Biomedical Engineering

Advanced technology plays a vital role when it comes to diagnosing and treating disease. As a biomedical engineer, you are engaged in development of the methods and technological equipment that doctors and patients need.

What will you learn?

Biomedical Engineering is an interdisciplinary study programme that allows you to combine engineering with an interest in medicine. 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 DTU and the University of Copenhagen (UCPH). Approximately 70% of the teaching takes place at DTU and approximately 30% at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at UCPH.

From the outset, you will experience the interplay between medicine, science, and technology. You will get an introduction to human biology and diseases, while also acquiring solid and versatile engineering skills such as development of medical measuring equipment and software for analysis of physiological data using techniques like machine learning and artificial intelligence. You will also use mathematics and physics to analyse and simulate the functioning of the locomotive apparatus and organs, and learn about different types of materials to enable you to select the materials that are best suited for — for example — artificial blood vessels, heart valves, pacemakers, and other Implants.

At the start of the study programme, you will participate in lectures in some of the basic subjects with subsequent joint assignment work. There will also be introductory courses where you will become acquainted with different medicotechnical equipment.

The middle part of the study programme offers DesignBuild courses where — as a member of a team — you are to compile and programme a measuring system based on — for example — an Arduino as well as a practical course with a three-week study stay in a hospital clinic.

In the final part of the study programme, you can — together with a small team of fellow students and supervised by researchers — immerse yourself in a selected subject or take a semester abroad.

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 in Biomedical Engineering, you can find employment in — for example — a hospital, in a development department with a private company, with a public authority, or in research.

 

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