Biomedical Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #59 (ARWU) ,
As a biomedical engineer you develop new methods for the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Commonly, you work in multidisciplinary teams with medical doctors, engineers, biologists and biochemists. The Biomedical Engineering programme is offered by University of Groningen.

About

Current-day medical practice relies increasingly on technology. You can think of microelectronics, information technology, and mechanical and material engineering. As a biomedical engineer you develop new methods; from ever more advanced imaging instruments to scaffolds for tissue engineering; and from modelling software to new surgical appliances. The MS in Biomedical Engineering is offered by the University of Groningen.

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)

Job prospects

When you have completed the Master Biomedical Engineering at the University of Groningen, there are numerous employment possibilities in both research and management-oriented jobs. The multidisciplinary nature of Biomedical Engineering adds significantly to employment possibilities in both research and management-oriented jobs in:

  • Industry
  • Research institutes
  • Hospitals
  • Universities
  • Government organizations dealing with health-related products and services

Biomedical engineers may contribute to research, to engineering design and product development, or to business aspects of engineering and technical management. They are also experts who may advise on the development of long-term strategies and policies in the field of medical life sciences.

Programme Structure

Programme options

  • Prostheses and Implant Design (specialization)
  • Prostheses and Implant Interface Technology (specialization)
  • Diagnostic Imaging & Instrumentation (specialization)
  • European Master programme (Double Degree) (specialization)

    The European Master Programme Biomedical Engineering (CEMACUBE) is a joint project between six participating universities:

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

Study abroad

  • Study abroad is recommended
  • For an average of 10 weeks
  • Maximum of 60 EC

Exchange: All our science and engineering programmes offer study abroad possibilities 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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:

    580

    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:

    92

    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

An academic Bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering, or in Life Science & Technology majoring in biomedical engineering. Applicants holding a University Bachelor's degree in Physics, Applied Physics, etc, may be admitted on condition that any deficiencies related to biomedical engineering will be dealt with in the first year.Applicants holding 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 program of about 30 ECTS.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14200 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Groningen

750 - 1000 EUR/month
Living Costs

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

Funding

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