Biomedical Engineering is an integral element of modern health care and clinical medicine. The application of electronics, sensors, information technology and biomaterials with thorough understanding of the theory and modeling of the vital physiological systems in the human body have had a crucial impact on the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic methods and devices.
The total extent of the programme is 120 credit points, of which 90 credits is composed of course work and 30 credits of the master's thesis (final project). Each credit represents the average workload of 27 hours including lectures, assignments, independent learning, and an examination.
The master's degree is comprised of the following study modules:
- Basic and common studies, 20 cr
- Major subject, 35 cr
- Minor subject, 25 cr
- Elective studies, 0-10 cr
- Master's thesis, 30 cr
Students can specialize on one of the four major subjects:
- Medical Informatics
- Medical Instrumentation
- Medical Physics
Each specialization area gives a solid theoretical background on that field, combined with practical skills.
Minor subject studies can be selected from versatile alternatives supporting the major subject studies. You can read about the minors in 2012-2013 from the study guide:
- Biomedical Engineering
- Computational Systems Biology
- Computer Engineering
- Industrial Management
- Materials Research
- Plastics and Elastomers
- Signal Processing
All available education
The total amount of Biomedical Engineering courses offered by the Department of Biomedical Engineering is about 200 credit units. You can also browse all courses provided by the departments of the university.
International students are not required to study the Finnish or Swedish languages. However, students are strongly recommended to attend the course Finnish for Beginners (3 credits) at the basic study stage, as it gives good basic knowledge of everyday Finnish and provides a brief introduction to Finnish culture.
The programme is facilitated with several research laboratories and research equipment that are utilized in several courses and projects of the programme. In addition to these, laboratories of other university departments and the university hospital are used for several courses.
Physiological measurements and imaging laboratory
- 256-channel EEG/ECG recorder
- Bioimpedance and impedance spectroscopy instrumentation
- Standard ECGanalyser
- Biopac Data Acquisition & Analysis Systems for Life Science Research
- Micro-CT facility (Planmeca Promax)
- Toshiba ultrasound scanner
- Signal and image processing analysis software
- Modelling software
- Microelectrode array (MEA) instrumentation with patch clamp and Ca2+ imaging facility
Biomaterials processing and testing laboratory
- Clean room (controlled environment) for production of biomaterial devices and teaching purposes
- Versatile set of machines and tools for biomaterial processing purposes
- Testing machines and analysis equipment for mechanical, thermal and molecular testing of biomaterial specimens and devices