• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language
The interdisciplinary Master of Bioscience Engineering - Human Health Engineering programme at KU Leuven is dedicated to training the next generation of experts in human health engineering. As a student, you will develop a unique profile that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries and combines knowledge of the biology of the healthy human body and mind with engineering skills. 

About

What is the Master of Bioscience Engineering - Human Health Engineering all about? 

HHE offers a unique programme and educational vision focusing on technology for healthy humans. While many programmes in biomedical technology are offered in Belgium and abroad, HHE is the first and only programme offered in English that applies the unique combination of human physiology and engineering in a broad range of areas for healthy humans. The program is delivered by KU Leuven.

Career path

As a Human Health Engineering graduate, your polyvalent skill set will make you widely employable in the labour market, both within your own specialisationand in other sectors. You will be equipped to take on scientific, technical, organisational and commercial-technical roles in many sectors. In addition, as a bio-engineer, you will rapidly evolve from supporting positions to management positions and this in different activities (research, production and service, marketing, etc.), according to your interests and goals.

As a HHE expert, your contribution will be essential in numerous industrial sectors, including all professional domains linked to the well-being, health and performance of healthy humans in interaction with their environment. This includes:

  • pharmaceutical industry
  • clothing and fashion industry
  • sport technology companies
  • medical companies
  • companies active in sleep comfort
  • helmet producers
  • producers of furniture
  • transport industry (such as cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), etc.

Programme Structure

Courses:
  • Biofluidics 
  • Integration of Biological Responses in Process 
  • Management 
  • Identification and Control of Biotechnical Processes 
  • Optics, Lasers and Acoustics 
  • Project Work Biosystems Engineering 
  • European Perspectives on Religion and Meaning 

            Detailed Programme Facts

            English Language Requirements

            You only need to take one of these language tests:

            • Minimum required score:

              6.5

              The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

              Book IELTS
            • Minimum required score:

              550

              The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

            • Minimum required score:

              79

              The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

            Academic Requirements

              With the exception of native English speakers or holders of accredited degrees taught in English, students should present results of a test of English proficiency (TOEFL / IELTS) at or exceeding the following scores: TOEFL (Computer-based test 213 pt., Internetbased test 79 - 80 pt., Paper-based test 550 pt.) or IELTS (6.5 - 7 pt.).

            Living costs for Leuven

            870 - 1300 EUR/month
            Living Costs

            The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

            Funding

            Check the programme website for information about funding options.

            StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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            Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.