Course Catalog 2011-2012
Biomedical Engineering - Master of Science (Technology)
|Head of the Degree Programme:||Jari Hyttinen|
|Faculty Secretary:||Riitta Myyryläinen|
|Study Coordinator:||Juha Nousiainen, Touko Apajalahti|
|-||Students are able to identify and formulate challenges in the biomedical and health science domains that can be taken on by biomedical engineers.|
|-||Students are able to work as members of multidisciplinary teams and to apply advanced methodologies at the interface between engineering and health sciences.|
|-||Students are able to apply engineering expertise to the design of devices, systems, algorithms, software, models, materials, methods or processes in order to meet the desired functional and regulatory requirements for the commercialization of medical products.|
|-||Students are able to design and carry out a research plan to test hypotheses, to analyze and interpret the results in the context of the research, and to report the results according to scientific principles.|
|-||Students are able to communicate effectively in both oral and written form, to participate in social debates pertaining to technology, to carry out independent and multidisciplinary team work, to perform project management duties, and to understand the societal impact of engineering solutions.|
|-||After achieving the learning outcomes, students will possess the requirements for pursuing a postgraduate degree and the desire to pursue lifelong learning.|
Common programme and subject-related studies, 20 cr
|-||To make sure that the students possess adequate basic knowledge on biomedical engineering for major subject studies|
|-||To make sure that students possess adequate basic knowledge on engineering mathematics, electrical engineering, material science, and computer science for further studies.|
If the student has taken in the BSc degree studies a course that is equivalent with any of the mandatory courses below, that course must be replaced with a supplemental course or more advanced course. In that case, contact the programme coordinator.
The list is of recommended supplemental courses and can be extended with other supporting or advanced courses. Contact the programme coordinator.
Please select courses from the list to complete the study block`s requirement (20)
If the students study plan differs from that described above, the study plan must be approved by the programme.
|Study block||Credit points|
|Medical Informatics||35 cr|
|Medical Instrumentation||35 cr|
|Medical Physics||35 cr|
|Study block||Credit points|
|Biomedical Engineering||25 cr|
|Computational Systems Biology||25 cr|
|Computer Engineering||25 cr|
|Industrial Management||25 cr|
|Materials Research||25 cr|
|Plastics and Elastomers||25 cr|
|Signal Processing||25 cr|
Students who have their major in Biomaterials can not choose Biomaterials as their minor. Students who have their major in Medical Informatics, Medical Instrumentation or Medical Physics can not choose Biomedical Engineering as their minor.
Optional studies, 10 cr
The student can freely choose the courses he/she wants to study. Also internship is approved 5 credits, at the maximum.
Master's Thesis (30 cr)
|-||The master's thesis is an extensive treatise, which trains the student for independent study and research, mastery of scientific methods, the convention of references, and the scientific mode of presentation in a good literary form. The average time to complete the thesis is 6 months.|
In connection with the thesis, student has to write a maturity test, which is an essay written on a topic related to the thesis. The test demonstrates the student's command of the thesis topic.