Postgraduate Programme in Biomedical Engineering
EducationThis postgraduate programme will provide an advanced-level education in the area of biomedical engineering.
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.
Url of the programme
Duration of the programme
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.
Campus Arenberg (Heverlee), Campus Gasthuisberg
400 euro for a one-year programme
550 euro for a two-year programme (275 euro per year)
ProfileThe curriculum and the courses are research-based and prepare the student for a career in the medical device industry, in health care institutions and government. The programme can be followed as part of a predoctoral examination.
ObjectivesThe 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.
As a postgraduate programme it is assumed that the students entering this programme have already acquired the general skills and attitudes typical for engineering curricula. These skills and attitudes will be strengthened in the programme. More in particular, teamworking skills in an interdisciplinary environment and information processing skills in the same environment (medical, engineering, regulatory) will be reinforced.
Learning outcomes for the programme:
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.
He/she is able to read the international scientific literature, to write a scientific paper and to give a scientific presentation.
The key competences that will be addressed in the programme will focus on the active processing of the knowledge by the students and on a training in the state of the art techniques in het field.
Hence, the graduated student will have a multidisciplinary attitude and will be trained to function in a fast changing context.
After graduationYou 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.
ContactFaculty of Engineering Science
Prof. dr. Ir. H. Van Lenthe
Prof. H. Van Lenthe
Prof. S. Van Huffel
Kasteelpark Arenberg 1 bus 2200
tel. + 32 16 32 13 50
fax + 32 16 32 19 82
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