Biomedical issues through the lens of an engineer
As a biomedical engineer you work on the captivating cutting edge of medical science and technology. You could be involved with engineering a tissue, the latest imaging techniques and image analysis through artificial intelligence (AI) or steering the human body at a molecular level. These are but a few examples drawn from the broad and complex area of expertise known as biomedical engineering. Irrespective of your area of expertise, one key element is indispensable in the current medical environment: biomedical engineering.
We all want to age healthily. To make this happen, it is crucial that the diagnosis and treatment of disease improves. The biomedical engineer, as a technical specialist, plays an important role in researching solutions to both of these imperatives. From a molecular and cellular perspective as well as at tissue and body scale, an increasing number of options is becoming available.
Every newly-acquired insight into the human body and into particular diseases brings forth both opportunities and challenges – throughout the full range of medical disciplines. Biomedical engineers thrive to find technically superior solutions within their chosen specialization, keeping in mind the societal implications of these solutions and of biomedical engineering in general.
Biomedical Engineering at TU/E: does that interest you?
Various disciplines merge in the Biomedical Engineering Master’s program. Physics, for example, in the combination of analysis and measurement methods. Chemistry, in the form of synthesis methodology. And mathematics – both calculation methods and modeling techniques. With sound medical know-how and solid basic biology as the icing on the cake. Not only do you understand the material, but you also conduct research to become even more knowledgeable. Knowledge that is then applied in the design of technological solutions. You choose your own specialization. That could be chemical biology, for instance, in which you work at a molecular level to develop new medicinal compounds. Or you may go for systems biology: making computer models of (parts of) the human body to generate more insight into disease processes and what can be done to influence their course. In addition, you could also choose to work with biomaterials for growing and restoring cells and tissue.
There is a huge spectrum of choice out there, but one thing goes for any and every specialization you may choose: it is always a matter of applying technology to biomedical issues. That is why you can only follow this master’s program at a university of technology.
We as Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) work together with our counterparts in Maastricht and Utrecht to safeguard the medical component of this master’s program. Each university makes its own area of expertise available within this program.
What makes the Biomedical Engineering Master’s program at the TU/e so unique are our well-equipped labs and our interdisciplinary partnerships with other students, engineers and clinicians. Last but not least – the informal culture within our walls. A convivial working atmosphere contributes significantly to a positive study outcome.
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