Masters in Biomedical Engineering

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M Sc ETH in
Biomedical Engineering
www.master-biomed.ethz.ch
ETH Zürich
12’000 Students
360 Professorships
15 Departments
88 Institutes
Department of Information Technology
and Electrical Engineering (D-ITET)
(leading house)
and the
Department of Mechanical and
Process Engineering (D-MAVT)
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Bioimaging
Bioinstrumentation & Signal Processing
Biomechanics
Molecular Bioengineering (D-MATL)
Bioimaging Track
Students work on the development and application of imaging techniques including
MR, ultrasound and micro-CT
Core Courses:
Biomedical Engineering A & B
Computer Vision I & II
Molecular Imaging
MRI in Medicine
Quantitative & Analytical Microscopy
Bioinstrumentation Track
Students apply signal processing to the development
of instruments to measure biologic signals.
Core Courses:
Biomedical Engineering A & B
Signal & Information Processing
Biosensors and Bioelectronics
Micro- & Nanosystems
Microrobotics
Biomechanics Track
Students apply mechanics and measurement methods for understanding the
structure and function of biological materials at the organism, organ, tissue, cell and
molecular level.
Core Courses:
Biomedical Engineering A & B
Biomechanics III & IV
Orthopaedic Bioengineering
Trauma Biomechanics
Multiscale Modelling
Virtual Reality in Medicine
Finite Elements in Biomechanics
Molecular Bioengineering Track
Students investigate the next generation of biologically-inspired materials using
techniques from nanoscience, engineering, & molecular and cell biology.
Core Courses:
Frontiers in Nanotechnology
Drug Delivery & Targeting
Biomaterial Surfaces
Biocompatible Materials
Molecular Motors
Affiliated Professors (Partial Listing)
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Peter Bösiger
Jürg Dual
Luigi Gallo
Andreas Hierlemann
Christofer Hierold
Petros Koumoutsakos
Andrea Loeliger
Hans Merkle
Ralph Müller
Bradley Nelson
Dario Neri
Sven Panke
Dimos Poulikakos
Klaas Prüssmann
Robert Riener
Nicholas Spencer
Edgar Stüssi
Gabor Szekely
Markus Textor
Viola Vogel
Janos Vörös
Martin Wolf
Eckart Zitzler
MRI
Blood Viscometry, Cell Manipulation
Dental Biomechanics
Bioelectronics
Biomedical Micro and Nanosystems
Computational Modeling & Simulation
EMG Signal Processing
Tissue Engineering & Drug Delivery
Micro-computed Tomography
Biomicrorobotics, Bio-MEMS
Protein Engineering
Protein-Based Novel Materials
Biofluids, Heat and Mass Transfer
MR Imaging
Neurorehabilitation, Robotics
Biotribology
Biomechanics
Medical Image Analysis
Biological Oriented Surfaces
Molecular Bioengineering
Biosensors and Bioelectronics
Biomedical Photonics
Biological Network Analysis
Curriculum Structure
Track Courses
30
Biology Core Courses
12
Biology Laboratory
6
GESS
2
Semester Project
10
Master Thesis
30
Total
90 cp ECTS
1 cp ECTS = 25-30 hours of study
Key Aspects
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English language, International
Programs lasts 1.5 years
Limited Enrollment (30 students)
Faculty Advisor assigned based on chosen
track
• Flexible curricula (max. 3 mandatory
courses)
• Interdisciplinary – Biology Core Courses
Biology Courses (new)
• Cell and Molecular Biology for Engineers
• Anatomy and Physiology for Biomedical
Engineers
• Biological Methods for Engineers
(Laboratory)
Biological Methods for Engineers
Techniques:
Cell Culture
RNA, DNA Protein Isolation
SDS-PAGE
Western Blotting
RT-PCR, PCR
Microarrays
Admissions
Prerequisite is Bachelors Degree in:
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Biomedical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Material Science
Informatics
Mathematics
Physics
Computer Science
‘sur dossier’ evaluation based on:
• Grade point average
• GRE General Test Scores (optional)
• Curriculum Vitae
• Statement of Purpose
• Recommendation Letters
Student Numbers for MSc Biomedical Engineering
WS 2006/ 2007
Applied
Admitted
Enrolled
WS 2005/ 2006
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10
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30
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GRE General Test Scores
Students Admitted to MSc BME 2006
800
600
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200
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Verbal
Quantitative
800 is maximum score
Admitted Students WS2005/2006
• Switzerland (10)
• China (4)
• France (2)
• USA (2)
• Russia (1)
• Turkey (1)
• India (1)
• Czech Republic (1)
Admitted Students WS2006/2007
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Switzerland (10)
France (3)
China (3)
USA (2)
Canada (2)
Turkey (2)
UK (2)
Greece (1)
Iran (1)
Egypt (1)
Singapore (1)
40% Women
70% Foreign

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