Curriculum for Biomedical Engineering

Programme provision

To obtain the MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering, the student must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Have passed Polytechnical foundation courses adding up to at least 5 ECTS
  • Have passed Programme specific courses adding up to at least 55 ECTS
  • Have performed a Master thesis of 30 ECTS points within the field of the general program
  • Have passed a sufficient number of Elective courses to bring the total number of ECTS of the entire study to 120 ECTS


Polytechnical foundation courses (5 ECTS)

The following course is mandatory

42500 Innovation in Engineering (Polytechnical Foundation) 5 point January
42504 Innovation in Engineering (Polytechnical Foundation) 5 point August
42501 Innovation in Engineering (Polytechnical Foundation) 5 point June

Students with advanced innovation competences may take one of the following courses as an alternative to 42500/42501/42504:

42502 Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary Teams 5 point January
42505 Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary Teams 5 point August
42503 Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary Teams 5 point June

Programme specific courses (55 ECTS)

Innovation course II - mandatory (10 ECTS):

22435 Biomedical product development 10 point Autumn E4 (Tues 13-17, Fri 8-12)

Core competence courses - mandatory (15 ECTS)

02411 Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments 5 point Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17), Spring F1A (Mon 8-12)
KU101 Pathophysiology 10 point Autumn E1 (Mon 8-12, Thurs 13-17)

Choose 30 ECTS among the rest of the programme specific courses: 

22003 Auditory signal processing and perception 10 point Spring F1 (Mon 8-12, Thurs 13-17)
22053 Principles of brain computer interface 5 point January
22281 Biomaterials 5 point Spring F3B (Fri 13-17)
22285 Applied Biomaterials 5 point Autumn E4B (Fri 8-12)
22446 Engineering World Health Summer School in Biomedical Instrumentation 5 point June
22485 Medical imaging systems 10 point Autumn E2 (Mon 13-17, Thurs 8-12)
22506 Medical magnetic resonance imaging 5 point Spring F1B (Thurs 13-17)
22508 Practical NMR spectroscopy: Making reactions in (bio)chemistry visible 5 point June
22511 Biomedical optics 5 point Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)
22525 Medical Image Analysis 5 point Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)
22530 Computational radiation dosimetry 5 point January
22603 Light microscopy for life science 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)
27510 Biosensors and bioanalysis 5 point Spring F1A (Mon 8-12)
34430 Introduction to biophotonics 5 point Spring F5A (Wed 8-12)
34440 Novel optical fibers in life sciences 5 point Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17)
34752 Bio-inspired control for robots 5 point January
41656 Materials in advanced applications and products 10 point Spring F4A (Tues 13-17) and Spring F4B (Fri 8-12)
KU103 Biomechanics and Neural Control of Human Movement 10 point Spring F2 (Mon 13-17, Thurs 8-12)
KU105 Advanced Physiological Modelling 10 point Autumn E5 (Wed 8-17)
KU180 Medical Use of Radiation 10 point Autumn E5 (Wed 8-17)
KU181 Radioactive Isotopes and Ionizing Radiation 7.5 point Spring F2A (Mon 13-17) and Spring F3B (Fri 13-17)

ku1xx = Course given at University of Copenhagen. Other courses are given at DTU.

Elective Courses

Any course classified as MSc course in DTU's course base may be an elective course. This includes programme specific courses in excess of the minimal requirements. Master students may choose as much as 10 credit points among the bachelor courses at DTU and courses at an equivalent level from other higher institutions. In addition, it is possible to take MSc-level courses at other Danish universities or abroad.

Blocked Courses

Some of the mandatory courses offered at the University of Copenhagen overlap a number of courses offered at DTU as regards to content to a great extent. Therefore MSc students in Biomedical Engineering may not take the following courses:

22208 Human Physiology 5 point Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)
27002 Life Science 5 point Autumn E4B (Fri 8-12)


Please note, that KU deadlines for registering for a course are not the same as DTU's. If you need to register for a KU course after deadline, contact the study administration at DTU.

Registering for exams at KU

If you are registered in a KU course, you are automatically registered for the next exam. Students who are not registered in a course and wish to register for an exam should do this through DTU. Students who wish to register for re-exams should do this through KUnet applying KU SUND's deadlines.

Head of Studies

Lars G.  Hanson

Lars G. Hanson Groupleader, Associate Professor Department of Health Technology Phone: +45 45253686