The role of technology in contemporary medicine has evolved considerably over the past decades. Computers and other high-tech devices are essential in hospitals, rehabilitation centres and private medical practices. Moreover, fundamental insights into the functioning of the human body have increased through the application of engineering in understanding tissue generation and regeneration, physiological processes and locomotion.
The Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering provides students with a state-of-the-art overview of all areas in biomedical engineering:
o Medical sensors and signal processing
o Medical imaging
o Tissue engineering
The teaching curriculum builds upon the top-class research conducted by the staff, most of whom are members of the Leuven Medical Technology Centre. This network facilitates industrial fellowships for our students and enables students to complete design projects and Master's theses in collaboration with industry leaders and internationally recognised research labs.
Biomedical engineers are educated to integrate engineering and basic medical knowledge. This competence is honed through coursework, practical exercises, interactive sessions, a design project and a Master's thesis project. Upon graduating, biomedical engineers are employed in the medical device industry, in hospitals, research centres and in government. The broad technological education also makes biomedical engineers attractive to various classical industrial sectors.
This is an initial Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis.
An increased tuition fee of 6000 EUR is not applicable for students who come from countries belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA).
International Student Requirements:
Direct access:- Bachelor in de ingenieurswetenschappen, with major subject or subprogramme elektrotechniek; - Bachelor in de ingenieurswetenschappen, with major subject or subprogramme werktuigkunde.
Admission decisions are based upon evaluation of a complete application file:- Bachelor of Engineering: Electrical Engineering (or equivalent diploma); - Bachelor of Engineering: Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent diploma); - Bachelor of Engineering: Biomedical Engineering.
Students should have a good command of English, both spoken and written. Applicants are required to demonstrate their proficiency in English.