What's the programme all about?
The Master in Biomedical Engineering provides you with a comprehensive overview of all areas in biomedical engineering, and prepares you for an active role in biomechanics, biomaterials, medical sensors, biosignal processing, medical imaging and tissue engineering.
The 3 clusters of the common core provides you with basic medical knowledge covering human cell biology, anatomy and system physiology. A comprehensive view of biomedical engineering, covering contemporary practices and project based learning including a design project in medical technology and a master’s thesis.
The elective courses have been grouped into five clusters:
- Tissue Engineering
- Biomedical Data Analytics
The programme is rounded off with a selection of general interest courses, designed to equip you with transferable skills.
- The programme responds to the increased technological needs in healthcare. These needs result, among others, from the ageing population, the challenge to provide more and better care with less people and the challenge to obtain cost-effectiveness in our healthcare system.
- It aims to deliver interdisciplinary-trained biomedical engineers that can act as integrator between medical and technological specialists by understanding the medical needs and by translating them into engineering requirements. Conversely, these biomedical engineers are able to design and produce medical devices and procedures that can effectively solve problems through their integration in clinical practice.
- The curriculum builds on cutting-edge research conducted by an internationally renowned teaching staff spread across several departments and leading strong research groups in the field of biomedical engineering. Their strong ties with the nearby university hospital UZ Leuven and the biomedical engineering sector are a major asset to the master’s programme.
- At the Faculty of Engineering Science, students are given the opportunity to complete one or two semesters of their degree within the Erasmus+ programme at a European university, or a university outside Europe. Students are also encouraged to carry out industrial and research internships abroad under the supervision of the departmental Internship Coordinator.