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Bioscience Engineering - Human Health Engineering

KU Leuven

M.Sc.
24 months
Duration
6000 EUR/year
938 EUR/year
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The Bioscience Engineering: Human Health Engineering programme (HHE) teaches you to develop a unique profile that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries and combines knowledge of the biology of the healthy human body and mind with engineering skills. Upon graduation, you will have the knowledge and skills to develop novel creative technologies aimed at improving our quality of life.

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Overview

HHE offers a unique programme and educational vision focusing on technology for healthy humans. While many programmes in biomedical technology are offered in Belgium and abroad, HHE is the first and only programme offered in English that applies the unique combination of human physiology and engineering in a broad range of areas for healthy humans.

Programme outline

The HHE curriculum is comprised of 120 ECTS (four semesters). The programme is organised into a two-module major, a minor, a master’s thesis and elective courses.

Major

  • The first module (16 ECTS) contains four courses that will allow you to gain insight in the working of the different physiological systems of the human body as well as in the psychology of the healthy human. 
  • The second module (41 ECTS) consists of eight engineering courses. In this module, you are challenged to gain insight in technology and apply your technological knowledge to solve real-life problems in a creative way via practical exercises and project work. 

Minor, master's thesis and electives

  • The 20 ECTS minor is comprised of courses chosen to either strengthen your major or to broaden your expertise in another domain.
  • In the master’s thesis (30 ECTS), you will further develop your ‘hands-on’ experience and learn to solve problems using the acquired skills.
  • The curriculum is rounded off with 10 ECTS of elective courses aimed at broadening your academic education. These credits may also be used to take strengthening elective courses to fill any gaps in educational background.

This programme structure allows for a high degree of personalisation, which, in turn, ensures the best possible match for your interests or future career ambitions.

Career perspectives

As a HHE graduate, your polyvalent skill set will make you widely employable in the labour market, both within your own specialisation and in other sectors. You will be equipped to take on scientific, technical, organisational and commercial-technical roles in many sectors. In addition, as a bio-engineer, you will rapidly evolve from supporting positions to management positions and this in different activities (research, production and service, marketing, etc.), according to your interests and goals.

As a HHE expert, your contribution will be essential in numerous industrial sectors, including all professional domains linked to the well-being, health and performance of healthy humans in interaction with their environment. This includes:

  • pharmaceutical industry
  • clothing and fashion industry
  • sport technology companies
  • medical companies
  • companies active in sleep comfort
  • helmet producers
  • producers of furniture
  • transport industry (such as cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), etc.

In Belgium, graduates of the HHE programme are entitled to use the professional title of 'Bio-ingenieur' ('Bioscience Engineer')

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 Structure

Common courses
  • Biofluidics
  • Integration of Biological Responses in Process Management
  • Identification and Control of Biotechnical Processes
  • Optics, Lasers and Acoustics
  • Project Work Biosystems Engineering
  • European Perspectives on Religion and Meaning

Major Segment

  • Human Health Data Processing
  • Functional Anatomy of the Human Locomotor System
  • Biosensors and Bioelectronics
  • Human System Physiology
  • Biomedical Measurements and Stimulation
  • Health Psychology Part 2: Biopsychological Interactions
  • Nutrition and Metabolism

Minor Segment

  • Reorientation Minor
  • Minor
  • Thematic Minor

Reorientational/Elective Courses

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

    Applicants must hold

  • an academic bachelor's degree in engineering (bioscience engineering, biomedical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, or any equivalent engineering degree)
  • or

  • other bachelor's or master's degrees encompassing thorough coursework in at least mathematics and statistics, physics, biology and physiology. 
This degree should be obtained at a recognized university, college or institute, with an end result of at least second class upper or equivalent.

    Guidelines on whether your Bachelor's or Master's degree would be eligible can be found at www.biw.kuleuven.be/hhe/

    For more information on the admission requirements, please visit the homepage of the programme.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    938 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 938 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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