Care and Cure, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)
University rank #104 (QS) ,
The importance of the health field as a consumer of technological applications and, in particular, electrical engineering applications is ever growing. Just take a moment to consider complex and specialist equipment in hospitals, such as MRI scanners. The Care and Cure program is delivered by Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).


The Care and Cure program is offered by Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).

Then contrast this with small gadgets and tools that enable people to continue living in their own home environments for longer, such as a wireless alarm system. Between these two extremes lie countless applications such as pacemakers, monitors of all sorts of biological signals, diagnostic equipment and resources used in the curative process. The development of these applications is the subject of the Care and Cure Master’s degree program. This is a highly dynamic field in which knowledge in the fields of electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science, physics and biology is integrated.

The Care and Cure Master’s degree program is taught within the Department of Electrical Engineering. Once you have attained your Master’s diploma you will be an electrical engineer majoring in Care and Cure. In addition to your Master’s diploma, you will also receive the Care and Cure Master’s certificate.

Graduated. And then?

The Care and Cure field is multifaceted. It encompasses research, development and the manufacture of components, equipment, materials and systems. Moreover, it comprises both hardware and software, electronics, signal processing, energy technology and electromagnetism. The commercial operation of applications also falls within the field. You can, for example, work for a manufacturer of medical equipment, for a hospital or for a service provider.

Employment is similarly easy to find outside the immediate Care and Cure sector: within a couple of months on average graduates in Electrical Engineering have found a job, almost always at university level. Starting salaries are high.


This special Master’s track is formally a track of the Master’s program Electrical Engineering. The Master’s program Electrical Engineering is accredited by NVAO (Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie), the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

The Care and Cure Master’s degree program at Eindhoven University of Technology is a broad study. The compulsory courses are:

  • Electromagnetism
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Control engineering
  • Signal processing

In addition, you have the choice of more than 30 elective courses, for example:

  • Bioelectric physiology
  • Fundamentals of medical image processing
  • Biomedical sensing technology
  • Knowledge systems and their applications
  • Neuromonitoring
  • Ubiquitous computing and activity recognition
  • Pulsed power technology
  • Embedded visual control
  • Wireless communication

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: September entry - Deadline for students applying for the ALSP/HS scholarship: February 1.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

Admission with a university Bachelor’s program

You will gain direct admittance to the TU/e Master’s degree program in Care and Cure:

  • with a completed TU/e Bachelor’s program in Electrical Engineering
  • upon completion of a recognized transfer minor

Various completed Bachelor’s programs at Delft University of Technology and the University of Twente also ensure direct admission.

Admission with higher professional education (hbo) 

Students holding a higher professional education (hbo) Bachelor diploma in Electrical Engineering will be admitted to the bridging program of the Electrical Engineering Master’s degree program. After the bridging program, students can transfer to the Care and Cure Master’s degree program.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2006 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2006 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Eindhoven

  • 850 - 1350 EUR/month
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