Our Bachelor's programmes

Biomedical Technology

This bachelor’s programme is taught in Dutch. Detailed information about BSc Biomedical Technology is only available in Dutch and German.

We also offer a master's programme (MSc.) in Biomedical Engineering.

Programme overview

Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering
Certification: BSc
3 years
Full-time (no part-time programs possible)
Dutch taught
Starting date
1 September 2019
1 September 2020
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands
On programme request
Numerus fixus
Does not apply for the programme


Would you like to develop technology for healthcare? Are you interested in rehabilitation robots, artificial organs, medical scans and prostheses? Then the Bachelor’s programme in Biomedical Technology might be just the thing for you. During this engineering programme you will learn to design and develop new technology for the healthcare sector, creating medical innovations that will make a real difference in healthcare. The key word is applicability.

The Bachelor’s programme in Biomedical Technology at the University of Twente builds on over 30 years of experience in biomedical technology education and research. What’s more, developing technical-medical innovations is one of the key objectives of our university. Our integrated, practice-based project education will provide the best possible preparation for your future career. 


In the medical world, technological innovations are emerging at an amazing pace. The speed of development will only increase in the future. This calls for engineers with broad technological knowledge, insight into the intricacies of the human body and creative ideas. The Bachelor's programme in Biomedical Technology at Twente will prepare you to be this kind of engineer. You will learn how to research, design and develop technology for healthcare. You will be equipped to come up with the medical innovations of the future. Take the invention of the MRI scanner, a machine that has become indispensable to hospitals. Yet it was only 30 years ago that a scientist thought of applying principals of magnetism from physics to create images of the human body. That is exactly what you will be doing as a Biomedical Technology student at the University of Twente: you will use and develop technology to create new and original applications.


During this programme, we will teach you to take the patient´s needs as your starting point and to then translate those needs into a product. Once you have correctly analyzed the problem, you will put to work your knowledge of physics, mathematics, chemistry, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, biology and medicine in order to come up with the desired technological solution. This multi disciplinary approach is very important when it comes to developing new technology, because combining principals from different areas helps you achieve better results. Through the Biomedical Technology programme you will become a specialist capable of finding the right technology for the desired application.


At the University of Twente you will become an expert in creative problem-solving. Our job is to make sure you have the knowledge you need for that. More importantly, we will familiarize you with methods that allow you to combine your analysis and knowledge to come up with the kind of innovative solutions the healthcare industry really needs.

To thoroughly prepare you for the real world, we make sure the projects you engage in are always specific, practice-based, biomedical problems. In these projects you will face the challenge of finding a solution yourself. You will make plans, look for information, experiment, cooperate and present. This approach will help you see why you are learning what you are learning – and how to put it into practice. On top of that, these experiences are a good preparation for your future career, in which you will work in a similar problem-solving way. In our project-based education we expect a lot from our students: you have a lot of influence, but a lot of responsibility, too. Naturally, we are always there to provide the necessary guidance.


Future employers, such as research institutions, hospitals and manufacturers of medical devices, will jump at the chance of hiring people who can analyze problems scientifically and systematically, and who can then creatively use that information to come up with working technical solutions.


Sign up for our Student for a Day programme and spend a day shadowing a student at the University of Twente! This is a great way to experience what it is like to study here. You will learn more about the programme and get a taste of the open atmosphere at the University of Twente and a glimpse of student housing. More questions? Fill out a contact form and we will be in touch with you.


Do you think you have Biomedical Technology written all over you? Read more about the benefits of taking this programme at the University of Twente and about the admission requirements.

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