Master of Bioscience Engineering: Human Health EngineeringKU Leuven
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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.
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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- Master’s Thesis Human Health Engineering: Part I - Semester 1
- Master’s Thesis Human Health Engineering: Part II - Semester 2
- Master’s Thesis Human Health Engineering: Part I - Semester 2
- Master’s Thesis Human Health Engineering: Part II - Semester 1
- Measurement Systems
- Modelling of Biosystems
- Project Work Biosystems Engineering
- Sustainability Assessment for Biosystems
- European Perspectives on Religion and Meaning
- Control of Biosystems
- 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
- Reorientation Minor
- Thematic Minor
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available, Please visit the university website for more information.
The courses taught in English.
Please visit the university website for more information about tuition fees
Credits: 120 ECTS
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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