Prosthetics and Orthotics (Ortopedingenjör)

Bachelor of Science with a major in Prosthetics and Orthotics, 180 credits

Location: Jönköping

Start date: August 23, 2021

Study Abroad

Clincal Placement

Prosthetists and Orthotists work with assistive devices that sit on the outside of the body and replace or assist any part of the body that is not functioning properly.

The technology used in the profession is individually adapted and focuses on increasing the quality of life for people with various limitations.

In addition to the main field of prosthetics and orthotics, the programme includes courses in anatomy, psychology, pathophysiology related to prosthetics and orthotics, mathematics and biomechanics. The field of prosthetics and orthotics combines working with people and technology in an interesting and exciting way.

The programme is spread over three years. The first year contains an overview of important concepts, theories and practical exercises. The second year includes, among other things, a short clinical placement course. In the third year you will deepen your knowledge and participate in a longer clinical placement, in addition to completing a major thesis project.


180 credits ECTS



Rate of study


Place of study




Start date

August 23, 2021


General entry requirements include high school diploma and specific demand on physics, chemistry and mathematics. Proof of English proficiency is required. Read more about our English Requirements.

Read more about our Admissions Requirements.


Degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in Prosthetics and Orthotics

Tuition fees

SEK 160,000 per year
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students

NB Preliminary list of courses.

Year 1

Prosthetics and Orthotics, Introduction 7.5 credits
Models and Perspectives on Health and Disability 7.5 credits
Mechanics related to Prosthetics and Orthotics 7.5 credits
Anatomy and Physiology, basic course 7.5 credits
Applied Materials Technology 7.5 credits
Pathophysiology related to Prosthetics and Orthotics 7.5 credits
Prosthetic management and biomechanics of the lower limb I 15 credits

Year 2

Orthotic Management and Biomechanics I 15 credits
Psychology, basic course 7.5 credits
Prosthetic and Orthotic Management of the Upper Limb 7.5 credits
Scientific Methods and Statistics 7.5 credits
Prosthetic Management and Biomechanics of the Lower Limb II 7.5 credits
Prosthetic and Orthotic Management of the Foot 15 credits

Year 3

Orthotic Management and Biomechanics II 7.5 credits
Prosthetics and Orthotics, Clinical Placement Studies 15 credits
Elective course related to Prosthetics and Orthotics 7.5 credits
Product Development in Prosthetics and Orthotics 3.5 credits
Evidence Based Practice and Knowledge Translation in Prosthetics and Orthotics
4 credits
Prosthetic and Orthotics, Independent Research Project 15 credits
Prosthetic and Orthotic Management in Pediatrics 7.5 credits

Pathway Programme

If you don't fulfil our language requirements,  you can enter our Pathway Programme, designed to strengthen your English and academic skills. Read more.