Education at the TechMed Centre

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The healthcare programmes at the University of Twente provide pioneering and agenda-setting education aimed at preparing students for a career in this sector.  

Healthcare is in constant motion. Students are trained to implement innovative and relevant healthcare improvements in today’s unpredictable, complex and globalized world. In order to achieve this, the education focuses not only on providing students with the knowledge and skills in their field of study, but also on developing a broader range of ‘21st century’ skills and personal qualities. Read more about it in the educational vision of the health education programmes of the University of Twente.

Bachelor and master programmes 

Below you will find an overview of the bachelor's and master's programmes of the Technical Medical Centre. More information about the content of the education programmes can be found on the websites of the specific programmes.

Bachelor (BSc) & Master (MSc) programmes

  • Biomedical Engineering

    MSc2 yearsFull-time100% English5 specialisations
    Biomedical Engineering is about the design and development of healthcare technology to improve lives: from rehabilitation robots and artificial organs, to imaging techniques and prosthetics.

    5 specialisations for Biomedical Engineering

    Bioengineering technologies

    MSc2 yearsFull-time
    Bioengineering technologies is about developing technologies that can contribute to the recovery of diseased of damaged tissue, such as bone, blood vessels or organs.


    MSc2 yearsFull-time100% English
    Biorobotics is about the application of robotics and mechatronics in medicine and healthcare, which you investigate from a mechatronic point of view.

    Imaging and in vitro diagnostics

    MSc2 yearsFull-time100% English
    Imaging and in vitro diagnostics focuses on techniques for visualizing and interpreting the processes in cells and bodies (such as acoustics, ultrasound, radiation and magnetism).

    Medical Device Design

    MSc2 yearsFull-time
    Engineering for diagnostic devices, assistive, therapeutic and surgical purposes to improve the lives of patients by developing new technology for human-related applications.

    Physiological signals and systems

    MSc2 yearsFull-time
    Physiological signals and systems focuses on the central nervous system: for example, you analyze models of the brain, or you examine how electrical stimuli can repair disturbed body functions;
  • Biomedical Technology

    BSc3 yearsFull-time80% Dutch
    Within this Bachelor's, you will learn to design and develop new healthcare technologies, from rehabilitation robots, artificial organs, medical scans, to prostheses.
  • Health Sciences

    BSc3 yearsFull-time80% Dutch
    Do you want to contribute to improvements and renewal in the healthcare sector? Throughout this Bachelor's you will learn to look at healthcare from different perspectives.
  • Health Sciences

    MSc1 yearFull-time100% English3 specialisations
    The programme focusses on the use of technology and innovation for improving healthcare.

    3 specialisations for Health Sciences

    Innovation in public health

    MSc1 yearFull-time100% English
    The aim of this specialisation is to identify the most effective ways to organise, manage, finance and deliver high quality care in our society from a public point of view.

    Optimisation of healthcare processes

    MSc1 yearFull-time100% English
    In this specialisation students learn to apply methods of early health technology assessment in order to optimise processes in and over healthcare organisations.

    Personalised monitoring and coaching

    MSc1 yearFull-time100% English
    This specialisation focuses on using technology to create innovative personalised eHealth services that substantially contribute to sustainable, efficient and effective (personalised) healthcare.
  • Technical Medicine

    MSc3 yearsFull-time100% Dutch2 specialisations
    We educate a new kind of technical-medical professional who improves patient safety, diagnosis, and treatment through the innovative use of medical technology in direct patient care.

    2 specialisations for Technical Medicine

    Medical Imaging and Interventions

    MSc3 yearsFull-time100% Dutch
    Medical Imaging and Interventions deals with minimal invasive technology, reconstruction of damaged tissues, medical robotics, computer-controlled interventions, biomaterials and imaging techniques.

    Medical Sensing & Stimulation

    MSc3 yearsFull-time100% Dutch
    Medical Sensing and Stimulation focusses on the acquisition, processing and interpretation of medical signals and the use of signals to stimulate and thereby correct or improve impaired functions.
  • Technical Medicine

    BSc3 yearsFull-time100% Dutch
    As a technical physician you are the linking pin between medicine and technology. You will learn to apply existing technology in innovative ways in order to optimise diagnostics and treatment methods.

Overview of all UT bachelor's and master's programmes