Program Details

Biomedical Engineering
Brussels, Belgium; Gent, Belgium
Program Type:
Study Abroad
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Academic Year

Program Overview

Program Description:
Number of ECTS: 120 Duration: 2 years Campus: Etterbeek In cooperation with: Universiteit Gent In this master's course, knowledge and skills in all fields in biomedical engineering will be given, so when you finished the Master's programme, you can be employed as generalist, and you will also be specialised in one particular field of biomedical engineering. As a student, you are able to select any field within biomedical engineering. You will be trained to work in interdisciplinary project teams, composed of engineers and medical specialists. To prepare further for interdisciplinary teams, students and scholars are treated as equal. To train for working in a European setting, you will get knowledge in the health care situation in several countries in Europe, and you will be trained in cultural differences between European countries. In summary, the goal of this course is to acquire the ability to: • work in interdisciplinary (engineering – medical) teams • work in international and thus intercultural (European) teams • communicate effectively with experts in (bio)medicine and technology • perform fundamental research in Biomedical Engineering. • design innovative devices to improve diagnostics and treatment of patients • follow a post-Master’s training in Biomedical Engineering • perform a PhD-study • train continuously (life-long-learning) Master piece The master thesis forms the tailpiece of the program. The thesis minimally contains a substantial task of a high scientific level, to be elaborated individually by the student (surrounded and supported, however, by a research team), and thus with a high degree of independence. It is through this independent work and the written thesis report that the student demonstrates his or her capability to get familiar with a relevant biomedical engineering problem, study the problem on a high scientific level, and to report on the subject in diverse manners (master thesis, oral public presentation).

Biomedical Engineering

Career opportunities With the diploma of Master of Biomedical Engineering, the student has ample possibilities in finding a job in Flanders, Belgium, Europe or worldwide, and this in industry, hospitals, health care, universities and research institutes, in government positions… The biomedical engineer is versatile, per definition multidisciplinary and therefore employable in many different positions such as: • PhD-student at a university, performing fundamental research (e.g. unraveling the mechanism behind infection of implants, expanding the possibilities of tissue engineering, designing a prosthesis to restore sight…) • PhD-student at a large industry R&D-department, performing applied research (e.g. design of a second generation discus prosthesis, minimally invasive heart support devices…) • Product manager in an industry. Their education and training enables the student to lead a multinational and multicultural project team. • R&D-department of an industry, working as a project leader on applied resea ch (e.g. design, production and assessment of biomaterials for artificial organs, heart valves, pacemakers; design of imaging techniques, sensors and information technology for patient monitoring; acquisition, storage, analysis and simulation of bio-data…) • Medical physics engineer in a hospital supporting and improving patient care by applying engineering and management skills to health-care technology. They can be involved in technical support of daily practice, training of health care professionals, introducing safety programs, etc. • “Regulatory Affairs Manager” in medical industry, providing advice on the design and production of medical devices and technology and taking the necessary steps to allow commercialization and implementation of new products on the market. This involves meeting requirements imposed by CE-marking or the US Food and Drug Administation (FDA). • Government/public health, developing health care policy for the future. • Consultancy in a wide spectrum 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...)
Setting Description:
Eligibility Direct admission Students with an academic Bachelor (or Master) diploma in engineering (university level) can enter the program without any prerequisites (except for students with a Bachelor or Master degree in architecture). This is also the case for students with a Master degree in bio-engineering. Students with a Master degree in industrial sciences (industrieel ingenieur) may enter the master program via a dedicated bridging program, totaling 120 ECTS credits. This program is essentially the same as the regular program, but 9 (of the 24) ECTS credits for elective courses are taken by the compulsory course elements “Capita Selecta Mathematicae” and “Wiskundige Modellen”. After completing an admission program All other students have to follow an admission program, accounting for approximately 30 to maximally 90 ECTS credits depending on the diploma of the students. The inter-universitary college fills in the program of each individual subject, depending on their already
Subsidized tuition fees. As from 2013 • €610 per year for EEA students • €2950 per year for non-EEA students For details please visit our website.

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