Degree structure

TU/e distinguishes itself with the free choice of combining subjects and projects. During the Biomedical Engineering program, you build your knowledge through lectures, explaining the theory. During guided self-study you practice the theory by doing exercises. The knowledge you gained is then applied in projects, called Challenge-Based Learning (CBL). Together with the fellow students in your group, you take on a complex and challenging case. Solving this case requires an integrated approach, where various disciplines collaborate intensively and align their plans and processes. You learn how to do this with Challenge-Based Learning.

First year

In the first year, you take several courses and work on your CBL projects together with students of Medical Sciences and Technology. During this time, you can easily switch between both programs. In the first-year Skills experience, you will work on challenging practical assignments to develop important skills you need as a biomedical engineer. They consist of four modules: in the areas of biochemistry, imaging, mechanics and data analysis.

Second and third year

In the second and third year, you focus on technological topics such as dynamic systems, machine learning and flow & diffusion. These technological subjects are taught in a biomedical context.

In addition to the mandatory courses, you can take electives that are in line with your own interests. In the last months of your bachelor's program you will work independently on your Bachelor's Final Project in one of the department’s research groups. This is a good preparation for your internship and research project during your master's program.

Do you want to know more about the curriculum of the program Biomedical Engineering? Check out the education guide*.

*Note: The education guide is a document used by current students as a source of information. It contains detailed, practical information that is important during the entire program. For Biomedical Engineering and Medical Sciences and Technology it is only avalaible in Dutch.