Tamara Melle, BME student
Tamara is working part-time
"The fact that the study program allows students to work 40% part-time, makes the coordination between work and study a lot easier."
How did you get interested in biomedical engineering?
I have always been fascinated by robotics, rehabilitation technology, and all kinds of implants.
How did you come to know about the BME Master’s program?
I joined the “Master's Open Days” of the University of Bern.
Why did you choose this program among others?
I heard from colleagues that the Master’s program that would have followed my Bachelor’s program would have included a lot of repetition. But I wanted to learn something new, I wanted to have something challenging.
What are the strengths of the program?
It is very interdisciplinary. Although there are mandatory lectures, you can still choose many other lectures from different majors of the program.
Where do you work and how is this experience?
I am working 60% part-time at the Kern AG in Konolfingen as a Junior ICT Project Manager. Although Biomedical Engineering and ICT are two different fields, the experience I gain as a project manager is something I can use for my studies as well as for my future work in the field of biomedical engineering. The fact that the study program allows students to work 40% part-time, makes the coordination between work and study a lot easier.
What is your career plan after graduation?
I would like to make my first steps in the biomedical engineering industry.
Have you discovered anything new about Bern?
I love the “WG life” and there are a lot of balconies and rooftop terraces to have a nice BBQ in summer.
Share one special experience!
In the first semester, the goal of the study program was to bring all students to the same level of knowledge regarding the different disciplines. I really loved to study for the exams with my colleagues in a study room, helping each other if there was a lack of knowledge. I am still convinced I would not have passed some lectures if I hadn’t had the support of my colleagues. At this point: Thank you all!