The University of Twente offers a pre-master programme in Technical Medicine for students with a background in (bio)medical studies, such as Medicine or Kinesiology.

deficiency in technology

The pre-master programme is designed for students who have a solid base of knowledge in the field of medicine, but where technical knowledge is lacking. A solid base of knowledge in medicine includes knowledge of and insight into the functioning of the human body (anatomy, physiology, and key concepts of pathology). Furthermore, students need to have advanced mathematics skills (for Dutch students: ‘wiskunde B’ at VWO level). For more information about the non-Dutch equivalents to Dutch diploma requirements, check our webpage about admission.

Study programme

The pre-master programme consists of 4 modules, each containing 15 EC. Each module contains fixed components as well as a number of individual components that will be filled in based on which area of knowledge is lacking.

The fixed part of the programme contains a math and technology track and a project track. The purpose of this part of the programme is to bridge the gap between knowledge in the fields of mathematics, physics and technology. Additionally, students will learn an Technical Medical approach of thinking and problem solving.

The individual part of the programme can contain courses for research skills (statistics, epidemiology), communication and professional behaviour, health law, ethics, and other subjects within the field of medicine.

The modules:

  • Module 1: Biomaterials
  • Module 2: Medical Imaging
  • Module 3: Signals and regulatory systems
  • Module 4: Bachelor final assignment (together with the regular bachelor students in Technical Medicine)

deficiency in medicine

Students with a Bachelor’s degree in a technological field and that have already studied a few medical subjects (e.g. students with a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Technology of the University of Twente that have completed two Technical Medicine modules as minor) may also be considered for admission to a pre-master’s programme. Per student, a custom programme will be made.

The maximum duration of a pre-master’s programme is one year; the maximum study load is 60EC. Students with more than 60 EC deficiencies will not be accepted for a pre-master. All pre-master programmes start in September.

Study load

Do you want to participate in this pre-master programme? Then be prepared for an intense year with a high study load (42 hours per week). An independent and self-regulating attitude towards your study is required.

Inflow of students

Inflow of students for September 2017: maximum of 12 students.


For entry to the Technical Medicine pre-master programme, you can enrol via this webpage.

Test your eligibility for enrolment

Do you have a different educational background than the ones mentioned at the start of this document? Do you think your background gives you sufficient medical knowledge? In that case your eligibility for enrolment can be tested by the admission board. For this, make an overview of your study programme including descriptions of the courses you followed. Also include any other relevant courses or programmes you participated in. Send this information to

More information

If you want to know more about the structure and content of the master programme in Technical Medicine, please check the website. If you want to get a better impression of the master Technical Medicine, try being a student for a day.

Questions and contact

If you have any further questions about the programme, please send an e-mail to:

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