Biomedical Engineering Postgraduate (LM-21)

  • Type: Master's Degree
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Credits: 120 credits

The objective of the Degree Course (CdS) is to train a professional capable of entering sectors of industry and services focused on the development or management of technologies, devices and systems for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of pathologies and for the interaction and collaboration with humans in contexts of daily or working life. 

The interdisciplinary nature of the Course allows graduates to find employment also in the sectors ofIngIndustrial and industrial engineeringIngInformation engineering in which knowledge and understanding of human factors and the principles of life sciences and medicine are relevant.

The CdS offers students fundamental teachings on mechatronics for biomedical systems, industrial and medical robotics, biomedical measurements and instrumentation, image processing, bioingrehabilitation engineering and the dynamics of complex systems, integrating theoretical contents with application examples of systems in the biomedical sector. There is also a course called 'Biodesign', dedicated to carrying out an important design activity in the classroom, with the support of a teacher and tutor, according to the learn

The CdS offers the possibility of directing one's training in one of the areas of Bioingengineering, allowing the student to choose one of the following curricula:

  • eHealth systems;
  • Biorobotics and Ergonomics;
  • IngClinical engineering;
  • Nanotechnologies and bioartificial systems.

Among the fundamental teachings there are modules of Human Sciences, which provide the principles and criteria necessary to correctly carry out the activities aimed at improving the quality of life of the person.

The close collaboration of the Departmental Faculty of Ingengineering with the Departmental Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University and the presence of an Advanced Research Center in Biomedicine and Bioingegneria, which is located next to the University Polyclinic Foundation, ensure students of IngBiomedical engineering ideal conditions for study, in-depth study and research activities with strong interdisciplinary characteristics.

The training courses of the curricula were also created thanks to the collaboration of the companies of the University-Enterprise Committee and of other industries in the sector, in order to favor the acquisition of skills suited to the needs of the productive world. The strong involvement of the industrial world has translated into the definition of objectives and integrated training courses, and into the possibility for students to carry out internship periods and thesis work in companies and public and private, national and international research institutions, which collaborate with the University.

The presence of 3 teaching laboratories and 10 research laboratories allows the student to be able to carry out experimental training activities that integrate the theoretical knowledge acquired through institutional teachings. The teacher-student ratio of the University is approximately 1/13 considering only the permanent teachers. This ensures direct and personal interaction between teachers and students.

IngBiomedical and Bio engineersingegneri

Functions in a working context:

The main tasks that the master's graduate in IngBiomedical engineering can usually carry out:

  • the advanced design of devices, machines, systems and services for biomedical applications,
  • the management of innovation and the production of goods and services in companies in the biomedical sector,
  • the planning, programming and management of technological systems to support the provision of health and social-health services.

In detail, the curricula in which the master's degree course is organized allow guidance to the world of work towards the following main professional outlets:

  1. in the Bio areaingElectronics and IT engineering, graduates will be able to work as designers and analysts of software applications for medical applications, of hospital information systems, including telematics, of IT platforms and process automation systems to support the production of medical devices and the provision of services health and social-healthcare;
  2. in the Bio areaingIndustrial engineering, graduates will be able to work as designers and developers of mechanical, electromedical, mechatronic and robotic components, machines and systems for applications in basic and clinical medicine and for medical-biological research; graduates will also be able to work as product specialists and product managers in companies in the biomedical sector;
  3. in the area ofIngClinical engineering, graduates will be able to work in the units of ingclinical engineering present within healthcare facilities for continuous innovation, testing, maintenance and management of the technological park available for the production of the healthcare services of the facility itself.

In particular, the main professional profiles that the CdS aims to train include:

  • designer of devices and services related to the biomedical sector;
  • coordinator of interdisciplinary project groups for the development of new medical devices and services;
  • manager or member of service units for theingclinical engineering;
  • consultant on all aspects concerning the use of technology in the medical and biological fields;
  • researcher in the biomedical sector in the academic or industrial field;
  • ingclinical engineer, with possible coordination roles;
  • ingengineer responsible for the testing and maintenance sector of biomedical equipment in manufacturing or service companies, or in public and private healthcare companies;
  • ingengineer responsible for running hospital facilities;
  • ingengineer responsible for health information systems.

Master's graduates in IngBiomedical engineers will be able to interact with all stakeholders in the healthcare sector, including medical staff, technical and commercial profiles, as well as with policy makers and management of public and private companies.

Skills associated with the function:

The didactic offer, articulated on a set of basic teachings, which constitute a common educational trunk, and on various curricula, in part which can be further customized by the student through elective exams, is designed to provide solid methodological and knowledge bases, supporting at the same time the inclinations and aspirations of each student.

In this way, the Course of Study provides a broad range of skills, both in type ingengineering and medical/scientific, which allow the Graduate to be able to conduct, evaluate and direct professional activities which may involve different professional figures relating to both the medical and ingengineering. This is thanks to the acquisition of knowledge on the principles of biomechatronics, biomedical robotics, micro- and nano-ingengineering, materials science, electronics, information technology, medical instrumentation and hospital systems. The interdisciplinary nature of the training allows the graduate to participate in or manage concurrent project activities, typically conducted by working groups in which professionals of various profiles participate.

The educational offer allows the student to acquire basic skills, common to all students, through the teachings of the common trunk:

  • Know how to apply mechanical, IT and electronic tools to the solution of manufacturing problemsingbiomedical engineering;
  • Knowing how to design and develop integrated systems related to the fields of rehabilitation,ingclinical engineering and biomedical research, applying the fundamental knowledge ofingbiomedical engineering and also proposing innovative solutions for machine components or systems;
  • Knowing how to propose modifications to the components of a biomedical system in order to improve its performance;
  • Knowing how to evaluate the performance of measurement systems, IT and mechanical, isolated or integrated, oriented towards industrial and research contexts;

It also allows you to acquire specific skills in each of the three areas (IngClinical engineering, Bioingengineering, Inginformation engineering). In particular:

Skills in the Area ofIngClinical engineering:


  • Ability to manage biomedical equipment and systems safely and economically;
  • Knowing how to evaluate the impact of intervention projects on biomedical equipment and systems in the healthcare and, more generally, social context;
  • Knowing how to evaluate the impact of risk analysis through safety management with particular reference to hospitals and human health.

Skills in the Bio Areaingengineering:

  • Ability to apply reverse engineering methodsing and critical analysis of biomedical devices, machines and systems;
  • Knowing how to design systems integrating mechanical, electronic and computer/telematic components in a concurrent manner, pursuing the optimal allocation of functions between the various components and the human component;
  • Knowing how to manage systems for the acquisition and processing of multimodal data flows both relating to the state of the machine and its interaction with the human component;
  • Ability to analyze miniaturized systems for biomedical use through multi-physics modeling, including aspects of mechanics, electromagnetism, electrokinetics and electrostatics;
  • Knowing how to perform a functional design and sizing of microsystems;
  • Knowing how to design microfabrication processes, taking into account the technologies typically available in a clean room;
  • Knowing how to understand the properties of materials at the nanoscale and their potential applications in the theranostic field;
  • Knowing how to design, develop, control and manage a robotic or mechatronic system for biomedical applications;
  • Knowing how to analyze and develop man-machine interfaces;
  • Knowing how to apply HTA methods to existing or advanced-stage biomedical devices and systems to analyze the impact of these technologies on healthcare organizations and the social-health system as a whole.


Skills in the Area ofIngInformation engineering

  • Ability to develop complex systems, equipped with control logic, sensinging and communication skills, applying ICT methodologies and technologies in the biomedical field;
  • Knowing how to design IoT systems in the industrial, management and research fields, for applications related to control and communication services in the medical field (eHealth);
  • Ability to evaluate the performance in terms of power, consumption, efficiency and usability of hardware/software systems in contexts of eHealth applications.

The CdS also intends to develop and enable students to acquire skills related to the sphere of soft-skills, such as the ability to work in a team and the ability to communicate and relate through a didactic approach that promotes the conduct of training projects carried out in small groups within within various teaching courses.

Finally, the course of study provides the student with the ability to criticize, analyze and evaluate indispensable to be able to undertake self-training and self-learning paths, useful in a dynamic and rapidly evolving sector such as that ofIngBiomedical engineering.

Graduates will be able to find employment in: industries in the biomedical and pharmaceutical sector that produce and supply systems, equipment and materials for diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation; public and private hospitals; service companies for the management of medical services, equipment and systems; specialized clinical laboratories, public and private research institutions.

Graduates will also be able to work independently, as a freelancer, or in consultancy firms or public and private institutes and agencies operating in the field of certification and assessment of health and biomedical devices and technologies.


eHealth Curriculum: the training path

It is a path oriented towards the design of ad hoc sensors, electronic interfacing and adaptation as well as the configuration and management of platforms for the Internet of Things (IoT). Students learn to develop resource optimization algorithms in IoT systems with everything related to the evaluation and implementation of safety, security and privacy policies in applications in this sector.

Biorobotics and Ergonomics

Curriculum of Biorobotics and Ergonomics: the training path

It is a path oriented towards the design of advanced, mechatronic and robotic machines, designed for synergistic interaction with biological systems and, in particular, with man; to the ergonomic design of work in the smart factory and to the assessment and management of risk and occupational safety. The involvement of the corporate world and the world of research are the basis of the training course: graduates in biorobotics and ergonomics can find employment in companies, research centers and in the academic world. Some of them become real entrepreneurs: they decide to invest in frontier technologies by creating innovative startups.

IngClinical engineering

Curriculum of IngClinical engineering: the training path

THEingClinical engineer is a professional capable of managing medical technologies throughout their entire life cycle, from procurement and maintenance to decommissioning. That's why ingbiomedical engineers UCBM who choose to take on specific skills on hospital instrumentation find work in electro-medical equipment companies or as consultants.

Nanotechnologies and Bioartificial Systems

Curriculum of Nanotechnologies and Bioartificial Systems: the training path

It is a path oriented towards the design of highly advanced technologies on the micro and nanometric scale, the analysis of materials at the micro and nanoscale and their potential applications, as well as the development of interfacing solutions between natural and artificial. Laboratory life is the basis of the educational path: researchers in Nanotechnologies and Bioartificial Systems can find employment in research centres, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.

Research and contacts with companies

The close collaboration of the Departmental Faculty of Ingengineering with the Departmental Faculty of Medicine and Surgery ensures students of IngBiomedical engineering ideal conditions for study and research activities with strong interdisciplinary characteristics. The university campus is also equipped with an Advanced Research Center in Biomedicine and Bioingengineering shop which is located next to the University Hospital and offers laboratories in which students can carry out the exercises required by the institutional courses and develop their degree thesis.

The academic path makes use of the contributions of the University-Enterprise Committee, created by UCBM in order to involve the productive world in the definition and updating of the study plan and the research and technological development objectives of the University. The close contact with the companies allows the development of a training course which facilitates the introduction of new graduates into the world of work.

President of the Course