What are biomaterials? How do the requirements of biomaterials in health technology change when used in various diagnostic, medical, or dental application? How do medical instruments work, and how biosignals are processed in the applications?
All of these questions are at the center of the development of new biomaterials and health technology applications that are at the core of both the strategy of the University of Turku and the wide expertise cluster in health research in the Turku region.
In this Materials Engineering - Health Technology Materials programme from University of Turku, you will grow to be an expert in the field of biomaterials and learn to navigate the vast field of health technology and its applications.
During the programme you will learn different biomaterials and their uses in biomedical and dental applications, as well as the demands and modification possibilities for the material properties needed for different applications. You will learn the function and working principles of the key instruments in medical sciences. In addition, you learn about the use of sensor- and information technology in health applications, how biosignals are processed and what restrictions they have in wireless data transfer.
The health sector is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. Materials in health technologies cover a wide range of applications, including measuring, diagnostic and therapeutic decives. Applications vary from different laboratory equipment and point-of-care tools to wearable sensors and long-term implatable devices. Developing new materials and solutions in these areas contributes to personal health care technologies and preventive care and rehabilitation.
You will be equipped with skills that provide you with multiple career options. You will be able to join the industry in Finland or abroad or enter the public sector, for example, in various authoritative duties.
Possible job titles are:
- Validation and verification engineer
- Technology manager
- Regulatory affairs manager
- Development manager
- The Master’s Degree Programme in Materials Engineering: Health Technology Materials is a two-year programme of 120 ECTS credits including joint materials engineering studies, health technology studies, minor studies and a master’s thesis with a project.
- Current focus areas in the MSc(tech) in Health Technology Materials studies are different materials used in health technologies and what properties are desired with specific applications.
- A key focus area is the behaviour of the interface of the materials in a biological environment of different applications.
- 24 months
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DisciplinesMaterials Science & Engineering Health Sciences General Engineering & Technology View 22 other Masters in Materials Science & Engineering in Finland
We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.
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You are an eligible applicant for Master’s-level studies if
- you have a nationally recognized first cycle degree – normally a Bachelor’s degree – from an accredited institution of higher education,
- your degree corresponds to at least 180 ECTS (European credits) or to three years of full-time study,
- your degree is in a relevant field for the Master’s degree programme that you’re applying to. Please check the section on track-specific admission requirements for detailed degree requirements.
International12000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
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- The University of Turku supports merited and motivated students with generous scholarships. Scholarships are offered for both Bachelor’s and Master’s level studies, for students who are subject to tuition fees.
- The scholarships are awarded based on academic merits. Applying for a scholarship is simple: just indicate “yes” to the appropriate question on your online application form for the programme.
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