What can I do with an MSc in Biomedical Engineering

Due to their in-depth knowledge of mathematics, science, medicine, and technology, MSc graduates in Biomedical Engineering are capable of analysing complex issues and developing sound, sustainable and viable solutions using high-tech tools.

Typical fields of work

You can help develop new methods and products aimed at preventing diseases, curing patients, and saving lives—e.g. heart monitoring, using computer algorithms to measure and estimate whether the patient’s heart is functioning normally, or whether the patient needs a pacemaker.

You can also engage in cancer research, developing high-tech scanners indicating exactly where the surgeon should make the incision to remove a cancer tumour, or where to direct the beams to irradiate only the diseased tissue.

Career opportunities

Typical career opportunities include:

  • Further development of diagnostic methods and equipment
  • Participation in clinical research (modelling, planning, and conducting clinical trials)
  • Testing and maintenance of complex technical installations
  • Training of other staff groups.
  • Product development and research
  • Test planning
  • Sales, marketing, and service.
Universities and research institutions
  • Teaching
  • Research.

Please also concider medtechcareers.dk as a source of information.

Pursue a PhD

Once you have an MSc in Engineering, you might get the opportunity to continue your studies and apply for admission to the three-year PhD, which at DTU and the University of Copenhagen is a research-based programme ranking among the best in the world. You can do either a regular PhD or an industrial PhD, the latter with concurrent employment in a company.

As a PhD student, you will be part of a research group and will carry out an independent scientific project.