|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
|University website:||Biomedical Engineering|
Are you an engineering student interested in medical technology and life sciences? Are you intrigued by the boundaries of what's possible when different areas of science intersect? Do you want to use your engineering knowledge to improve healthcare?
A Biomedical Engineer is trained to understand body functions and to find solutions between technology and problems in the medical field. Prostheses from biologically inert materials that can replace knees, hips or shoulders. Imaging techniques that can track tumour growth and be used for radiation therapy. Electrocardiography systems that can track heart function and defibrillators that can intervene when the heart fails. All biomedical engineered solutions to common health problems.
But it doesn't stop there. Medical knowledge changes and technologies need to adapt. With an ever growing amount of people, biomedical technologies need to become even more efficient. Taking into consideration ethical and economical aspects at the same time. How will the hospital of the future look like? Which place will technology take in hte future of health care? How can biomedical engineering help in prevention of illnesses? As a biomedical engineer you step into a world that is rapidly evolving.
The interuniversity collaboration between Vrije Universiteit Brussels and UGent offers a study program to train the biomedical engineer of tomorrow. There are several specialisation tracks from biomaterials, neuroscience, biomedical devices to biomedical imaging. With an extra track for those who want to become an expert in medical radiation physics.
Vrije Universiteit Brussel offers classes in smaller student groups. This guarantees that students can really interact with professors and teaching assistants. A personal approach which we are very proud of. On top of this the VUB has a very cosy green campus, where a lot of student activities take place and where you can find a fitness and swimming pool. If you go out of the campus, you are immediately in the heart of Europe, surrounded by a lot of (multi) cultural activities. Brussels is our capital and we are proud of its identity!