Course structure

During your Bachelor Biomedical Engineering you will take courses to obtain knowledge. The theory is explained during lectures and practiced in guided self-study by means of assignments. You will apply the obtained knowledge in design-based learning projects where you work in a group on a case study.

In the first year, courses and projects are taken together with students from the major Medical Sciences and Technology. In this year, you can easily switch between the two majors.  

Courses include: 

  • Cell & tissue 
  • Introduction organic chemistry 
  • Biochemistry 
  • Biostatistics & linear algebra  
  • Programming & genomics 
  • Applied Physical Sciences

During your second and third years, you focus on technological subjects like mechanics, transport physics and materials. These subjects are taught in a biomedical context. Next to the compulsory courses, you can follow electives in line with your own interests. In the last months of your bachelor's program you will work independently in one of the department’s research groups on your bachelor’s end project. This project is good practice you for your internship and research project in your master's program. 

Examples of projects 

In the past students of the major Biomedical Engineering have worked on the following projects: 

  • Effect of boundary conditions on wall stress analysis of abdominal aortic aneurysms 
  • A novel outer membrane protein for functionalization of the E. coli cell surface. 
  • Cartilage damage progression 
  • Studying change over time in extracellular matrix production 
  • Sensors for antibody detection of different Dengue viruses 
  • Modelling pressure and heat production of high intensity focused ultrasound transducers 
  • The fetal circulatory system: modeling preferential blood flows