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Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
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Application deadline: Application Deadline for EEA is 2020-09-01 and for Non-EEA is 2020-04-01.
2,500 EUR

Program description

Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Are you intrigued by the boundaries of what’s possible when different areas of science intersect? Want to tackle complex problems that go hand in hand with technological innovations?

Every day, biomedical technology saves lives by allowing us to locate lesions and tumours inside a person’s body. This ever-evolving technology has become essential in the medical world, and the interuniversity collaboration between Vrije Universiteit Brussel and UGent offers a study Program that can train experts in medical radiation physics. This multidisciplinary Program does not only train students to find technological answers to technical questions, but calls for biomedically engineered solutions in balance with economical and ethical considerations.

Admission requirements

Language requirements

Prospective students can provide proof of sufficient knowledge of English as language of instruction by meeting one of the following criteria:

  • Having successfully completed one of the following language proficiency tests:
    • TOEFL iBT with minimum level: 79;
    • IELTS with minimum level: academic module 6.5;
    • ITACE with minimum level: B2;
    • Cambridge English Qualification Scale with the following minimal level: 170;
  • Certificates and other proof of language tests may not pre-date the first enrolment by more than five years.
  • Having successfully completed at least one year of secondary education with English as language of instruction, or having successfully completed secondary school in a Belgian institution;
  • Having successfully completed Program units in higher education with a minimum of 54 ECTS-credits where English was the language of instruction.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website

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Program content

Compulsory Fundamental Courses

  • Bio-electronics
  • Modelling of Physiological Systems
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomaterials
  • From Genome to Organism
  • Quantitative Cell Biology
  • Biomedical Imaging

Compulsory Specialised Courses 1st year of the standard learning track

  • Medical Physics
  • Biomedical Product Development
  • Medical Equipment
  • Technology in Clinical Neuroscience
  • Human and Environment, Safety and Regulations

Compulsory Specialised Courses 2nd year of the standard learning track

  • Technology and Design of Artificial Organs
  • Health Information and Decision Support
  • Leadership in Health Care
  • Hospital project
  • Clinical Study Design and Biostatistics

Elective Courses

Engineering (Physics) in Oncology – year 1

  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology
  • Measurement Techniques in Nuclear Science
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Radiation Protection and Regulations

Engineering (Physics) in Oncology – year 2

  • Medical Dosimetry
  • Radiologic Techniques
  • Technology of Radiotherapy
  • Radiochemistry
  • Radiobiology and Radiopathology
  • Nuclear Reactors and Cyclotrons
  • Advanced Image and Signal Processing
  • Contrast Agents and Biomarkers for Imaging and Therapy

Advanced Design Methods in Biomedical Engineering

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Fluid-structure Interaction
  • Computational Biomechanics
  • From Medical Image to Computational Model

Micro and Nano Devices

  • Sensors and Microsystem Electronics
  • Microphotonics
  • Micro- and Nanobiotechnology
  • Biophotonics
  • Technology of Integrated Circuits and Microsystems
  • Embedded Bioelectronics Systems
  • Architecture and Fabrication of Biomedical Microsystems
  • Biomedical Devices: Sensors, Stimulators and Drug Delivery Systems

Assistive Technologies

  • Biomedical Robotics
  • Virtual Reality

Personalized Medicine

  • Physics and Chemistry of Nanostructured Materials
  • Polymers for Bio-related Applications


  • Advanced Image and Signal Processing
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology
  • Neurophysiological signal processing and network analysis
  • Auditory Computation, Modelling and Technology
  • Translational Neuroscience
  • Neural interfaces, neuromodulation and minimally invasive neurotechnology

Other recommended masterspecif electives

  • Biophotonics
  • Micro- and Nanobiotechnology
  • Bioelectromagnetism
  • Internship Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Modeling in Medicine and Biomedical Engineering: Case Studies
  • Biomedical Acoustics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Contrast Agents and Biomarkers for Imaging and Therapy
  • Electrochemistry
  • Microphotonics
  • Surface treatment: Processing and Analysis
  • Project: Multifunctional Materials
  • Sensors and Microsystem Electronics

Master Thesis

  • Master Thesis in Biomedical Engineering

Tuition fees

The full tuition price for EEA students is 938.8 €. The price for Non-EEA students is 2.500 €

Career opportunities

With a Master of Biomedical Engineering, the student has ample possibilities of finding a job in Flanders, Belgium, Europe or around the world inindustry, hospitals, health care, universities and research institutes, in government positions and many more.

The biomedical engineer is versatile, multi-disciplinary, and thus employable in a variety of positions:

  • PhD-student at a university or at a large industry R&D-department.
  • Product manager or project leader in an (R&D-) industry.
  • Medical physics engineer in a hospital.
  • Government/public health.
  • Consultancy in a wide range of functions, from product design to safety regulations.
  • Notified bodies, Regulatory Affairs Managers, screening new products for a CE-mark, patent offices...
  • Health Insurance, improving health care and controlling costs.
  • Any job requiring the traditional analytical and organizational skills of the academically trained engineer (general consultancy jobs, top functions in administration, banking sector..

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VUB is a public and modern university located in Brussels, the heart of Europe. Ranked as one of world’s top universities, it offers a full range of bachelor’s and master’s programmes taught in English. The University counts 16.000 students, 21%...

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1050 Brussels

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