The Biomedical Engineering – BME is established in a close collaboration of the following four departments of the University of Patras:
- Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Department of Computer Engineering & Informatics
- Department of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics
- School of Medicine
Purpose of Master’s Programme
Biomedical engineering is an evolving discipline in engineering that draws on collaboration among engineers, physicians, and scientists to provide interdisciplinary insight into medical and biological problems.
The programme in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Patras prepares students to apply engineering and applied science to problems in biology, medicine, and the understanding of living systems and their behavior, and to develop biomedical systems and devices in order to promote health. Modern engineering encompasses sophisticated approaches to measurement, data acquisition and analysis, simulation, and system identification. The increasing value of mathematical models in the analysis of living systems can significantly shape our understanding of these complex systems and advance the field. This programme does not only offer in-depth training and development of research skills that ensure both expertise in state of the art topics and future involvement in the field, but also encourage our students in the formulation and promotion of scientific thought.
Following the formal open call and the review of applications a student is admitted. The student must be a graduate from the following departments: Physics, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering & Informatics, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, School of Medicine, Biology, Applied Mathematics and Physical Sciences NTUA, Applied Mathematics University of Crete, Digital Systems Engineering University of Piraeus, Materials Science University of Ioannina, Biomedical Engineering of the Technological Institute Athens and holders of equal qualifications both domestically and abroad.
The study duration is three to four academic semesters. The IPPS – BME confers M.Sc. (PSD) entitled “Biomedical Engineering”. During their studies, candidates are required to successfully pass the courses and to defend their thesis. Teaching of courses and the writing of the dissertation is in English language.