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Biomedical Engineering

Develop engineering solutions for the medical industry.

Key data

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

Information events

Mar 22, 2022 05:00 PM, Campus Muttenz Info-Anlass MSc Life Sciences


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

Students at the HLS gain a profound education in Biomedical Engineering, enabling them to work in various fields of activity within Medtech companies. The taught modules highlight the design and manufacturing process of medical implants, considering the importance of biointerfaces between biological tissue and the implant. Students get to know biomaterials used for implants, learn how to assess its biocompatibility and to characterize and engineer surfaces for biomedical applications. In addition, the design and implementation of embedded systems for active electronic implants and medical devices is covered as well as therapeutic applications based on surgical robotics. Further modules emphasize on the use of mathematical techniques for optimization, simulation, modelling applied to clinical problems as well as medical image analysis. As medical devices are subject to European directives and national laws, students will be introduced into regulatory and quality aspects of the entire development process.

After the eight months lasting Master’s thesis, usually performed in cooperation with a Medtech company, alumni are well prepared to take over responsibility in a company.



After completing their studies, graduates predominantly work as engineers in the medtech sector. Their quality assurance and data management competencies equip them to assume leadership roles straight away.

Organisational information


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 interview.

Study guide

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March 16th 2021, 17:00 - 19:00, FHNW Campus Muttenz

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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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