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Master of Biomedical Engineering (Leuven)

KU Leuven
Program overview
2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2019  (English)
September 2020  (English)
September 2021  (English)

Program description

Master of Biomedical Engineering

Technology in contemporary medicine has evolved to where computers and other high-tech devices are essential in hospitals, rehabilitation centres and private medical practices. The Master in Biomedical Engineering was created to respond to the increased technological needs in healthcare and to provide more and better care with less people and to obtain cost-effectiveness in our healthcare systems.

The Master in Biomedical Engineering provides you with a comprehensive overview of all areas in biomedical engineering, and prepares you for an active role in biomechanics, biomaterials, medical sensors, biosignal processing, medical imaging and tissue engineering.

The 3 clusters of the common core provides you with basic medical knowledge covering human cell biology, anatomy and system physiology. A comprehensive view of biomedical engineering, covering contemporary practices and project based learning including  a design project in medical technology and  a master’s thesis.

The elective courses have been grouped into five clusters:

  • Biomechanics
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Bio-electronics
  • Biomedical Data Analytics
  • Bio-informatics

The programme is rounded off with a selection of general interest courses, designed to equip you with transferable skills.

Admission requirements

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Tuition fees

The tuition fee for the current academic year is €938.80 for EEA students and €6,000 for non-EEA students. The tuition fee for the 2020-2021 academic year will be determined in the spring of 2020. Please consult the website for the most recent information:


Careers await you in the medical device industry, R&D engineering, or as a production or certification specialist. In addition, the broad technological background you’ll acquire as a Biomedical Engineer will make you an attractive candidate for employment in conventional industrial sectors. Many alumni find employment within three months of graduation.

Thanks to the rapid innovation taking place in biomedical engineering, KU Leuven offers several PhD places each year, opening the opportunity to continue your education.

About school

KU Leuven

KU Leuven

KU Leuven is Europe’s most innovative university. Located in Belgium, it is dedicated to research, education, and service to society. KU Leuven is a founding member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and has a strong European and...

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Contact info

KU Leuven

Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven


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