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Curriculum overview 2020-2021

BME Master Programme 2020-2021

Research groups

The BME programme is based on the research themes of the TechMed Center, the research centre for Biomedical Engineering and Technical Medicine. BME students choose a course list together with their graduation professor from one of the TechMed center research groups*. The research groups can also be found on the Canvaspage of BME. Finally the chosen course lists:

  • Should reflect their interests and the contents of their graduation project
  • Forms a coherent programme, approved by their graduation professor
  • Contains a number of preapproved core BME/elective courses, but may also contain other master-level courses (subject to approval by the Board of Examiners)

Each list has to conform to the following minimum requirements:

The majority of the tracks are constructed in the following way:
Master year 1:
- 30 EC compulsory (6 courses green (7 for BR and MDD*))
- 15 EC electives from a pre-structured group of elective courses (blue)
- Maximum15 EC free choice of electives (yellow see pre-approved electives). If students and their graduation professor would like to include any other courses that are outside the core BME curriculum, the student can submit this list for approval to the Board of Examiners. Please include a motivation for the selected course(s) and how these will relate to the final qualifications as a Biomedical Engineer. Where possible, also include information on how the courses will contribute toward the master’s thesis.
- Master year 2: internship of 15 EC and master thesis of 45 EC. 

* Total amount of courses is 60EC, and students may choose 1 blue or yellow course less

The tracks as of September are:

-              Bioengineering Technologies
-              Imaging and in Vitro Diagnostics
-              Physiological Signals and Systems
-              Biorobotics
-              Medical Device Design

Students that started before September 2020 with their master, can finish their master according to the agreements made at the start of their Master's programme. If they prefer to change their course list, they are advised to contact the BME study advisor, Anneloes Dekker-Dummer or Marri-Jane Thurnim

*with two additional MESA+ groups: MTG & BMEL.

Bioengineering Technologies track


Please note: Introduction to Bioengineering Technologies starts on Wednesday prior to the academic year

Imaging and In Vitro Diagnostics track  


Courses in 2 quartiles have a spread studyload (e.g. 2,5EC each quartile, 5EC total)

Physiological Signals and Systems track

Medical Device Design

The orange coloured courses are examples of the free electives students can choose
Courses in 2 quartiles have a spread studyload (e.g. 2,5EC each quartile, 5EC total)  

Biorobotics track  

Pre-Approved Free Electives

NB. These courses are part of other BME tracks or other MSc programmes. Always check your eligibility and entry requirements in Osiris before choosing these courses as free electives.


Courses in 2 quartiles have a spread studyload (e.g. 2,5EC each quartile, 5EC total)
Courses in 2 quartiles have a spread studyload (e.g. 2,5EC each quartile, 5EC total)
Courses in 2 quartiles have a spread studyload (e.g. 2,5EC each quartile, 5EC total)