Chalmers is world leading in developing bone anchored hearing aids and has highly prominent research in e.g. non-invasive epileptic source localization, microwave tomography and hyperthermia treatment of cancer. This Biomedical Engineering programme is offered at the Chalmers University of Technology.
With a growing need for improvement in the quality of life and worldwide life expectancy on the rise, there is an increased demand for efficient health care systems in the medical and hospital sector. Together with advancements within IT, a new world of possibilities in how health care can be delivered is evolving.
At Chalmers we are experts in engineering materials, devises and systems that interact with biological systems and in using engineering technologies for advancing human health.
For almost 20 years, Chalmers has been world leading in research and development of bone conduction hearing aids, a technology that has provided hearing for more than 100 000 people. Currently we are also developing the world's first osseointegrated and thought controlled robotic arm.
Other fields of research and product development:
- Stroke detection and brain monitoring in neurointensive care using microwave technology, microwave tomography for 3D breast tumour detection and visualization and microwave hypothermia for treating head and neck cancer.
- In collaboration with Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Chalmers is developing a software tool for fast and non-invasive epileptic source localization using EEG, saving the patient of a surgical implantation of intracranial electrodes.
- Clothing incorporated textile based sensors that record electrical activity from the heart, brain, or muscles for distance monitoring in homecare settings and eHealth, where healthcare practise is supported by electronic processes and communication.
The future of healthcare will simply require technical expertise, through faculty, projects, guest lectures and a tight collaboration with industry, students at the Master's programme in Biomedical Engineering will be part of a highly prominent research environment.
Biomedical engineers can be employed by manufacturers of medical equipment, health care providers, biomedical engineering divisions at hospitals, research departments, consultant companies and other industrial sectors for consumer products where biomedical aspects are of importance e.g: Astra Tech, Elekta, Siemens, Getinge, Mölnlycke Health care, Nobel Biocare, St Jude, Cochlear, Ortivus, Carmel Pharma, Neoventa, Art implant, Mentice, Micropos, Samba Sensor, Medfield, Qbtech,Volvo, SKF, Autoliv, etc.
Care has been taken to ensure that students gain general engineering skills at a level that is competitive within virtually any branch of industry. In addition, the programme qualifies students for postgraduate studies. Students interested in research have the possibility of completing a 60 ECTS master’s thesis.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Modelling and simulation, Examination
- Modelling and simulation, Laboratory
- Biomedical instrumentation, Examination
- Medicine for the engineer
- Transforms, signals and systems
- Biomedical instrumentation
- Applied signal processing, Examination
- Medicine for the engineer
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed
DisciplinesBio & Biomedical Engineering View 3 other Masters in Bio & Biomedical Engineering in Sweden
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Bachelor's degree with a major in: Electrical Engineering, Bioengineering, Engineering Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Engineering Mathematics or Automation and Mechatronics Engineering.
- Prerequisites: Mathematics (at least 30 cr. including Multivariable Analysis, Linear Algebra and Numerical Analysis), Electric Circuit Theory, Signals and Systems Theory (including Linear Systems and Transforms) and Basic Programming
- Preferable course experience: Programming in Matlab
International14551 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14551 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
- 140 000 SEK/academic year;
Scholarships are a great source of funding for Master's students who are liable to pay tuition fees. Chalmers University of Technology offers numerous scholarship opportunities. Some of these are administered by the university itself and others by external institutions. Below you will find links to scholarships for both prospective and current students.
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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