Master’s programme

The Master’s in Biomedical Engineering is a two-year programme comprising 120 credits. The programme is taught entirely in English and leads to a Master of Science (MSc) degree. You can start each year in September and February. 

What is Biomedical Engineering?

Biomedical engineers create technical solutions to medical problems by integrating scientific and engineering concepts and methodology. Technology plays an important role in prevention, diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation. Biomedical research leads to new techniques for repairing damaged tissue, such as bone and skin. It helps create drugs with targeted effects and equips doctors with improved imaging techniques for more effective diagnosis, as well as offering patient-focused solutions in rehabilitation technology. 

Programme structure

At the start of the programme, you will select a field of biomedical technology and a corresponding research group which is closely associated with the Technical Medical Centre. The programme consists of a mix of core courses and electives, enabling you to create your own personalised Master’s programme (subject to exam committee approval). Together with your graduation professor, you will draw up a course list that forms a coherent programme, reflecting your individual interests and the contents of your graduation project. The programme includes an internship and culminates in a thesis based on a research project.

The general curriculum is as follows:

  • 30 credits of compulsory courses by specialisation
  • 15 credits of electives from a pre-structured group of elective courses 
  • 15 credits free choice of electives 
  • 15 credits devoted to an external internship
  • 45 credits devoted to graduation assignment and thesis 

Would you like to know more about the different specialisation courses or the electives available? Read about the courses involved in the different specialisations. 

Student Counselling

Every educational programme at the University of Twente has a study advisor. The study advisor provides support to students. Do you start with the Master's in Biomedical Engineering next year, and do you have personal circumstances, a disability or a question about support and services? Please contact the study advisor prior to the start of your Master. Together we will discuss which possibilities there are for you. 

Right for you?

If you are interested in combining different technical disciplines and creating new technological solutions to medical problems, then the Master’s in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Twente will be a perfect match.

If you wish to enroll as a Dutch student, you must have a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Technical Medicine or another relevant field of study. There may be additional conditions, depending on your specific Bachelor’s degree.

If you wish to enroll as international student, you must have a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. Check here for the specifications.


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