Course Catalog

Laurea Specialistica (Master of science-level of the Bologna process) IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Academic Year 2008/09

First established in this format in the A.Y. 2004/05

First School of Engineering

Campus: TORINO


Referente del corso:

Taught in Italian


Duration and location

Duration: 2 years
Location: Torino - Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
Secretariat: Southern secretariat

Professional profile

The aim of this course is to produce engineers who can contribute both to public and private medical institutions in order to manage special technologies, or contribute to firms and research centres as senior designers or managers of research groups.
To be able to do this, the graduate must :

  • know various aspects of basic topics and have ability to use this knowledge to explain complex or inter-disciplinary engineering problems;
  • know various aspects of general engineering and in particular of biomedical engineering, in order to identify, formulate and solve complex problems;
  • apply his/her knowledge in order to plan, design and manage innovative systems, processes and services;
  • develop the basics for growth in areas such as professional ethics and economic culture.
    The master's course has two curricula: the Clinical Curriculum, which covers technological and managerial aspects necessary to plan and manage biomedical technologies; and the Biomechanical Curriculum, which gives the skills to plan and evaluate devices (prothesis, orthesis, artificial organs, etc.) and medical systems.
    At the end of the course, the students will be evaluated for their planning skills, followed by a written report testing their ability to work autonomously and to communicate effectively.

    Job opportunities

    A successful graduate typically gets employed in planning, inventing, producing and managing biomedical technology. Biomechanical graduates have skills to work both in planning and evaluation of instruments, and in application of natural and artificial materials; they can also operate in the field of man-machine and man-environment interaction, basic topics of the ergonomics. Graduates of Clinical Cirruculum have skills to work as managers in public or private clinical structures, within which they are able to organize purchase and management of electromedical, radiological, computer and other devices used for analysis.
    Graduates can be employed in biomedical and pharmaceutical industries that furnish medical devices; public and private clinical structures; companies that work in biomedical services, laboratories etc. Since they are specialized, they can also be employed in their respective specific professional fields.

    Final exam

    1. To be admitted to the final exam the student must have successfully passed all the exams of the program of study.
    2. The final exam for the bachelor's degree (Laurea di I livello) consists of a public discussion of a dissertation or of a written thesis. The final exam for the master's degree (Laurea specialistica) consists of a public discussion of a dissertation worked out by the student, under the guidance of a professor. The final assessment of the student is a combination of the average score obtained through all courses attended during his academic curriculum and the score of the final exam.
    3. Educational structures decide how the Examining Board, that will give the master's degree (Laurea specialistica), is made up.
    4. The Examining Board for the bachelor(Laurea di I livello) is made up of 5 to 7 members, including the President; the Examining Board for the master (Laurea specialistica)is made up of 7 to 11 members, including the President. In both cases most of the members are professors or permanent researchers. The Examining Board can give up to 110 points; honors can be given if the mark is 110 and if all members agree. With the master's degree it is possible to obtain the Dignità di stampa in case the final mark is 110 with honors and all the members agree.

    Requisites for admission to the Master of Science (Laurea specialistica)

    Bachelor (Laurea di I livello) that gives access to this Master of Science (Laurea specialistica):Biomedical Engineering in Torino.