Biomedical engineering, the application of engineering principles to the medical field is a growing interdisciplinary area of the present century.
Thanks to increasing life expectancy, its potential is by far above average. In Switzerland, medical technology is a particularly well-established and well-embedded industry sector driving the international standards. Swiss companies are among the global players in key business areas such as dental implants and hearing aids. Small- to medium-sized enterprises, which occupy market niches, reap extraordinary rewards. Therefore, an increasing demand for well-educated and motivated engineers with basic medical knowledge is guaranteed.