The two-year MSc programme in BioMedical Engineering at TU Delft is based on a long history of training and research within three collaborating faculties: Applied Sciences; Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science; and Mechanical, Marine and Materials Engineering.
BME know-how in these has led to a broad BME programme. Clinically driven research is also a central theme in the programme. There is close collaboration with clinical partners at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam (Erasmus MC), and Academic Medical Center Amsterdam (AMC). These clinical partners participate in teaching in the first year and the tutoring of MSc projects in the second year.
The goal of the Master’s programme in Biomedical Engineering is to train skilled academic engineers with specialist medical and biological knowledge. They must be able to understand and use medical theory, track the literature, and develop conceptual models from a technical perspective. They must be able to collaborate with physicians, researchers and other health-care professionals to identify, define and analyse biomedical problems. They use biomedical engineering principles and techniques to contribute; to design and produce sound solutions; and to present them clearly.
Many recent innovative advances in biomedical engineering have been thanks to competent engineers and physicians collaborating effectively in multi-disciplinary teams.