MSc Biomedical Engineering offers you the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge on a broad-range of topics within the field of medical device (design) and state-of-the-art health technology.
Current-day medical practice relies increasingly on technology. You can think of imaging the inside of your body with MRI or CT, solving heart problems by placing artificial valves, or measuring stress to avoid a burn-out. Many disciplines are involved to realise these devices: microelectronics, information technology, mechanical and material engineering.
As a biomedical engineer you have knowledge of all these fields of expertise and you apply it to develop new devices; from ever more advanced imaging instruments to scaffolds for tissue engineering; and from sensor systems to new implants and artificial organs. Commonly, you work in multidisciplinary teams with medical doctors, engineers, biologists and of course patients.
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 you state-of-the-art medical facilities and a unique professional cooperation with the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG).
Impressed by the idea of using natural, cheap, lightweight and locally produced materials
Can there be anything more useful and rewarding than applying our knowledge from science and engineering to help other humans recover from disease and injury? I love Biomedical Engineering because it combines my passion for crafts and engineering with my interest for medicine and the human body. I graduated from my Bachelor's degree in Germany, but decided to move to Groningen because of the English-taught Master's degree programme BME with a specialization in prosthetic and implants.
This programme includes a 10-week internship. Thanks to YouTube, I accidentally stumbled upon an Indian start-up company, which produces cost-effective lower-limb prosthetics from cane. I was so impressed by the idea of using natural, cheap, lightweight and locally produced materials to help amputees that I applied for an internship there. For almost three months, I lived in Bangalore and worked on a 3D scanning project to facilitate and speed up the production of the sockets for prosthetic legs. Living the Indian culture and getting to know so many individual stories made it a once-in-a lifetime experience!
I am excited about driving the future of healthcare technology
Hi, I am Fennie. I am a Master's student in Biomedical Engineering (BME) following the Diagnostic Imaging and Instrumentation track. I am Dutch-Canadian, but I have mostly lived in the USA, Hong Kong and Mexico. I did my BSc in Chemistry and Biochemistry in Vancouver.
Since moving to Groningen, I have had so much fun because the city is alive with so many student music events. I was very excited to start the BME programme at the UG because we do both an internship and write a Master’s thesis, and there are hundreds of biomedical engineering companies or research groups to work in. I will start my internship in medical device regulation, where I will learn about EU requirements for the safety and efficacy of medical devices.
I am also in the BME Programme Committee and, together with teaching staff, we are constantly improving the programme based on the students’’ interests. Our programme develops change-makers because we are encouraged to design medical devices and apply for patents, publish our research in high-impact journals or start our own companies. Considering all of these opportunities, I still do not know what I am going to do after obtaining my Master’s degree, but I am excited about driving the future of healthcare technology.