Master of Bioscience Engineering: Human Health Engineering

KU Leuven
2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Leuven
English
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Application deadline: 1 March (for non-EEA citizens) 1 June (for EEA citizens and non-EEA citizens).

About this program

Master of Bioscience Engineering: Human Health Engineering

This master's degree applies the unique combination of human physiology and engineering in a broad range of areas for healthy humans: quality of life, sports and active life, nutrition, intelligent environments and preventive health monitoring.

The interdisciplinary Master of BioscienceEngineering: Human Health Engineering (HHE)offers a unique program and educational vision focusing on technology for healthy humans. HHE is a program that applies the unique combination of human physiology and engineering in a broad range of areas for healthy humans: quality of life, sports and active life, nutrition, intelligent environments and preventive health monitoring. The program progresses from biology onward to technology, not vice versa as is often the case in most engineering programs. In this way, the program aims at developing new technology in a more efficient way, meeting the high expectations of users.

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Admission requirements

This program is open to any applicant holding an academic bachelor's degree in bioengineering, holders of an academic bachelor's degree in engineering and holders of other bachelor's or master's degrees encompassing thorough coursework in at least mathematics and statistics, physics, biology and physiology.

This degree should be obtained at a recognized university, college or institute, with an end result of at least second class upper or equivalent. The admission decision is evaluated by the program director on the basis of the required documents provided by />the applicant through the official online application procedure. All applicants need to meet the minimum language requirements of KU Leuven. In addition, they need to have obtained minimum scores of at least 18/30 (TOEFL) or 6/9 (IELTS) on each of the components tested (reading, writing, speaking, listening).

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Program content

Master Thesis

Option A

  • Master’s Thesis Human Health Engineering: Part I - Semester 1
  • Master’s Thesis Human Health Engineering: Part II - Semester 2

Option B

  • Master’s Thesis Human Health Engineering: Part I - Semester 2
  • Master’s Thesis Human Health Engineering: Part II - Semester 1

Trucus Communis

  • Biofluidics
  • Measurement Systems
  • Modelling of Biosystems
  • Project Work Biosystems Engineering
  • Sustainability Assessment for Biosystems
  • European Perspectives on Religion and Meaning
  • Control of Biosystems

Major Segment

  • Functional Anatomy of the Human Locomotor System
  • Biomedical Measurements and Stimulation
  • Biosensors and Bioelectronics
  • Human System Physiology
  • Health Psychology Part 2: Biopsychological Interactions
  • Biomedical Data Processing
  • Human Nutrition

Minor Segment

  • Reorientation Minor
  • Minor
  • Thematic Minor

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, Please visit the university website for more information.

Program delivery

The courses taught in English.

Tuition

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Qualification

Credits: 120 ECTS

Career paths

As an HHE graduate, you will be equipped to take on scientific, technical, organisational and commercial-technical positions in many different activities (research, production and service, marketing, etc.). Your contribution will be essential in well-being, health and performance domains, including companies working in pharmaceuticals, clothing and fashion, sport technology, medical devices, sleep comfort, furniture, transport, elder care, etc. As a bio-engineer specialised in living systems, you will have the potential to create added value in elucidating the central role of the healthy human in the development of sustainable technology.

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KU Leuven. Inspiring the Outstanding

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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According to international rankings, KU Leuven is among the best 100 universities in the world. Moreover, KU Leuven was ranked as most innovative university of Europe by Reuters four years in a row (2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019). All of KU Leuven’s disciplines proudly belong to the top 100 of their field. Scholars and researchers, teachers and visionaries, thinkers and makers all have their place in KU Leuven’s fertile intellectual habitat.

Most Innovative University in Europe

KU Leuven has been identified as Europe’s most innovative university for four years in a row by Reuters. By developing the most important drug against HIV, a new type of solar panel that converts oxygen into hydrogen and uncovering the secrets of Sagalassos, KU Leuven researchers have a profound impact on our everyday lives in nearly all fields of research. That innovative character is deeply embedded in the way we teach our students, by integrating relevant guest lectures, taking an Interdisciplinary approach and opening the most advanced research and education facilities.

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3000 Leuven
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