Academic Year 2014/15





School of Industrial and Information Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Biomedical Engineering
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)


Milano Campus

1. General Information

School School of Industrial and Information Engineering
Code Reference Law471
NameBiomedical Engineering
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeLM-21 - Biomedical engineering
Degree level Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)
First year of activation 2009/2010
Official length of the programme 2
Years of the programme already activated 1
Official language(s) () Italian/English
Campus Milano
Dean of the School Giovanni Gustavo Lozza
Coordinator of the Study programme Maria Laura Costantino
Website of the School http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
http://www.biomed.polimi.it
() The degree course offers some tracks in Italian and others in English.


Central Student Office - Milano Leonardo
Address VIA C. GOLGI, 42 (MI)

2. General presentation of the study programme

Development of Life Sciences and the contribution of Bioengineering

Many of the most significant areas of scientific and technological development in the new century concern medical and biological sciences, attention to health, nutritional and environmental problems and rapid advances in the areas of gene therapy and biotechnologies. These topics require quality and innovation in teaching, research and support to company development.

The contribution of Biomedical Engineering (Bioengineering) to scientific and technological progress in this area is ever more significant. The study of the living systems, the interaction with the environment, drug development, tissues, prostheses and artificial organ engineering, biomedical equipment and instrumentation, biomedical signals and images and ICT applications constitutes an essential contribution to this progress and stimulates important investment and employment opportunities.

 

Preparing the Biomedical Engineer

Biomedical Engineering uses engineering methodologies and technologies to describe, understand and solve problems of medical-biological interest via a close interdisciplinary cooperation amongst engineers, biophysicists, medical doctors and biologists.

 Biomedical engineers are leading players in the introduction of new technologies and development of innovative methods and products by creating:

- increased knowledge of the operation of biological systems both in the normal and pathologic conditions;

- development of new devices, equipment, procedures and systems for prevention, diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation;

- conception and development of new prostheses, artificial organs, life support systems, aids and prostheses for the disabled;

- identification of structures and services for the management of health systems, mostly from the technological and organisational point of view;

- definition of most correct and safe usage of methodologies and technologies in the health system;

- cost reduction via the optimal usage of resources according to real needs;

- study and research of advanced and innovative materials, of cellular behaviour for reconstruction and remodelling of biological organs and tissue;

- exploration of new, advanced technological developments in bio-and nano-technologies.

 

Development of the teaching programme in the Biomedical Engineering field at Politecnico di Milano

Politecnico di Milano has provided teaching (single courses) in Biomedical Engineering since the end of the 60’s. In the late 70’s, this experience has generated two Bioengineering Tracks framed both in the Electronic and Mechanical Engineering programmes. In 1996, these tracks merged to form the first five-year Master of Science (MS) Programme in Biomedical Engineering in Italy.  Since from 1983 a PhD programme in Bioengineering is available. 

The current Biomedical Engineering Programme was initiated in the academic year 2000-01 pursuant to the Ministerial Decree 509/99. It was later modified according to the Ministerial Decree 270/04, and is divided into three subsequent levels:

  • 3-year Bachelor of Science;
  • 2-year Master of Science;
  • 3-year Ph.D.

 

Teaching Regulations of the Programme

The teaching load is expressed in credits (SECTOR/ECT). A SECTOR/ECT is equivalent to 25 hours of average effort by the student (e.g. approx. 8 hours of room lectures with corresponding individual study and exam preparation) and corresponds to one ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credit. In a year approx. 1500 hours of effort equal to 60 ECTS are foreseen.

Teaching Regulations of the  Programme in Biomedical Engineering are designed to comply with a number of general aims:

1st Level (BS)

  • to design a harmonic Bachelor Programme in basic engineering and biomedical engineering;
  • to satisfy the requirements of the Information Engineering Class (class L8) and the Industrial Engineering Class (class L9) degrees, to allow the choice of the degrees to qualify in at the beginning of the third year;
  • to provide adequate space for guidance towards the employment world via an external Traineeship or a Final Project in the third year.

 2nd Level (MS)

  • to allow the choice amongst 4 “guided” course related to the fundamental disciplines of biomedical engineering, but also to permit individual  choices of the student (see the MD270 Master of Science teaching regulations);
  • to focus the completion of a methodological training with laboratory activity in the chosen track areas;
  • to allow a significant and autonomous development of a thesis work, under the guidance of a supervisor.

 The best students enrolled in the MS programmes, can also apply to the Alta Scuola Politecnica, an advanced educational programme co-organised by Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino. For further information, see www.altascuolapolitecnica.it 

 

The PhD in Bioengineering, lasting three years (180 credits including study periods abroad and internships at public and private bodies), is aimed at acquiring the necessary skills to carry out highly qualified research activity in industrial and service companies, public and private bodies and Universities. The Ph.D. course offers specifically designed introductory courses, basic and specialised research training and the opportunity to go into depth on advanced scientific problems in the sectors of Biomedical Engineering either at Politecnico di Milano or at national and international Universities and Bodies.


3. Learning objectives

Graduates in Master of Science Programmes of this class must:

 

  • have in-depth knowledge of theoretical-scientific aspects of mathematics and other basic sciences and be able to use such knowledge to interpret and describe complex engineering problems or those which require an interdisciplinary approach;
  • have in-depth knowledge of theoretical-scientific aspects of engineering, both in general and in depth concerning those of biomedical engineering in which they are able to identify, formulate and resolve, also in an innovative fashion, complex problems or those which require an interdisciplinary approach;
  • be able to conceive, track, design and manage complex and/or innovative systems, processes and services;
  • be able to design and manage highly complex experiments;
  • have contextual knowledge and cross-sectional ability;
  • have knowledge in the field of company organisation (business culture) and of professional ethics;
  • be able to fluently use in written and oral form at least one language of the European Union other than Italian, also with reference to disciplinary vocabularies.

 

The objective of the programme is to create in the student a solid background in engineering methodologies and technologies applied to medical and biological problems, with particular reference to the ability to analytically describe, simulate and analyse systems and signals of medical-biological interest, fundamental for the study of biomaterials, devices and instrumentation  for diagnosis, therapy, substitution of organs and rehabilitation and to knowledge of the organisation of patient management and support structures, of the IT systems used therein and of the corresponding ethical criteria. The graduate then find employment opportunities in industries in the biomedical and pharmaceutical industries, manufacturers and suppliers of systems, equipment and material for diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation, public and private hospitals, equipment, medical track and remote medicine management service companies, specialised laboratories and in the professions.

The professional figure arising from an in-depth study of instrumentation (systems for measurement of bioelectrical energy and morphological and functional bio-images, therapeutic systems, etc) finds a place in the clinical-hospital sphere for management of devices and technological equipment in general. A professional figure in industry in technical or technical-commercial positions requires, on the other hand, in-depth knowledge of biomedical  instrumentation and devices from the design point of view. Skills for determining and evaluating the optimal aid or prosthesis (orthopaedic, cardiac, etc.) are acquired by studying in more detail rehabilitation techniques and methodologies.

 

Specific educational objectives of the Master of Science are:

 

  • to allow the choice amongst a number of well-characterised tracks concerning the fundamental disciplines but such as to permit various degrees and types of track, according to the choice of the student;
  • to facilitate completion of a methodological preparation with laboratory activity in the chosen specialised areas;
  • to encourage the possibility to make broad and numerous autonomous decisions according to one's own  educational
  • programme in coherence with the chosen track;
  • to request the autonomous preparation, guided by a supervisor, of a substantial thesis work with characteristics of originality and which is coherent with the educational track chosen  by the student (see Par.7.4 - Graduation Exam).

4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications


The Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering lasts two years for a total of 120 CFU credits.

