Pre-master Medical Engineering

The Master’s program is an individual program to deepen your knowledge and wants to teach specialized knowledge, skills and understanding in the area of Medical Engineering, to prepare for the profession as Medical Engineer.

During the program students learn to solve problems and to describe solutions in models, and to set up, do and evaluate scientific experiments in the area of Medical Engineering. Students learn to link analysis, design and realization, and to contribute to the scientific deepening in the area of Medical Engineering by developing fundamental knowledge.

During the program there is attention for collaboration in multidisciplinairy teams. Besides, students get to know the societal consequences of their own technological actions and they learn how to reflect on ethical aspects of Biomedical Engineering.

The exact learning goals (domain specific requirements) of the program as described in the OER:

M.Sc. ME students acquire

Knowledge and understanding:

  • Of in depth biomedical engineering, in a coherent set of specialties, that builds on the basic knowledge acquired in the Bachelor’s phase, and that provides a basis or opportunity for originality in developing or applying ideas in this specialization.

M.Sc. ME students learn to

Apply knowledge and understanding:

  • In order to apply and integrate advanced mathematics, sciences and engineering knowledge as well as specialized knowledge to model and solve complex biomedical problems in new and unfamiliar environments.

Making judgements:

  • In an ability to conduct scientific research in areas of biomedical engineering and technology that are relevant to the advancement of knowledge and insight into fundamental and applied aspects of health and disease.
    • An ability to make measurements on and interpret and quantify complex data from living systems, addressing the complex problems associated with the interaction between living and non-living materials and systems, and the ability to successfully recognize and address new problems in this field.
    • An ability to translate a complex, not well-defined, clinical or health-relevant problem or question into an experiment, system, component, or process to meet desired needs and, governed by scientific research or modelling, to advise in issues like clinical research in biomedical engineering, diagnosis and therapy.
      • Develop well defined, efficient, effective, and patient-friendly protocols for diagnosis, decision making, and treatment.
      • Know how to (statistically) deal with inter- and intra- patient and observer variability, measurement errors and inaccuracies, incompleteness or absence of data.
      • Bring solutions back to treatment of patients.


  • With a capability to bridge the gap between complex fundamental and applied research in biomedical engineering and medical (life) sciences by
    • Demonstrating the ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal form in Dutch and English, by underpinning knowledge and rationale (restricted scope) to specialist and non-specialist audiences alike.
    • Collaboration in a multidisciplinary setting, which may include clinicians, other healthcare workers and industrialists alike.
    • Including diagnosis and treatment of individual patients.
  • An awareness of potential societal and ethical implications of scientific research in Biomedical Engineering and, in this context, an ability to critically evaluate the effects of the research carried out under his/her responsibility.

Learning skills:

  • An ability to study international scientific research.
  • Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning at MSc+ level in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous

More information about the application and admission to the Master’s program can be found on the following page: Admission