MSc Biomedical Engineering

University of Twente

Program Description

MSc Biomedical Engineering

University of Twente

Biomedical engineering involves the application of technology in health care and medicine. Health care is developing rapidly, people remain healthy longer, and illnesses can be cured more frequently. Technology plays a key role in prevention, diagnosis, therapy, rehabilitation and care. This encompasses a wide range of activities, including tissue engineering to increase the "friendliness" of implants in the body, 3-D imaging of organs and development of rehabilitation aids and advanced home care systems. The field of biomedical engineering needs individuals who can think and work at an academic level to solve the problems faced by those who provide or require health care. An essential aspect of this involves taking into account the role and experience of patients, doctors and paramedics.

Program Specializations

- Human Function Technology
- Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering

Program Structure

Starting Master’s programme

At start of the Master’s programme, the student has to choose:

  • a Master’s track,
  • a research group (liated to the programme) to graduate at,
  • a set of elective courses conform curriculum demands.

Curriculum demands

The total programme consists of minimally 120 EC:

  • 15 EC compulsory courses (track-specific)
  • 45 EC elective courses or projects
  • 15 EC external traineeship
  • 45 EC Master’s assignment (a research project at chosen research group).

Position on the Labour Market

Biomedical engineering is a relatively new study programme, which is capturing its place and proofing its value on the labour market. To close the gap between graduates and this labour market, the educational staff acts on several grounds. For instance, the staff has a special external advisory committee with various business members (Philips, DSM, Medtronic, KIVI-NIRIA, ZG Twente).

With help of these type of actions, the programme is promoted under potential employers and the curriculum is tuned to the desires of the labour market. In this way, the programme offers fruitful perspectives for graduates. This site shortly discusses the abilities of biomedical engineers, potential employers and the availability of PhD-projects.

Admission Criteria

General admission criteria for an UT Master’s programme

To be considered for admission to a Master's programme at the University of Twente applicants must submit a completed application form and meet the following requirements:

For Dutch students:

A relevant Bachelor degree (or equivalent)*, either from a Dutch University (WO) or a Dutch Higher Education Institute (HBO)**

For international students:

-- A relevant Bachelor degree (or equivalent)* on academic and/or university level.

--Sufficient mastery of the English language**

a.Academic IELTS, overall Band score of at least 6.0

b.TOEFL, Internet based (TOEFL-iBT) of at least 80

  • Demonstrate a high level of motivation and commitment.
  • Have sufficient funds to finance your degree.
  • Comply with the extra admission conditions.
This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
2 years
Full time
1,672 EUR
Netherlands - Enschede
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per year.€12500/year for non-EU citizens