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. 

We put a strong focus on the research project of the student. The student will be integrated into one of our research groups to carry out this project and to write the master thesis about it. This thesis project work will be supervised by a senior member of the research group and will account 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. 


Core program

Mandatory core courses:   15 ECTS in total
Elective courses:                20 ECTS in total
Thesis project:                   25 ECTS in total

Complementary 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. 

The following scheme shows the distribution of the credits along the three trimesters.

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