The Master's programme in Biomedical Engineering offers you the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of a broad range of topics within the field of medical devices (design) and state-of-the-art health technology.
Current-day medical practice is increasingly reliant on technology. Just think of imaging the inside of your body using MRI or CT, solving heart problems by inserting artificial valves, or measuring stress to avoid burn-out. Many disciplines are involved in creating these devices: microelectronics, information technology, and mechanical and material engineering.
As a biomedical engineer you will have knowledge of all these fields of expertise and be able to apply it to develop new devices – from evermore advanced imaging instruments to scaffolds for tissue engineering, and from sensor systems to new implants and artificial organs. As a rule, you will work with medical doctors, engineers, and biologists in multidisciplinary teams.
If you are interested in
health technology, the Master's programme Biomedical Engineering
offers you the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge 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 state-of-the-art medical facilities and a unique professional cooperation with the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG).
The BME programme has equipped me with a solid foundation for my future career.
Lara Saber - Student of the MSc Biomedical Engineering
After completing my Bachelor's programme, I knew that the Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering (BME) would be the perfect addition to my educational journey. I was particularly drawn to the Medical Device and Design track, as I had enjoyed the design courses in my Bachelor's programme.
Currently, I am working on a project with the UMCG and Martini Hospital, which has provided me with great knowledge about the different aspects of designing and all the regulations involved in the process. Working on the project has been the most exciting part of my journey so far, knowing that the device we are developing may help millions of patients worldwide is very fulfilling. I am motivated every day to do my very best to provide these patients with a suitable treatment. I hope that our device will be effective and improve the quality of life of patients globally.
The BME programme has equipped me with a solid foundation for my future career. The courses, assignments, and internships have provided me with great preparation for the future, and the opportunities that come along with the programme have been instrumental in my growth as a Biomedical Engineer.
I am excited to see how my project develops and to graduate soon to start applying my knowledge in the medical device field to help patients worldwide. Overall, I am very satisfied with the BME programme in Groningen, and I would highly recommend it to anyone seeking to become a Biomedical Engineer.
Many people worldwide need rehabilitation, and I think robotics have a lot of potential to improve and fasten this process
I have always been interested in healthcare and technology, which is why I chose to study the Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering. Developing high-tech systems for medical purposes is fascinating to me, so I chose to do the Medical Device Design track. You get to learn every aspect of (bio)medical engineering, like implants and artificial organs, external prosthetics and orthotics, sensors, controlled devices, and robotic systems and instruments. The area I personally like the most is the controlling and robotics field. I really like it to solve and understand these kinds of problems for medical applications, for example, how a robotic leg works and how it can be improved.
I will soon start my internship at a research department of a company where I will investigate the calibration of sensors in motion capture used for rehabilitation purposes. I look forward to applying the knowledge I have gained to add something to society. Next year, I would like to do my graduation project somewhere abroad in the field of robotics for rehabilitation. Many people worldwide need rehabilitation, and I think robotics have a lot of potential to improve and fasten this process. I am curious to see what the future will bring, as there are so many possibilities after doing MSc Biomedical Engineering. Since I really like doing research into innovative products, my next career step might be to become part of a research & development team of a company or do a PhD or EngD.
The programme is a great foundation for working in academia or industry as the courses are very diverse and encompass the knowledge required for biomedical engineers.
Laetitia Vicari - Student of the MSc Biomedical Engineering
After finishing my Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering, I wanted to study a Master’s programme that was more directly related to clinical applications and to improving human lives through medicine and technology. I chose the Biomaterials Science and Engineering track and I really love it. Learning about regenerative medicine and biomaterials is very appealing. So too is seeing how human physiology and technology intertwine to create new fields of science. I really enjoyed my internship at XVIVO, where I perfused pig kidneys to preserve their function.
I am currently working on my Master’s thesis in which I’m evaluating real-time oxygen metabolism in perfused pig kidneys through MRI imaging. As I have discovered a passion for organ transplantation, my next career step is organ perfusionist training or working in the biomaterials or medical devices industries. The programme is a great foundation for working in academia or industry as the courses are very diverse and encompass the knowledge required for biomedical engineers . The most valuable thing I have learned is to think critically, to always make solutions more optimal and efficient, adding value to the medical world. I am looking forward to going on to the next step in my career and finding a job in the biomedical industry.