Biomedical Engineering

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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MSc Biomedical Engineering offers you the opportunity to gain in-depth information on a broad-range of topics within health care and technology, while working with state-of-the-art medical facilities.

Current-day medical practice relies increasingly on technology. You can think of imaging the inside of your body with MRI or CT, solving heart problems by placing artificial valves, or measuring stress to avoid a burn-out. Many disciplines are involved to realise these devices: microelectronics, information technology, mechanical and material engineering.

As a biomedical engineer you have knowledge of all these fields of expertise and you apply it to develop new devices; from ever more advanced imaging instruments to scaffolds for tissue engineering; and from sensor systems to new implants and artificial organs. Commonly, you work in multidisciplinary teams with medical doctors, engineers, biologists and of course patients.

If you are interested in health care and technology, the Master's programme Biomedical Engineering offers you the opportunity to gain in-depth information on a broad-range of topics. You will study topics in the fields of imaging techniques, physiological control engineering, rehabilitation engineering, implant engineering, cell and tissue engineering and infection prevention, as well as aspects of medical ethics and law. You also become well-versed in medical and biological basic knowledge.

In addition, the University of Groningen offers you state-of-the-art medical facilities and a unique professional cooperation with the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG).

We also offer a European Master in Biomedical Engineering, with available scholarships. This joint project is organized between six European universities. Students will start the programme at one of these universities and will spend at least one year at a partner university. More information on the programme and its scholarships can be found here.

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locatieGroningen
diplomaMSc Biomedical Engineering
typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code66226
heeft geen numerus fixus
heeft een honours programma
No more dry eyes and painful joints

Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?

  • State-of-the-art medical facilities
  • Unique cooperation with the University Medical Center Groningen
  • Best Master's degree programme Biomedical Engineering in the Netherlands according to Elsevier
  • We also offer a European Master in Biomedical Engineering, with available scholarships
  • Our faculty is the home of the 2016 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Ben Feringa, and the Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Frits Zernike

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Studieprogramma

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Internships and Master's projects can be performed at the University Medical Centre (UMCG), or companies or hospitals in the Netherlands and abroad.

tracks

specialisatie Medical Device Design

The track Medical Device Design deals with the design of innovative Medical Devices that will contribute to prevention of health decline, to better diagnostics and to better therapy.

Medical devices are more and more key in improvement of health care quality, but also in realizing a sustainable health care in terms of money and manpower.

For prevention of health decline, sensor systems will be designed to allow citizens to self-monitor their health condition (e.g. their stress and sleep condition); intervention systems can be designed to improve the condition of citizens (e.g. via a balance and muscle-strength trainer). ICT plays an important role in gathering and processing sensor data and advising the best interventions for an individual using self-learning decision support systems.
For improved diagnostics, innovative diagnostic instruments will be designed that are smaller, faster, more accurate, or cheaper. New technologies will be applied that make entire new instrumentation possible.
For improved therapy new or improved implants (e.g. bone plates), artificial organs (e.g. heart assist pump) and prostheses (e.g. exoskeletons) will be designed.

In the MDD track, the focus lies on three themes:

The first focus lies on the design of implants and artificial organs. During the courses Interface Biology and Biomaterials 2 the student gets familiar with biomaterials, and how their properties influence cell response. Engineering & Biotribology will prepare the student for artificial joint design and for applications where friction and wear plays an important role. Based on this knowledge, a well-considered choice of biomaterials will be made for specific applications.

The second focus lies on the design of external prosthetics and orthotics. The courses Prosthetics & Orthotics and Neuromechanics advance the students' knowledge on the topics of prostheses design and their (neuro)mechanical functioning.

The third focus lies on the design of sensors, controlled devices, robotic systems and instruments. The courses Control Engineering, Mechatronics and Robotics introduce the students to the topic of robot control and advance their knowledge throughout the courses. Mathematical programming plays an important role during these courses. The course Biomedical Instrumentation 2 informs the students about current diagnostic devices, their possibilities and limitations.

General courses support all three themes: Matlab for BME, Product design by FEM, Statistical Methods for BME, Technology & Ethics.

At the end the students that followed the track MDD will be optimally prepared for internships in the first year of the Master's and Master's project in the second year of the Master's. After graduation, the student is ready to function as a respected colleague in both academic and corporate world.

track Biomaterials Science and Engineering

This track is concerned with the design, development, analysis, assessment and application of innovative biomaterials for body function restoration and enhancement of implant efficacy.

Biomaterials are increasingly used in modern medical practice to realize solid implants such as metals, polymers, but also hydrogels and soft and porous materials used in e.g. orthopedics, dentistry/orthodontics, ophthalmology, cardio-vascular medicine and in scaffolds for tissue engineering. The BSE track focuses on biomaterial innovations (including manufacturing) and application of existing biomaterials for the use as scaffolds, coatings, micro- and nano-sized particles that enables efficient antimicrobial or therapeutic drug delivery, lubrication, diagnosis and tissue engineering, tissue models, organs-on-a-chip. A particular focus is on how medical materials behave inside the body, how microorganisms and mammalian cells/tissue cells interact with the materials, and how we can utilize and direct these interactions to enhance medical treatments

The track BSE focuses on the joined venture of materials, biology, and medicine and can be divided into three themes:

The first focus is on the characteristics and application of biomaterials in modern medicine (Biomaterials 2). Special emphasis is given on the physico-chemical surface characteristics (Surface Characterisation) and the related lubricating, chemical, colloidal and mechanical properties and technologies (Engineering & Biotribology) .

