Master's programme in Medical Engineering

Medical Engineering is a field with excellent career prospects and KTH is a leading technical university promoting state-of-the-art education in this area. Prospective Master’s students can expect to receive a solid foundation in advanced, modern applications, as well as relevant research collaborations with the globally recognised medical environment of Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset.

Application closed

The application for the programme closed January 16 2017.

16 January 2017: Application deadline
1 February 2017: Deadline for supporting academic documents (all applicants) and documentation of fee exempt status (if required) or receipt of application fee (if required)
24 March 2017: First notification of selection results
12 April 2017: Last date to reply to your offer

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 310 000
Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are generally required to pay an application fee of SEK 900.

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are not required to pay an application fee.

Degree awarded: Master of Science
Duration: Two years (120 ECTS credits)
Location: KTH Campus (Stockholm), KTH Flemingsberg
Programme start: Late August
Language of instruction: English

Programme coordinator:
Mr. Mats Nilsson
Programme director:
Prof. Kaj Lindecrantz
Student counsellor:
Ms. Zofia Laine

Medical Engineering at KTH

The Master’s programme teaches the advantages and limitations of the current technology behind clinical applications. Students are given the knowledge base that is necessary to improve and develop the medical technology of the future.

One important field is imaging techniques, such as ultrasound and MRI. Another main area is simulation analysis – the development of software to create virtual environments in order to analyse processes in, for example, healthcare. A third major field is biomedical implants, dealing with the construction of artificial body parts.

Patient safety is an essential part of the education and the safety perspective is present in every course of the programme.

Seven mandatory, basic courses are given during the programme, mainly in the first year. The second year consists of conditionally elective, advanced courses and a Master thesis project, which is carried out during one semester. There are also good opportunities to study a semester or to perform the Master’s thesis project abroad.



The Medical Engineering Master’s programme offers competence to produce and develop medical technology as part of a project group, in private companies or healthcare. A broad professional role makes it possible to work in functional areas such as technical development, sales or administrative project management, depending on competence and personal interest.

Healthcare is becoming increasingly technologically advanced; an ageing population requires technical aids and the first generation of medical engineers has reached retirement age. Economic and demographic changes are causing structural reforms in society and healthcare. This raises a need for professionals with an understanding of both technology and medicine, of which there currently is a lack.

The labour market largely consists of small enterprises, specialised in specific products and the expanding field also offers good possibilities to start one’s own business.


Find out what students from the programme think about their time at KTH.

My dream job is to work with software development in telemedicine.

Meet the students


For questions regarding programme content and specific admission requirements, feel free to contact the programme coordinator, programme director or student counsellor.

Programme coordinator:  Mr. Mats Nilsson
Programme director:  Prof. Kaj Lindecrantz
Student counsellor:  Ms. Zofia Laine

Changes in the programme may occur.

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