During your Master’s in Biomedical Engineering (BME), you will collect a total of 120 EC within two years. The specialisation in Biorobotics consists of seven 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. These courses can deepen your knowledge and skills in your research field of interest and on the application of your knowledge/skills in clinical cases, such as (neuro)rehabilitation, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, orthopedy, or heart surgery. 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.
Number of EC
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 Biorobotics, there are many options open to you when it comes to choosing your internship.
Examples of internships students previously took on:
- Contributing to the development of a new generation of wearable movement sensors at Roessingh Research and Development, Enschede
- Performing a biomechanical evaluation of a novel soft ankle foot orthosis at the Sint Maartenskliniek, Nijmegen
- Tracking the human base of support using vision and deep learning, in order to assist in balance, at Gable Systems, Hengelo
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 dedicate your research to the design of a robotic arm, develop algorithms for the anticipatory control of exoskeletons or model human body dynamics through machine learning: there’s a great range of interesting topics you can cover in your final project.
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.