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biomedical sciences and engineering

Health Technology and Informatics, Biomedical Sciences and Engineering

Tampere University

Biomedical Sciences and Engineering combines engineering with life sciences

People's need for more tailored and cost-efficient implants, devices and health informatics solutions is growing.


Master's degree (University)

Degree earned

Master of Science (Technology)

Planned duration

2 years

Extent of studies

120 ECTS



Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens

12000 € per academic year

Link to scholarship programme

The biomedical engineering industry is an increasingly important, global high-tech sector. In Finland, the HealthTech industry is especially strong. With the emergence of numerous small enterprises, the fields of biomedical sciences and engineering are rapidly expanding and offer diverse career options. This programme provides you with a solid understanding of the challenges related to biomedical and health sciences. You will become familiar with advanced technologies at the interface between engineering and health sciences and have the ability to develop innovative solutions to solve these challenges. You will be able to demonstrate critical thinking and professionalism and pursue a career in industry, a hospital or continue your studies towards a doctoral degree. You may also be a natural-born entrepreneur and launch your own start-up. 

The major Health Technology and Informatics focuses on the core area of the present-day biomedical engineering industry. It covers the areas of well-being and medical solutions from consumer health products such as heart rate monitors and other wearable sensors to clinical applications such as anesthesia monitors, imaging and treatment delivery systems. In addition, information systems for personal health monitoring, hospital management and patient health records are important application areas. The major provides expertise in the design of complex biomedical instrumentation and informatics systems. The major has two specialisation paths: health technology, focusing more on design and the development of instrumentation, and imaging systems and health informatics, focusing on the development of information systems for medical data applications from electronic health record systems to personalised health solutions.

We foster close collaboration between engineering professionals, life scientists and clinicians, and therefore provide optimal exposure for the students taking part in the degree programme. Our excellent basic and translational (from laboratory to clinic) research is recognised worldwide. When applying to the Master's Programme in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering (MSc Tech), you may choose from the following options: Health Technology and InformaticsBiomaterials and Tissue Engineering, or Biomedical Micro- and Nanodevices. All options in the Master’s Programme in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering (MSc Tech) require as a background a suitable bachelor’s degree in engineering/technology with proficiency in mathematics and physics supported by relevant university courses taken at the BSc level. We collaborate with the other programme in the field of biomedical sciences offered by the Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology, the Master’s Programme in Biomedical Technology (MSc), which has three specialization options: Bioinformatics, Cell Technology and Molecular Biology.

Study Biomedical Sciences and Engineering

Picture of Sebastian, Health Technology and Informatics student

Rather than telling you what to do, teachers ask you what you want to do and help you to accomplish your goals. The teachers I met during the programme gave me the feeling, that they really care about their students, though they have a lot of other things to deal with. I never felt left out or helpless, I always knew who to contact. Teachers ask their students almost every week for feedback and they are constantly working on concepts to improve knowledge transfer and course experience.

Students at Hervanta campus classroom

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