Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

new program starting from 2020-2021

MSc in Biomedical Engineering: Overall Structure

The program consists of 120 credits, evenly distributed over 4 semesters of each 12 weeks. We offer: 

  • Specialized courses in biomedical disciplines in both established and new emerging fields
  • 41 credits project work spread over years 1 and 2

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  • 30 credits of elective courses to shape your individual track with option to specialize in mechanics and materials, radiation physics, neuro-engineering or sensors and devices

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Admission criteria

  • You are a local student with…
    • a BSc in Biomedical Engineering UGent, VUB or KU Leuven or a French speaking Belgian university-> Direct admission
    • All other students -> via a preparatory program. We basically want you to get at level with students taking our BSc in Biomedical engineering programs at UGent or VUB, so you can verify the expected requirements.
  • You are an international student with...
    • a BSc in Biomedical Engineering -> admission after assessment of your application. We will check for equivalence with the BSc in Biomedical engineering programs at UGent or VUB
    • You have a BSc in Engineering -> it may still be possible to enter via preparatory program after assessment. We basically want you to get at level with students taking our BSc in Biomedical engineering programs at UGent or VUB, so you can verify the expected requirements.

We strongly recommend international students to include results of a GRE test (Quantitative Reasoning) to their application. You will also need to demonstrate English proficiency.

 

Expert in Medical Radiation Physics

Specific for the UGent-VUB biomedical engineering program is the possibility to opt for a study program which can lead to the recognition of “expert in medical radiation physics" (deskundige in de medische stralingsfysica).

This specific program involves 8 elective courses from the Engineering (Physics) in Oncology track for a total of 24 credits, jointly taught by UGent and VUB academic staff (Nuclear Physics, Radiochemie*, Nuclear Measuring Techniques, Radiobiology and Radiopathology, Medical Dosimetry, Radiological Techniques, Stralingsbescherming en Wetgeving*, and Technology of Radiotherapie).

* Courses in Dutch

When students choose for this program and wish to apply for the expert recognition, the topic of the master thesis has to be within the (research) domain of medical radiation physics. Note that, in order to get the formal recognition as expert in radiation physics by the Belgian Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC), students have to do a mandatory clinical training of at least 1 year in the domain for which recognition is asked (i.e. Radiotherapy, Radiology or Nuclear medicine in vivo). For an additional 2nd or 3rd recognition, the candidate will have to follow an additional clinical training of either 1 year (for the Radiotherapy domain), either 6 months (for the domains Radiology and Nuclear medicine in vivo).