Master in Bioengineering at EPFL vs Biomedical Eng. at Imperial College
June 10, 2014 7:59 PM Subscribe
I summarize this dilema below:
I have been accepted at EPFL (Switzerland) for the master in bioengineering with an EPFL Excellence Fellowship and also at the MsS in Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London. Both Universities are very well ranked in these areas, as you can see in this bioengineering rank
In most rankings, Imperial College is a few places above EPFL and London is a great city but I would have a really good scholarship if I go to EPFL (18000$ per year) and the tuition is much lower (about 1000$ vs 13000$ at Imperial).
I attended engineering school for two years and medical school for three years, therefore I would like to make the most of my medical training by going to a school with a very clinical oriented research. This sounds more like Imperial College because they have a good connection with Saint Mary Hospital.
I have tried to dig up information on alumni of these courses (employers, proportion that followed a PhD, ...) but with no sucess. I am currently emailing potential Master advisors that interest me to check their availability.
Do you think that I am considering the right aspects or I am forgetting something important? What would you do?
You can look at Imperial College London curriculum here
EPFL bioengineering webpage
You can look at EPFL curriculum here