Humans continuously explore the limits of human performance and technical innovations have played a key role in this process. For the best results, top athletes need the best materials and techniques. But how do you gain speed? What is a good material and technique? How can you beat records? Such questions keep modern top athletes constantly busy. Technology and innovation are ubiquitous in top sports and engineers can help athletes breaking records.
This course focuses on studying the human body at its extreme, optimizing its interface with sports equipment, and implementing the research results into challenging designs, for the benefit of top athletes. The field is broad. Sports engineering problems range from predicting and improving the bouncing behaviour of a ball to real-time measuring of forces generated during skating. You will develop a deep understanding of the physiology and biomechanics of athletes and their interaction with equipment and physical elements. You will learn how to use biomechanics for improving training, enhancing performance, and for avoiding injury. You will learn about techniques for lab and field measurements and study the thin line between top performance, injury risk, and rehabilitation.
The MSc programme in BioMedical Engineering is a two-year programme and is taught in English. The programme consists of three tracks:
- Track I: Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
- Track II: Medical Devices & Bioelectronics
- Track III: Medical Physics
In most cases, if you hold a BSc degree and the Master’s programme is closely related to your Bachelor’s programme, you will be admitted directly into the programme. However, if the Master’s programme does not follow directly from your undergraduate programme, you will be required to take additional courses in what is called a bridging programme. This may be a standard programme, or it may be tailored to your specific situation.
To see which Master’s programmes are open to you on completion of your Bachelor’s degree from a Dutch non-technical university, click here. If you do your Bachelor’s at a technical university, click here.
For more information visit the Biomedical engineering website