Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Healthcare Technology

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There is a great need for innovation throughout the public healthcare system. We are living longer, and the world’s population is growing. This calls for innovative prevention and treatment methods. Graduates from the Health Technology study programme can make a difference by helping to find solutions that can strengthen and develop the healthcare system. The Health Technology programme is offered in collaboration between DTU and Metropolitan University College in Copenhagen.

What will you learn?

The multidisciplinary study programme focuses on the overlap between technology and health sciences. You will gain basic knowledge about human anatomy and physiology as well as the cultural, social, and psychological factors influencing human living conditions.

You will acquire engineering competences from mathematics and IT subjects, etc. which enable you to design and develop new technological solutions that can improve conditions for healthcare sector staff and patients alike. You will learn about topics like telemedicine and the interplay between technology and humans, and health sector organization and procedures, to best equip you for your future job.

Study programme structure

During the first four semesters you will follow mandatory subjects such as mathematics, information technology, health sciences, people, and communication. The teaching will primarily take place at DTU, but you will also have courses at Metropolitan University College.

In semester 5 you complete an engineering internship, and in semesters 6 and 7 you specialize in the area that most interests you through electives. You can choose fields such as telemedicine, technical medical equipment applications, or planning and quality development in relation to the use of IT in health technology. You also complete your BEng project in semester 7.

Career opportunities

Healthcare Technology graduates find work in the health technology industry, at hospitals and health centres, and in IT and in telecommunication companies. You can work with the development of health and assistive technologies, or the acquisition, planning, implementation, and operation of health technology systems, or marketing health technology products. You can also be employed as a project manager or consultant in local government.