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Biomedical Engineering & Informatics

Master (2 years) of Biomedical Engineering & Informatics, 120 ECTS
Engineering Interdisciplinary Studies Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Aalborg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4425 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website http://www.en.aau.dk/education/master/biomedical-engineering-and-informatics

Description

Combine your sense for technology, computers and mathematics with your interest for medicine and people. Biomedical Engineering at Aalborg University is an interdisciplinary programme with a focus on electrophysiology and human sensory motor physiology. 
With this Master programme, you can study how to measure and interpret signals from the body (diagnostics), but also how you can influence the body with different instruments (therapy). The traditional division of the body in either chemical, electrical and mechanical aspects, does not fit the way it really works. The Biomedical Engineering and Informatics programme represents a more holistic approach to the working of the body. 

Students take part in high level courses within medical technology, neurophysiology, signal processing, scientific communication, rehabilitation technology, etc. Large projects carried out in groups of students are a substantial part of the programme. 

During the programme you will design and implement solutions to real life problems, and the hands-on training ensures that you collaborate in system development at modern engineering companies. The projects are related to the research carried out at Department of Health Science and Technology at Aalborg University. A large project is carried out in the last semester and presented as the master thesis.


Career Opportunities  

The area of Biomedical Engineering offers many job opportunities. 
Approximately fifty percent of graduates from the programme are employed at hospitals and in companies within research, development or sale of biomedical equipment. 

Twenty-five percent are employed as consultants within development of IT-solutions in the Health Sector.

The last twenty-five percent are employed as research assistants or Ph.D.-students for instance at Aalborg University, where Biomedical Engineering is a large research field.
 

Admission  

Admission to the Master programme in Biomedical Engineering and Informatics presupposes a Bachelor degree in Biomedical Engineering. Other specific engineering programmes may also qualify for the Master programme possibly followed by a requirement for supplement courses before the beginning of the 1st semester. These programmes are for instance:
  • Electronics engineering
  • Computer science
  • Mechanical engineering 
The supplement courses are anticipated to be Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Medical Instrumentation/Health Care Organisation, but all applications will be evaluated academically by the Study Board of Health, Tecnology and Sports Science.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
Read more about the requirements of the programme

Apply directly at Aalborg University with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aalborg University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education http://ufm.dk/en/recognition

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.

Tuition

There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland.

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.  


For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://ufm.dk/en

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System


Autumn | Non-EU/EAA/Swiss applicants

Application date
Apr 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn | EU/EAA/Swiss applicants

Application date
Apr 01
Start date
Sep 01

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