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The postgraduate programme in Biomedical Engineering aims at instructing students with a a basic engineering degree, on state of the art knowledge and techniques in the growing field of Biomedical Engineering. It aims at introducing the students to the ba
Location:
Leuven, Belgium
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year

Program Overview

Program Description:
Beyond foundational courses in human biotechnology and physiology, the programme also provides cutting-edge offerings in musculoskeletal biomechanics, biofluid biomechanics, biomedical measurements and stimulation, biomedical data processing and medical imaging and analysis. Capping these is a design project providing hands-on practice in medical device design or medical software design. You can participate in this programme as part of a predoctoral examination, or as the next step towards a successful career in the medical device industry, health care or government. The programme is organised by the Faculty of Engineering Science. A fulltime programme takes 1 academic year, starting at the end of September. It is also possible to follow this programme part time, spread over 2 years. The lessons take place during the day. 39 ECTS

The postgraduate programme in Biomedical Engineering aims at instructing students with a a basic engineering degree, on state of the art knowledge and techniques in the growing field of Biomedical Engineering. It aims at introducing the students to the basic concepts, methods and tools in both the disciplines of medical information technology and biomechanics/biomaterials. It aims at bringing the students to a level of knowledge, understanding and experience that is needed to actively conduct research and develop medical devices and associated software. To this end, the student will have to learn to interact with medical professionals and take into account the stringent regulatory framework.

The graduated student has acquired a good understanding of the concepts, methods, tools and applications of: - biomedical engineering devices - biomechanical and biomaterial applications (orthopaedics, dentistry, rehabilitation devices, cardiovascular implants,...) - medical information technology (medical image processing, biosignal analysis, sensor technology, hospital information systems, ... The graduated student has obtained an introduction to regulatory affairs. The graduated student has refined his problemsolving skills, is familiar with the day to day practice of biomedical device design and has sharpened his critical research attitude in a research-centred environment.
Setting Description:
Situated in the heart of Western Europe, KU Leuven (University of Leuven) has been a centre of learning for nearly six centuries. Today, it is Belgium's largest and highest-ranked university and, founded in 1425, one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Europe. As a leading European research university and co-founder of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), KU Leuven offers a wide variety of programmes in English, all supported by high-quality, innovative, interdisciplinary research. KU Leuven is home to a vibrant community of international scholars spread out over its various campuses. 14% of the university’s 54,000 students are international representing 140 countries. KU Leuven's three doctoral schools provide internationally oriented PhD tracks for more than 4,000 doctoral students. Boasting an outstanding central location, KU Leuven offers a truly international experience, high-quality education, world-class research and cutting-edge innovation.
Cost:
400 euro for a one-year programme 550 euro two-year programme (275 euro per year)

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