The interaction between the human organism, technical equipment, and methods is essential to biomedical engineering.
We are becoming increasingly dependent on advanced equipment for patient diagnosis and treatment—e.g. large CT scanners, PET scanners for studying molecular processes in cancer, as well as pacemakers and DNA chips for studying the genome.
Biomedical Engineering is an interdisciplinary programme offered by DTU in collaboration with the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen.
The study programme aims to provide MSc students with proper knowledge of the clinical problems facing the modern healthcare sector, enabling them to develop new technological solutions. Therefore, the study programme covers both engineering and human physiology courses, ranging from the functions of the organs at cell level to modelling physiological processes in the locomotive apparatus.
The Biomedical Engineering programme offers research-based teaching and the opportunity to specialize in a number of focus areas:
- Medical Imaging & Radiation Physics
- Biomedical Signal Processing & Bioinstrumentation
- Biomodelling, Cellular Signalling & Transport Phenomena
- Biomechanics & Biomaterials
The scientific environment includes many internationally reputed research groups within Ultrasound Imaging, Magnetic Resonance (MR), Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Biomechanics, Hearing aids, Image interpretation, Biomedical Signal Processing (BSP), Brain Computer Interface (BCI), Cellular Signalling (CS) etc.
The open and informal environment makes it easy to find an interesting subject/topic for the MSc thesis and a chance to participate in world class research.
However, the choice of courses in the students’ individual study plan offers a certain degree of flexibility. Therefore, you have every opportunity to design your own study programme and career by choosing from the wide range of courses offered at DTU and the University of Copenhagen.
Read more about the structure of the MSc programmes at DTU.
Biomedical Engineering is a highly specialized study programme. Programme graduates work on finding high-tech solutions to problems, particularly in the healthcare sector.
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Academic requirements for this programme
Bachelor of Science in engineering from DTU
The following BSC Eng programme from DTU/KU entitles students to admission to the MSc Eng programme in Biomedical Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
Students who have completed the following BSc Eng programme from DTU/KU
- Quantitative Biology and Disease Modeling
have access to be admitted subject to having passed the following course:
|31605||Continuous time signals and linear systems||5||point||Spring F3A (Tues 8-12)|
Applicants should be aware, that depending on the focus area they choose, additional prerequisite courses may be needed. Students should consult the course database for the technological specialization courses that they plan to take. Examples are: Medical Imaging and Radiation Physics: 31540 Introduction to medical imaging. Biomedical signal processing: 31561 Applied signal processing. Biomechanics: 41650 Materials Science, 41501 Strength of Materials, 31520 Physiological fluid mechanics and 31522 Physiological and pharmacological mass transport.
Please also read “Additional requirements for all applicants” below!
Other Bachelor of Science in engineering programmes from DTU
Students who have completed the following BSc Eng programmes:
- Electrical Engineering
- Physics and Nanotechnology
- Mathematics and Technology•
- Mechanical Engineering
- Chemistry and Technology
have access to be admitted based on an individual assessment and subject to having completed the following courses:
|02402||Introduction to Statistics||5||point||Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12), Spring F4A (Tues 13-17)|
|24001||Human Physiology||5||point||Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)|
|27002||Life Science||5||point||Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)|
Course 24001 and 27002 may be replaced by:
|ku002||Human Biology||10||point||Autumn E3 (Tues 8-12, Fri 13-17) and Autumn E4 (Tues 13-17, Fri 8-12)|
|ku003||Human Diseases for Non-Clinicians||10||point||Spring F3 (Tues 8-12, Fri 13-17) and Spring F4 (Tues 13-17, Fri 8-12)|
For most students, it will be an advantage to take KU002 and KU003 instead of 24001 and 27002.
Please also read “Additional requirements for all applicants” below.
Bachelors of Science in Engineering from other universities
BSc in engineering from other universities than DTU may qualify based on an individual assessment and provided that the applicant holds credit in the following areas:
- 10 ECTS Mathematics for technical sciences
- 10 ECTS Physics for technical sciences
- 5 ECTS Chemistry
- 10 ECTS Human physiology, anatomy, cell biology
- 5 ECTS Programming
- 5 ECTS Statistics
Please also read “Additional requirements for all applicants” below.
Students from the following programmes
- BSc in Welfare Technology from SDU
- BSc in Healthcare Technology from AAU
- Bachelor of Healthcare Technology Engineering frorm AU
have access to be admitted subject to having completed the course requirements (the list of six courses) above.
Bachelor of engineering (diplomingeniør) from DTU
Students from the following B Eng programme at DTU:
- Healthcare Technology
have access to be admitted subject to having completed the course requirements above (the list of six courses) as follows:
- 01035 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 2 (5 ECTS) or
- 01920 Calculus and Algebra 2 (5 ECTS) or
- 01037 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 2 (5 ECTS)
- 62745 Electrophysics and Materials (10 ECTS) or
- 10916 Physics 1 (5 ECTS) and 10044 Physics 2 (5 ECTS)
- 26027 Fundamental Chemistry (5 ECTS) or
- 26000 General Chemistry (5 ECTS) or
- 26050 Introductury chemistry for life sciences (5 ECTS) or
- 26171 General Chemistry (5 ECTS) or
- 62748 General- and elctrochemistry (5 ECTS) or
- 62565 Applied Electrochemistry
It is strongly encouraged, that the above is supplemented by the following:
- KU006 Introduction to clinical practice in Hospitals or
- the internship conducted at a hospital department.
The head of studies can grant an exemption for 01035/01037 based on an individual assessment.
Students having completed other B Eng programmes at DTU have access to be admitted subject to having completed the same requirements apply as for Healthcare Technology above plus a requirement of:
- 10 ECTS Human physiology, anatomy, cell biology and
- 5 ECTS in programming and
- 5 ECTS in statistics.
Additional requirements for all applicants (except BSc in Biomedical Engineering from DTU/KU)
The MSc Eng programme in Biomedical Engineering requires a sound knowledge of mathematics, physics, human biology and diseases as well as a range of specialization areas within biomedical engineering.
Applicants are therefore expected to review the contents of the mandatory courses and the desired technological specialization courses in the MSc Eng programme and make sure that the necessary requirements are met, or will be, in good time before starting the programme.
The applicants are expected to be able to understand and learn new programming languages without teaching assistance.
Applicants are also recommended to have passed a bachelor project within the biomedical engineering field.
When applying, the applicants should
- include a motivational letter of maximally one A4 sheet and
- specify how the course requirements listed in this document are met and
- specify their planned area of specialization and give an account of how their bachelor exam may qualify them for this area of specialization.
All documents must be in pdf-format.
General admission requirements
Only applicants holding either a relevant Bachelor of Science in Engineering, a Bachelor in Engineering or a Bachelor of Natural Science degree can be admitted to a Master of Science in Engineering programme. The bachelor degree must be less than 10 years old.
The individual MSc Eng programme states in detail which bachelor programmes qualify and whether applicants have to complete supplementary educational activities.
Requirements for supplementary educational activities can equate to up to 30 ECTS credits and are specified in the form of a list of courses under the individual MSc Eng programmes.
The specific requirements must be met before graduating from the bachelor programme or in connection with conditional admission to a particular MSc Eng programme. The courses must be passed prior to the commencement of studies within one year from the conditional admission.
Supplementary educational activities in connection with conditional admission to an MSc Eng programme do not form part of the MSc Eng programme, and partial tuition fees are charged. If the supplementary courses have not been passed within the deadlines specified, the conditional admission to the programme is withdrawn.
The Master of Science in Engineering programmes are offered in English. Therefore applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English (B-level, IELTS, TOEFL- or Pearson test).
DTU offers Honours Programme as part of all MSc Eng. programmes. The admission requirements are described at http://www.dtu.dk/english/education/msc/honours-programmes
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