Biomedical Engineering (Medical Robotics)

SchoolSchool of Public Health
DepartmentDepartment of Health in Emergencies and Disasters


Program Description:.


 The field of Medical Robotics is a branch of the Biomedical Engineering on the application of Robotic Sciences and Mechatronics in Medicine.  In the last ten years this field, as an interdisciplinary program, has progressed impressively in human health systems by top universities all around the world. 

Training medical robotic experts would certainly affect the healthcare system by implementing new ideas and techniques in clinical diagnosis and therapeutic systems.

As a branch of Biomedical Engineering, Medical Robotics is the integration of basic sciences, engineering and medicine, which applies engineering technology in medicine to promote medical services according to scientific principles. In other words, Medical Robotics is specifically the application of Robotics Science and Mechatronics in medicine in both clinical diagnosis and therapy, using robotic devices.




The Objective of the PhD program in Biomedical Engineering (Medical Robotics) is to educate new multidisciplinary researchers to meet the growing engineering and medical demands for advanced education and research in robotics concerning the design of new robotic devices and systems applicable in community health.

Considering the continuous research and applied work in Medical Robotics in Iran in the last decade to the level of designing smart robotic surgery systems, assistive, surgical and rehabilitative robots and also testing remote robotic surgery on animals, the Islamic Republic of Iran would be among the top countries offering this program in training the most committed, knowledgeable and competent graduates in Medical Robotics.

Expected Competencies at the End of the Program

General Competencies*

Specific Competencies and Skills

At the end of the program learners will be competent in the following skills:

  • Making use of robotic sensors and actuators
  • Developing human/machine interfaces
  • Working in professional environments, using specialized instruments and interpreting the acquired clinical data
  • Managing clinical robotic engineering centers in hospitals 
  • Managing and performing theoretical and practical research in general biomedical and Robotic Engineering fields
  • Designing  and developing new techniques, methods and devices in special areas of   Robotic Engineering Technology
  • Teaching basic and new Robotic Engineering technologies to medical, biomedical engineering and basic sciences students in engineering, and medical schools and also  medical staffs in hospitals and health centers
  • Keeping the physical and psychological environment as well as the workplace healthy  



Admission Requirements

General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.

Specific Requiremetns:  Doctor of Medicine degree or M.Sc. degree one of the following fields  received in Iran or abroad

M.Sc. Degree 

M.Sc. Degree 

Biomedical Engineering (all branches)

Mechanical Engineering (all branches)

Mechatronic Engineering

Electrical Engineering (all branches)

Robotic Engineering

Computer Sciences and Engineering (all branches)

Prostheses and Assistive Devices

Medical Informatics

Health Information Technology

Sports Physiotherapy 


Occupational Therapy 



The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved related Degree program and should be proficient in English or Persian.

Admission Deadline

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.

Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.

Duration: 4 Years


Courses and number of credits:

Prerequisite courses:                  9 credits

Special Courses:                           11 credits

Thesis:                                          20 credits

Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of  Biomedical Engineering (Medical Robotics)

Contact Information:

In case of any inquiries, please contact the Medical Physiscs and Medical Engeenring department through the following:

Contact Person: Dr. Hamidreza Saligheh-Rad

Address: Department of Medical Physiscs and Medical Engeenring, Building No.2, School of Medicine, Qods St, Keshavarz Blved, Tehran, Iran 

Postal Code: 
Tel: +98-2188973653 
Fax: +98-2164053242


To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 169


Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran

Apply Now!

In case you are ready to apply, please refer to TUMS Online Application Form below.

Apply Now

Alternatively, you can visit the following pages if you require more information about the university: