Biomedical Engineering, M.Sc. | KU Leuven | Leuven, Belgium
M.Sc. On Campus

Biomedical Engineering

24 months
6600 EUR/year
980 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master in Biomedical Engineering from KU Leuven was created to respond to the increased technological needs in healthcare and to provide more and better care with less people and to obtain cost-effectiveness in our healthcare systems.


In this Biomedical Engineering from KU Leuven, you will learn to design and produce biomedical-technological products and/or biomedical information-processing services. To this end, an additional basis is laid for medical subjects about the functioning of our organism. The knowledge of the basic technological subjects is then combined with these basic medical subjects in specialty subjects that cover the whole range of new developments in medical technology: biomechanics, medical image processing, biomaterials, processing of medical signals, tissue engineering, robotic surgery, bioinformatics, business management in medical technology, ... The biomedical engineer thus becomes an integrator par excellence, who applies his engineering activities in the biomedical industry, hospitals, health care and government.

The common core of this programme builds further on basic medical knowledge (covering human cell biology, anatomy and physiology) and fundamentals in engineering science taught in the bachelor in biomedical engineering and covering fundamentals in medical technology such as tissue biomechanics and modelling in tissue physiology.

This core provides a comprehensive view of advanced contemporary fields in biomedical engineering, covering biomedical imaging, data processing, bioinstrumentation, multiphysics, biofluid mechanics, bioinformatics as well as medical equipment and regulatory affairs. In addition, the core programme offers contemporary practices and research based learning including a research training in medical technology and a master's thesis.

Career perspectives

Industry, government, hospitals and social insurance companies are in need of engineers with a specific training in the multidisciplinary domain of biomedical engineering. These engineers can expertly integrate technological knowledge (e.g. in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and material sciences) with medical knowledge. The broad technological education of the programme also equips biomedical engineers with professional attributes that are attractive to various classical industrial sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biomedical Measurements and Stimulation
  • Biomedical Data Processing
  • Biofluid Mechanics
  • Biomaterials
  • Numerical Modelling in Biomedical Engineer)og
  • Bio-informatics
  • Medical lmqg!.pg qnd Analysis
  • Medical Equ!pmen!
  • Regulatory Affairs

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Academic background: applicants are asked to provide the list of courses they followed during their previous education. If needed it is recommended to provide also additional information (content of the courses, course credits, etc.) on the courses they have taken during their previous studies. The applicants will be scored based on the depth and broadness of their background. 
  • Academic excellence: applicants are asked to provide information on the obtained grades/marks for the individual courses and the GPA of their previous education, and an explanation of the score system that was applied. The applicants will be scored based on the obtained scores and GPA.
  • GRE test results: in order to be considered for admission, applicants are required to submit their GRE score (at the moment, there is no minimum requirement for GRE scores). 
  • English language proficiency: students should have a good command of English, both spoken and written. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6600 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    980 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 980 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Leuven

810 - 1280 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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