The specialisation Bioengineering Technologies is part of the Master's in Biomedical Engineering.
Can you imagine yourself developing state-of-the art biomaterials or, perhaps, high-value pharmaceutical drugs? If you are keen on increasing your knowledge in the field of for example applied stem cell biology, molecular biology, tissue engineering, biomaterials engineering and/or biomedical science, then you should definitely consider the specialisation Bioengineering Technologies of the Master's in Biomedical Engineering. After completing your master studies, you could start a career in this field working as a (scientific) researcher or product developer, fully depending on your interests.
In this specialisation we develop technologies that mimic or restore the function of diseased organs and damaged tissues, such as the heart, the kidney, cartilage and blood vessels.
Our research is primarily focused on development of implants based on biomaterials and living tissue for use in regenerative medicine, for example in the regeneration of cartilage in patients with arthritis. Moreover, we develop organs-on-chips and other stem cell-derived laboratory models for use in drug development, such as a mini-heart that can mimic heart attacks. We also develop extracorporeal biohybrid systems to restore organ function, like the artificial kidney, as well as biomaterial-based drug delivery systems.
By collaborating closely with clinicians, pharmaceutical companies, biotech companies and patients, we work towards practically applicable scientific breakthroughs. In this way, we aim to have a real impact on patient care.
The innovative methods involved in Bioengineering Technologies stimulate the body to generate new tissue by itself, exactly where needed. Read more below about the research focus of this Master's specialisation and its impact in the healthcare industry.
The first year of the specialisation Bioengineering Technologies of Biomedical Engineering consists of compulsory courses and electives that are pre-structured fit to this track, supplemented by a free choice of electives. In the second year you will do an internship and complete your master thesis. Below you can read more about what you will learn and will be working on, as well as the curriculum.
A training in bioengineering technologies focuses on knowledge and skills that are related to biomaterials, biochemistry, biotechnology, cell biology and biomedical science. This means that you will be well-prepared for positions in applied research and development of biomaterials, stem cell products, cell culture products, pharmaceutical drugs and drug delivery systems, as well as scientific projects in biomedicine and cell biology.
You will be able apply your skills in various early career trajectories, for example in academic research as a Ph.D. candidate, in biotech companies as a product developer, or in university hospitals as a researcher. Read more about the career opportunities of Biomedical Engineering graduates in general.
If you are interested to apply for our track Bioengineering Technologies, you will have to sign up for the Master's in Biomedical Engineering first. Students that obtained or that are about to obtain their diploma outside of the Netherlands can take part in our eligibility check, giving an indication of their chances of being admitted. Find out more about admission here.