Biomedical Engineering

Are you interested in biomedical engineering with the focus on clinical applications and would you like to contribute to improving the medtech sector’s innovative capacity?

In collaboration with the Inselspital, this English-language programme of University of Bern and Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH) focuses on application and research. The master’s programme is compatible with part-time employment and is also open to bachelor degree graduates from universities of applied sciences. You can even go on to gain a doctorate and become a highly sought-after specialist.


  • Title/Degree Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (MSc)
  • Specialisations Biomechanics
    Electronic Implants
    Image-Guided Therapy
  • Mode of study Full-time (4 semesters)
    Extensions and part-time study possible
  • Start date 16 September 2024
  • Application deadline April 30 or August 31 2024 for late registrations
  • ECTS credits 120 ECTS
  • Teaching language English
  • Location Bern (primary location), Biel
  • School School of Engineering and Computer Science

Focus areas

You’ll study in a location with a strong med-tech cluster right at the heart of Europe and will focus on clinical application.

After acquiring basic knowledge, you’ll select one of three specialisations: Biomechanics, electronic implants or image-guided therapy (IGT).

What you gain from the programme

You will have outstanding career prospects in industry and academia. You will obtain a full university degree that will enable you to go on to gain a doctorate. The affiliation of the master’s programme to the Faculty of Medicine at University of Bern ensures optimal knowledge transfer.

A wide choice of additional modules is available, allowing you to put together a tailored programme. You will complete your master’s thesis in an assigned research group or in a field of industrial research.

Admission Requirements

Automatic admission is granted to students with a bachelor in one of the following areas:
Microtechnology, System Technology, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Physics and Computer Science.
Students with other degrees or non-Swiss degrees can also apply. Their dossier will be reviewed individually.

Advice + information

We will be happy to answer your questions during an individual consultation and clarify the personal requirements for this Master's degree program with you. Contact the study coordination office or attend one of our information events on site or online.

This course is offered by the University of Bern in close cooperation with the Bern University of Applied Sciences. 
The program is coordinated by the University of Bern.