By default, our master is a one year research master with full-time dedication and 60 ECTS (see European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)). It can also be taken during two years with half-time dedication.
Important: This is a master on computational biomedical engineering. Decent programming skills are required for several of the courses and for many of the master thesis projects. Programming is not the subject of our master. It is however an essential tool you will need.
We put a strong focus on the research project of the student. Student are integrated into one of our research groups to carry out this project and to write the master thesis about it. This thesis project work is supervised by a senior member of the research group and accounts for 25 ECTS. The mandatory course 'research and science seminars' of 5 ECTS serves to further strengthen the integration of the students in their research groups. Subject of this course are regular organized interactions between the master students and members of their research group, such as doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers and senior professors. These interactions include the joined discussion of ongoing scientific projects of different group members as well as the discussion and analysis of scientific articles by others.
Mandatory core courses: 15 ECTS in total
Elective courses: 20 ECTS in total
Thesis project: 25 ECTS in total
Students who do the master in one year must enroll for all 60 ECTS in this one year. Students who do the master during two years with half-time dedication must enroll to 30 ECTS in the first year and 30 ECTS in the second year. The 30 ECTS of the second year must include the 25 ECTS of the master thesis.
Important: Students who fail in subjects corresponding to more than 50% of the credits in which they are enrolled (courses and/or thesis) will not be allowed to continue the master. For example, if a student enrolled for the one year modality does not finish the master thesis in the first year and moreover fails two courses, then this student cannot continue in the program.
The master is primarily designed for students with a biomedical engineering background. Students who have a different background (such as other engineering degrees, computer science, physics, mathematics, or life sciences) can also apply for the master. They will, however, be required to take complementary courses covering fundamental aspects of biomedical engineering (up to 60 ECTS in addition to the 60 ECTS of the core programme). These courses are taken from the undergraduate programs in engineering and other master programs offered by our departments. The exact composition of these courses will be decided for each individual student in dependence on his/her previous education. Important: In case complementary courses are requested, the student has to pay for them. The student has to pass the complementary courses to pass the master.
The following scheme shows the distribution of the credits along the three trimesters.
To learn more you will find the syllabus on the section details.