Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering is a rapidly emerging discipline that applies engineering tools and methods to medical diagnostics and treatment. Main goals are to provide more and better care with less people and to increase cost effectiveness in healthcare systems. Biomedical engineers are engaging for example in digitization, automatization and miniaturization of medical diagnostic and treatment devices. This includes developing robotic endoscopes, new MRI-technology and visionary image analysis and registration tools.

This Joint Degree Master in Biomedical Engineering is offered by the School of Life Sciences of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) and the Medical Faculty of the University of Basel. The program takes place on site at the School of Life Sciences in Muttenz and at the University Campuses in Allschwil and Basel. It is designed for students holding a Bachelor’s degree of various backgrounds like engineering, natural sciences, computer sciences, medicine or health sciences. With the Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering in their hands, the graduates can pursue a scientific career, for example by applying for a doctoral program in Biomedical Engineering or for positions in a wide range of professions in the Medtech industry.

More info can be found here or on this joint Unibas-FHNW website

For the application process more details are located hereLink

For more information please find a short presentation here or contact us.


  • Master program in 4 semesterst
  • Course language English
  • Start in the fall semester
  • Choose between 4 specialisations: Computer Assisted Surgery, Image Acquisition and Analysis, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologies, Implants and Regenerative Technologies.

Students with a bachelor’s degree with an medical natural science or engineering background may apply.

Medicine BachelorsNatural Science BachelorsEngineering Bachelors
DentistryBiochemistry, Biology, BiotechnologyCivil Engineering
Health Sciences and TechnologiesChemistryMechanical Engineering
Human MedicineComputational Sciences, Data ScienceChemical Engineering
PharmacyComputer ScienceElectrical Engineering
Sport, Exercise and HealthDigital Life Sciences, Life Sciences and TechnologiesSystems Engineering
Biomedical SciencesMaterials Science 
 Medical Informatics 
 Micro and Medical Technology 
 Mobile Robotics 


Dr. Gabriela Oser
Gewerbestrasse 14
4123 Allschwil

Tel: +41 61 207 54 05

"The University of Basel offers Master students in Biomedical Engineering a structured path for acquiring basic and interdisciplinary knowledge in medicine. It fosters clinician and scientist collaborations through direct interactions at all stages of research."


Prof. Dr. Pablo Sinues

Head of Teaching Committee

"We are currently crossing a tipping point in medicine: By adapting methods like deep learning, image guided therapy is about to revolutionize diagnosis, treatment and drug development. DBE´s master´s program in Image-Guided Therapy paves the path to this exiting new world for students of various backgrounds in engineering, natural sciences, computer sciences, medicine or health science."


Prof. Dr. Philippe Cattin

Head of Department of Biomedical Engineering (DBE)