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EEN035 - Modelling and simulation in biomedical engineering
Biomedicinsk modellering och simulering
Syllabus adopted 2021-02-26 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPBME
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Electrical Engineering

Teaching language: English
Application code: 10116
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: B

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0119 Examination 4,5c Grading: TH   4,5c   29 Oct 2021 pm J,  04 Jan 2022 pm J,  16 Aug 2022 am J
0219 Laboratory 3,0c Grading: UG   3,0c    

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General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

Basic knowledge in signal processing or linear transforms, mechanics and electric circuits. Basic knowledge in programming.
Background in mathematics equivalent to what is obtained after three years at the Electrical Engineering program.


The aim is to introduce and apply methods of general interest in modeling and simulations. The course aims at giving a mix between theory and hands on practice in relevant application areas. The focus is to study methods and applications that are of relevance in biomedical engineering within diagnostic and therapeutic applications as well as for physiological processes.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • describe general methods and principles for modeling and simulating a system.
  • apply these principles when designing mathematical models for realistic systems.
  • implement and use computer based modeling and simulation for studying relevant problems within the field of biomedical engineering.
  • apply these methods and principles for modeling of systems and processes relevant for diagnostics, treatment and as well as different physiological processes.
  • critically evaluate the applicability and usability for different modells and simulation techniques.


This course contains studying methods and principles used to construct mathematical models of dynamical systems and how to numerically solve or simulate them.

The modeling methods studied in the course are based on basic physical principles and system identification.

Numerical simulation methods are studied, with particular emphasis on their accuracy and stability.

Methods and modeling principles of general interest are studied, however with a particular focus on methods that are relevant for modeling of biomedical applications within diagnostics and treatment as well as for modeling of physiological processes.


The course contains lectures, exercises, project work and computer laboratory sessions.


Lennart Ljung, Torkel Glad. Modeling and Identification of Dynamic Systems, 2016, ed. 1:2, Studentlitteratur, ISBN: 978-91-44-11688-4.

(Course literature can be changed up to eight weeks before course start)

Examination including compulsory elements

The grading will be based on a written exam, grading scale TH.
Project works / computer laboratory work must be passed.

The course examiner may assess individual students in other ways than what is stated above if there are special reasons for doing so, for example if a student has a decision from Chalmers on educational support due to disability.

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