PhD Program Biomedical Engineering

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Following the success of the Masters Program in Biomedical Engineering, a structured framework of doctoral studies in Biomedical Engineering is offered. This program has been started in 2015 and draws on the institute's position at the interface between the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich as two leading universities in Medicine and Engineering, respectively, and aims at educating tomorrow’s leaders in Biomedical Engineering for academia and industry.

The PhD program strives to ensure a balance between comprehensive education and individualised depth of knowledge by three means:

  • A broad set of in-house courses covering areas such as Bioimaging, Bioelectronics, and Computational Modeling. These are complemented by a choice of adjacent classes offered at the University and ETH Zurich.
  • General curriculum requirements with regard to mathematical foundations, including compulsory courses in algebra, calculus, and programming. Students lacking these qualifications are required to take these courses during their first year of study.
  • An individualised curriculum of additional courses, for example on biomedical topics, providing specialised skills and knowledge that are tailored to the student’s research project.

Please inquire with the principal investigator of your study field of interest about open positions and the admission procedure.

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