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Specialisation Biomechanical Engineering

In the interdisciplinary Specialisation Biomechanical Engineering you will deal with partial aspects of engineering, natural sciences and medicine in order to develop innovative and sustainable solutions for the medical technology of the future.

The Specialisation Biomechanical Engineering focuses on the following medical technology topics: Surgical Technologies (endoprostheses, implants and surgical tools), Rehabilitation Engineering and Soft tissue Engineering.

Why study Biomechanical Engineering?

Medical technology has a long tradition in Switzerland, which reflects the large number of companies and innovations created in the medtech sector.

The Specialisation Biomechanical Engineering (BME) covers a variety of research and application areas in medical technology. Theoretical basics are taught as well as concrete examples from practice. The knowledge gained from the course should enable you to develop new technologies that will improve the health and quality of life of society in the future.

How is the specialisation structured?

The Specialisation Biomechanical Engineering takes place in the 5th and 6th semester of the Bachelor's programme.

Autumn term:

Spring term:

Who can enrol for the specialisation?

What study contents do you expect?

Autumn term:

Functional anatomy / pathology and prostheses / implants

Mathematical models

Biocompatible materials

Metrology

Spring term

Functional anatomy / pathology and prostheses / implants

Ergonomics & Rehabilitation Technology

Mathematical models

Experimental biomechanics

Medical devices

What competences do you acquire in the in-depth course?

What qualifications can you write in Biomechanical Engineering?

You can complete the following work with us:

The topics originate from current or future research and industrial projects and are therefore linked to relevant areas of medical technology.

Where can you find further information?

For further information on the course content, please refer to the module descriptions BME-I and BME-II.

If you have any questions, please contact the head of the focus: Prof. Dr. Daniel Baumgartner baud@zhaw.ch.