Medical Engineering and Medical Physics

Medical Engineering and Medical Physics

Professional Master study programme „Medical Engineering and Physics” trains high level specialists for work at medical institutions, large number of alumni work as medical physicists, specialists, who are responsible for safe and effective use of radiation in medicine, clinical practice with purpose to achieve required results in diagnostics and therapy, have a good knowledge about construction of medical devices, their technical and physical operational principles, utilization condition, safety requirements, perform control of radiation technologies, take the measurements of calibration, establish the medical irradiation plans of patients, perform the control of that procedures, organize and perform dosimetry for patients.

Short about programme
Faculty of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Programme type and level
Professional Master (Second Cycle) Studies
Study field
Mechanics and Metal Processing, Heat Power Engineering, Heat Technology, and Mechanical Engineering
Study form
Full-time studies

Awarded degree and qualification
Professional master degree in medical physics / medical physicist
Required previous education
Professional bachelor degree in medical physics and professional qualification of medical physical technology engineer or second level professional higher education in the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical science, computer control or computer science, or comparable education
Price per year
€ 4 830 - EU countries
€ 4 830 - Non EU countries
Credit point amount
Duration of studies
Full-time studies - 1 years

The aim of the study programme is:
- to prepare socially responsible and qualified high-level specialists with systemic thinking and understanding, whose knowledge, leadership skills and competencies would allow them to work in medical institutions, representations of medical equipment manufacturers and elsewhere;
- to provide students with a set of knowledge, skills and competencies in accordance with the knowledge, skills and competence specified in the 7th level of the framework and the professional standard specified in the Latvian classification of education in the field of medical physics.


The tasks of the study programme:
- to ensure comprehensive, continuous higher engineering education and in-depth knowledge and skills in the field of medical engineering and medical physics;
- to develop the ability to carry out research work, to promote interaction between students and academic staff in the development of scientific papers and to demonstrate best practices for practical implementation of the obtained results in enterprises of the sector, as well as to publish the obtained scientific results
- to develop criticism, analytical and systematic thinking abilities, ability to perform analysis of work results;
- to provide students with in-depth and expanded knowledge, to raise awareness of medical physics and nanoengineering, medical engineering-related research, equipment
- to provide students with in-depth and expanded knowledge in one of the specialisation directions, to raise awareness of research opportunities, equipment and technologies to be used;
- to develop the ability to apply theoretical knowledge in solving problems related to medical engineering and nanotechnologies;
- to promote students' interest in further development of professional skills and academic knowledge;
- to stimulate students' and graduates' interest in higher level study programmes, lifelong learning, as well as academic and scientific excellence.


Engineer of medical physical technologies designs and develops medical devices and tools; by using knowledge about operating principles of physical and technical equipment, the manufacturing and construction technologies; how to apply the knowledge of physical field effects on biological objects, to organize security measures, participate in medical equipment and system selection, installation, adjustment, repair and use; able to carry out radiation technology planning and monitoring of patient dosimetry, as well as participating in other engineering activities related to radiological procedures and radiation, participle in radiation safety and quality assurance programs in health treatment centres, organized medical equipment and systems, service, monitoring, inspection and testing; manage and organize production, promote new technologies, the technical, physical and economic calculations for medical physical technology in collaboration with medical practitioners to optimize, harmonize medical physics methods of diagnosis and treatment and participate in international projects; evaluate the impact of implementing projects in the field of environment and society, observe professional ethics.
Engineer of medical physical technologies can work in health care institutions - hospitals, clinics, health centres, rehabilitation centres, specialized centres, laboratories, and in medical equipment distribution, service, certification, inspection, manufacturing, engineering and research companies.


Have the opportunity to continues studies at the doctoral study programmes.

Specific conditions

English language proficiency equivalent to at least CEFR B2 level.