Degree Programme structure Biomedical Engineering (MSc)

Programme Structure

This programme is only offered in Danish.

Master of Science:

  • Compulsory Study Package
  • Specialised Study Package
  • Elective Courses
  • Thesis (30 ECTS)

The first year consists of two Compulsory Study Packages and two Specialised Study Packages.

The Compulsory Study Package is mandatory for all students. You have to choose minimum two of the Specialised Study Package.

As the 30 ECTS of elective courses you can choose between Specialsed Study Packages and individual courses offered by the education (minor variations from year to year).

Compulsory Study Packages


  • Biomedicinsk Dataprocessing 5 ECTS
  • Elektrofysik 5 ECTS
  • Applied Innovation in Engineering 5 ECTS


  • Fysiologi 10 ECTS
  • Applied Innovation in Engineering 5 ECTS


  • Biofysik 10 ECTS
  • Biostatistik 5 ECTS 

Specialised Study Packages

Choose two of the specialised study packages:



Vælg to af specialiseringspakkerne på hver 15 ECTS


Medicinsk billeddannelse

Non-invasiv billeddannelse af kroppen bliver mere og mere vigtig for diagnose af sygdomme da metoderne kombinerer anatomisk billeddannelse med forskellige funktionelle parametre. Kurserne I denne specialiseringspakke vil indeholde både teoretisk undervisning i teknikkerne den medicinske brug.
​Prerequisites: Basic calculus and linear algebra.

  • MR billeddannelse og digital billedbehandling 10 ECTS
  • Billeddannelse med røntgen, nuklearmedicin og ultralyd 5 ECTS 


The package provides: a broad introduction to technical electrophysiology; and an introduction to theoretical and computational methods for analysis of electrophysiological signals. The package is relevant for students who are interested in analysis and modelling of electrophysiological signals for medical applications or within neuroscience.
​Prerequisites: Linear electronic circuits, analog and digital signal processing, calculus and linear algebra.

  • Advanced Electrophysiology 10 ECTS
  • Elektrofysiologi og instrumentering 5 ECTS




Telemedicine is the use of telecommunication and information technology to provide clinical health care from a distance. It helps eliminate distance barriers and can improve access to medical services that would often not be consistently available in distant rural communities, while ambient assisted living refers to intelligent systems of assistance for a better, healthier and safer life in the preferred living environment of senior citizens and covers concepts, products and services that interlink and improve new technologies and the social environment.
​Prerequisites: Basic programming skills, and basic knowledge of human physiology and histology.

  • Telemedicinske systemer 10 ECTS
  • Ambient Assisted Living 5 ECTS


The package provides a good introduction to functional neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, and brain disorders, including statistical analyses of brain scans. The package is relevant for students who are interested in learning fundamental aspects of brain structure and function in health and diseases with particular focus on neuroimaging methods and their applications.
​Prerequisites: Basic human anatomy and physiology as well as basic statistics.

  • Neurotransmission, hjernesygdomme og hjerneskanninger 15 ECTS

Biomechanical engineering

Pakken skal give en grundlæggende viden om væv og implantaters biomekaniske egenskaber, samt introducere principperne og metoderne der ligger til grund for regeneration af væv vha. tissue engineering.​Prerequisites: Mathematical skills according to the educational requirements and basic microscopic and macroscopic human anatomy.

  • Biomekanik 10 ECTS 
  • Tissue Engineering 5 ECTS

Alle kurser der retter sig mod en af de fire specialiseringer Telemedicin/Pervasive healthcare, Neruro science, Medicinsk billeddannelse og Biomekanik (substanskurser) bliver udbudt i følgende specialiseringspakker. I specialiseringsprogrammet skal der indgå mindst to specialiseringspakker, hver på 15 ECTS. 


Elective Courses

As the 30 ECTS of elective courses you can choose

1.  Specialised Study Packages

All the courses in a package or part of the courses.

2. Study Group Courses

You can choose study group courses (5 ECTS courses possible. Up to 10 ECTS in total)

  • Klinisk projekt 1
  • Klinisk projekt 2
  • Klinisk projekt 3
  • Introduktion til medicinsk fysik
  • Patologi

3. Courses from AU Course catalogue

You can choose courses from other departments at Aarhus University (up to 10 ECTS in total)

You may maximum attend 10 ECTS of bachelor level-courses during your master education. A bachelor level-course is to be used for entirely new topics, i.e. topics outside your bachelor education, to ensure a sufficient level for attending master level-courses subsequently.

R&D Project

The R&D project is an independent, research-based work. The project can either be carried out in a research group at the university or in collaboration with an industrial partner. A project can be of 5 or 10 ECTS. In total, maximum 10 ECTS.


The thesis is prescribed to 30 ECTS. Find guidelines here:

Read more about the Master Thesis

and the Course description

Course Overview

You can find the courses on your degree programme in the Study Structure: