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Utbildningsplan för
Utbildningsplanen är fastställd 2012-02-22 av utbildningsområdesansvarig


Grundläggande behörighet:

Basic eligibility for advanced level


Särskild behörighet:



För den som anmäler sig till utbildningsprogram eller kurs med undervisningsspråk engelska är behörighetskravet lägst betyg E eller G i Engelska kurs 6 eller B. Engelskkunskaperna kan även styrkas genom ett av de tester och testresultat som finns listade på chalmers.se.


Examen på grundnivå:

Major in Electrical Engineering, Bio Engineering, Engineering Physics, Computer Engineering, Engineering Mathematics or Automation and Mechatronics



Electric circuit analysis, Basic programming and Mathematics (including Multivariable analysis, Linear algebra, Numerical analysis)

Utbildningens huvudsakliga uppläggning:


The aim of the programme is to prepare the students for a professional career by providing a broad biomedical engineering base with profiles towards application areas such as Imaging, eHealth, Automotive, Biomaterial, and Biotechnical physics. It is also an aim with this programme to offer an extension of the systems engineering skills in Signal & Control engineering that can be used in many other engineering fields as well.



The master's programme in Biomedical engineering shall provide the student with enhanced skills for analysis and development of complex biomedical instrumentation, products and systems.

The main learning outcomes after passing the Programme are:


Knowledge and understanding

The students should be able to:

  • show knowledge and understanding about key technologies in biomedical engineering including an overview of the area as well as deeper knowledge on how sensors and measurement systems can be used to monitor physiological functions of the human body, and how these data can be used to improve and support decisions by health care personnel, and insight in the ongoing research and development work;
  • Show deepened knowledge about methods of image analysis and signal processing;

Skills and abilities

After the practical training offered by the programme the students should be able to:

  • integrate and analyze, judge and handle complex phenomena, inquires and situations in biomedical engineering, even with limited information;
  • independently identify and formulate inquiries and to plan, and with adequate methods, carry out qualified analysis and design of biomedical products and systems, within given time constraints;
  • in oral presentations and written documentation, describe and motivate biomedical systems in English, to technical as well as non-technical specialists;
  • solve complex engineering tasks within a project team;
  • demonstrate such skills which are demanded in order to participate in research and development work within the area;
  • seek and acquire information, and to conduct independent studies in order to advance the personal knowledge within the area;

Formulation of judgments and attitudes

The students should be able to:

  • discuss possibilities and limitations of biomedical engineering methods, to reflect on its impact on humans and on society as a whole, and to demonstrate awareness of the responsibilities of the engineer in this context;
  • describe and understand how to design new products or evaluate existing products with respect to limitations to promote a sustainable environment;
  • show the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and take responsibility for developing his/her knowledge;

Specific Learning outcomes after fulfilling courses in these tracks:


  • use selected methods for analysis and design of imaging systems, and to be able to use computer tools for this purpose;


  • describe a biomedical remote surveillance system, from sensors to user interface, and to be able to implement such a system on a small scale;


  • understand and describe a driver assistive system for safer driving based on biomedical sensors or imaging systems;


  • understand the demands on a biomedical implant system from biocompatibility and patient safety aspects and describe the essential parts of the development process for such a system;

Biotechnical physics

  • understand and describe the demands on a biomedical analysis system at the sensor level; and

Signal and control

  • understand and describe several more general signal processing and control methods applicable to a wide range of engineering problems.


Omfattning: 120.0 c


Självständigt arbete:

The master's thesis work (30 credits) should deal with a clearly defined topic within the Biomedical Engineering area. It can be carried out at Chalmers, in industry, in research institute or at other universities. Although, the examiner has always to be a teacher within the programme of Biomedical Engineering. To start the thesis work the student must have passed 45 credits of courses from the programme. Students pursuing the five-year Master of Science in Engineering training must have passed at least 225 credits before beginning work on a thesis.

There is a possibility to carry out an extended master’s thesis project (60 credits) with a clear research orientation. There will only be a limited number of such theses available (applied for in competition with your fellow students), and the requirements of the students are higher than for a normal thesis. A goal of a 60 credit thesis is to produce research results good enough to be presented at international conferences or journals. For further information please refer to the course syllabus or contact the master program coordinator.

More information is found in the Student Portal.


Gällande kurser för läsår 2012/2013:

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Already the compulsory part of the programme contributes to the learning outcomes as described above, but that is not sufficient to give the required proficiency and depth in the area for a Master's Degree. Therefore, a number of elective courses are offered within the programme. In order to guide the students in the selection of courses, six tracks are offered. In summary, the following options are thus available:

The Image track has a central role in the programme covered by two courses already in the compulsory part. This is mainly because the importance of imaging systems have grown rapidly in the biomedical field as well as in many other application areas during recent years. The additional elective courses are related to Image processing (how to improve the quality of an image) and Technical bioimaging.

In the eHealth track elective courses are offered covering databases and design of the interaction between terminals/instrumentation and the users (patients, doctors etc.). Also a course regarding the media and method for data transmission is included.

Biomedical engineering aspects have become more important in the design of modern vehicles. In the Automotive track some relevant courses from the Safety track of the Masters programme in Automotive engineering has been selected. More information about these courses can be found under that Master's programme.

Modern techniques for rehabilitation of handicapped or injured patients often use implantable materials and devices. In the Biomaterial track a set of relevant courses are selected to cover some of this area. These courses are intended for those with a molecular biology and cell biology background. They are also a track in the Master's programme in Biotechnology where more information about these courses can be found.

For students with a background in physics some biomedical courses related to that area are collected in the Biotechnical physics track. These courses are also a part of a track in the Masters programme in Applied Physics. For more information about these courses, see that Masters programme.

In the Signals & Control track the students will get deeper skills in the general systems engineering field. This track is essentially intended for students that either want to specialize in biomedical signal processing or are satisfied with the compulsory biomedical courses and want to have more general system engineering skills to open up for employment in many other industrial areas.

The courses belonging to each track is marked in the study programme.

  Teknologie masterexamen:
Avklarade kurser om totalt 120 hp
Avklarade kurser på avancerad nivå (inklusive examensarbete) om minst 90 hp
Examensarbete 30 hp
Fullgjort fordringar för kurser på avancerad nivå examinerade vid Chalmers (inklusive examensarbete) om minst 45 hp
Kurser (inklusive examensarbete) inom ett för utbildningen fastställt huvudområde 60 hp
Avlagd kandidatexamen, yrkesexamen om minst 180 högskolepoäng eller motsvarande utländsk examen.
Fullgjort kurskrav enligt programplan

Se även den lokala examensordningen


The degree designation is Master of Science (120 credits) (Teknologie masterexamen). The name of the Master's programme and the major subject are stated in the degree diploma. Specializations and tracks are not stated in the degree diploma.



Electrical Engineering

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Sidansvarig Publicerad: må 13 jul 2020.