Medical Engineering again top score in Guide to Choosing a Master’s Program

The master Medical Engineering is been named as Top Program with a score of 78 (of 100) in the Keuzegids Masters 2016 (Guide to Choosing a Master’s Program).  The master Biomedical Engineering again received a good rating with a score of respectively 70.

Keuzegids Masters about Biomedical and Medical Engineering (in Dutch): "Eindhoven krijgt lof van de experts en de studenten zijn er nog positiever over. Medical Engineering komt zelfs als echte topper uit de bus."

For the first time in six years Eindhoven has been knocked off top spot in the list of best technology universities for Master’s studies. Twente now heads the list. Medical Engineering and Chemical Engineering are still predicated as ‘top study’ as best Master’s study in the Netherlands.

Eindhoven’s total score (61) this year was disappointing compared to 2015 when TU/e still claimed 2nd spot in the list of full-time Masters of Dutch universities, with a total score of 64.5. TU/e has to be content with a shared sixth place this year. As last year, Wageningen University (WUR) came out as top university. Only the TIAS Business School as a small private university has improved a little.

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Top Programs
Of all the master programs at the TU Eindhoven, this year only two were rated as Top Programs, which means they are among the best in the Netherlands.These are Chemical Engineering and Medical Engineering, both with a score of 78.

Keuzegids Masters
The University Study Guide is an independent guide that describes and assesses all acknowledged studies in the Netherlands, appearing annually in five editions from intermediate vocational to Master’s level. The figures represent a summary in a single total score of between 20 and 100 points whereby various criteria are considered. The educational program (including testing) must have sufficient ‘level’ and coherence, and students sufficient useful contact hours with their teachers. There must also be enough focus on academic and scientific education as well as application-oriented knowledge and competencies. Furthermore, a study must contain clear rules and offer appropriate facilities – from teaching rooms to a digital learning environment.

The Masters University Study Guide 2016 is compiled by an independent editorial board of the Center for Higher Education Information in Leiden. The guide makes a systematic quality comparison of related studies in higher education. The figures in the study of Masters programs is 70% based on the opinions of the students, from the National Student Survey 2013 to 2015, the national inquiry among students in higher education. For the remaining 30%, the figures are based on assessments of the NVAO, the national approvals body for higher education.

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