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The study programme of Advanced Materials and Healthcare Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has the focus on design and fabrication of advanced materials for applications in the healthcare sector, especially materials for drug delivery, diagnostics, and healthcare products. Such advanced materials often consist of a material with a primary function (like carrying a drug or sensing a compound), which is decorated with specific biomolecules for increased functionality.
The healthcare sector is central for supporting a high quality of life of the individual. The healthcare sector has however a large demand on improvements in diagnostics and treatment at a cost that is sustainable for society. The study programme aims to create candidates with high theoretical and practical competences to create products for these areas.
DTU has a growing and strong activity in research in materials for drug delivery, diagnostics, and healthcare products. Examples of competencies include advanced nano particles decorated with molecules or structures for homing to the right tissue and passage over barriers, engineered immune system responses, advanced in vitro models for replacing animal in drug testing, human and animal testing of advanced materials, and highly sensitive sensor systems for distributed molecular diagnostics. The students will be part of this growing field of research at DTU.
Study programme focus
The study programme will give candidates competencies to work in the healthcare engineering field. The programme focuses are on
- the design of materials with specific functions for products used in the healthcare sector
- analysis of, and finding solution to, real world industrial medical needs and products
- methods of evaluating impact and function of advanced materials on cells, tissue, and humans
- choosing instrumentation and analytical techniques for characterizing medical and medicotechnical products
- methods for product validation including usage of statistics and experimental design
Because the education has a focus on product development, candidates will be very attractive for the healthcare and medical industry sector. This sector is one of the largest and fastest growing sectors in Denmark. The profile of the candidate will suit any international company with the focus of healthcare engineering.
- Pursue a PhD
Once you have an MSc in engineering, you might get the opportunity to continue your studies and apply for admission to the three-year PhD programme, which at DTU is a research-based programme ranking among the best in the world. You can do either a regular PhD or an industrial PhD, the latter with concurrent employment in a company.
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- Technology, Economics, Management, and Organization of Life Science Products
- Molecular Thermodynamics, Transport, and Analytics
- Conceive, Design, Implement, and Operate a Healthcare Product
- Drug Delivery
- GMP and quality in pharma, biotech, food
- Molecular Diagnostics
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesMaterials Science & Engineering Health Sciences View 7 other Masters in Materials Science & Engineering in Denmark
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
To be admitted to a Master's degree program at DTU you must be either:
- bachelor's degree in technical science or
- diploma engineer or
- bachelor in science.
The bachelor degree must be less than 10 years old.
The individual MSc Eng programme states in detail which bachelor programmes qualify and whether applicants have to complete supplementary educational activities.
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International15000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.