Master's programmes

biomedical engineering

Do you want to develop new technologies for healthcare? Are you interested in rehabilitation robots, artificial organs, medical imaging and prosthetics? Then our Master’s programme in Biomedical Engineering is the right choice for you.

This engineering programme trains students in research, design and the development of innovative products and processes that will benefit the healthcare sector. You will develop medical innovations that really contribute to better care. This dynamic, interdisciplinary field combines engineering and natural and life sciences, such as biology, nanotechnology, physics, electrical engineering, chemistry and mechanical engineering. During the programme you can specialize in one of three tracks:

Read more about the study programme, career perspectives, testimonials and admission.

We also offer a Bachelor's programme in Biomedical Technology.

Programme overview

Degree
Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering
Certification: MSc
Duration
2 years
Full-time/part-time
Full-time (no part-time programs possible)
Language
English taught
Location
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands
Numerus fixus
Does not apply for the programme
Accreditation
NVAO

Medical innovations for the future

The role of technology in healthcare is gaining importance. Therefore there is a growing need for engineers with broad technical knowledge, insight into the workings of the human body and creative ideas. During this programme you will be trained to be such an engineer. You will be taught to research, design and develop technology for healthcare. You will use and develop technology to realize new and original applications. Biomedical Engineering is an interdisciplinary field, combining engineering with the natural and life sciences.

Student Friso about Biomedical Engineering

A solution-driven approach

During this programme we will teach you to take the needs and interests of patients as your starting point and to convert those into a product. Once you have correctly analyzed the problem, you will draw on your knowledge of physics, mathematics, chemistry, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, biology and medicine to come up with the desired technological solution.

Research and specialization

The programme is closely associated with the MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine. MIRA ranks among the top five bioengineering departments worldwide. The researchers at MIRA will be responsible for your training.

The programme focuses on three key areas: Imaging & Diagnostics, which is all about techniques for visualizing and interpreting the processes in cells and bodies based on radiation, acoustics, photo-acoustics, ultrasound, and magnetism; Bionanotechnology & Advanced Biomanufacturing, which centres on the development of technologies that restore function to diseased and damaged organs and tissues, such as bone and blood vessels; and Neural & Motor Systems, which focuses on the restoration of nervous and motor system function.

Career prospects

The Master’s at the University of Twente is an academic programme that will prepare you for your career as a biomedical engineer in healthcare, industry or research institutions (including PhD positions). You may work in settings ranging from hospitals and rehabilitation centres to medical technology companies and laboratories.

Specializations

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