24 months
14115 EUR/year
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The Medical Engineering programme from KTH Royal Institute of Technology covers the broad and interdisciplinary field of Medical Engineering, exploring the merits and limitations of the technology used in clinical and preclinical applications.  

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Students choose a specialisation in Computer Science, Electronics or Physics, and further specialise in Biomechanics, Health Systems or Imaging. Professionals with experience in both technology and medicine face vast career opportunities.

This is a two-year programme (120 ECTS credits) given in English. Graduates are awarded the degree of Master of Science. The programme is offered at KTH Campus and KTH Flemingsberg in Stockholm by the School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (at KTH). The school has many relevant research collaborations with the globally recognised Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset. Students are strongly encouraged to spend at least a term at another university (in Sweden or abroad) through an exchange programme.

The Medical Engineering programme from KTH Royal Institute of Technology aims at training students’ understanding of the merits and limitations of the technology  currently used in clinical and preclinical applications. Students also acquire the necessary knowledge needed for them to improve and develop the medical technology of the future.


Healthcare is becoming increasingly technologically advanced; an ageing population requires technical aids. Economic and demographic changes are demanding structural reforms in society and healthcare. This demand generates the need for professionals with an understanding of both technology and medicine.

The master's programme in Medical Engineering train students’ ability to produce and develop medical technology as part of a project group, in private companies or healthcare. A broad professional role makes it possible to work in functional areas such as technical development, sales or administrative project management, depending on competence and personal interest.

The labour market mainly consists of small enterprises, specialised in specific products, and the expanding field also offers good possibilities to start one's own business. Alumni of the programme have had as their first occupation jobs as diverse as a PhD student, engineering consultant or programmer for companies in various technical fields, support engineer, quality control engineer or sale consultant for clinical related companies. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theory and Methodology of Science with Applications (Natural and Technological Science) 
  • Theory and Methodology of Science with Applications (Medical Ethics) 
  • Signal Processing and Data Analytics in Biomedical Engineering 
  • Simulation Methods in Medical Engineering 
  • Project Carrier Course for Medical Engineers 
  • Statistics for Medical Engineering
  • Medical Engineering
  • Deep Learning Methods for Medical Image Analysis: a hands-on course
  • Medical Image Visualization 
  • Ultrasound 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree corresponding to 180 ECTS within Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or equivalent. The degree must include courses in Mathematics, Physics, Computing and Electronics equivalent to at least 60 ECTS. The 60 ECTS must include at least 25 ECTS in Mathematics, 15 ECTS in Physics, 10 ECTS in Computing and 5 ECTS in Electronics. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14115 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28230 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • The full programme tuition fee for non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens studying this programme is SEK 310,000.

Living costs for Stockholm

9668 - 17248 SEK /month
Living costs

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