Degree Programme in Bioengineering, MSc (Tech)


Head of the Degree Programme: Ville Santala
Faculty Secretary: Minna Uusitalo
Study Coordinator: Outi Väisänen

Learning Outcomes

- In addition to general learning outcomes obtained in Bachelor of Science in Technology, after completing the degree of Master of Science in Technology the student:
- attains competence to follow the development of bioengineering field and to improve their expertise.
- attains competence to use their language, communication and cooperation skills in working life and to apply them to scientific activities and societal debate,
- attains competence to operate in expert, development and managerial positions in the area of bioengineering,
- attains competence to participate in societal debate pertaining to technology,
- attains competence to apply the knowledge acquired during advanced studies and a scientific approach to topical and concrete tasks,
- has ability for international activity and co-operation

After achieving the learning outcomes, students will meet the prerequisites for pursuing a postgraduate degree.


Common Core Studies, 10 cr

Learning Outcomes

- Common programme studies complement mathematical skills required in the field of bioengineering.
After completing the common programme studies students will have prerequisite knowledge to succeed in the advanced studies.
Students learn Finnish academic study methods and basics of Finnish language.

Compulsory courses

Course Credit points Class
BMT-62416   Small Samples Data Analysis 5 cr IV  
KIE-10016   Suomi-startti 3 cr IV  
LTT-31006   Introduction to Graduate Studies 1 cr IV  
Total 9 cr  

Optional Compulsory Courses

Course Credit points Alternativity Class
KEB-62100   Orgaaninen kemia 1 5 cr 1   IV  
TIE-02107   Programming 1: Introduction 5 cr 2   IV  

1. Select 0 courses. KEB-62100 is compulsory, if student has not studied organic chemistry in BSc degree. The course is lectured in Finnish, exam can be done in English. Contact the teacher.
2. Select 0 courses. TIE-02106 is compulsory, if student has not studied programming in BSc degree

Complementary Courses

Should be completed to the minimum study module extent of 10 ETCS

Course Credit points
BMT-51016   Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology 5 cr
KIE-34156   Thesis Writing 3 cr
MAT-02456   Fourier Methods 4 cr
MAT-02506   Probability Calculus 4 cr
MAT-60006   Matrix Algebra 5 cr
MAT-60156   Differential Equations 5 cr
YHTTAY-22087   Bioinformatics Tools 3 cr

Major Studies

Study block Credit points
Bioengineering 30 cr

Minor Studies

Suggested minor: Industrial Management 24 cr Student can freely select the minor. Other suggested minors are Biomaterials, Biomeasurements, Computational Biology and Signal Processing.

Elective Studies, 0 cr

The master's degree is extended to 120 credits with elective studies after the requirements for the degree are met. The requirements for the degree are: 1) common programme studies 2) major and minor, and 3) master's thesis. No minor subject studies shall be required, if the major subject studies count for at least 50 credits.

The student can freely select courses which he/she wants to study.

Student can freely select courses which he/she wants to study.

Diplomityö, 30 cr

Learning Outcomes

- Students demonstrate the following abilities by completing a master's thesis:
- the ability to analyse, evaluate and use scientific publications.
- the ability to select appropriate research methods and, if necessary, consider the need for cross-disciplinary research
- the ability to independently apply their knowledge to answer the research questions they want to investigate.
- the ability to apply the principles of academic integrity and research ethics when conducting and reporting research.
- the ability to interpret research findings and understand experimental uncertainties and where they come from.
- the ability to define and narrow down a research topic and write a scientific report.

Compulsory courses

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 thesis is conducted and written independently, yet under the supervision of a professor or a doctorate in the field of the student's major subject. It is suggested that before starting the Master's thesis student has completed at least 20 credits from his/her major studies and 60 credits of his/her Maste's degree. In addition, the student has to have an approved PSP.

In connection with the thesis, the students have to write a proficiency test, which is an essay written on a topic related to the thesis. The proficiency test demonstrates the students' command of the thesis topic.

Updated by: Väisänen Outi, 13.03.2018