Master of Bioscience Engineering: Human Health Engineering 24 months Postgraduate Program By KU Leuven |Top Universities
Program Duration

24 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

7,518 EURTuition Fee/year

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Main Subject Area

Engineering - GeneralMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Engineering - General

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of Bioscience Engineering: Human Health Engineering

This master's degree will turn you into an integrator who is capable of translating physiological and psychological knowledge into advanced technological solutions for monitoring and improving human health. You end up working in health-related domains (sports, well-being, rehabilitation, prevention, ergonomics, safety, etc.)

About the programme

Knowledge of human systems (body and mind) and engineering are key aspects in the development of technologies within different human-health related application domains. Using the knowledge of biology as a starting point, the necessary technology is developed in consultation with experts of different application domains. Apart from a thorough knowledge of human physiology and psychology, you will also acquire in-depth insights into technology related to measurement, data analysis and process control. You will learn how to integrate and translate this biological and technological knowledge into designs of processes and products in the field of Human Health Engineering.

Strengths

  1. The education programme is unique in Flanders and Europe with its focus on the application of process and system thinking as transferable skills for applications in human health engineering. 
  2. The programme follows a system oriented, quantitative approach to measure, model and control biosystems aimed at the development of technology for human health from a biological knowledge perspective. It focuses on the integration of knowledge in biology and engineering and for real-life applications. Students learn to cope with the complexity inherent to biological systems from a conceptual, scientific point of view. 
  3. The programme does not only focus on theoretical courses, but also on ‘learning by doing’. In the project work Biosystems Engineering, for example, a company setting is simulated where the students collaborate as a team to develop a technological product. In this way, they not only obtain technical competences, but also professional skills like project management, business communication and the elaboration of a business plan. 
  4. Students get in contact with the industry through seminars, company visits, internships and master theses in collaboration with companies. The wide national and international network of the teaching staff and their extensive collaboration with industry are an important asset for this.

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 where human health, comfort and well-being play a key role: pharmaceutical industry, clothing and fashion industry, sports technology companies, medical companies, companies active in sleep comfort, helmet producers, producers of furniture, transport industry (such as cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), producers of wearable technology, producers of assistive robotics, companies active in artificial intelligence applications for health monitoring, etc.

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.

Program overview

Main Subject

Engineering - General

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of Bioscience Engineering: Human Health Engineering

This master's degree will turn you into an integrator who is capable of translating physiological and psychological knowledge into advanced technological solutions for monitoring and improving human health. You end up working in health-related domains (sports, well-being, rehabilitation, prevention, ergonomics, safety, etc.)

About the programme

Knowledge of human systems (body and mind) and engineering are key aspects in the development of technologies within different human-health related application domains. Using the knowledge of biology as a starting point, the necessary technology is developed in consultation with experts of different application domains. Apart from a thorough knowledge of human physiology and psychology, you will also acquire in-depth insights into technology related to measurement, data analysis and process control. You will learn how to integrate and translate this biological and technological knowledge into designs of processes and products in the field of Human Health Engineering.

Strengths

  1. The education programme is unique in Flanders and Europe with its focus on the application of process and system thinking as transferable skills for applications in human health engineering. 
  2. The programme follows a system oriented, quantitative approach to measure, model and control biosystems aimed at the development of technology for human health from a biological knowledge perspective. It focuses on the integration of knowledge in biology and engineering and for real-life applications. Students learn to cope with the complexity inherent to biological systems from a conceptual, scientific point of view. 
  3. The programme does not only focus on theoretical courses, but also on ‘learning by doing’. In the project work Biosystems Engineering, for example, a company setting is simulated where the students collaborate as a team to develop a technological product. In this way, they not only obtain technical competences, but also professional skills like project management, business communication and the elaboration of a business plan. 
  4. Students get in contact with the industry through seminars, company visits, internships and master theses in collaboration with companies. The wide national and international network of the teaching staff and their extensive collaboration with industry are an important asset for this.

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 where human health, comfort and well-being play a key role: pharmaceutical industry, clothing and fashion industry, sports technology companies, medical companies, companies active in sleep comfort, helmet producers, producers of furniture, transport industry (such as cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), producers of wearable technology, producers of assistive robotics, companies active in artificial intelligence applications for health monitoring, etc.

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.

Admission requirements

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Admission requirements
This programme is open to any applicant holding an academic bachelor's degree in bioengineering, holders of an academic bachelor's degree in engineering and holders of other bachelor's or master's degrees encompassing thorough coursework in at least mathematics and statistics, physics, biology and physiology. 
For the most recent – and only official – information on the admission requirements, please check our webpage.
Student profile
  • You have basic scientific and technological knowledge and skills in the following areas: biology, chemistry, ecosystems, mathematics-physics, engineering.
  • You are able to relate the knowledge gained in the bachelor's programme in a critical way to an application domain of your choice.
  • You are trained to address problems both independently and in a team in a goal-oriented way (inventiveness, creativity, self motivation and team spirit).
  • You can recognise domain related problems and frame them in a social, ethical and economic context.
  • You already have basic knowledge of and affinity with bioscience engineering related technical courses such as biological basic knowledge, physical transport phenomena, mechanics of solids, electronic instrumentation, etc.
  • You have acquired a solid basis in mathematics and physics and are able to use this in more application-oriented courses such as the engineering courses mentioned above, numerical analysis of biosystems and statistical data processing.
  • You have mastered the basic principles of control systems-theoretic reasoning and are able to apply this to complex, technical and biological systems and their interaction processes.
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Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

1,116 EUR
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International Students

7,518 EUR
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