The second focus is on the biology of the biomaterial interface with human tissue. (Interface Biology) It addresses the foreign body reaction against implanted biomaterials, and emphasizes the effect of biomaterial surface characteristics on tissue integration and cellular response (Colloid and Interface Science), both having impact on tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, drug delivery and diagnosis. Special attention is given to microbial biofilm formation causing infection during biomaterial applications (Biofilms).

The third focus is hands-on experience where theory is put to the test and connected to future developments. It first entails a practical lab-training, in particular on the characterization of biomaterials and the use of sophisticated lab instruments (Integrated Lab Course in Biomaterials). A training in multidisciplinary and integrative analysis of recent biomaterial literature will provide insight in the route towards clinical application and further stimulate independent thinking and a critical attitude in science and engineering (Recent Developments in Biomaterials).

During the curriculum, various general academic and research qualities are taught as well as creating independent thinking and critical assessment of developments, which also provide a solid basis for any R&D related career. General courses support all three themes: Matlab for BME, Optical Imaging, Statistical Methods for BME, Technology & Ethics.

At the end the students that followed the track BSE will be optimally prepared for internships in the first year of the Master's and Master's project in the second year of the Master's. At every stage, integration between knowledge and practice will be performed as knowledge in both industry and academia is taught through experimental approaches founded on well-structured and formulated questions and research design.

specialisatie Entrepreneur course and summer school

A special feature of the Master's programme is the option to train yourself as Entrepreneur by following an additional (extracurricular) course on Entrepreneurship and a summer school.

It is initiated by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) and trains students to be the next generation of Biomedical Engineers for developing innovative medical devices with a European, intercultural view and prepares them to become an entrepreneur.

specialisatie Diagnostic Imaging & Instrumentation

In the track Diagnostic Imaging and Instrumentation the student learns the underlying principles and the instrumentation used in current diagnostic imaging and therapy.

There are three themes where this track DII focuses on:

The first focus is Radiology. The discipline of radiology focusses on the medical specialty that aims to obtain diagnostic information by imaging techniques and treatment of patients by using minimal invasive procedures under image guidance. Apart from imaging techniques that use ionizing radiation (computed tomography, radiography, angiography, mammography), also ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging can be used. The physical principles will be taught during the master, and during projects you will be able to work together with medical physicist on the optimization of these techniques in order to improve patient comfort and care. Dedicated courses are: Magnetic Resonance Physics, Conventional X-ray Imaging and Ultrasound, and Computed Tomography.

The second focus lies on Nuclear Medicine. This is the medical specialty that performs diagnosis and therapy using radioactive substances administered to a patient. During radioactive decay, radiation is emitted which can be measured outside the body. This enables the assessment of the 3D-distribution of the so-called radiotracers in the body, if necessary as a function of time. The strength of nuclear medicine is that this distribution is a function of the underlying physiological processes i.e. differences in uptake reflect differences is physiology which allows the visualization and quantification of diseases. Dedicated courses are: Physics in Nuclear Medicine.

The third focus lies on Radiation Oncology. This is the medical practice of treating patients with cancer using ionizing radiation. Medical physics for radiation oncology is engaged in this practice to optimize and deliver the dose distribution safely according to prescription with a required high accuracy. This involves accurate dose calculation, dose delivery and dose measurement techniques, and various forms of medical imaging. Dedicated courses are: Medical Physics in Radiation Oncology.

General courses support all three themes: Radiation Physics, Statistical Methods in BME, Matlab for BME, Technology & Ethics and Biomedical Instrumentation 2. Students also follow the course Interdisciplinary Project to learn to work in a multidisciplinary environment and to combine design and research skills.

At the end the students that followed this track will be optimally prepared for internships in the first year and the research project in the second year of the master. After graduation, the student is ready to function as a respected colleague in both academic and corporate world.

track European Master programme (Double Degree)

The European Master Programme Biomedical Engineering (CEMACUBE) is a joint project between six participating universities. The programme offers scholarships.

Participating universities are: The universities of Groningen (the Netherlands), Aachen (Germany), Dublin (Ireland), Ghent and Brussels (Belgium) and Prague (Czech Republic).

CEMACUBE students follow to a large extent the same programme as regular students. The main difference is the programme in the first year. A mixture of courses of the tracks is offered in order to provide the students with a general first year content, which is equal for all participating universities. After the first year CEMACUBE students have to move to a different university.

