Objectives and Attainment Targets of the Study Programme
- Train engineers of a high international standard, able to combine and integrate a due knowledge and understanding of mathematics, physics, chemistry and health sciences with engineering techniques for the purpose of the study of biology, (patho)physiology, medicine and health care. They improve health care and the quality of life of individuals and the community at large by creating knowledge from the molecular to organ level, and through the development of materials, equipment, tools and resources, systems and methods for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illnesses.
- Train engineers who are able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
- Train engineers who are duly aware of the ethical and social-economic aspects of Biomedical Engineering and health care and of the social responsibility of engineers.
- Train engineers who have the required research attitudes and skills to contribute to innovation in industry or scientific research in their chosen discipline and who are capable of doing so by embracing a lifelong learning attitude.
- Train engineers who have the necessary social skills to assume people management positions.
- To be duly capable of developing new products and materials intended for the health care sector, in particular the development and testing of new equipment, algorithms, processes and systems. Typical examples include:
- the design, production and evaluation of biomaterials and artificial organs;
- the design of information processing systems and information technology for monitoring patients at home, in care institutions or in hospitals by way of telemetrics or in exceptional environments such as space (astronauts), deep sea (divers);
- the design and production of sensors and imaging techniques;
- the collection, storage, analysis of biodata;
- To be duly capable of piloting the research, development and implementation of medical equipment ("clinical field engineers") as part of a multidisciplinary team and to be able to contribute to the improvement of treatments, in which the role of technology is geared to serve the needs of patients and care takers.
- To be duly capable of ensuring commercial services in the health care sector and to be able to play a part in quality assurance, the compiling of regulations and the standardisation of medical equipment and medical procedures (Ministry of Public Health, Pharmaceutical Inspection, Notified Body). In particular, biomedical engineers are there to ensure the quality and safety of medical equipment.
- To have the appropriate research skills for the development of new biomaterials, new treatment methods and equipment, new and more efficient prevention and diagnosis techniques, all of which come within the confines of exceedingly strict ethical and economic preconditions.