The specialized Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (MSc BME) offers a broad and interdisciplinary education programm, combined with world-class research projects. Students are registered to one of our five tracks:
90 credit points are required to obtain a Master of Science ETH in Biomedical Engineering. According to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), each credit point corresponds to approximately 25-30 hours of work. Generally, the Master degree takes 3 to 4 semesters to be completed.
In most instances, the classroom course work is completed in the first two semesters of the program. The semester project requires a 50% work load and is generally done in the second semester of the program. The program typically finishes with a 6-month Master thesis project, which can be done either in an academic laboratory, or at industry.
Students are registered to one of our five tracks:
A Master's degree (MSc ETH BME) is awarded upon the completion of the following requirements with a passing grade (4.0 or higher).
Track Courses: at least 50 cp
Semester Project: 8 cp
Masters Project: 30 cp
Humanities (Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften, GESS): 2 cp
Total: 90 cp
All students complete a semester long project (8 credits) which culminates in a written report.
The semester project is generally performed in the second semester of the Masters program. 14 weeks half-time or 7 weeks full-time study is required for this project. The project can be carried out in an industrial setting or laboratory outside of the ETH. A research plan which outlines the tasks to be performed must be approved by the supervising professor before work can be started.
Consult the individual websites listed under Research for available semester projects.
A semester work can be supervised by any professor of one of the four participating departments (D-ITET, D-HEST, D-MAVT and D-PHYS). Find a professor, and discuss with him/her your project using the following form. This must be done BEFORE the start of the project.
The Masters thesis project requires 6 months of full time study and is awarded 30 credit points upon completion. The project may only be started when all other requirements have been completed. The project should demonstrate innovative, independent scientific work and culminates with a written thesis.
The Masters project can be carried out in an industrial setting or laboratory outside of the ETH.
Consult the individual websites under Research for available Master thesis topics. Alternatively, go through the SiROP website to find a suitable project.
A Master project can be supervised by any professor of one of the four participating departments (D-ITET, D-HEST, D-MAVT and D-PHYS). Find a professor, and discuss with him/her your project using the following form. This must be done BEFORE the start of the project.