Master programmes

The Department of BioMechanical Engineering (BME) carries out the core of three Master Programmes:

  • MSc BioMedical Engineering (BME)
  • MSc Technical Medicine
  • MSc Mechanical Engineering (ME)

The TU Delft master's programme in BioMedical Engineering is a multidisciplinary programme which aims to provide you with both an understanding of biology and medical theory as well as highly specialised technical training in such fields as electrical, physics, material and mechanical engineering.

The master BME is an interfaculty programme administrated by the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime, and Materials Engineering (3mE) and supported by the Faculty of Applied Sciences and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science.

The Master Programme has three tracks:

  • Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
  • Medical Devices & Bioelectronics
  • Medical Physics

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The Delft University of Technology offers a unique interdisciplinary joint-degree Master programme in technical medicine together with Leiden University, Erasmus University Rotterdam and their academic medical centers.

The programme in technical medicine is a multidisciplinary programme which links science and technology with clinical practice and its professional medical procedures. It combines a thorough understanding of the functioning of the human body and the influence of disease processes with an equally comprehensive understanding of medical technology and professional medical procedures.

Clinical Technicians create and apply new solutions for technical-medical problems in direct patient care by devising new, better and safe diagnostics and therapeutic proceduresies. You will be trained to work in the Dutch health care sector. Therefore the Master programme will be mainly taught in Dutch.

The Master Programme has two tracks:

  • Imaging & Intervention
  • Sensing & Stimulation

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Where humans and machines intersect, BioMechanical Design provides solutions that allow the biological and mechanical systems to function effectively together. Accordingly, one facet of BioMechanical Design is to investigate human movement, human perception, and human control characteristics. Another facet is to design user-friendly, intuitive technologies based on an understanding of these characteristics. The knowledge of human behaviour acquired in the field of BioMechanical Design can be used to diagnose diseases, but can also serve as input for the design and development of systems that interact with biological systems or that mimic biological systems.

Students will receive and advanced education in the design and engineering of robotic devices, mechatronic design, control engineering and biological principles.

The track has four specialisations: 

  • Biorobotics
  • Bio-Inspired Technology
  • Haptic Interfaces
  • Sports Engineering


BioMechanical Engineering also contributes to 3 minors: