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Education at the TechMed Centre

TechMed mobilises forces to support hospitals

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% English4 specializations
    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.

    4 specializations 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).

    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
    Biomedical Technology is an engineering programme in which you get to design and develop a new healthcare technology. Think rehabilitation robots, artificial organs, medical scans, and prostheses.
  • Health Sciences

    BSc3 yearsFull-time80% Dutch
    Do you want to contribute to improvements and renewal in the healthcare sector? Then the Health Sciences programme at the University of Twente is the right choice for you.
  • Health Sciences

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

    3 specializations for Health Sciences

    Innovation in public health

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

    Optimization of healthcare processes

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

    Personalised monitoring and coaching

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

    MSc3 yearsFull-time100% Dutch2 specializations
    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 specializations 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