This master's programme incorporates knowledge from various industries (food, biomedical, pharmaceutical, environmental, etc.) to provide a well-rounded graduate-level curriculum in biomechanical engineering.
In addition to fundamental (bio)chemical-scientific course units, you will take courses in socio-economics (company management, economics) and biotechnology (engineering, separation techniques, fermentation technology, molecular biology techniques, industrial biochemistry and microbiology, environmental technology, bioreactor design, etc.).
A flexible cross-campus elective package and a master's thesis conducted in either a research-specific or an industrial context enable you to focus your studies according to your specific interests and career goals.
Medical Bioengineering option
This option relates to biotechnological developments in the medical sector. Knowledge of human physiological systems forms the foundation of developments in the area of artificial organs, tissue engineering, biomaterials, bioelectronics and new diagnostic techniques (microarray technology, PCR technology).
Add an in-company or project-based learning experience to your master
You can augment your master's programme with the Postgraduate Programme Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering. This programme is carried out in a team setting, and has a distinct international dimension. Entrepreneurs and students alike are encouraged to innovate, transfer knowledge and grow. It is the cross-fertilisation between company and classroom that makes this programme unique.
Is this the right programme for me?Do you enjoy looking into how to implement new ideas and improve old ones? Do you prepare abstract designs for implementation in a business environment? Do you aspire a position of responsibility that allows you to apply knowledge to concrete challenges in the day-to-day operations of a company? Are you eager to develop professional communication and management skills? If so, this is the correct master’s programme for you.
Our graduates find broad employment opportunities in the food and biotechnology sector, the environmental sector, the pharmaceutical industry and in the life sciences.
On completion of the programme, you will be equipped with the skills to lead and coordinate industrial production units and research, analysis and screening laboratories in technical-commercial, administrative and educational environments.
Questions about student life in Belgium, life at KU Leuven or more information about a specific course? Chat with our students: www.kuleuven/be/chatwithourstudents.
Programme StructureCommon Courses
- Separation Process Principles II
- Management and Communication
- Pathways to Sustainability: Core Issues and Challenges
- Master's Thesis
Option Biomedical Engineering
- Methods in Biomedical Research
- Molecular Biology Techniques
- Physiological Systems and Anatomy
- Biomedical Engineering
Option Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
- Engineering and Monitoring of Bioprocesses
- Integrated Lab Course on Ecology and Molecular Biology in Bioprocesses
Additional Courses for Bachelor Group T Leuven Campus
- Food Technology
- Quality Control and Assurance
Additional Courses for Bachelor Campus De Nayer
- Biochemical Analytical Methods
- Fermentation and Bioconversion
Group T Leuven Campus
- Sustainable Energy Production
- The Use of Molecular Biology and Ecology in Industrial Processes
- Trends and Innovations in the Biomedical Sector
Ghent Technology Campus
- Malting and Brewing Technology
Short International Course
- International module master of engineering technology
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesChemical Engineering Biology View 20 other Masters in Biology in Belgium
Applicants who have a bachelor's degree that was not issued by an institute of the Flemish Community, must apply for admission first and follow the application instructions on www.kuleuven.be/application/
Applicants with the following can be granted admission subject to successful completion of a preparatory programme (possibly already including some master courses):
- Bachelor of Engineering Technology with a different specialisation
- Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a different specialisation
- Bachelor of Science in a related field
For more information on the admission requirements, please visit the homepage of the programme.
International6000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA938 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 938 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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