More information on the programme and its scholarships can be found here: http://www.biomedicaltechnology.eu/

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet20% zelfstudie
20% theorie
60% praktijk
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
Exchange: All our science and engineering programmes offer possibilities to study abroad at a number of partner institutions. Our partners include top-100 universities in Europe (for example in Germany, UK, and Sweden) and in the USA, China, South-East Asia, and South America. Our exchange programmes have a typical duration of one semester and count toward your final degree.
honours-/excellence program HTSM Honours Master

This Master's degree programme gives access to the additional, highly selective, High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM) Honours Master.

The HTSM Honours Master is organized in cooperation with Philips and other major industry partners.

Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 juli 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
instellingstarief : € 2060
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14350
1 september 2019
aanmelding deadline : 1 juli 2019
collegegeld nog niet bekend
toelatingseisen

taaltoets
Sufficient English proficiency on VWO level is required.

vooropleiding
An academic Bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering, or in Life Science & Technology majoring in biomedical engineering, or in Physics, majoring Life and Health.
Applicants holding a university's bachelor degree in Human Movement Sciences, or a non-university bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, etc., may be admitted, but they may first be subjected to an individual premaster programme of about 45 ECTS.
This is merely an indication of required background knowledge. The admission board determines whether the specific contents of this/these course(s) meet the admission requirements of the master programme for which you applied.

Note: Students with a Dutch bachelor degree from another university than the University of Groningen, or students from the University of Groningen with a bachelor's degree other than Biology, Life Science and Technology or Pharmacy have to apply before May 1, and contact the academic advisor by email before that date.

studie kosten
bron: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
bedrag kostenpost
€ 9500levensonderhoudper jaar
€ 75inschrijvingsgeldin het eerste jaar
€ 500studiematerialenper jaar
€ 750visa/permitper jaar

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
bedragkostenpost
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

78 studenten volgen deze opleiding
38% daarvan is vrouw
12 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
67% daarvan is vrouw
28510 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Maike Hubner
Impressed by the idea of using natural, cheap, lightweight and locally produced materials

Can there be anything more useful and rewarding than applying our knowledge from science and engineering to help other humans recover from disease and injury? I love Biomedical Engineering because it combines my passion for crafts and engineering with my interest for medicine and the human body. I graduated from my Bachelor's degree in Germany, but decided to move to Groningen because of the English-taught Master's degree programme BME with a specialization in prosthetic and implants.

This programme includes a 10-week internship...
I was so impressed by the idea of using natural, cheap, lightweight and locally produced materials to help amputees that I applied for an internship there. For almost three months, I lived in Bangalore and worked on a 3D scanning project to facilitate and speed up the production of the sockets for prosthetic legs. Living the Indian culture and getting to know so many individual stories made it a once-in-a lifetime experience!


lees verder ...
Brian Ren
Studying Biomedical Engineering at the University of Groningen

Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/5 Rijksuniversiteit
Biomedical Engineering
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
12 eerstejaars
66% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
2/5 TU Delft
Biomedical Engineering
€ 312 gemiddelde kamerhuur
35 eerstejaars
51% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
3/5 TUe
Regenerative Medicine and Technology
€ 280 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
4/5 TUe
Biomedical Engineering
€ 280 gemiddelde kamerhuur
83 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
5/5 Universiteit Twente
Biomedical Engineering
€ 250 gemiddelde kamerhuur
36 eerstejaars
55% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2017
deze
opleiding
landelijk
algemeen oordeel4.14.0
inhoud4.03.8
docenten4.03.8
studiefaciliteiten4.13.8
studielast4.13.5
studiebegeleiding3.83.4

Studentoordelen

De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2017 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Biomedical Engineering aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 16 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.1 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

After completion of the Master's in Biomedical Engineering, there are numerous employment possibilities. The multidisciplinary nature of Biomedical Engineering adds significantly to employment possibilities in both research, design and management-oriented jobs.

Biomedical engineers may contribute to research, to engineering design and product development, to business, managerial, quality and regulatory aspects of engineering and to a safe introduction of technology in hospitals. Biomedical Engineers are also experts who may advise on the development of long-term strategies and policies in the field of medical life sciences:

* In the industry a BME alumnus can become a member of the R&D-department, work on new product development or improve existing ones. In large companies biomedical engineers are educated to organize clinical trials in hospitals.

* In universities or research institutes a biomedical engineer can work as a PhD-student for 4 years on a scientific project, e.g. evaluation of new diagnostic imaging techniques or implant prototypes. Another possibility as PhD-student is to work on the application of new therapeutic techniques in oncology or design of new prostheses.

* In hospitals a biomedical engineer can work as a safety officer to increase patient safety by introducing training sessions for using new diagnostic tools or new artificial organs.

* Government organizations can hire BME alumni to work on certification of new medical devices, new Master’s programmes, or new legislation.

* When you follow the Diagnostic Imaging & Instrumentation track, you are eligible to start a post academic training in Medical Physics. As a medical physicist you are a clinical specialist in health care with practical knowledge of physics and technology. You are responsible for the safe and responsible introduction of new and existing medical equipment and technology for optimization of diagnostic imaging and treatment.

* You can become an entrepreneur, start your own company to further develop the medical device that you designed during your Master’s project, patent it, write a business plan and finally bring it to the market



current job market

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Contact

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