The first Master’s curriculum in Biomedical Engineering was combined with Master’s curriculum in Electronics. This curriculum Electronics and Biomedical Engineering (LAEM97) was accredited in 1999 (four-year Bachelor + two-year Master’s curricula so-called 4+2 system). During the process of modernization of the Estonian higher education system according to Bologna declaration a new Master’s curriculum in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics (three-year Bachelor + two-year Master’s curricula so-called 3+2 system) was developed in 2002. According to needs of Estonia, Medical Physics became an important part of the Curriculum. Therefore this curriculum Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics (YABM02) was developed as an independent Master’s curriculum.
The Bachelor curriculum in Medical Technology as a specialization in Engineering Physics Bachelor’s curriculum was accredited in 2005 but today only two subjects, DBB0050 Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics and DBR0100 Human Physiology, are included into the current version of Bachelor’s curriculum YAFB02/09 Engineering Physics.
The currently active joint study programme YADM12 Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics was developed in collaboration of Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) and the University of Tartu (UT) under the European Social Fund project in 2009-2012 with several partners from medical technology enterprises, including the largest hospitals of Estonia, North Estonia Medical Centre and Tartu University Hospital. In 2012 a cooperation contract between TUT and UT was signed for implementing the joint curriculum.
The admission to Master’s study program YADM12 is primarily open for students who have Bachelor level in information technology, physics, and natural sciences.
Doctoral studies are carried out within the study program YAFD06/09 Engineering Physics under specialization „Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics“.