Last edit: 13/09/2019
Approved: 13/09/2019

The two years master programme will foster a new generation of master’s graduates with advanced skills and approaches within health-related engineering and innovation. The overall aim of the programme is to equip students with the skills to develop technical and business solutions for healthy living and active ageing.

Graduates from the programme will be R&D specialists with strong innovation and entrepreneurial skills, able to create bridges between human science, technology and health.

On top of the learning objectives that are specified in the Higher Education Degree Ordinance, there are also more specific goals for this programme that are listed in the following.

Knowledge and understanding

After completing the programme, the student should have acquired:

  • a deep understanding of the biomedical engineering field and technological solutions for the healthy living.
  • knowledge and experience to develop, plan and implement sport and exercise activities for individuals (athletes, non-athletes and those with more sedentary lifestyles), and monitor the effects or the impact of such involvement and participation on their health and well-being, using evidence based on anthropometric, biomechanical, biochemical, physiological and psychological parameters.
  • knowledge about scientific tools for acquiring, processing and analyzing of the BigData for development of pervasive and personalized healthcare solutions

Skills and abilities

After completing the programme, the student should have acquired:

  • ability to conduct patient-focused and disease-oriented research demonstrating a high level of discipline-specific skill developed through coursework, placements and the conduct of independent research;
  • ability to work collaboratively in maintaining a three-way 'dialogue' between bench, bedside and business;
  • ability to describe the translation of innovative research to the clinical and commercial arena;
  • awareness of the development and protection of Intellectual Property;
  • understanding of the regulatory environment governing the commercialization of patient-oriented research.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

After completing the programme, the student should have acquired:

  • An ability to make scientifically and technologically-motivated, social and ethical judgement of the complex biomedical engineering problem that span all levels from the cellular through organismic to systemic.
  • a will to create engineering and business solutions that make it possible for citizens to monitor and manage their own health by being informed and skilled in making wellness-driven choices.