Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical technology is one of the most promising fields of research, and sources of economic opportunities of the 21st century. Thanks to increasing life expectancy, its global development and growth potential is far above average. In Switzerland, medical technology is a particularly well established industry sector that has reached very high standards. Swiss companies are among the global leaders in many key business areas in the field. Start-ups and enterprises which occupy market niches have the chance to reap extraordinary rewards.
Despite the high need for well-trained medical engineering professionals in Switzerland, only a short list of corresponding education possibilities existed until now. As of the summer semester 2006, the list is augmented in the canton Bern by a unique master's program in Biomedical Engineering. The program is assigned to the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bern, and is offered in cooperation with the Bern University of Applied Sciences.
The cooperation of the Faculty of Medicine and the Bern University of Applied Sciences opens the master's program to a wider audience. It is the first time that graduates from a University of Applied Sciences are allowed to take university level master studies without additional prerequisites in Switzerland. The successful completion of the program allows participants to continue their education towards a Ph. D. degree. Due to the high demand for continuing education in medical engineering, the courses have been also opened to industry professionals.
Bern, January 2012
|Volker M. Koch
Deputy Program Director