During your Master’s in Biomedical Engineering (BME), you will collect a total of 120 EC within two years. The specialisation in Medical Device Design consists of six compulsory courses, an internship and your final master’s assignment.
In addition, you can fill up your free space with elective courses that interest you, both in and outside of the Master’s in BME. Choosing a Capita Selecta is also an option. This is a self-study course in which you explore a specific topic of your interest, supported by a researcher of the related research group.
Are you already studying Biomedical Engineering? Then check the Dutch BME programme website for current students for the most up-to-date curriculum information.
Number of EC
Mandatory for the specialisation in Medical Device Design
Pre-selected elective courses
You can choose electives out of a pre-structured list of elective courses, related to this specialisation.
Examples of electives:
Free elective courses
You can fill up the rest of your elective space with courses that match your interests and ambitions. There is a wide range of pre-approved electives you can choose from, both from the Master’s in BME and other Master’s at UT.
In the first quartile of your second year, you will do an internship as preparation for the professional field.
You will finish your Master’s in BME with your master’s thesis. The topic of your master’s thesis is largely up to you.
During your Master’s in Biomedical Engineering, you will gain practical experience by doing an internship for approximately three months. Within the specialisation in Medical Device Design, there are many options open to you when it comes to choosing your internship.
Examples of internships students previously took on:
- Designing a steerable guidewire for endovascular applications at Demcon
- Working on the research and development of an adaptive rocker shoe for diabetic patients at Voetencentrum Wender Podotherapy
- Writing an advisory report on how to improve the safety and comfort experience of a tricycle user at Van Raam Specialty Bicycles
You will complete your Master’s by writing your master’s thesis. The choice of your graduation subject is largely up to you. Whether you would like to focus on the development of new medical devices (e.g. rehabilitative, surgical) or the optimisation of existing devices: there are plenty of relevant topics you can choose from.
You will write your thesis under the supervision of a professor of one of the research groups. Under certain conditions, you could (partially) execute your research project at an external institution or organisation as well.