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  • Locations: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
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We face significant challenges as a species: from engineering better medicines and designing life-saving medical devices to addressing our collective need for clean water, green energy, and healthy, livable cities. 

Sweden is a global leader in developing biomedical technologies and sustainable infrastructure, making Stockholm an ideal location to study and work with engineers on the forefront of change. Engineering at DIS provides an opportunity to focus on both Stockholm and the broader Nordic region, exploring cutting-edge biomedical and environmental engineering developments throughout Sweden and its neighbors. Through classes, Field Studies, and Core Course travel, you’ll expand both your understanding of the field and your professional networks.

Is this program right for you?

It is a good fit if you study:

  • Engineering
  • Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics
  • Biotechnology or Environmental Science
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Core Courses

Biomedical Engineering in Scandinavia
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits

Engineer tools for biomedical discovery. This course explores the design, development, and implementation of cutting edge technologies instrumental in advancing the biomedical sciences. Featuring current developments in Stockholm and the Nordic region, the course incorporates Field Studies with real-life examples from academia and industry, to explain, analyze, and evaluate engineering principles behind technology design. Topics may include medical devices, noninvasive imaging, biomechanics, nanotechnologies, stem cell and tissue engineering, molecular and structural imaging technologies, and genetic engineering. Through a collaborative project involving local researchers and industry partners, you utilize engineering principles to propose novel technologies within the field.

Engineering Sustainable Environments in Scandinavia
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits

This engineering course explores the development of tools and technologies to protect and restore environmental systems sustainably, using contemporary Scandinavian case studies. We assess local environmental impacts of human activities relating to water consumption, waste production, transportation, energy, air quality, heat, and urban ecosystems, applying methods, techniques and modelling to describe, quantify, and solve environmental problems through collaborative engineering solutions. The course is problem-based and experiential, with course-integrated travel throughout the region, and hands-on projects with real-world applications.


Core Course Study Tours

This program travels on Study Tours to the following destinations:

Biomedical Engineering in Scandinavia:

  • Week-Long Study Tour: Denmark-Norway
  • Core Course Week: Sweden

Engineering Sustainable Environments in Scandinavia:

  • Week-Long Study Tour: Finland (Fall) or Iceland (Spring)
  • Core Course Week: Sweden

Early in the semester, you delve into your academic focus during Core Course Week, in which you travel on a short Study Tour for three days in Sweden, combined with a two-day seminar in Stockholm. Later in the semester, you travel again with your Core Course on a week-long Study Tour in Europe.

While on tour, theories learned in the classroom come to life by meeting with professionals and experts in your field who contribute to furthering your understanding of course topics. Study Tours are hands-on and experiential, combining theory with practice, and expose you to additional cultural perspectives. You have the opportunity to visit sites and experts in your field of interest that you may not otherwise have access too.

Elective Courses

Add elective courses to complement your Core Course at DIS Stockholm. You decide how to build your course load based on your needs and interests!

Electives range across disciplines and include research, labs, and even Exploration Electives, which come with a travel component.

Visit our website to view the full list of over 65 additional elective courses! 


Two courses in math, four courses in basic science (biology, chemistry, physics), and one engineering course, all at university level.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2023 10/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission 01/14/2023 05/13/2023

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.