Master of Science Program in Bionics Engineering

The Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and the University of Pisa are jointly offering the Master of Science Program in Bionics Engineering (Laurea Magistrale in Bionics Engineering, LM-21).

This Master Program is a joint initiative (Laurea Interateneo) of:

Bionics engineering is a new frontier of biomedical engineering. Bionics indicates the research area which integrates the most advanced robotics and bioengineering technologies with life sciences, such as medicine and neuroscience, materials science, etc., with the ultimate goal of inventing and deploying a new generation of biomimetic machines, human-centred healthcare and (more generally) assistive technologies.

One of the primary goals of the M.Sc. in Bionics Engineering is to challenge a selected core of very highly qualified students that, besides acquiring high-level professional skills, will also foster the progress of the research activities in the bionics field. Graduates in Bionics Engineering will be able to close the innovation loop by both translating the knowledge across application scenarios and transferring scientific insights into market opportunities.

The M.Sc. in Bionics Engineering is characterized by a limited enrolment (20-40 students). Students are admitted to the program following a successful entrance examination. Candidates must hold a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) or any equivalent diploma. Candidates that are not graduated yet can also participate, if they will get the degree within November 2, 2015.

In the progress of their studies, the students will gather fundamentals of science and technology of biorobotics and neural engineering . They will be also progressively trained to a multi-disciplinary research attitude by means of a fruitful dialogue with scientists from different research fields, such as medicine, biology, neuroscience, as well as with clinicians in the field of rehabilitation and surgery, pioneers of emerging industrials sectors and social scientists. Eventually, the students will enrich their background with specific skills in the following engineering domains:

  • mechatronics,
  • robotics,
  • biomedical robotics,
  • telerobotics,
  • biomimetics and bio-inspired design of robotic platforms,
  • neuroprostheses,
  • wearable and implantable technologies,
  • advanced simulation environments.

For further information and to submit your application, visit the M. Sc. Program website.