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Linköping University MSc in Biomedical Engineering
Linköping University

MSc in Biomedical Engineering

Linköping, Sweden

4 Semesters


Full time

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Aug 2024

SEK 280,600 / per year *


* only to students from outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland


This program combines fundamental concepts and knowledge in engineering, biology, and medicine to develop innovative technologies, materials, processes, and systems, with the aim of improving healthcare.

Biomedical engineering is often referred to as engineering for a good life. It is a field in which your creativity and problem-solving skills will benefit humanity and make a difference.

The intersection of the natural sciences, medicine, and technology is a dynamic place. This program combines fundamental concepts and knowledge in engineering, biology, and medicine. Based on solid mathematical and physical foundations, useful medical knowledge, and a vibrant engineering spirit, you will learn how to develop sustainable and innovative technologies, materials, and systems that improve healthcare.

Specialization along three tracks

The first year is a broad compulsory segment, with courses in anatomy and physiology, medical information systems, biomedical signal processing, and signal theory, creating the strong knowledge base required for your further studies.

The second-year offers in-depth specialization along three tracks:

  • Biomedical Signals and Instrumentation, an area in which multidimensional signals are used to model and simulate anatomy and physiological process in medicine.
  • Medical Imaging, in which advanced technology and theory unveil the inner secrets of humankind.
  • Medical Informatics and eHealth, in which you study the acquisition, processing, and utilization of information to support health-related decision-making.

During the final semester, you will write a master thesis within biomedical engineering, at the department, in a hospital, or at a private company.

Solve biomedical engineering problems

After graduating, you will have the skills required to formulate and solve engineering problems in the biomedical domain, implement and operate processes and systems, and evaluate engineering tools applied in medicine. A considerable number of alumni have used these skills to pursue careers as researchers in industry and academia.



Biomedical Engineering encompasses fundamental concepts in engineering, biology, and medicine to develop innovative approaches and new devices, materials, implants, algorithms, processes, and systems for the assessment and evaluation of technology; for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease; for patient care and rehabilitation and for improving medical practice and health care delivery.


The Biomedical Engineering curriculum supports and sustains Engineering for Health through a mixture of compulsory and elective courses that enables in-depth as well as broad-based studies. After the completion of the program the student is expected to have acquired the following knowledge and skills:

Disciplinary knowledge and reasoning

A Master of Science with a major in Biomedical Engineering should be

  • thoroughly qualified in mathematics, physics, and engineering and thereby able to formulate and solve problems in the medical domain, encompassing the design of devices, algorithms, systems, and processes to improve human health
  • familiar with the fundamentals of the human anatomy and physiology on the cellular, organ, and organ system levels
  • able to use, propose and evaluate engineering tools and approaches relating to life science problems through formulating, modeling, and solving the problems using physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, and engineering principles
  • confident in the application of theoretical models and reasoning to biomedical engineering and life science problems arising in industry, business, academic institutions, and at major research and development laboratories

Personal and professional skills and attributes

A Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering should possess

  • ability to manifest and lead modern research and engineering in the field of life science
  • knowledge to identify and manage the particular problems related to the acquisition, processing, and interpretation of biomedical texts, signals, and images
  • skills and techniques for modeling and simulation integrating engineering and life science knowledge
  • creativity, initiative, and responsibility for their contribution to innovative problem solving
  • a systematic attitude towards problem-solving

Interpersonal skills, teamwork, and communication

A Master of Science with a major in Biomedical Engineering should demonstrate

  • the capability of professional teamwork and active collaboration within a group, sharing tasks and responsibilities
  • ability to act as a mediator between technical and biomedical personnel in multidisciplinary settings
  • ability to conceive, design, implement and evaluate scientific and engineering projects
  • English oral and written communicative skills regarding engineering problems in the life science domain
  • competence in academic writing

Planning, execution, and presentation of research or development projects with respect to scientific and societal needs and requirements

A Master of Science with a major in Biomedical Engineering should demonstrate

  • a holistic view on the process of merging scientific, engineering, and biomedicine principles and methods in the development of devices, materials, implants, algorithms, processes, and systems
  • responsibility for identifying, integrating, and creating a thorough understanding of the impact of science and engineering on society and communicating that knowledge to the public


Biomedical optics

Biomedical Optics studies the basic principles of interaction between light and biological tissues, cells, and molecules and develops new technologies for use in basic research and clinical applications.

Clinical Informatics

The goals of our research are to gather knowledge from medical data and improve the flow of information in healthcare systems.

Health informatics

Access to relevant and valid information is a prerequisite for delivering safe and reliable health care. Information is also a cornerstone for developing methods, processes, and businesses. Health informatics enables this.


A cross-disciplinary research field combining engineering and neuroscience. The focus is set on deep brain stimulation (DBS), neuronavigation, optical measurement techniques, brain microcirculation, neuroimaging, and neuron modeling.

Systems Biology

By combining mathematical models, prior knowledge, and experimental data, we unravel biological mechanisms and contribute to the development of new drugs and clinical tools.

Tissue Engineering

Tissue Engineering is a multidisciplinary field that applies the principles of engineering, material science, biology, and medicine toward the development of tissue-mimetic scaffolds that restore, maintain, or improve tissue function or body organs.



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