Engineering in Medicine

SwB, course package, 60 credits

Engineering in Medicine combines the skills of engineering with medical and biological science, to improve health care delivery and medical practice by closing the gap between engineering and medicine. Chalmers is world leading in developing bone anchored hearing aids and has highly prominent research in e.g. non-invasive electromagnetic stroke detection, microwave tomography and hyperthermia treatment of cancer. Engineering in Medicine provides students with a general interdisciplinary base of medical and biomedical qualified engineering skills in biomedical instrumentation, image analysis, diagnostic imaging and eHealth. This is a good base for a future career in biomedical engineering.

First semester: September 2015 - December 2015
ESS101 - Modelling and simulation, 7,5 cr
SSY091 - Biomedical instrumentation, 7,5 cr
SSY180 - Medicine for the engineer, 7,5 cr
SSY130 - Applied signal processing, 7,5 cr
Second semester: January 2016- June 2016
SSY096 - Image analysis, 7,5 cr
KPO065 - Tissue engineering I, 7,5 cr
SSY115 - eHealth, 7,5 cr
SSY186 - Diagnostic imaging, 7,5 cr

Entry requirements

Minimum 3½ years and preferably 4 years of studies in a BSc degree programme in Brazil.
Undergraduate Profile: Electrical Engineering, Bio Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Computer Engineering, Engineering Mathematics or Automation and Mechatronics
Courses: Electrical circuit analysis, Basic programming and Mathematics (including Multivariable analysis, Linear algebra and Numerical analysis).

English requirements
The most common and important scores that are accepted for studies at Chalmers are
  • IELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part)
  • TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part)

The above tests and test scores are minimum requirements, no exemptions will be granted by Chalmers.
The Institutional TOEFL-test (ITP) score is not valid for academic purposes at Chalmers.

Application(for entry academic year 2015/16) 
Credits: 60 cr
Duration: 10 months or 2 semesters
Start of first semester: Early September 2015
End of second semester: Early June 2016
Rate of study: 100% (full-time studies at Chalmers is equivalent to 4 courses or 30 credits per semester)
Instructional time: Daytime
Language of instruction: English
Teaching form: On-campus
Tuition fee: 140 000 SEK
Application period: 
10 February: Application period opens on
20 February: Application deadline
25 February: Deadline for University Admissions to receive documents to complete the electronic admission application (transcript in Portuguese, official translation of transcript in English, copy of English test results)
18 March: Notification of selection results published on your personal profile on
Application instructions in detail (external link on 
Questions regarding application and admission: Chalmers’ Admissions,
Specific questions about course content: Yngve Hamnerius,
Other questions: Student Exchange,

Published: Fri 23 Nov 2012. Modified: Wed 11 Mar 2015