The Medical School, the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Materials Science and Technology of the University of Crete, the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Technical University of Crete, and the Foundation for Research and Technology -Hellas (FORTH) are jointly organize the Postgraduate Program in "Biomedical Engineering" in the framework of the Law 4485/2017 (Government Gazette 1122B '/ 2-4-2020), which leads to a MSc Diploma in "Biomedical Engineering".
The objective and the purpose of MSc program in "Biomedical Engineering" is to provide advanced education, so that its graduates acquire the required qualifications to meet the ever-increasing demand for high level specialization in the field. Graduates of MSc program in "Biomedical Engineering" (BME) will be able to follow academic careers towards pursuing a PhD degree, to work in research centers or in hospitals and medical centers.
The mission of the BME programme is summarized as follows:
• To offer of a high-level postgraduate education to graduates of academic institutions with the aim of understanding and deepening in the basic principles and methods in Bio-Medical Engineering,
• To enhance research in this field though the staffing research institutions with the programme’s graduates,
• To educate future leaders of the biomedical engineering industry,
• To enhance the innovation capacity in the subjects of BME both at the level of large companies and at the level of start-ups,
• To develop long-term international cooperation at both the scientific and the business level,
• To improve the health care services through staffing of Medical Centers with the programme’s graduates,
The minimum duration of studies for is 15 months. For students who are selected, upon their request, to carry out research dissertation, the minimum duration of study extends to the two academic years. Both the teaching and the writing of the master's thesis is in English,
Eligible candidates should hold a degree in:
• Engineering and
• Health Sciences
The undergraduate study curricula of eligible candidates shall be sufficiently compatible with the curriculum of BME in the sense that prior studies have offered a solid background, ensuring successful educational outcomes.
Candidates not yet graduated during the admissions period are also eligible applicants, provided that they reasonably expect to have their first degree awarded until the end of October. The number of entrants is set at a maximum of forty (40) students per year. The program will accept students from both the European Economic Area (EEA) and the non-EEA countries. Lectures, labs and workshops requires attendance with physical presence at the location of the Institutions that co-organize the program, subject to possible emergencies to which the program will be adapted, based on relevant State decisions.
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