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Biomedical Engineering, MSc

Chalmers University of Technology
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
28 August 2023
Application deadline: 16 January 2023
Chalmers University of Technology

About this program

Biomedical Engineering, MSc

With global life expectancy rising rapidly, healthcare systems urgently need to improve. By bridging the gaps between the design and problem-solving skills of traditional engineering and the medical and biological sciences, biomedical engineering can play a vital role in that journey. And when combined with progress and developments in the field of IT, a new world of possibilities in how health care can be improved and delivered is emerging.

This master's programme will provide you with an internationally competitive education, giving you the knowledge and knowhow necessary to prepare for a hugely rewarding career in the field. The programme will ready you to use engineering skills to improve health care delivery and medical practice. The focus is on biomedical engineering, but you will also have a good platform for working in other related engineering disciplines.

The future of health care will demand technical expertise. Examples where biomedical engineering skills are needed are numerous, from microwave technologies used in stroke detection and brain monitoring, to microwave tomography for 3D breast tumour detection and visualisation. Another application is textile-based sensors, which can record electrical activity from the body for monitoring in home-care and other remote settings. Health informatics is another area with a real need for biomedical engineers.

On this programme, you will receive instruction from internationally recognised researchers and guest lecturers, work on projects in close collaboration with industry and form part of a highly prominent research environment.

Admission requirements

To fulfil the general entry requirement for a Master's programme at Chalmers (at advanced level/the second cycle), the prospective student must hold a degree that is equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor degree (minimum 3years, 180 Swedish higher education credits) in either Science, Engineering, Technology or Architecture.

  • All applicants must document their formal academic qualifications to prove their eligibility. Only documentation from internationally recognized universities will be approved by the Swedish Council for Higher Education which manages the website
  • If an applicant is also holder of a second degree such as a Master's degree, that may be as to fulfil specific (course) requirements, it cannot be used to fullfill the general entry requirement on it's own.

English language requirement

The requirement is English proficiency equivalent to or above the Swedish upper secondary school English course 6. You can meet the requirement by achieving the required score on an internationally recognised English test. Completed upper secondary education or previous university studies in some countries can also fulfil the requirement.

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Compulsory courses

The following four compulsory courses form a foundation in the Biomedical engineering master's programme and each course is  7.5 credits.

  • Applied signal processing
  • Deep machine learning
  • Health economics
  • Modeling and simulation in Biomedical engineering

In the second year, you must complete a master's thesis in order to graduate. The thesis may be worth 30 credits or 60 credits depending on your choice.

  • Master's thesis

Scholarships & funding

Scholarships are a great source of funding for Master's students who are liable to pay tuition fees. Some of these are administrated by Chalmers and others by external institutions. Additional scholarships may be appended to the list and applicants are therefore encouraged to check this webpage regularly.

Please visit the university website for more information.


Tuition fee: 160 000 SEK/academic year

*EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay fees


Credits: 120

Career paths

The career possibilities for biomedical engineers are both bright and broad. Biomedical engineering is a globally growing future industry and the demand for biomedical engineers will only continually increase.

As a Master of Science (MSc) in biomedical engineering, you can work as a leading specialist and developer and be involved in developing new medical products and services in business or the public sector. You can also work as a product owner, meeting end users to discuss their requirements and wishes for products and systems. You can work as a consultant, where you, for example, help others with the testing and verification of medical products and services including software. You can work as a medical technical engineer in healthcare with risk assessment, deviation management, and training based on medical technology regulations. Skilled AI engineers are in high demand everywhere. With good knowledge and skills in machine learning, you will have a wide range of career opportunities.

The programme also qualifies you for postgraduate studies. If you are interested in a future in research and development, you have the possibility of completing an extended master's thesis project of 60 ECTS credits within the programme.

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Chalmers University of Technology

Providing a comprehensive education in science, engineering, technology and architecture, Chalmers University of Technology is one of Scandinavia’s most respected universities, and consistently ranks highly among the world’s best. Chalmers is a household name in Sweden, regarded as the most...

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