Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

10 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 1TE757

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Technology G1N
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G)
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 4 March 2021
Responsible department
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

General entry requirements and Physics 2, Chemistry 1, Mathematics 3c/Mathematics D

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course the student shall be able to:

  • describe some common tasks for a medical engineer,
  • account for some common medical devices used in healthcare for diagnostics and treatment,
  • give examples of some of the challenges facing healthcare,
  • plan and implement a project in a group,
  • write a simple technical report,
  • plan and conduct an oral presentation,
  • use the computer systems required for the initial courses in the programme and apply the rules for using the university's IT system,
  • account for equal terms/equal treatment for different grounds of discrimination.


Overview of the program's goals and content. The future occupational role of medical technician. Brief description

of commonly used medical devices and how these are used for diagnosis and treatment of different illnesses. Examples of how the labor market looks like for medical technicians, different career paths and opportunities for further education. Report writing and oral presentation. Ethical issues concerning the professional role. University computer systems and networks and ethical rules for their use. Equal opportunities with respect to the Discrimination Act.


Lectures, project work in group and study visits.


Oral and written reports of project work (5 credits). Written exam (5 credits).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.