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Biomedical Engineering

Become an expert in Biomedical Engineering

Key data

Master of Science in Life Sciences
ECTS points
Studying mode
Full-time and part-time
School days
Monday to Friday
Teaching language
Muttenz (Basel-Land)
Stay abroad
Application fee
CHF 200


The deadline for applications for the autumn semester is 30 April of the relevant year and 30 November for the spring semester.

Biomedical Engineering – Career Opportunities
The Biomedical Engineering specialisation empowers diagnostics and therapy based on technology and engineering. The application of engineering skills for the benefit of patients requires detailed knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, a profound understanding of the human-device interface, and the consideration of the physiological, safety and treatment repercussions of using electronic and mechanical devices in medicine.
Students gain an in-depth education in Biomedical Engineering, enabling them to work in a wide range of fields in Medtech companies.

Biomedical Engineering – Curriculum
The taught modules highlight the medical implant design and manufacturing process and the importance of biointerfaces between tissues and implants. Students get to know implant biomaterials, learn how to assess biocompatibility, and to characterize and engineer surfaces for biomedical applications. In addition the course covers the design and implementation of embedded systems for active electronic implants and medical devices, as well as therapeutic applications using surgical robotics.
Further modules emphasize the use of mathematical optimization techniques, simulation, clinical problem modelling as well as medical image analysis. As medical devices are subject to European directives and national laws, students are introduced to the regulatory and quality aspects of the entire development process. After the eight month Master’s thesis, usually in cooperation with a Medtech firm or at a foreign university or research organization, our alumni are well prepared to take on responsibility. A major current challenge facing the Medtech industry is the hiring of skilled professionals, hence our graduates have bright prospects for careers in fields such as research and development, product management, regulatory and quality affairs.

Biomedical Engineering – Entry Requirements
The MSc in Life Sciences – Biomedical Engineering is especially suited for students with a BSc degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related fields.



Graduates with an excellent Bachelor's degree are admitted directly if they:

  • hold a Bachelor's degree in a related technical field from a university of applied sciences with a mark of A, B or ≥ 5 or an equivalent mark (≥ good)
  • or demonstrate an equivalent background (BSc) and practical experience
  • and have excellent English skills.

Prospective students who meet most but not all of the entry requirements are invited to an interview.

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FHNW School of Life Sciences

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Life Sciences Hofackerstrasse 30 CH - 4132 Muttenz
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