Biomedical Engineering

Advanced technology plays a vital role when it comes to diagnosing and treating disease. There is consequently great demand for medical engineers, who—working closely with hospitals—can help to develop new clinical methods and equipment or contribute to medical technical research and teaching in universities.

Technology with a medical purpose
Biomedical Engineering is very much an interdisciplinary programme. Augmenting the technical skills of the engineer with a fundamental understanding of a doctor's work and medical problems makes it possible to develop new methods and products that can prevent and cure disease—and save lives.

Multifaceted teaching produces flexible skills
Right from the outset students experience the interplay between medicine, science and technology. They have the opportunity to study human biology and pathology in depth while acquiring the all-round skills of an engineer in natural sciences, general engineering subjects such as electronics, programming and materials science, and medical technical fields such as signal analysis, physiological modelling, medical imaging, radiation physics, biomechanics, and physiological substance transport.

The actual teaching alternates between lectures, classes and seminars combined with exercises, laboratory work and projects in small groups.

Two major universities join forces
Biomedical Engineering is a joint programme run by DTU and the University of Copenhagen in collaboration. Students are given a student identity card for both universities and receive approx. 70 per cent of tuition at DTU and 30 per cent at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Copenhagen.

The future
A BSc in biomedical engineering give graduates the opportunity to work for hospitals, medical technical companies, public authorities and universities. They are also guaranteed a place on the two-year Biomedical Engineering MSc programme.

Head of Studies
Kaj-Åge Henneberg

Student Guidance

DTU Lyngby Campus
Building 101A
Anker Engelunds Vej 1
2800 Kgs. Lyngby
Phone +45 45 25 11 99 

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Please note: The Study Guidance Office is closed on bank holidays, during the summer and fall breaks as well during Christmas, Easter and June 5.

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