Biomedical Engineering

Master's programme biomedical engineering

Biomedical Engineering is about the design and development of healthcare technology to improve lives: from rehabilitation robots and artificial organs, to imaging techniques and wearables. Read more about the Master's programme and admission. You can also find more information about career perspectives. Read the testimonial of students from Biomedical Engineering.

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Focus and disciplines

Biomedical Engineering is an interdisciplinary field, combining engineering and the natural and life sciences. Fields of study include biology, nanotechnology, physics, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.

Research and specialization

The programme focuses on three key areas: Imaging & Diagnostics, which involves visualizing and understanding the biological processes in cells and organisms; Bionanotechnology & Advanced Biomanufacturing, which centres on the development of technologies that restore function to diseased and damaged organs and tissues such as bone and blood vessels; and Neural & Motor Systems, which studies the interplay between the brain, nerves, muscles and the skeleton.

Student Friso about Biomedical Engineering

Why opt for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Twente?

The programme is closely associated with the MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine. MIRA ranks worldwide among the top five bio-engineering departments. The researchers at MIRA will be responsible for your training during your studies.

Career prospects

The Master’s at the University of Twente is an academic programme that will prepare you for a job as a biomedical engineer in healthcare, industry or research institutions (including PhD positions) in settings that range from hospitals and rehabilitation centres to medical technology companies and laboratories.


Biomedical Engineering
2 yrs
EN 100%
Starting date
1 February 2016
1 September 2016
1 February 2017
1 September 2017
Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering
Certification: MSc
Part-time programme available
Numerus fixus
Does not apply for the programme
November 2016
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