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Tampere University Master of Science (Technology) in Biomedical Micro- and Nanodevices, Biomedical Sciences and Engineering
Tampere University

Master of Science (Technology) in Biomedical Micro- and Nanodevices, Biomedical Sciences and Engineering

Tampere, Finland

2 Years


Full time

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Aug 2024

EUR 12,000 / per year *


* per academic year for non-EU/EEA students


Biomedical Sciences and Engineering combine engineering with life sciences

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

At the interface between engineering and health sciences

The biomedical engineering industry is an increasingly important, global high-tech sector. In Finland, the health tech 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 program 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 can develop innovative solutions to solve these challenges. You will be able to demonstrate critical thinking and professionalism and pursue a career in industry, or a hospital or continue your studies towards a doctoral degree. You also be a natural-born entrepreneur and launch your own start-up.

Biomedical Micro- and Nanodevices

The specialization Biomedical Micro- and Nanodevices focuses on biomedical devices and systems with micro- and nanoscale components, including microsensors, microactuators, microrobots, microfluidics, micro-optics as well as wireless signal and power transfer technologies. If you want to work on e.g. portable devices, wearables, biosensors, or microfluidic chips, this is a good specialization for you. In this specialization, you will learn practical skills in cleanroom microfabrication, characterization of microsensors and actuators, microscopy, and theoretical background to understand physics at the microscale.

Miniaturization has been one of the important technological megatrends in the past decades. Miniaturization is a key approach to make devices and processes sustainable: by making devices and components smaller, we can make more measurements by using smaller amounts of reagents and samples, more computations with less energy, obtain more data in a shorter time, and make more devices from the same amount of raw materials.

Within Finland, this specialization is unique in its interdisciplinarity: you learn the fundamentals of microsystems technology but also its biomedical applications as one whole. This gives you a strong background for designing micro- and nanodevices, but also to understand how these devices can be used in biomedical applications to the benefit of the patient or the user.


We foster close collaboration between engineering professionals, life scientists, and clinicians, and therefore provide optimal exposure for the students taking part in the degree program. Our excellent basic and translational (from laboratory to clinic) research is recognized worldwide.



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