It foresees a total of four Tracks, indicated below:

 

  • Clinical Engineering
  • Electronic Technologies
  • Biomechanics and Biomaterials
  • Engineering for Cells, Tissues and Biotechnologies

 

 

Clinical Engineering

 

  • Biomedical Engineer involved in clinical applications (diagnostic, therapeutic, riabilitative and preventive aspects), for the knowledge improvement of biological systems and their modelling, even for R & D, with important fallouts in clinical-medical environment
  • Works in companies producing and/or distributing medical devices, instrumentation and technologies for health and wellness, in health structures,  hospitals, in external service companies, as well as in the free profession
  • He is involved, at various levels, in the management of the medical technologies in health and medical environment
  • He studies the regulations & standards, technologies, instrumentation, the management methods, implants and infrastructures as well as informatics systems of health and hospital institutions. The items reported in this and in the previous paragraph refer in particular to the professional figure of Clinical Engineer). Students interested to attend a study programme addressed towards that figure, some pathways are available which include a Master mandatory stage (Tirocinio di Laurea Magistrale), besides more specific teaching courses inside Politecnico. Such students are invited to contact the Stage Committee of the CCS 

 

 

 

Electronic Technologies

 

  • Biomedical Engineer involved in R&D, design, assistance, customisation and maintenance of electro-medical equipment and biomedical, hospital, and home-automation  instrumentation
  • Studies electronic and information methods concerning sensors, biosensors, micro-technologies, measurement chains, interfacing with biological systems and modelling of the same
  • Apply this knowledge to the health, industrial, ergonomic and safety sectors
  • Works in instrumentation manufacturers or suppliers, in health institutions and in various industrial and commercial environments

 

 

 

 Biomechanics and Biomaterials

 

  • Biomedical Engineer involved in R&D, design, assistance, customisation and maintenance of bio-mechanical equipment, life support systems, prostheses and aids
  • Studies mechanical, thermo-fluid dynamics and materials science methods concerning bio-compatibility and effectiveness of devices, interfacing with biological systems and modelling of the same
  • Apply this knowledge to the health, industrial, ergonomic and safety sectors
  • Works in manufacturers and/or suppliers of devices and prostheses, in health institutions and in various industrial and commercial environments

 

 

Engineering for Cells, Tissues and Biotechnologies

 

  • Biomedical Engineer applying engineering methods in the biological and biotechnological field
  • Studies micro-nano-technologies, molecular biomechanics, micro-fluid dynamics, methods of analysis of data for genomic, proteomic, molecular biology, cellular systems, biotechnologies and bio-artificial tissue applications
  • Applies this knowledge in health, biological, pharmaceutical and industrial fields
  • Works in manufacturers and/or suppliers of instrumentation for biotechnologies and engineered biological products, in pharmaceutical companies, in cellular and tissue engineering laboratories, in companies operating in bio-artificial and bio-mimetic spheres

4.2 Further Studies

The qualification grants access to "Dottorato di Ricerca" (Research Doctorate), "Corso di Specializzazione di secondo livello" (2nd level Master Degree Course) and "Master Universitario di secondo livello" (2nd level University Master)

For exceptionally qualified students applying for the Master of Science, there is a chance to be accepted onto the Alta Scuola Politecnica advanced teaching programme organised by the Politecnico of Milan and Turin. For further information: www.altascuolapolitecnica.it.
The qualification of Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering gives access to the third level of university education, that is the PhD.


The most 'natural' progression is the PhD in Biomedical Engineering. At Politecnico di Milano, the PhD in Bioengineering refers to two Departments: the Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering and the  Department of Electronics, Informatics and Bioengineering. For further information see: www.polimi.it/dottorato


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

The Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (Law 270/04) belongs to LM/21 Class (Biomedical Engineering) which enables the participation to the State examination for the professional qualification in Section A of the Engineers Register in the Industrial Engineering and in the Information Engineering areas.
For the Master of Science there are no legal constraints on the minimum number of credits per area, because the first degree level is totally separate from the second level.

5.2 Careers options and profiles

Typical professional environments are those of technology innovation and development, of advanced design, of tracking and programming, of complex systems management, both as a self-employed professional and in industrial and commercial companies, in public and private health services and in public administration. Master of Science graduates will be able to interact with health professionals in diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitation applications and to work in industries in the biomedical and pharmaceutical sectors manufacturing and supplying equipment and materials for diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation in public and private hospitals, service companies for remote medicine and management of medical devices and equipment, in specialised clinical laboratories,.

Employment opportunities foreseen for graduates (ref. ATECO 2007, ISTAT):

companies and industries designing, manufacturing and selling biomaterials, medical devices, equipment and systems (26.6 Manufacture of instruments for radiation, electromedical and electrotherapeutical devices, 32.5 Manufacture of medical and dental instruments and supplies); management of devices, equipment, systems and track in hospitals and in the pharmaceutical sphere (technical/management roles for activity group  86 Health Care, 21 Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and preparations); management of technical and IT services in health and hospital institutions (84.12.1 Regulation of activities of health organisms); evaluation of the biological impact of industrial products and ergonomics of production activities  (71.2 Tests and technical analyses); industrial, hospital, university and other research laboratories (72.1 Experimental research and development in the natural science and engineering field).

 

By way of example, the Programme prepares the student for the careers:

  • product management engineer in the biomedical sector
  • production engineer in the biomedical sector, with possible coordination role
  • engineer in the area of biomedical product design
  • clinical engineer, following professional training, with possible coordination role
  • engineer and/or manager of health information systems
  • engineer and/or coordinator of quality, safety and organisation services in the health sector
  • engineer and/or coordinator of instrumentation in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sphere
  • engineer in various areas of Industrial and Information sectors

 

Telephone surveys repeated in recent years and aimed at Master of Science graduates with at least 3 years experience indicate a constant level of satisfaction exceeding 90%. Master of Science graduates finding employment in the biomedical field account for 80% in the following sectors: clinical engineering, hospital services, electromedical devices, pharmaceutical industry, research institutes, universities.

The Politecnico di Milano Career Service coordinates internships for students and graduates. Opportunities for each Programme can be seen at http://www.polimi.it/stage.

The Poliplacement - Polilink service (http://www.polilink.polimi.it) notifies employment opportunities and organises company presentations for B.Sc. and M.Sc. undergraduates and graduates.


Surveys of University Assessment Commission
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4185

6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

Laurea (First degree), or foreign comparable degree

At the Politecnico di Milano, admission onto Master of Science Programmes is possible in both the first and second terms.

In order to be admitted, it is necessary to request a university career evaluation of Bachelor Programmes followed by means of a specific computerised procedure available online at: www.webpoliself.polimi.it. The evaluation is required as it is not sufficient for a student to have completed a Bachelor degree to be admitted onto the Master of Science.

The career evaluation application must be submitted within the established time limits even by those who are automatically admitted on the basis of criteria explained in Paragraph 6.1.1.2.
Positive evaluation of the application is only valid for the term in which it was made.

For deadlines and application forms please see the relevant service on the Politecnico website.

For specific requests concerning admission to the Master of Science Programme in Biomedical Engineering at the Milan campus, refer to: ammissioniLM.bio@polimi.it


6.1.1 Admission request contextual to the achievement of Laurea or already achieved Laurea


The requisites required to be admitted to the career evaluation are:

  • students of 1^ level Course at Politecnico, Milano, who are registered to the Final Degree Exam;
  • for the students of Courses of 1^ level from other Universities, it is necessary to foresee the Laurea achievement before the enrolment to the Laurea Magistrale,
  • or, for everybody, to be already in possess of a 1^ level Degree

 

The requisites of the academic career considered by the admission Commission are:

  1. A Laurea degree grade not inferior to the threshold of automatic exclusion (see paragraph 6.1.1.2)
  2. To be in possess of a certification attesting the knowledge of English language (see paragraph 7.4)
  3. To be in possess of training requisites which do not require curricular integration.

 

If the prerequisite 1) is not satisfied, the candidate cannot be admitted – unless an evidenced documentation stresses real elements of exceptionality – to the Laurea Magistrale. If the candidate does not respect the prerequisites 2) and/or 3), he/she could be admitted to the Laurea Magistrale – and hence he/she is be able to enrol regularly to it – after having fulfilled them, demonstrating also the knowledge of English language and/or satisfying the curricular integrations which the Committee has singled out and communicated to the candidate.


6.1.1.2 Threshold of automatic exclusion and of automatic admission


Students who have obtained the Laurea degree with a final grade inferior to the threshold of automatic exclusion are not admitted to the Laurea Magistrale.

The threshold of automatic admission guarantees the admission irrespective of the evaluation of the results achieved in the preceding career and of the time required, being understood that it is necessary to comply with the curricular prerequisites.


Threshold of automatic exclusion/admission for students who enrolled themselves at the 1st year of the Bachelor Degree Programme in the academic year 2012-2013 or after

Category

Threshold of automatic exclusion

Threshold of automatic admission

Other 1^ level Degree of Politecnico, Milano

Degree grade < 85/110

Degree grade ≥  85/110

1^ level Degree in Biomedical Engineering at Politecnico or other University

Degree grade < 85/110

Degree grade ≥   85/110

Categories different from the previous ones

Degree grade < 90/110

Degree grade ≥ 105/110

Graduates with working experience of at least 2 years in areas akin to Biomedical Engineering

The admission will take into account also the documented working experience

 

 

 

Threshold of automatic exclusion/admission for students who enrolled themselves at the 1st year of the Bachelor Degree Programme in the academic year 2011-2012 or before

Category

Threshold of automatic exclusion

Threshold of automatic admission

Other 1^ level Degree of Politecnico, Milano

Degree grade < 85/110

Degree grade ≥ 100/110

1^ level Degree in Biomedical Engineering at Politecnico or other University

Degree grade < 80/110

Degree grade ≥   95/110

Categories different from the previous ones

Degree grade < 90/110

Degree grade ≥ 105/110

Graduates with working experience of at least 2 years in areas akin to Biomedical Engineering

The admission will take into account also the documented working experience

 


6.1.1.3 Knowledge of the English language


For the acknowledged certifications and the respective thresholds, reference has to be made to paragraph 7.4.


6.1.1.4 Absence of curricular integration


The candidate can be admitted to the Laurea Magistrale in Biomedical Engineering when the curriculum of the 1^ level Degree (Laurea) is “coherent” with the training project  of Laurea Magistrale; at this purpose, the possess of necessary curricular  requisites is evaluated and a possible request of integration of the curriculum can be required.

For the evaluation of the possess of curricular requisites and a possible assignment of curricular integration, please, make reference to paragraph 6.2.


6.1.2 Request of "anticipated" admission (before the achievement of 1^ level Degree)


The required requisites to be admitted “in advance” to the evaluation of the career are:

  • To have got at least 150 CFU of the 180 required to the achievement of the 1^ level Degree, not including possible surplus exams; CFU have to be registered in not more than three consecutive academic years;
  • To have an approved Study Plan complete with all necessary CFU’s for the completion of the 1^ level Course, with possible self-certification from students who are coming from  other Universities. This is an important factor to allow an overall evaluation of the 1^ level Path: obviously, if changes will be made to the study Plan which are successive to the evaluation, these ones could invalidate the evaluation  itself and it will be necessary to ask for another one.

 

The admission request of a candidate in possess of the above mentioned requisites will be evaluated in respect:

  • To the mean of the grades obtained in the 1^ level Degree;
  • To the certified knowledge of the English language;
  • To the absence of curricular integrations to be achieved.

6.1.2.2 Knowledge of the English language


For the acknowledged certifications and the relevant thresholds, see paragraph 7.4.

6.1.2.3 Absence of curricular integration


The candidate can be admitted to the Laurea Magistrale in Biomedical Engineering when the curriculum of the 1^ level Degree (Laurea) is “coherent” with the training project  of Laurea Magistrale; at this purpose, the possess of necessary curricular  requisites is evaluated and a possible request of integration of the curriculum can be required.

For the evaluation of the possess of curricular requisites and a possible assignment of curricular integration, please, make reference to paragraph 6.2.


6.1.3 Evaluation outcome in the anticipated admission


The evaluation in the anticipated admission can:

  1. Have positive outcome, that is the student is admitted to the Laurea Magistrale
  2. Have negative outcome, that is the student is not admitted to the Laurea Magistrale
  3. Have an outcome which is delayed until the closure of the second nearest window to the beginning of lessons because not in possess of the mean grade requisite and/or English language knowledge and/or in presence of curricular integrations not yet achieved.

6.1.4 Guaranteed admission at third year enrollment


On the other hand, the admission is guaranteed – already from the moment of the enrollment to the third year of study (regardless of the Laurea final grade and provided that the other two requisites relative to the English language and to the four years of career for the Laurea achievement are fulfilled) – to the biomedical engineering students of Politecnico, Milano, who have got at least 110 CFU’s at the enrollment date to the third year, with a mean (credit-weighted) not inferior to 25/30. A requisite for the successive admission is that the course of Numeric Calculus (5 CFU) is passed, even as a surplus exam if the student has been admitted to a Training Course (Tirocinio) of 3^ year. It is to be specified that even in presence of such conditions it is mandatory to ask the career evaluation of the 1^ level Course.

6.2 Requested knowledge

To be admitted to the Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering the candidate must possess precise track requisites, that is knowledge coherent with the educational programme of the above Degree. These requisites are defined having in mind the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering comprising Numerical Methods (5 CFU credits) in the 3rd year.

Considering the extent and variety of the origin of graduates applying for admission onto the Master of Science, admission conditions can be identified in advance solely for the majority of cases, particularly graduates from the three-year engineering Programmes. For the other applicants, an ad hoc examination on the track to be taken is necessary, aimed at guaranteeing that only candidates with requisites that are “coherent” with the Degree programme are admitted, acquired via definition of a track supplements and constraints track.

 

In particular:

  • for engineering graduates from Italian Universities, the study history of the candidate will be evaluated "in coherence" with the educational programme of the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering, if in this Programme or in any case prior to application for enrolment, at least 45 basic CFU credits and 80 characterising CFU credits in the areas foreseen in one of the Bachelor of Science L-8 Classes "Information Engineering" or "Industrial Engineering" have been acquired. The list of Scientific Disciplinary Sectors (SSD) belonging to “basic” or “characterising” areas can be found on the website: http://www.cun.it/media/77611/lauree_triennali.pdf.
  • for engineering graduates from foreign Universities and for non-engineering graduates, academic requisites and “coherence” with the Degree programme will be checked by examining the candidates’ previous study history. The possible equivalents amongst modules taken with successful results and those of the SSD of Engineering will be established upon a final decision made by the Assessment Committee, on the basis of an in-depth assessment of the official module programmes.

 

Any track integrations that the Committee indicates to candidates during the admission application assessment must have been awarded before proceeding with the enrolment application onto the Master of Science. The methods are explained in Paragraph 6.2.2.


6.2.1 Conditions for admission to the Master of Science


Based on the above criteria, below are the conditions for admission to the Master of Science according to the various origins, in addition to Admission requisites according to par. 6.1 above.


6.2.1.1 MD270 Bachelor of Science graduates in Biomedical Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano


Track supplements are not required, as long as amongst the courses chosen in the 3rd year Numerical Methods (5 CFU credits) is included, possibly as an additional course when admitted to an. Should Numerical Methods (5 CFU credits) not have been acquired, a prerequisite for admission will be prior acquisition of the same as an individual Programme. There are no track limitations.


6.2.1.2 Other Bachelor of Science graduates: Biomedical Engineering from another university, Other Engineering, Other Disciplines


The Master of Science admission board will evaluate prerequisites wit the following procedures, taking account of any equivalences with requested disciplines in order to recognise the same.

  • A) Prerequisites concerning   engineering disciplines specific to a track

    In order to ensure the possibility to successfully attend specific tracks, presence of courses in the SSD in the table below  or equivalent in terms of the minimum number of indicated of CFU credits will be verified; should these requisites not be satisfied, acquisition of a greater or equal number compared to the minimum indicated by attending individual courses at the Politecnico di Milano is required. In the table, as a mere suggestion, are the courses offered in the Degree Programme in Biomedical Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano which satisfy the criteria of number of CFU credits and equivalences required.

    A.1) Clinical Engineering

    SSD

    Name

    cfu

    min

    cod

    Suggested teaching course

    cfu

    ING-INF/04

    Automatic Control

    5

    085849

    Fundamentals of Automatic Control

    7

    ING-IND/31

    or

    ING-IND/13

    Circuit Theory

     

     

    Mechanics

    5

     

     

    5

    085850

     

     

    083117

    Basic Circuit Theory

     

     

    Mechanics and design

    8

     

     

    5

    ING-INF/05

    Computer Science

    5

    085853

    Computer Science and Elements of Medical Informatics (c.i.)

    10

    ING-IND/35

    Managemental Engineeing

    5

    060076

    Business Economy and Organisation

    5

    MAT/06

     

     

    or

     

    MAT/08

    Probability Theory and Statistics

     

     


    Mathematical Analysis

    5

    060042

     

     

     

     

    083049

    Probability Theory and Statistics A (i.e. Fundamentals of Statistics and Biomedical Signals c.i. - part I, cod. 085856)

     

     

    Introduction to Numerical Methods

    5

     

     

     

     

    5



    A.2) Electronic Technologies

    SSD

    Name

    cfu

    min

    cod

    Suggested course

    cfu

    ING-INF/04

    Automatic Control

    5

    085849

    Fundamentals of Automatic Control (for Biomed. Engin.)

    7

    ING-IND/31

    Electric Circuits

    5

    085850

    Principles of Electric Circuits and Applications

    8

    ING-INF/05

    Computer Sciences

    5

    085853

    Computer Sciences and Elements of Medical Informatics c.i.

    10

    ING-INF/01

    Electronics

    5

    083533

    Electronics

    10

    ING-IND/35

    Managemental Engineering

    5

    060076

    Economics and Business Administration C

    5

    MAT/06

     

     

    or

     

    MAT/08

    Probability Theory and Statistics

     

     

     

    Numerical Methods

    5

    060042

     

     

     

     

    083049

    Probability Theory and Statistics

    A (u.c. Fundamentals of Statistics and Biomedical Signals c.i. - part I, cod. 085856)

     

    Introduction to Numerical Methods

    5

     

     

     

     

    5



    A.3) Biomechanics and Biomaterials

    SSD

    name

    cfu

    min

    cod

    Suggested teaching Course

    cfu

    ICAR/08

    Mechanics of Elastic Structurers

    5

    083118

    Continuum Mechanics and Elastic Structures (for Biomed. Engin.)

     

    8

    ING-IND/31

    oppure

    ING-IND/13

    Electrical Engineering

     

     

    Mechanics

    5

     

     

    5

    085850

     

     

    083117

    Principles of Electrical Circuits and Applications

     

     

    Mechanics and Design

    8

     

     

    5

    ING-IND/35

    Managemental Engineering

    5

    060076

    Business Economics and Organisation C

    5

    MAT/06

     

     

    oppure

     

    MAT/08

    Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics

     

     

     

    Numerical Methods

    5

    060042

     

     

     

     

    083049

    Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics

    A (u.c. Fundamentals of Statistics and Biomedical Signals c.i. - part I, cod. 085856)

    Introduction to Numerical Methods

    5

     

     

     

     

    5



    A.4) Engineering for Cells, Tissues and Biotechnologies

    SSD

    Name

    cfu

    min

    cod

    Suggested teaching Course

    cfu

    ICAR/08

     

    or

     

    ING-INF/04

    Mechanics of Elastic Structures

     

     

    Automatic Controls

    5

     

     

     

    5

    083118

     

     

     

    085849

    Continuum Mechanics and Elastic Structures (for Biomed. Engin.)

     

     

    Fundamentals of Automatic Control (for Biomed. Engin.)

    8

     

     

    7

    ING-IND/31

     

    or

     

    ING-IND/13

    Electrical Engineering

     

     

    Mechanics

    5

     

     

     

     

    5

    085850

     

     

     

     

    083117

    Principles of Electric Circuits and Applications

     

     

     

    Mechanics and Design

    8

     

     

     

     

    7

    ING-INF/05

    Computer Sciences

    5

    085853

    Computer Sciences and Elements of Medical Informatics c.i.

    10

    ING-IND/35

    Managemental Engineering

    5

    060076

    Business Economics and Organisation C

    5

    MAT/06

     

     

    or

     

     

    MAT/08

    Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics

     

     

     

     

    Numerical Methods

    5

    060042

     

     

     

     

     

    083049

    Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics

    A (u.c. Fundamentals of Statistics and Biomedical Signals c.i. - part I, cod. 085856)

     

    Introduction to Numerical Methods

    5

     

     

     

     

     

    5



  • B) Prerequisites concerning basic and general engineering disciplines

    In order to satisfy the constraints suggested by the Council of Engineering Deans (CoPI) the board will verify that, having added any supplements required in point  (A) above, at least 45 basic CFU and 80 characterising CFU in the areas foreseen by Bachelor of Science  Classes L-8 "Information Engineering" or L-9 " Industrial Engineering" have been acquired. If not, it will proceed with indicating further prerequisites to be covered by attending individual courses assigned amongst those offered in the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering at the Politecnico.

  • C) Obligations concerning BIO/xx  SSD and Fundamentals of Bioengineering specific to tracks

    In order to ensure the possibility to successfully develop the track in one of the specific tracks of the Degree Programme, the presence of courses in the SSD in the table below or of equivalents in terms of number of minimum CFU indicated will be verified; should these requisites not be satisfied, acquisition of a greater or equal number compared to the minimum indicated by compulsory insertion of courses indicated in the study track of the Master of Science Programme is required.

    The admission candidate may also acquire the CFU credits corresponding to these disciplines by attending individual courses. This solution is recommended when the constraints according to point B above need to be satisfied, concerning basic and characterising disciplines.

    C.1) Clinical Engineering

    SSD

    Name (inside Biomed. Engin.)

    cfu

    min

    cod

    Teaching Course of LM

    cfu

    BIO/xx

    SSD of Biology, Physiology and AFFINI

    5

    060001

    Biology and Physiology

    10

    ING-INF/06

    Electronic and Informatics Bioengineering (biomedical signals or medical informatics)

    5

    083107

     

     

     

     

    083097

    Fundamentals of Biomedical Signals (in connection with Fund. of Statistics and Biomedical Signals c.i. - part II – cod. 085856)

     

    Fundamentals of Medical Informatics (in connection with Informatics and Elements of Medical Informatics c.i - part II, cod 085853)

    5

     

     

     

    3

    ING-INF/06

    Electronic and Informatics Bioengineering (medical instrumentation)

    5

    086031

    Bioelettromagnetism and Biomedical Instrumentation C.I.

    10



    or


    SSD

    Name (inside Biomed. Engin.)

    cfu

    min

    cod

    Teaching Course of LM

    cfu

    BIO/xx

    SSD of Biology, Physiology and AFFINI

    5

    060001

    Biology and Physiology

    10

    ING-IND/34

    Industrial Bioengineering (bio-materials)

    5

    086028

    Chemical Bioengineering

    10

    ING-IND/34

    Industrial Bioengineering (biomechanics)

    5

    085858

    Biomechanics

    12



    C.2) Electronic Technologies

    SSD

    Name (inside Biomed. Engin.)

    cfu

    min

    cod

    Teaching Course of LM

    cfu

    BIO/xx

    SSD of Biology, Physiology and AFFINI

    5

    060001

    Biology and Physiology

    10

    ING-INF/06

    Electronic and Informatics Bioengineering (biomedical signals or medical informatics)

    5

    083107

     

     

     

     

    083097

    Fundamentals of Biomedical Signals (in connection with Fund. of Statistics and Biomedical Signals c.i. - part II – cod. 085856)

     

    Fundamentals of Medical Informatics (in connection with Informatics and Elements of Medical Informatics c.i - part II, cod 085853)

    5

     

     

     

    3

    ING-INF/06

    Electronic and Informatics Bioengineering (medical instrumentation)

    5

    086031

    Bioelettromagnetism and Biomedical Instrumentation C.I.

    10



    C.3) Biomechanics and Biomaterials

    SSD

    Name (inside Biomed. Engin.)

    cfu

    min

    cod

    Teaching Course of LM

    cfu

    BIO/xx

    SSD of Biology, Physiology and AFFINI

    5

    060001

    Biology and Physiology

    10

    ING-IND/34

    Industrial Bioengineering (biomaterials)

    5

    086028

    Chemical Bioengineering

    10

    ING-IND/34

    Industrial Bioengineering (biomaterials)

    5

    085858

    Biomechanics

    12



    C.4)  Engineering for Cells, Tissues, Biotechnology

    SSD

    Name (inside Biomed. Engin.)

    cfu

    min

    cod

    Teaching Course of LM

    cfu

    BIO/xx

    SSD of Biology, Physiology and AFFINI

    5

    060001

    Biology and Physiology

    10

    ING-INF/06

    Electronic and Informatics Bioengineering (biomedical signals or medical informatics)

    5

    083107

     

     

     

     

    083097

    Fundamentals of Biomedical Signals (in connection with Fund. of Statistics and Biomedical Signals c.i. - part II – cod. 085856)

     

    Fundamentals of Medical Informatics (in connection with Informatics and Elements of Medical Informatics c.i - part II, cod 085853)

    5

     

     

     

    3

    ING-INF/06

    Electronic and Informatics Bioengineering (medical instrumentation)

    5

    086031

    Bioelectromagnetism e Biomedical Instrumentation C.I.

    10



    Or


    SSD

    Name (inside Biomed. Engin.)

    cfu

    min

    cod

    Teaching Course of LM

    cfu

    BIO/xx

    SSD of Biology, Physiology and AFFINI

    5

    060001

    Biology and Physiology

    10

    ING-IND/34

    Industrial Bioengineering (biomaterials)

    5

    086028

    Chemical Bioengineering

    10

    ING-IND/34

    Biology and Physiology (biomechanics)

    5

    085858

    Biomechanics

    12

 


6.2.2 Method for track supplements


Candidates lacking the track requisites needed for admission onto the M.Sc. (see Paragraph 6.2) can complete their education with track supplements, up to a maximum of 50 CFU credits, by taking individual modules. Administrative steps and related deadlines can be requested from the university’s Student Secretary.

Candidates in the above situation may supplement their programme by adding, up to a maximum of 30 CFU credits, anticipation of courses in the Master of Science programme.

Lack of recovery of required track supplements within 15 months from the date on which the appropriate Commission decided and communicated the same to the candidate will cause the loss of the right to admission, subject to postponement allowed by the Commission at its discretion for serious reasons. Such postponement will be for a further 15 months and in no event can be repeated.

Vice-versa, recovery of deficits within this time means candidates can proceed with their enrolment application, to allow the Committee to verify candidates have all requisites required for admission onto the Master of Science. 


6.2.3 Aspects not otherwise specified


For any aspect not otherwise specified in this Regulation concerning admission criteria, candidates should send an e-mail to the Evaluation Commission  (ammissioniLM.bio@polimi.it) which has exclusive jurisdiction on these issues.   


The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
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6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

At the Politecnico di Milano, admission onto Master of Science is possible in both the first and second terms.

The career evaluation application must be submitted within the established time limits even from those who are automatically admitted on the basis of criteria explained in Paragraph 6.1.

Positive evaluation of the application is only valid for the term in which it was made.

For deadlines and application forms please see the relevant service on the Politecnico website


How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
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6.4 Tutoring and students support

The  “Tutoring" service has the objective of assisting students during their studies, especially in the first three years. This activity involves the reference student tutor and professor tutor. Student tutors provide information to students concerning practical organisation of studies and support structures offered by the Politecnico. Furthermore, they help students which need to fill basic gaps (for example, students with compulsory supplementary education). Student tutor activity is carried out by meetings during his appointment period or via e-mail. The service is organised as part of the Programme to which students should refer for all necessary information in finding tutors and the services provided.

Moreover, the tutoring service provides professors, on request, with student tutors to support students in laboratory activities, to provide additional support to foreign students or to organise teaching material provided by professors.

Amongst the initiatives provided by the School in enhancing individual student productivity are courses in Unix and Matlab.


Polinternational
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7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

As specified in the didactic regulations, 120 credits are required to obtain the degree. For more information about the specific disciplines of LM/21 class visit http://www.cun.it/media/77608/lauree_magistrali.pdf.


Structure of the Teaching Regulations

 

  • The Teaching Regulations propose well-structured tracks in basic and characterising disciplines in order to allow composition of suggested study tracks which satisfy the necessary requirements and at the same time allow freedom of choice concerning specialist studies in various sectors. The following groups are thus identified in the corresponding tables:
  • (AFF) similar or supplementary - courses with 12 CFU credits in the 1st year aimed at consolidating general preparation specifically for each track in the areas of mathematics, applied mathematics, molecular biology and biotechnologies;
  • BASE) basic bioengineering - 30 CFU credits in the 1st year; for each track courses of this type, in preparation for more advanced training in the 2nd year, are indicated; amongst the possible choices is a highly recommended course (the only one in the first semester) characterising the track;
  • (MOD) bioengineering of physiological systems and other 5 CFU modules in the fields of bio-fluid dynamics, biomechanics and clinical applications - 10 CFU credits in the 1st year - provide a bioengineering approach to the main physiological systems and a foundation for more advanced studies;
  • (LAB) bioengineering laboratories - 1 5 CFU credit courses in the 2nd year specific to the chosen track (programmed numbers, see notes); an additional lab. is advisable and will be assigned if available according to preferences expressed by the student;
  • (SPEC) specialist bioengineering - 20 CFU in the 2nd year to complete the chosen track and touch upon similar disciplines; optional disciplines - 10 CFU credits in the 1st year and 10 CFU credits in the 2nd year:
  • (INGLM) courses in other Engineering sectors useful as a foundation for biomedical applications;
  • (GES) amongst the options, insertion of Health Management (5 CFU) is recommended for Clinical Engineering and Business Management (5 CFU) for other tracks
  • (MED) courses offered by the School of Medicine and Surgery of the  Università degli Studi di Milano (programmed numbers, see notes);
  • (BASE e MOD) 1st year bioengineering courses;
  • (SPEC e LAB 2nd year bioengineering courses, to be anticipated in an autonomous track using the choice of the 1st year;

The Students is strongly encouraged to choose a study Program Track well characterized which could bring to the choice of a Thesis focused inside the topic chosen. At this purpose the Student may interact with various Committees of the CCS (or even with single CCS teachers) who could better address or advice him/her on the basis of the expressed needs and expectations.

 Note:

 LAB 

Due to organisational reasons the Lab Courses are at limited number of participants: the list of pre-inscriptions are advertised 15 days before the deadline for the submission of Program Tracks. The admission scores are determined according to criteria and modalities defined by suitable regulations, available at the Secretary office. The Students are invited to submit their signed request within the prefixed terms, indicating their preferences, otherwise they will not be allowed to complete their Program Track in the current academic year. If it is not possible to hand deliver the request due to motivated reasons (staying at abroad or other serious impediments) an email delivery is accepted within the same deadlines. As a general indication, the deadline for the submission of the request to the pre-inscription to the Lab Courses is about 30 days before the deadline for the submission of the student’s Program Track and the plan with the deadlines of the current academic year is published about 15 days in advance (generally at around mid-September). The student who is admitted and does not officially give up within the term fixed by the Regulations is obliged to insert the Lab Course inside his/her Program Track. Provided that the inscription to the Lab Course list is made correctly, the Lab Committee of CCS guarantees the availability of a LAB Course inside the chosen Track. In case of serious organisational problems the Student will be assigned to an alternative Course in a previously approved plan. The availability of a second Lab Course is not guaranteed.

 MED

Courses provided by the School of Medicine of the University in Milano. It is necessary to get information on the modalities and the period of Course delivery (the semester reported into the table is only indicative). The admissions of the BME Students is with limited number, It is necessary to contact the Didactic Secretary of the Bioengineering Department to the submission to the relative list.

 POLI 

Any Course of 1° and 2° levels of Politecnico di Milano. Such an option is not accessible through a table of previously approved Program Tracks, but it is previously approved as an autonomous Program Track. It is highly recommended to previously verify the availability of the Course and the site of the delivered lessons.

(c.i.)

Indicates an Integrated Course

 (s)   

Training activities autonomously chosen by the Student, provided that they are coherent with the Program Track, as in D.M.270/04, art.10, comma 5, letter a.

7.2 Mode of study

This Course requires a full time attendance and involves classroom and laboratory activities


In the next pages, the Study Programs  previously approved of Laurea Magistrale (2° Level) are reported.

Given the wide training offer available in the 2° level Degree (Laurea Magistrale), possible autonomous Program Tracks will be accepted  only in presence of strong motivations. Exception to these limitations are given by:

  • to the Students whose Program Track is de facto become “autonomous” in consequence of the prescriptions determined by the Evaluation Committee at the time of the admission to the 2° level Degree;
  • to the Students of the 2° level Degree who present an autonomous Program Track for the participation to international exchange programs (i.e. Erasmus or similar);

 

Generally, advised rather than mandatory priorities are issued. Students must previously be acquainted with basic knowledge about what is strictly required.

Finally, Students are invited to verify that the chosen Program Track does not imply strong hour overlapping: the Committee for the CCS Hour Plan aims at the minimisation such overlappings which, on the other hand, given the wide range of possible choices, cannot be totally eliminated.

 

Note on the mutual exclusions: Teaching Courses already attended in the 1° level Degree cannot be inserted into the student’s Program Track. This constraint stays in general for Courses with different Code and Name but largely overlapped and in particular for teaching courses in “unione corsi” (“joint courses”) among which the criterion of mutual exclusion stays. The verification of that must be done by the Student: in particular, he/she has to pay attention to courses present in tables BIO and INGLM in the 1° level Degree which are proposed again as “joint courses”.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

Clinical Engineering


1 Year courses


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
096049CINF/01
ING-INF/04
IDENTIFICAZIONE DEI MODELLI E DATA MINING [C.I.]112.012.0
073011BING-INF/06BIOINGEGNERIA DEL SISTEMA MOTORIO15.010.0
096050BING-INF/06WELLBEING TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT15.0
096054BING-INF/06BIOENGINEERING OF THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM15.0
096053BING-INF/06BIOENGINEERING OF NEUROSENSORY SYSTEMS15.0
096055BING-INF/06BIOENGINEERING OF PHYSIOLOGICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS15.0
096210BING-IND/34LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS25.0
083112BING-IND/34
ING-INF/06
IMPIANTI OSPEDALIERI E SICUREZZA [C.I.] (a)110.030.0
083040BING-INF/06ANALISI E ORGANIZZAZIONE DI SISTEMI SANITARI210.0
083149BING-INF/06VALUTAZIONE FUNZIONALE E RIABILITAZIONE MOTORIA [C.I.]210.0
096208BING-IND/34BIOMACHINES (WITH LABORATORY)210.0
096259BING-INF/06MEDICAL INFORMATICS [I.C.]210.0
096260BING-INF/06TECHNOLOGIES FOR SENSORS AND CLINICAL INSTRUMENTATION - BIOE 576-430210.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group BASE------10.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group GES------
------Courses to be chosen from Group INGLM------
------Courses to be chosen from Group MED------
------Courses to be chosen from Group MOD------

(a) Distinctive course whose choice is strongly advised.

2 Year courses


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
085813BING-INF/06METODI E APPLICAZIONI DI SANITA' DIGITALE110.020.0
085814BING-INF/06TECNOLOGIE PER L'ANALISI E LA VIRTUALIZZAZIONE MOTORIA110.0
085821BING-IND/34PROGETTAZIONE DI SISTEMI DI SUPPORTO ALLA VITA210.0
085817BING-INF/06ANALISI AVANZATE DEI DATI PER LA MEDICINA E LA BIOINFORMATICA [C.I.]210.0
085820BING-INF/06METODI PER IMMAGINI BIOMEDICHE E CHIRURGIA ASSISTITA [C.I.]210.0
085822BING-INF/06MEDICAL ROBOTICS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR COMPUTER ASSISTED SURGERY15.05.0
073574BING-INF/06BIOSIGNAL PROCESSING LAB15.0
073588BING-INF/06LABORATORIO DI ELABORAZIONE DI BIOIMMAGINI25.0
073590BING-INF/06LABORATORIO DI VALUTAZIONE FUNZIONALE25.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group INGLM------5.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group LAB------
------Courses to be chosen from Group MOD------
------Courses to be chosen from Group BASE------10.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group GES------
------Courses to be chosen from Group INGLM------
------Courses to be chosen from Group LAB------
------Courses to be chosen from Group MED------
------Courses to be chosen from Group MOD------
------Courses to be chosen from Group SPEC------
085823----FINAL WORK (BIO LM)--118.018.0
085823----FINAL WORK (BIO LM)--218.0

Technologies for electronics


1 Year courses


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
085811CING-INF/04
MAT/09
IDENTIFICAZIONE DEI MODELLI E DATA MINING [C.I.]112.012.0
096233CMAT/05
MAT/08
MATHEMATICAL AND NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING [I.C.]112.0
073011BING-INF/06BIOINGEGNERIA DEL SISTEMA MOTORIO15.010.0
096053BING-INF/06BIOENGINEERING OF NEUROSENSORY SYSTEMS15.0
096054BING-INF/06BIOENGINEERING OF THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM15.0
096055BING-INF/06BIOENGINEERING OF PHYSIOLOGICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS15.0
083099BING-INF/06ELETTRONICA BIOMEDICA (a)110.030.0
083149BING-INF/06VALUTAZIONE FUNZIONALE E RIABILITAZIONE MOTORIA [C.I.]210.0
096281BING-INF/06BIOMEDICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING AND MEDICAL IMAGES - BIOE 440-421 [I.C.]210.0
096260BING-INF/06TECHNOLOGIES FOR SENSORS AND CLINICAL INSTRUMENTATION - BIOE 576-430210.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group BASE------10.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group GES------
------Courses to be chosen from Group INGLM------
------Courses to be chosen from Group MED------
------Courses to be chosen from Group MOD------

(a) Distinctive course whose choice is strongly advised.

2 Year courses


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
085814BING-INF/06TECNOLOGIE PER L'ANALISI E LA VIRTUALIZZAZIONE MOTORIA110.020.0
085829BING-INF/06NEUROINGEGNERIA [C.I.]110.0
085820BING-INF/06METODI PER IMMAGINI BIOMEDICHE E CHIRURGIA ASSISTITA [C.I.]210.0
075223BING-INF/06LAB. DI TECNOLOGIE ELETTRONICHE E BIOSENSORI (C.I)15.05.0
075223BING-INF/06LAB. DI TECNOLOGIE ELETTRONICHE E BIOSENSORI (C.I)25.0
085822BING-INF/06MEDICAL ROBOTICS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR COMPUTER ASSISTED SURGERY15.0
073574BING-INF/06BIOSIGNAL PROCESSING LAB15.0
073588BING-INF/06LABORATORIO DI ELABORAZIONE DI BIOIMMAGINI25.0
073590BING-INF/06LABORATORIO DI VALUTAZIONE FUNZIONALE25.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group INGLM------5.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group LAB------
------Courses to be chosen from Group MOD------
------Courses to be chosen from Group BASE------10.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group GES------
------Courses to be chosen from Group INGLM------
------Courses to be chosen from Group LAB------
------Courses to be chosen from Group MED------
------Courses to be chosen from Group MOD------
------Courses to be chosen from Group SPEC------
085823----FINAL WORK (BIO LM)--118.018.0
085823----FINAL WORK (BIO LM)--218.0

Biomechanics and Biomaterials


1 Year courses


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
096233CMAT/05
MAT/08
MATHEMATICAL AND NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING [I.C.]112.012.0
073011BING-INF/06BIOINGEGNERIA DEL SISTEMA MOTORIO15.010.0
096236BING-IND/34MECHANICS OF BIOLOGICAL STRUCTURES15.0
096055BING-INF/06BIOENGINEERING OF PHYSIOLOGICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS15.0
096054BING-INF/06BIOENGINEERING OF THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM15.0
096210BING-IND/34LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS25.0
083061BING-IND/34COSTRUZIONI BIOMECCANICHE210.030.0
096208BING-IND/34BIOMACHINES (WITH LABORATORY)210.0
083047BING-IND/34BIOMATERIALI [C.I.]210.0
083122BING-IND/34PROGETTAZIONE DI ENDOPROTESI [C.I.] (a)110.0
096253BING-IND/34FENOMENI DI TRASPORTO NEI SISTEMI BIOLOGICI210.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group BASE------10.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group GES------
------Courses to be chosen from Group INGLM------
------Courses to be chosen from Group MED------
------Courses to be chosen from Group MOD------

(a) Distinctive course whose choice is strongly advised.

2 Year courses


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
085833BING-IND/34INGEGNERIA TESSUTALE E BIOMIMETICA [C.I.]110.020.0
085836BING-IND/34APPLICAZIONI BIOTECNOLOGICHE E BIOREATTORI [C.I.]210.0
085821BING-IND/34PROGETTAZIONE DI SISTEMI DI SUPPORTO ALLA VITA210.0
079795BING-IND/34LABORATORIO DI CARATTERIZZAZIONE DEI TESSUTI15.05.0
096212BING-IND/34LABORATORIO DI BIOMATERIALI E ANALISI STRUMENTALE15.0
083413BING-IND/34LABORATORIO DI BIOFLUIDODINAMICA25.0
079796BING-IND/34LABORATORIO DI COSTRUZIONI BIOMECCANICHE25.0
073587BING-IND/34LABORATORIO DI BIOMECCANICA COMPUTAZIONALE (C.I.)25.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group LAB------5.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group MOD------
------Courses to be chosen from Group INGLM------
------Courses to be chosen from Group BASE------10.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group GES------
------Courses to be chosen from Group INGLM------
------Courses to be chosen from Group LAB------
------Courses to be chosen from Group MED------
------Courses to be chosen from Group MOD------
------Courses to be chosen from Group SPEC------
085823----FINAL WORK (BIO LM)--118.018.0
085823----FINAL WORK (BIO LM)--218.0

Engineering for Cells, Tissues and Biotechnologies


1 Year courses


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
096269CCHIM/07BIOMOLECULES: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS17.012.0
096270CBIO/10BIOTECHNOLOGY25.0
096055BING-INF/06BIOENGINEERING OF PHYSIOLOGICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS15.010.0
096054BING-INF/06BIOENGINEERING OF THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM15.0
096053BING-INF/06BIOENGINEERING OF NEUROSENSORY SYSTEMS15.0
096236BING-IND/34MECHANICS OF BIOLOGICAL STRUCTURES15.0
096210BING-IND/34LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS25.0
083042BING-IND/34BIOINGEGNERIA CELLULARE (a)110.030.0
083099BING-INF/06ELETTRONICA BIOMEDICA110.0
096281BING-INF/06BIOMEDICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING AND MEDICAL IMAGES - BIOE 440-421 [I.C.]210.0
096208BING-IND/34BIOMACHINES (WITH LABORATORY)210.0
083047BING-IND/34BIOMATERIALI [C.I.]210.0
096253BING-IND/34FENOMENI DI TRASPORTO NEI SISTEMI BIOLOGICI210.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group BASE------10.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group GES------
------Courses to be chosen from Group INGLM------
------Courses to be chosen from Group MED------
------Courses to be chosen from Group MOD------

(a) Distinctive course whose choice is strongly advised.

2 Year courses


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
085829BING-INF/06NEUROINGEGNERIA [C.I.]110.020.0
085833BING-IND/34INGEGNERIA TESSUTALE E BIOMIMETICA [C.I.]110.0
085821BING-IND/34PROGETTAZIONE DI SISTEMI DI SUPPORTO ALLA VITA210.0
085817BING-INF/06ANALISI AVANZATE DEI DATI PER LA MEDICINA E LA BIOINFORMATICA [C.I.]210.0
085836BING-IND/34APPLICAZIONI BIOTECNOLOGICHE E BIOREATTORI [C.I.]210.0
085840BING-IND/34LABORATORIO DI MODELLISTICA BIOMOLECOLARE15.05.0
083413BING-IND/34LABORATORIO DI BIOFLUIDODINAMICA25.0
079797CBIO/10PROTEOMICS25.0
073590BING-INF/06LABORATORIO DI VALUTAZIONE FUNZIONALE25.0
096206BING-IND/34LABORATORIO DI MICRO E NANOSTRUTTURE15.0
096204BING-IND/34LABORATORIO DI BIOCOMPATIBILITA' E COLTURE CELLULARI25.0
096283BING-IND/34LABORATORIO DI BIOMECCANICA COMPUTAZIONALE25.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group INGLM------5.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group LAB------
------Courses to be chosen from Group MOD------
------Courses to be chosen from Group BASE------10.0
------Courses to be chosen from Group GES------
------Courses to be chosen from Group INGLM------
------Courses to be chosen from Group LAB------
------Courses to be chosen from Group MED------
------Courses to be chosen from Group MOD------
------Courses to be chosen from Group SPEC------
085823----FINAL WORK (BIO LM)--118.018.0
085823----FINAL WORK (BIO LM)--218.0

Tables


Courses of the Group BASE


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
083042 B ING-IND/34 BIOINGEGNERIA CELLULARE 1 10.0
083099 B ING-INF/06 ELETTRONICA BIOMEDICA 1 10.0
083112 B ING-IND/34
ING-INF/06
IMPIANTI OSPEDALIERI E SICUREZZA [C.I.] 1 10.0
083122 B ING-IND/34 PROGETTAZIONE DI ENDOPROTESI [C.I.] 1 10.0
083040 B ING-INF/06 ANALISI E ORGANIZZAZIONE DI SISTEMI SANITARI 2 10.0
096208 B ING-IND/34 BIOMACHINES (WITH LABORATORY) 2 10.0
083061 B ING-IND/34 COSTRUZIONI BIOMECCANICHE 2 10.0
096253 B ING-IND/34 FENOMENI DI TRASPORTO NEI SISTEMI BIOLOGICI 2 10.0
096260 B ING-INF/06 TECHNOLOGIES FOR SENSORS AND CLINICAL INSTRUMENTATION - BIOE 576-430 2 10.0
083047 B ING-IND/34 BIOMATERIALI [C.I.] 2 10.0
096281 B ING-INF/06 BIOMEDICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING AND MEDICAL IMAGES - BIOE 440-421 [I.C.] 2 10.0
096259 B ING-INF/06 MEDICAL INFORMATICS [I.C.] 2 10.0
083149 B ING-INF/06 VALUTAZIONE FUNZIONALE E RIABILITAZIONE MOTORIA [C.I.] 2 10.0

Courses of the Group GES


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
096287 C ING-IND/35 MANAGEMENT OF ORGANIZATIONS AND PROJECTS 1 5.0
086156 C ING-IND/35 MANAGEMENT SANITARIO 2 5.0

Courses of the Group LAB


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
075223 B ING-INF/06 LAB. DI TECNOLOGIE ELETTRONICHE E BIOSENSORI (C.I) 1 5.0
096212 B ING-IND/34 LABORATORIO DI BIOMATERIALI E ANALISI STRUMENTALE 1 5.0
079795 B ING-IND/34 LABORATORIO DI CARATTERIZZAZIONE DEI TESSUTI 1 5.0
096206 B ING-IND/34 LABORATORIO DI MICRO E NANOSTRUTTURE 1 5.0
085840 B ING-IND/34 LABORATORIO DI MODELLISTICA BIOMOLECOLARE 1 5.0
085822 B ING-INF/06 MEDICAL ROBOTICS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR COMPUTER ASSISTED SURGERY 1 5.0
073574 B ING-INF/06 BIOSIGNAL PROCESSING LAB 1 5.0
075223 B ING-INF/06 LAB. DI TECNOLOGIE ELETTRONICHE E BIOSENSORI (C.I) 2 5.0
096204 B ING-IND/34 LABORATORIO DI BIOCOMPATIBILITA' E COLTURE CELLULARI 2 5.0
083413 B ING-IND/34 LABORATORIO DI BIOFLUIDODINAMICA 2 5.0
096283 B ING-IND/34 LABORATORIO DI BIOMECCANICA COMPUTAZIONALE 2 5.0
079796 B ING-IND/34 LABORATORIO DI COSTRUZIONI BIOMECCANICHE 2 5.0
073588 B ING-INF/06 LABORATORIO DI ELABORAZIONE DI BIOIMMAGINI 2 5.0
073590 B ING-INF/06 LABORATORIO DI VALUTAZIONE FUNZIONALE 2 5.0
079797 C BIO/10 PROTEOMICS 2 5.0

Courses of the Group MED


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
094762 -- MED/33 CLINICA ORTOPEDICA E TRAUMATOLOGICA 1 5.0
094763 -- MED/40 CLINICA OSTETRICA E GINECOLOGIA 1 5.0
094760 -- MED/36 DIAGNOSTICA PER IMMAGINI E RADIOTERAPIA 1 5.0
094761 -- MED/26 MALATTIE DEL SISTEMA NERVOSO 1 5.0
094764 -- MED/11 SEMEIOTICA E PATOLOGIA DEGLI APPARATI 1 1 5.0
094762 -- MED/33 CLINICA ORTOPEDICA E TRAUMATOLOGICA 2 5.0
094763 -- MED/40 CLINICA OSTETRICA E GINECOLOGIA 2 5.0
094761 -- MED/26 MALATTIE DEL SISTEMA NERVOSO 2 5.0
094764 -- MED/11 SEMEIOTICA E PATOLOGIA DEGLI APPARATI 1 2 5.0

Courses of the Group MOD


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
096053 B ING-INF/06 BIOENGINEERING OF NEUROSENSORY SYSTEMS 1 5.0
096055 B ING-INF/06 BIOENGINEERING OF PHYSIOLOGICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS 1 5.0
096054 B ING-INF/06 BIOENGINEERING OF THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM 1 5.0
073011 B ING-INF/06 BIOINGEGNERIA DEL SISTEMA MOTORIO 1 5.0
096236 B ING-IND/34 MECHANICS OF BIOLOGICAL STRUCTURES 1 5.0
096050 B ING-INF/06 WELLBEING TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT 1 5.0
096210 B ING-IND/34 LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS 2 5.0

Courses of the Group SPEC


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
085813 B ING-INF/06 METODI E APPLICAZIONI DI SANITA' DIGITALE 1 10.0
085814 B ING-INF/06 TECNOLOGIE PER L'ANALISI E LA VIRTUALIZZAZIONE MOTORIA 1 10.0
085833 B ING-IND/34 INGEGNERIA TESSUTALE E BIOMIMETICA [C.I.] 1 10.0
085829 B ING-INF/06 NEUROINGEGNERIA [C.I.] 1 10.0
085821 B ING-IND/34 PROGETTAZIONE DI SISTEMI DI SUPPORTO ALLA VITA 2 10.0
085817 B ING-INF/06 ANALISI AVANZATE DEI DATI PER LA MEDICINA E LA BIOINFORMATICA [C.I.] 2 10.0
085836 B ING-IND/34 APPLICAZIONI BIOTECNOLOGICHE E BIOREATTORI [C.I.] 2 10.0
085820 B ING-INF/06 METODI PER IMMAGINI BIOMEDICHE E CHIRURGIA ASSISTITA [C.I.] 2 10.0

Courses of the Group INGLM


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU
075729 -- ING-IND/20 APPLICAZIONI MEDICALI DELLE RADIAZIONI 1 10.0
090946 C ING-INF/05 BIOINFORMATICS AND COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY 1 5.0
088724 C ING-INF/01 ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS 1 10.0
090935 C ING-INF/01 ELECTRONICS DESIGN FOR BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION 1 10.0
090954 C ING-INF/05 ICT FOR HEALTH CARE AND LIFE SCIENCES 1 5.0
072453 C ING-IND/35 MARKETING INDUSTRIALE 1 10.0
095162 C ING-INF/01 MEMS AND MICROSENSORS 1 10.0
080434 C ING-IND/22 NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS 1 5.0
089619 C ING-IND/22 PRINCIPLES OF POLYMER CHEMISTRY 1 5.0
061196 -- ING-IND/09 SISTEMI ENERGETICI 1 5.0
089216 C ING-INF/05 SOFT COMPUTING 1 5.0
088877 C ING-INF/04 TEORIA DEI SISTEMI (DINAMICA NON LINEARE) 1 5.0
088742 C ING-INF/01 BIOCHIP 2 5.0
096205 -- ING-IND/23 BIOMEDICAL PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 2 5.0
083449 C ING-IND/35 BREVETTI E PROPRIETA INDUSTRIALE 2 5.0
089253 C ING-IND/22 CARATTERIZZAZIONE E ANALISI DEI MATERIALI E DELLE SUPERFICI 2 5.0
072930 -- ING-IND/23 CHIMICA FISICA APPLICATA 2 5.0
089724 C ICAR/08
ING-IND/22
COMPOSITE MATERIALS FOR STRUCTURAL APPLICATIONS 2 5.0
095898 C ING-INF/05 COMPUTING INFRASTRUCTURES 2 5.0
061181 -- ING-IND/14 COSTRUZIONE DI MACCHINE (MAT) 2 5.0
088779 C ING-INF/04 IDENTIFICAZIONE DEI MODELLI E ANALISI DEI DATI 2 2 5.0
081274 C CHIM/07 INTRODUZIONE ALLA SCIENZA DEI MATERIALI (CHIMICA) 2 5.0
089012 C ING-INF/05 KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING 2 5.0
095379 C ING-INF/01 MICROELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGIES 2 5.0
094942 -- ING-IND/23 NANOMEDICINE-PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS 2 5.0
072455 C ING-IND/35 ORGANIZZAZIONE E RISORSE UMANE 2 10.0
061391 C FIS/01 OTTICA BIOMEDICA 2 5.0
094960 -- ING-IND/20 FISICA DEL NUCLEO + LABORATORIO DI FISICA DEL NUCLEO [C.I.] 2 10.0

7.3.1 Suggested priorities


Generally the attendance of a teaching course of Bioengineering of 2° year (SPEC, LAB) requires as a prerequisite the attendance of specific teaching courses of 1° year (BASE, MOD, AFF). The wide offered possibilities and the choices among previously approved Program Tracks (CLM DM270) and the possibility to anticipate second year teaching courses allow formally not to comply with these pre-requisites. There is no mandatory rule at such regard, but the student must be informed about the prerequisites necessary to the frequency of a teaching course. 


2 year courses (Provisional)


Clinical Engineering



Technologies for electronics



Biomechanics and Biomaterials



Engineering for Cells, Tissues and Biotechnologies


7.4 Foreign language

Requirements about the English Language knowledge are the same for alle the Programmes of Politecnico di Milano.

For all relevant information please see the website of Politecnico at: http://www.polimi.it/en/students/guides-and-regulations/


Language courses
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4322

7.5 Degree examination

The final examination is worth 18 CFU credits. The final examination score is not calculated as part of the average score but is used to increase the overall Bachelor degree score Graduating students, irrespective of their track, in agreement with the professor acting as Supervisor, must prepare a “Thesis with Co-Examiner” or a “Thesis”.

The maximum increase for a Thesis with Co-examiner is 8/110 (of which 1/110 as exceptional increase) whilst for a Thesis is 5/110. Within this limit, the Graduation Commission can take account of any participation in internships officially recognised by the Politecnico and/or additional exams.

The thesis is chosen by the student according to training followed in the MSc and in coherence with the choices concerning track and optional courses.

The subjects of theses available are normally linked with issues of basic or applied research developed in the laboratories connected with the programme which the student becomes aware of through teaching activities or interviews with professors.

At the discretion of the supervisor and student the development of the thesis may involve collaboration with laboratories, companies, external bodies, etc.

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of how to autonomously develop an engineering problem applied to medicine, whether it covers design skills or deals with a research issue. The degree of educational maturity must allow proposal of original and valid solutions from a professional point of view. The supervisor follows the development of the thesis proposing issues to be faced and evaluating solutions proposed by the student.

According to complexity, the supervisor decides whether or not to request a co-examiner to examine the text of the thesis in detail. The co-examiner is appointed by the graduation commission, normally amongst those suggested by the supervisor.

The discussion, in the presence of the commission, the supervisor (or assistant supervisor designated by the same) and a possible co-examiner, is public. The candidate must demonstrate adequate mastery of issues dealt with as well as effective presentation, underlining elements of originality of the proposed solutions and results obtained.


Information concerning general rules and regulations, session calendars, registration and consignment of theses is available at
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4353

8. Academic calendar

The Industrial and Information Engineering School calendar for the 2014/15 academic year is available at http://www.polimi.it/en/academic-calendar/


Academic calendar
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4384

9. Faculty

The names of professors for each Course, together with their subject, will be available on the degree programme starting from the month of September.


The degree programme is annually published on the website of Politecnico di Milano.


10. Infrastructures and laboratories

The teaching activities are settled at the Campus Leonardo, in Città Studi (University City) area in Milano.

The Didactic Secretary of CCS is located at the 4th floor of building 21, via Golgi 39 and receives Students in the morning hours.


11. International context

The Degree in Biomedical Engineering provides an excellent experience on an international level that in a unitary character profile brings together traditional engineering foundation skills with medical, clinical, biological and pharmaceutical skills. Numerous and extremely qualified are the teaching exchange programmes with EU and non-EU countries. Added to this are the extensive scientific collaborations with significant repercussions on an educational level, given the close connection between research and laboratory activities, theses and PhD theses held by the Biomedical Engineering Programme and by the Bioengineering PhD. For more information on the Bachelor of Science and the Master of Science please refer to paragraph 12 below, to the individual Professors for specific collaborations, or to the Bioengineering PhD coordinator. dottorato.bio@polimi.it.


12. Internationalization

Information on exchange programmes, double degree projects and international internships, European research and international relations projects are available at
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4675

13. Quantitative data


14. Further information

For any further information, please visit the website of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering
http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it


15. Errata corrige