Degree Programme in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering, MSc (Tech)


Head of the Degree Programme: Jonathan Massera
Faculty Secretary: Minna Uusitalo
Study Coordinator: Outi Väisänen, Milla Jauhiainen

Learning Outcomes

- Aside from the specific learning outcomes of the specific Majors, after completing the Degree Programme in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering, leading to the degree of Master of Science in Technology,
- Students are able to understand the challenges in the fields of biomedical and health sciences.
- Students have obtained strong knowledge and deep understanding of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering and can demonstrate their ability to extend their knowledge independently.
- 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, requirements, and ethics related to engineering and life sciences.
- Students have developed interpersonal skills to work individually or as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, in close collaboration with clinicians, biologists and engineers, in academic and industrial (R&D) environments.
- Students can apply advanced methodologies at the engineering and health sciences interface, to solve challenges.
- Students possess communication skills, both oral and written; thereby students will be able to take part in social debates pertaining to their field of studies or to write / present technical reports. The students will have the ability to address complex problems / solutions to both a general audience and their peers.
- Students can demonstrate critical thinking and show professionalism in view of their integration to the industry, hospital or continuation in pursuing a postgraduate degree.


Common Core Studies, 15 cr

Learning Outcomes

- Upon completion of the common core studies:
- Students will acquire basics of Finnish language enabling smoother and quicker integration
- Students will be accustomed with the Finnish culture and education system
- Students will gain language, communication and cooperation skills to perform in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.
- Students will be exposed to the various area covered in the biomedical sciences and engineering field.
- Students will possess the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue their major studies

Compulsory courses

Course Credit points Class
BMT-01907   Master's Seminar 1-2 cr IV  
BMT-11006   Introduction to Graduate Studies 2 cr IV  
BMT-12006   Introduction to Biomedical Sciences and Engineering 3 cr IV  
BMT-62356   Product Development of Biomedical Devices 5 cr V  
KIE-10016   Suomi-startti 3 cr IV  
Total 14 cr  

Major Studies

Study block Credit points
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering 50 cr
Biomedical Micro- and Nanodevices 50 cr
Health Technology and Informatics 50 cr

Minor Studies

Minor is not compulsory, since all of the majors are 50 cr. Students may choose to study a minor instead of elective studies. Minor can be freely selected.

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.

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, 05.10.2018