The University of Pisa (UNIPI) and the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA), Pisa, in Tuscany – Italy, jointly offer a two-year M.Sc. program in Bionics Engineering (Laurea Magistrale). The program started in September 2015 and is offered in English.
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 (30 students each year). Students are admitted to the program following a successful entrance examination. Candidates must hold a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in an engineering discipline or any equivalent diploma. The M.Sc. is jointly managed by the Department of Information Engineering of UNIPI and by The BioRobotics Institute of SSSA.