excellent Bachelor's degree are admitted directly if they:

  • hold a Bachelor's degree in a related technical field from a university of applied sciences with a mark of A, B or >= 5 or an equivalent mark (>= good)
  • or demonstrate an equivalent background (BSc) and practical experience
  • and have excellent English skills.

Prospective students who meet most but not all of the entry requirements are invited to interview.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    9360 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4680 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    1310 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 655 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • CHF 700 (CH & EU); CHF 5000 (non EU) 

Living costs for Basel

1615 - 2332 CHF /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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