Course structure

The Regenerative Medicine and Technology (RMT) track is a two-year program comprising 120 ECTS credits. The first year consists of the mandatory introduction course (15 ECTS), specialization electives (10 ECTS, 5 of which at Utrecht), external internship (20 ECTS) and free electives (15 ECTS). The entire second year is given over to your final project (60 ECTS).  

Note: travel to Utrecht is at your own expense. 

Introduction course

This 10-week program, divided into one minor block and two major blocks, provides a broad overview and background in ‘Regenerative Medicine and Technology’. Lectures, assignments, and group project will prepare you for research using tissue regeneration technologies. 

In the beginning of the course we address the following topics: molecular cell biology, stem cells, biomaterials, tissues (expert lectures), biomechanics and biofabrication. We evaluate their current perspectives within the field of Regenerative Medicine from bench to bed and back. 

Specialization courses

Your specialization courses: 

  • Show you the area of research of a research group of the department of Biomedical Engineering 
  • Give you an idea of the state-of-the-art knowledge of that research area 
  • Prepare you for doing a project during your externship or graduation thesis within the research group 

By choosing courses of a particular division you can design your own specialization profile. 

Free electives

15 ECTS are devoted to an individual program of elective courses. These are advanced courses at a master’s or PhD level in the field of regenerative medicine and Technology. You can select courses from any relevant master's program at TU/e or Utrecht University, but most should be drawn from courses offered by the Biomedical Engineering or Biomedical Sciences departments.


In the master’s program 20 EC are available for an external internship. During this internship, you will work on an individual project related to research. It is an introduction to and an exercise in participating to ongoing research. In most cases this internship is done prior to the graduation project. It is however possible to change the order after discussion with your mentor. The internship (performed outside of the TU/e) gives you the opportunity to broaden your view on research. This internship is mostly performed at an international institution. Although not required, it is highly recommended by the department to go abroad for your internship. 


Normally the graduation project is the final part of the program. It is a major assignment, which you must perform with a great deal of independence. The project normally fits within ongoing research. Students are responsible for setting up appropriate phasing and progress monitoring. The entire second year – 42 work weeks – is available for the graduation project. 


Research groups

The department of Biomedical Engineering has eleven research groups, ordered in three clusters:

  • Biomechanics & Tissue Engineering
  • Chemical Biology
  • Biomedical Imaging & Modelling

Chemical Biology

In this group, headed by Prof. Brunsveld, research deals with chemical biology approaches to study protein-protein interactions.

Biomedical Chemistry

The group lead by Prof. Meijer combines the fields of supramolecular chemistry and protein engineering to regenerative medicine with the...

Biomedical NMR

The research and teaching program of the BioMedical NMR group of Prof. Nicolay is aimed at the development and use of in vivo magnetic...

Molecular Biosensing for Medical Diagnostics

The program on molecular biosensing for medical diagnostics focusses on nanotechnologies for biophysical studies which have potential to be...

Bio-Organic Chemistry

The objective of our research is to construct smart compartments with life-like features.

Protein Engineering

Our group operates at the interface of chemical biology and synthetic biology. Combining protein engineering and DNA nanotechnology we...

Biomedical Materials

Medical Image Analysis

The research of the group is dedicated to developing methods and applications to automatically analyze medical images.

Computational Biology

The group of Prof. Hilbers investigates and applies molecular modeling methods, machine learning, systems biology, and parameter estimation...

Cardiovascular Biomechanics

We develop experimental and computational models of the cardiovascular system with the aim to support medical decision making in clinical...

Soft Tissue Engineering and Mechanobiology

The mission of the group of Prof. Bouten is to conduct multi-disciplinary research on the biomechanics and mechanobiology of soft biological...

Orthopaedic Biomechanics

The disciplines of engineering and biology are combined to expand our understanding of the biomechanical function of musculoskeletal tissues...