Master Degree (M.Sc.)

Master Degree (M.Sc.)

Programme description 

The Biomedical Engineering study programme is organised on three levels:

  • Laurea in Ingegneria Biomedica, equivalent to the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering (B.Sc.), a three years program;
  • Laurea Magistrale (LM) in Biomedical Engineering, equivalent to the Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (M.Sc.), a two-year graduate program.
  • the Ph.D. programme, a three year program for students graduated with a M.Sc. degree.

The Laurea Magistrale in Biomedical Engineering is a second-level degree and it’s a two year programme. The student has the possibility to deepen the more advanced topics on the Biomedical Engineering. The program offers different types of courses, among these we recall the Laboratory Courses (LAB courses) and the course listed in the Medicine programme offered by the University degli Studi di Milano (MED courses).

This second-level programme foresees a Master Thesis as conclusive work. During this period the student can partecipate to research and project activities led by professors of Politecnico di Milano and/or in collaboration with companies or other Universities or research centres in Italy or in other countries.

The courses are taught in Italian or in English, please visit the full programme description and the description of each single course for further details.

Double degree in Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering (M.Sc.)

This is an internal double Master degree in Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering offered by Politecnico di Milano. Specific information are available at the following  link.

Double degree in Biomedical and Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology (M.Sc.)

This is an internal double Master degree in Biomedical and Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology offered by Politecnico di Milano. Specific information are available at the following  link.

POLIMI AMBASSADOR

Politecnico di Milano has activated high-level training courses aimed at creating new professional figures in Green Technologies, Inclusivity Design, Smart Infrastructures and Creative Thinking. At the following link you can find additional information and the calls.

The training programme is articulated within the MSc degree program, but 130 credits is the minimum number of credits needed to be qualified for the certification (10 additional credits in addition to the standard MSc requirements). As part of the educational training, students must acquire at least 30 credits in courses related to the selected profile, which have to be chosen among those proposed in the degree programme or among additional courses, as detailed in the tables illustrated in the Educational Rule (see the AMBASSADOR section). The certification will be reported in the Student’s Diploma Supplement and in any other certificate issued by Politecnico di Milano.

Students, who will not get the required extra 10 credits and/or the 30 credits in training activities functional to the selected AMBASSADOR profile, can obtain the MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering.

Track in Ingegneria clinica – Clinical engineering (limited places available)

See the admissions rule here

Laboratory Courses (LAB courses)

The program of Laurea Magistrale in Biomedical Engineering offers the possibility to attend laboratory courses. A limited number of students is admitted to these courses, for this reason there is a selection procedure. At the following link you can find the rules for the Lab Courses. The list of the available LAB courses can be found by looking at the Study Plan available at the webpage of the degree Programme.

Here below you can find the upcoming deadlines

deadlines year 24-25WhatWho
 1/9/2024To send the request for one Lab course by email to the coordinator of the procedure (Prof. D. Gastaldi)Students Incoming for one semester or for the entire academic year of MSc degree
 28/8-4/9Period for the admission procedure to lab courses for both semesters by MSForms (link available soon)Regular students enrolled in Master of Science or Double Degree program
10/9Lab course admission lists will be published on Biomedical Engineering course website All students
 16/9-20/9First week of lectures: refusal/changing requests should be sent by email both to the student office and to the coordinator of the procedure (Prof. D. Gastaldi)  All students
26/9Deadline for study plan finalizationAll regular students enrolled in MSc program

“TRANSVERSAL LAB” and “Capstone Projects” courses

The “TRANSVERSAL LAB” courses are available since the A.Y. 2021/2022 and they are courses with a limited number of places offered in two different study programme (CS).

  • Materiali e tecnologie per il 3D-Bioprinting (M.Sc. in Biomedical and Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology)
  • Statistical Learning for healthcare data (M.Sc. in Biomedical and Mathematical engineering)
  • Laboratory of radiotherapy techniques (M.Sc. in Biomedical and Nuclear engineering)
  • Applications of Optical Microscopy in Biomedicine (M.Sc. in Biomedical and Physic Engineering)
  • Model Order Reduction for in-silico biomechanics (M.Sc. in Biomedical and Mathematical engineering)
  • Transdisciplinary projects for health and social challenges (M.Sc. in Biomedical and Management engineering)

The courses offer basic knowledge on a specific topic but with a complementary point of view to those students coming from two different study programmes. The objective is to offer courses taught by professors coming from different disciplines so to deepen a specific topic with a multidisciplinary approach.

The “Capstone Projects” courses are available since the A.Y. 2021/2022 and they are two courses with a limited number of places offered at the first and at the second semester. They are laboratory courses in collaboration with companies aimed at expanding the curriculum of the Master Students in Biomedical engineering. The maximum number of students for each courses will be defined according to the number of projects available and proposed by the companies.

Students are suggested to attend the “TRANSVERSAL LAB” and “Capstone Projects” courses preferably at the second year of the Master degree. They are optional courses and they cannot be inserted in the study plan in place of a LAB course, which is instead mandatory.

The admission to “TRANSVERSAL LAB” and “Capstone Projects” courses is subordinated to a ranking and the admission rules for the A.Y. 2023/24 can be fund in the following document.

The deadline for the admission to these courses are the following ones

Deadlines A.Y. 2023/24 What
31/08 – 06/09/2023  Fill in the Microsoft Forms questionary (link, available since 31/8) by using the personal account of the Polimi web services
09/09/2023 The ranking will be published on the Biomedical Engineering course website https://www.ccsbio.polimi.it/notices/?lang=en
13-20/09/2023First week of lessons 1st semester: refusal/changing requests should be sent by email to the student secretary/course professor
22/09/2023Deadline for the completion of study plan

MED Courses

The program of Laurea Magistrale in Biomedical Engineering offers the possibility to attend courses offered by the Master in Medicine at the Università degli Studi di Milano. A limited number of students is admitted to these course, for this reason there is a selection procedure. At the following link you can find the application procedure and the application form (A.Y. 2023-2024). The list of the available MED courses can be found in the description of study plan (educational rules) at the webpage of the degree Programme. The semester and the place where the courses will be taught are indicated in the application form. In the following table you can find the next deadlines

Deadlines What
31/08 – 06/09 The student should send the form by email to the Student Secretariat (didattica-deib@polimi.it) or in person to the student office. 
4/09The student should send the form by email to the Student Secretariat or in person to the student office, if interested in the course of Malattie del sistema nervoso (first semester)
08/09Publication of the student ranking on this website in the News section.

International Mobility

Students of the Laurea Magistrale in Biomedical Engineering can submit their application for several international exchange programs offered by Politecnico di Milano, based on agreements with several partner institutions. Please visit the dedicated webpage of this website.

Further Information

Programme Structure
Educational rules for the Study Programme in Biomedical Engineering
School of Industrial and Information Engineering 
Academic calendar
Foreign language (PoliMI official site): starting from the academic year 2006/2007, Politecnico adopts English as the EU language that student must know in addition to Italian. This implies that students must demonstrate their language competencies to access the Laurea Specialistica/Master degree.
Politecnico admission information