MSc Biomedical Engineering

Linköping University
4 semesters
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Application deadline: January 16th

About this program

MSc Biomedical Engineering

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.

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Admission requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in biomedical, electrical, physical, biological or computer engineering, electronics or physics, or equivalent. The Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) shall be from an internationally recognised university.
  • At least 30 ECTS credits in mathematics/applied mathematics and/or application of mathematics, including linear algebra, statistical theory, vector calculus and complex functions.
  • At least 10 ECTS credits in physics, including mechanics.
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B). This is normally attested by means of an internationally recognised test.

(Exemption from Swedish)

The deadline for submitting the online application is the 16th of January. The deadline for submitting all supporting documentation is the 1st of February. Documents that are submitted after the deadline will make the whole application late, and possibly not considered for most of the programmes.

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Program content

Semester 1

Period 1

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Information Systems
  • Signal Theory

Period 2

  • Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • Medical Information Systems
  • Biomedical Signal Processing

Semester 2

Period 1

  • Neural Networks and Learning Systems
  • Medical Information and Knowledge
  • Medical Imaging
  • Physiological Pressures and Flows
  • Communication, Ethics and Sustainable Development

Period 2

  • Biomedical Modeling and Simulation
  • Technology in Intensive Care and Surgery
  • Chemical Sensor Systems
  • Communication, Ethics and Sustainable Development

Semester 3

Period 1

  • Mathematical Models in Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering - Project Course
  • Biomedical Optics
  • Computer Networks
  • Biomedical Materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Additive Manufacturing: Tools, Materials and Methods
  • Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Human Movements
  • Scientific Visualization
  • Multidimensional Signal Analysis
  • Digital Image Processing

Period 2

  • Medical Image Analysis
  • Biomedical Engineering - Project Course
  • Database Technology
  • Biomechanical Modelling of Tissues and Systems
  • Multidimensional Signal Analysis

Semester 4

Period 1

  • Degree project - Master’s Thesis

Period 2

  • Degree project - Master’s Thesis

Scholarships & funding

Linköping University (LiU) offers a limited number of scholarships to outstanding international students. For some programs and nationalities, it is also possible to apply for a scholarship through the Swedish Institute. There are also other funding opportunities for studies in Sweden.

For more information, please visit the website.


SEK 252000 - NB: Applies only to students from outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland.


Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering, 120 credits

Career paths

Biomedical engineers are employed across the industry in hospitals, government agencies, and research facilities, designing various materials, devices, algorithms, processes, or systems. They often have coordinating or interfacing functions and some are involved in teaching. A master’s degree in biomedical engineering is also a formal qualification for postgraduate studies. Many of our alumni have continued their studies towards a doctoral degree.

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Linköping University 

Linköping University (LiU) was granted university status in 1975 and today has 37,600 students (full-time equivalents 19,200), including 2,000 international students. In 2022, LiU landed on spot 38 of the Times Higher Education ranking of the world’s young universities. This is...

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Why study at Linköping University

Linköping University welcomes students from all over the world, and English is widely spoken everywhere by its 2,000 international students, or about 6% of its student population. Many doctoral students and researchers are international.

We rank highly: LiU has been named as one of the world’s 200 best universities in education, materials science, sociology and electrical and electronic engineering, according to this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Good prospects: A degree from LiU makes you a highly sought after employee. An impressive 88% of our students are employed within 18 months of graduating.

Research that makes a difference: What makes Linköping University special is the lack of boundaries between different subjects and faculties, which has resulted in world-leading research environments and companies as well as a number of truly cross-disciplinary study programs.

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