Biomedical Engineering

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 personalized Master’s programme (subject to thesis 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 specialization
  • 40 credits of elective courses
  • 15 credits devoted to external internship
  • 45 credits devoted to graduation assignment and thesis

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

Right for you?

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

If you wish to enroll, you must have a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Technical Medicine or a Bachelor’s degree in another relevant field of study. Conditions may apply depending on your specific Bachelor’s degree.


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