Master's in Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering is a multidisciplinary Master's programme focusing on biomechanics, medical imaging and measurement, digital signal and image analysis, machine learning, big data analytics and healthcare informatics.

Biomedical Engineering

Degree title

Master of Science (Technology) or Master of Health Sciences

Study places


Duration of studies

2 years


120 credits

Teaching method

On campus

Open university studies

6 study places available

Next application period

3-17 January 2024

Programme profile

Top reasons to study Biomedical Engineering

  • Study a multidisciplinary degree combining medicine with modern information technology in state-of-the-art facilities, including a brand-new medical imaging laboratory.
  • Learn novel technologies, such as big data analysis. You also get to learn about creating and testing data analysis algorithms for medical devices in addition to measuring human biometrics.
  • Flexibility to choose courses, 20+ biomedical engineering courses, three modules tailored to provide depth to the degree.
  • Enjoy of up-to-date teaching by qualified professionals and participate in research measurements and projects in real research teams.
  • Oulu is a tech hub with established companies, world leaders and start-ups in health care technology.

The Biomedical Engineering programme is organized by internationally recognised research groups in close collaboration with the Oulu University Hospital. Strong connections exist with other health care organisations and the industry. 

"The university is highly focused on research, and new technologies are introduced as they are developed. This makes the environment very suitable for aspiring researchers and scientists." - Diponkor

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Core skills and competence

The programme is highly focused on experimentation, practical work and problem-based learning in its studies and research. In addition to theoretical knowledge, the programme is based on applied research and real-world problems and solutions, which is strengthened by its close links to industry.

Students will get competence on the latest methods, tools and technologies combined with issues such as:

  • Anatomy and physiology

  • Biomechanics and biomaterials

  • Biomedical measurements

  • Medical physics and imaging

  • Medical device regulation

  • Biomedical signal and image processing

  • Machine learning and big data

  • Artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine

  • Information systems and mobile applications in health care

  • Health technology applications.

The programme is inherently multidisciplinary as it combines the technological and medical expertise of two different faculties, the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering and the Faculty of Medicine.

The study environment is multinational and multilingual, as roughly half of the teaching staff and a significant number of students come from outside of Finland.

Programme structure and courses

Occupational profiles of the graduates

  • Developing and testing products in the industry as well as marketing and post-marketing support and managerial tasks.
  • Research, education, and specialist duties in academia and research institutes.
  • Consulting on the use and procurement of products, evaluation of performance, maintenance, customization of appliances to clinical and research needs in health care units.
  • Public official tasks related to the quality control, and management, and establishment of safety standards.
  • Doctoral degree.

Welcome to Oulu Health ecosystem

60+ companies operate in the health technology field in Oulu - Oura, Polar, and CGI to name a few. University of Oulu closely cooperates with the ecosystem consisting of the industry and the Oulu University Hospital. 


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Open university studies

You can also apply to this master's programme on basis of open university studies. Find more information about the courses and criteria below.