Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS) in Biomedical Engineering

Degree programme

Programme type Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS)
Academic Year 2017/2018
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 8198
Course class LM-21 - Biomedical engineering
Years in which the programme is being held I, II
Mode of study Traditional lecture (classroom-taught)
Admission typology Open access with assessment of personal competencies
Place of teaching Cesena
Programme Director Claudio Lamberti
Teachers Teachers
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Admission requirements for the degree programme
Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme is subject to the possession of the following requirements:
1. One of the following degrees:
- Degree under DM 270/2004
- Degree under DM 509/1999
- Three-year university diploma from the previous degree system
- Four- or five-year degree from the previous system
- other suitable qualification obtained abroad.
2. At least the following:
- a total of 36 CFU in the basic subject areas of class L-8, Computer Engineering and class L-9, Industrial Engineering under DM 16-3-2007
Determination of university degree classes published in the OJ of 6 July 2007, no. 155, S.O.; (the list of possible SSD is given below: INF/01 Computing,
ING-INF/05 Information Processing Systems 
MAT/02 Algebra
MAT/03 Geometry
MAT/05 Mathematical Analysis
MAT/06 Probability and Mathematical Statistics
MAT/07 Mathematical Physics
MAT/08 Numerical Analysis
MAT/09 Operative Research
SECS-S/02 Statistics for Experimental and Technological Research
CHIM/03 General and Inorganic Chemistry
CHIM/07 Chemical Foundation of Technologies
FIS/01 Experimental Physics
FIS/03 Matter Physics)
- 10 CFU acquired in one of the following subject areas:
ING-INF/01 Electronics
ING-INF/03 Telecommunications
ING-INF/04 Automation
- 10 CFU acquired in one of the following subject areas:
ICAR/08 Construction Sciences
ING-IND/10 Industrial and Technical Physics
ING-IND/14 – Mechanical Design and Machine Construction
ING-IND/22 Material Science and Technology
ING-IND/31 Electrotechnics
ING-IND/13 Mechanics Applied to Machines
ING-IND/12 Mechanical and Thermal Measurements
- 20 CFU in subject areas pertaining to the specific learning activities in the Biomedical Engineering field, as laid down in the degree programme system governing the three-year degree in Biomedical Engineering, under DM270/2004, of the University of Bologna:
For degrees obtained in Italy under previous degree programme systems or suitable qualifications obtained aboard, the studies completed within such programmes will be assigned to the subject areas, assessed in terms of credits and recognised by the Degree Programme Board in order to check the compliance with the curricular requirements, following the criteria laid down in Art. 8 below.
Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme is subject to the possession of the described curricular requirements and to the assessment of personal competencies and skills, based on the assessment of the candidates' curriculum.
Personal competencies and skills will be automatically accepted for candidates complying with at least one of the following criteria:
i) First cycle degree, or University Diploma under the previous degree system, with at least 30 CFU in subject areas ING-INF/06 and ING-IND/34, whatever the final grade;
ii) Minimum degree/diploma grade of 90/110 or equivalent;
iii) Weighted average of the credits and grades obtained in the exams in the subject area of biomedical engineering required for the recognition of curricular requirements, of at least 25/30.
A special Admissions session may be held for international students, with a Board appointed to assess the candidates' personal competencies and skills; this session will be compatible with the schedule established in the call for applications for study grants (which indicatively expires in May).
International students who pass the above-mentioned assessment are exempted from the following assessment of their personal competencies and skills required for other students.

Programme profile

The 2nd cycle degree programme in Biomedical Engineering aims to provide students with a solid cultural and professional background to operate in highly qualified areas of the biomedical engineering field.
2nd cycle graduates in Biomedical Engineering have a keen cultural and professional understanding of the specific subjects in this class, in particular concerning the innovative design of biomedical devices for diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation, the analysis of complex biological systems, data and image processing, management of clinical engineering services.
Ample room will be reserved for the study of modern assisted design, modelling and simulation methods.
The 2nd cycle degree programme in Biomedical Engineering aims specifically to train professional figures able to occupy positions of responsibility in industrial, management and/or research functions in public and private boards and companies, as well as the highly professional activities within the freelance field.
The computing and experimental equipment available for use in the university laboratories, which is being further enhanced, are used for the practical study of fields of application. Activities may also be carried out in collaboration with public and private bodies and companies operating in the territory.
The Biomedical Engineering programme produces graduates with a solid cultural background and in-depth technical and scientific knowledge which can successfully put to use in the world of work or to continue studies to Professional Master's level or PhD programmes in Bioengineering and similar disciplines.
Having passed the state examination, in compliance with the applicable regulations, biomedical engineering graduates may exercise the freelance profession (feasibility studies, design, technical arbitration, technical expert for parties and on behalf of the courts, etc.), also dealing with complex issues which require great skill.

Expected learning outcomes

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Course units

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Students may also prepare their thesis in firms which have an agreement with the University of Bologna, either in Italy or abroad, through an internship activity for thesis (6 or 12 CFU).

More information are available at the link "Dissertation-related internship "

Extra-curricular activities

The Degree Programme provides seminars, conferences and supplementary courses held by internal professors, foreign professors and qualified professional figures.

International mobility

Bologna University offers its students a series of study and training programmes abroad, both in Europe and worldwide. The University of Bologna is part of international networks, in particular it signs many Bilateral Agreements within the Erasmus+ programme and agreements with country outside Europe (Overseas programme).
Participation in the networks is aimed at promoting the cooperation between universities, while the agreements contribute to enhance academic relations for students, professors and researchers exchange.
Students can choose to carry out part of their final project or internship abroad.

Contact: Prof. Roberto Verdone
Administrative contact: Dr. Maria Smurro

Student MobilityTutor:

Studying abroad

An international dimension to the School of Engineering and Architecture

Access to further study

It gives access to third cycle studies (Dottorato di ricerca/Scuole di specializzazione) and master universitario di secondo livello.

Career opportunities

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More information

To improve the learning opportunities available to the students the degree programme provides teaching and research laboratories.

Contact details

Degree Programme Secretariat

Student Administration Office

Degree Programme Tutor


The Tutor acts as an interface between the students and the Degree Programme to offer a tangible reference for the teaching activities, to collect information and comments, as well as to receive any claims or feedbacks about existing critical conditions and, in general, the students' requests regarding logistic and organizational aspects or other issues.
He/she has also the function of providing a personalized support to learning, with the objective of maintaining the contacts with students who may for various reasons (for example, job activities) encounter major difficulties at tests/exams and of setting up a clear programming for their studies and career. The Tutor participates into the orientation activities, provides support to the Degree Programme Coordinator in the management of students' practices, and collaborates in the activities for the surveying of students' opinion about the teaching activities.

Reference contact: Daniela Pisani