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.
Responding to the high need for well-trained medical engineering professionals in Switzerland, a unique master's program in Biomedical Engineering was initiated in summer semester 2006. The program is assigned to the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bern, and is offered in close cooperation with the Bern University of Applied Sciences.
Engineering graduates from both universities and universities of applied sciences may join this international program in English. Successful students acquire a full-fledged university master’s degree which allows them to continue their education towards a PhD degree. Career prospects in both industrial and academic environments are excellent.
Volker M. Koch
Deputy Program Director