Biomedical Engineering

Advanced technology plays a vital role when it comes to diagnosing and treating disease. There is therefore great demand for medical engineers, who—working closely with other professionals—can help develop new clinical methods and equipment or contribute to medical technical research in universities. As a biomedical engineer, you will help to develop new methods and products that can prevent diseases, heal and save lives.


What will you learn?

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 so save lives.

As a Biomedical Engineering student you will already start to have opportunities to make a difference during the study programme. For example, you can become involved with the Engineering World Health organization which helps hospitals in developing countries, for example by sending DTU students to hospitals in Nepal to repair hospital equipment.

Study programme structure

Biomedical Engineering is a joint programme run by the Technical University of Denmark and the University of Copenhagen. You will be given a student identity card for both universities and receive approx. 70% of your tuition at DTU and 30% at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. From the outset, you will experience the interplay between medicine, science, and technology.

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

Career opportunities

After completing the BSc in Biomedical Engineering, you are guaranteed a place in the two-year MSc in Biomedical Engineering. As an MSc graduate you can find employment in medical technology companies such as Ambu, Awapatent, Medical, Coloplast, or Novo Nordisk, in a hospital in Denmark or abroad, or at a Danish or foreign university.
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With more than 400 courses in English from the third year onwards, DTU offers a uniquely flexible course structure.

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