As their title suggests, biomedical engineers work at the intersection of engineering, the life sciences and healthcare. These engineers take principles from applied sciences (including mechanical, electrical, chemical and computer engineering) and physical sciences (including physics, chemistry and mathematics) and apply them to biology and medicine. Although the human body is a more complex system than even the most sophisticated machine, many of the same concepts that go into building and programming a machine can be applied to biological structures and diagnostic and therapeutic tools. Biomedical engineering is the fastest-growing career and this trend is expected to continue over the next decade (from About Biomedical Engineering, www.embs.org
In the Master’s Degree program in Biomedical Engineering, students widen and deepen the knowledge acquired during the corresponding BS degree program. The goal of the Master’s program is to form an engineer specialized in the main topics of biomedical engineering. The degree program is based on four classes that represent the main areas of biomedical engineering and that must be taken by everybody and it is articulated in the four corresponding specializations (Biomechanics, Biotechnologies, Medical instrumentation, Medical informatics). Moreover, by completing their curriculum by choosing specific classes, students may deepen their knowledge about topics they are more interested in or increase the interdisciplinary character of their studies.
Students holding a BS in Biomedical Engineering coming from different universities may enroll as Master’s Degree students in Biomedical Engineering without debts. Students holding a BS degree in industrial or information engineering may enroll as Master’s Degree students in Biomedical Engineering with a small debt.