The M.Sc. in Bionics Engineering is jointly offered by the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, the University of Pisa and the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca. The degree includes teaching and laboratory activities at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Pisa and the BioRobotics Institute of the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies.
Bionics engineering is the 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 MSc. 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 MSc. in Bionics Engineering is characterized by a limited enrolment (up to 30 students). Students are admitted to the program following a successful entrance examination. Candidates must hold a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) or a Master of Science in Bioengineering or Biomedical Engineering or in other disciplines including the ECTS indicated in the call.