Chalmers University of Technology launches the two new programmes Biomedical Engineering and Global Systems.​​​​
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Chalmers introduces two new programmes in 2020

Learn to deal with global societal challenges such as climate change or develop new medical technology that will save lives. Chalmers University of Technology now introduces two new bachelor’s programmes – Global Systems, and Biomedical Engineering, starting in autumn 2020.
The entire healthcare sector is facing major challenges in keeping an ageing population healthy with ever-scarcer resources. Therefore, medical technology has emerged as a global future industry. 

With the new bachelor’s programme in Biomedical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology has identified an opportunity to train civil engineers whose innovations will relieve and revolutionise global healthcare.
“Biomedical Engineering is already a relatively large sector in Sweden, the Nordic region and globally. At the same time, a strong expansion of the sector is expected in line with the increasing digitalisation of healthcare. We want to reach students who are interested in engineering and medicine, with a focus on mathematical models as the basis for creating new innovative technology,” says Stefan Candefjord, programme director for Biomedical Engineering.

Unique to the programme is that some of the courses and other elements will be completed in conjunction with Sahlgrenska Academy and Sahlgrenska University Hospital.
“To be able to develop effective medical technology solutions, collaboration with the healthcare sector is crucial, to be able to understand the problems and create well-adapted tools that are easy to use and can make a real difference for healthcare professionals and patients,” says Stefan Candefjord.

In the new bachelor’s programme Global Systems meanwhile, students will learn to think systematically about global challenges and how they interact with society, technology and nature.
“This programme is part of Chalmers’ work for a sustainable future where technical solutions contribute to a positive social development both locally and globally,” says Martin Nilsson Jacobi, programme director for Global Systems. 

The training in the programme includes problem solving and modelling of scientific, technical and social systems.
 “The students in this programme should be curious, willing to collaborate, appreciative of science and technology, and ready to take on different perspectives,” says Martin Nilsson Jacobi.

Civil engineers from Global Systems will be prepared to lead complex transition processes and work in operations that use the potential of global sustainability challenges as the driving force for innovation.

Text: Vedrana Sivac

Published: Tue 26 Nov 2019.