The two-year Master’s degree programme in biomedical engineering at the University of Aarhus is offered in collaboration with the Engineering College of Aarhus and the Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby. It targets students who have completed a graduate engineer or Bachelor’s degree in Denmark or abroad. The degree programme leads to the title of graduate engineer (cand.polyt.) or MSc (cand.scient.med.) – depending on your background. The graduate engineer degree programme bridges the gap between the technical world and the health sector. In addition to engineering skills, you acquire medical insight and become qualified to work in interdisciplinary collaboration on developing medico-technical methodologies and instruments for monitoring, diagnosing and treating patients.
This degree programme is thus both application-oriented and research-oriented at the same time, and is aimed at the business community, research institutions and the hospital sector.
The teaching involved in this degree programme is greatly influenced by the research conducted here, as the teachers are active researchers. As a Master’s degree student, you have excellent opportunities for working with researchers in the laboratory and you can also complete a project in collaboration with a hospital. A number of dynamic teaching and research environments are available at the University of Aarhus and the Aarhus University Hospital. The Institute of Clinical Medicine at Skejby Hospital is the largest university-based health science institute in Denmark. The degree programme in biomedical engineering makes very much use of the expertise available here – as regards both teaching and research. The electronics and information technology (IT) lines at the Engineering College of Aarhus engage in very productive collaboration with the University of Aarhus and the hospitals in the Aarhus region as regards carrying out medico-technical final projects, as well as more comprehensive research projects. In addition to expertise within the relevant fields of study, the Engineering College of Aarhus has a number of special laboratories at its disposal, such as the Biomedical Engineering Lab., the Cardiovascular Fluid Dynamics Lab. and the Medical Ultrasound Lab. The Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby, is the newest and most modern advanced technology hospital in Denmark. It has a number of department-based research units, including the Department of Cardiology B research and the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery T research, where the interdisciplinary groups consist of doctors, physicists, chemists and engineers.
The Master’s thesis written during the last year of the degree programme carries considerable weight and, in this context, you benefit from the down-to-earth, informal atmosphere between staff and students. When you write your thesis, you have excellent opportunities for being associated with a group of researchers. In this way, you can participate in the group’s research projects, academic discussions and articles.
You can specialise in a topic within a broad area, including one of the areas of biomedical engineering in which the degree programme has particular strength: