Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (Biomechanics)

Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (Biomechanics)

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Course title Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (Biomechanics)
Course code PMSCBEBFTT8
Postnominal M.Sc.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 4 Semesters
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 120
Coordinator Zdenka Sant
Renald Blundell
Delivered by Faculty of Engineering
As a prospective student, the programme will integrate your studies with other students from different faculties, each with a specific background knowledge that forms part of biomedical engineering (BME), with the aim of creating the necessary background for the future cross-disciplinary integration of engineering, biomedical, and clinical fields, to overcome existing bottlenecks in the area of BME and its application to health care activities. Forming a part with this heterogenous cohort of students will provide you with all necessary skills, which will augment your capacity to appreciate and understand each other through collaborative work in biomedical engineering. This multidisciplinary approach is based on the expansion of engineering skills applied to biological systems and a solution of medical, pathological or trauma issues. This will encourage your innovative and creative approach towards problem solving strategies as a prospective Biomedical Engineer.


This programme is offered as an interfaculty programme of the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of one of the following qualifications:

(a) the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from this University, or from any other higher education institution recognized by Senate, obtained with at least Second Class Honours or

(b) the degree of Doctor of Medicine and Surgery from this University or equivalent obtained from any other higher education institution recognized by Senate or

(c) the degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) from this University, or from any other higher education institution recognized by Senate, obtained with at least Second Class Honours in one of the following areas: Medical Biochemistry, Applied Biomedical Science (or Medical Laboratory Science), Physiotherapy, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or in another area of study deemed relevant by the Board of Studies.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2022.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Annual Enrolment Fee: Eur 400

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 26,800
Yr 1: Eur 13,400 - Yr 2: Eur 13,400
By the end of the course, you will be able to:

1. understand and utilize academic research experience in defining and approaching problems in a methodical and systemic manner;
2. form a solid foundation to their expertise in their specialized field;
3. lead and collaborate with multi-cultural multi-disciplinary teams, connecting one's own disciplinary expertise to a wider context;
4. understand the complexity of human physiology and anatomy at the hierarchical level;
5. understand the effect of the load generated by daily life activities, appreciate medical; imaging, physiological signals, appreciate the different biomaterials and tissue properties;
6. perceive the necessity of regulatory framework and legislation related to biomedical devices.

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The course is intended for you if you are an engineering, medical, science or health care graduate with specialisation that contributes to Biomedical Engineering as such. It aims to equip you with the multidisciplinary skills and knowledge needed to provide highly specialised and quality care to patients.
As a successful graduate, the generic and transferable skills that you will have acquired during the course will make you employable in other engineering and medical sectors. With a prospect for the future development in Malta, your specific skills and knowledge will make you a necessary employee for the development of a new biomedical industry that can support the local health care system and contribute to the wellbeing of the whole society. You will be provided with the background for knowledge-based industry and an opportunity to establish new SME’s based on a new research and medical technology development.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2022/3.

Last Updated: 23 May 2022

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