At Ghent University, we strive to educate people who dare to think about the challenges of tomorrow. For that purpose, we provide education that is embedded in six strategic objectives: Think Broadly, Keep Researching, Cultivate Talent, Contribute, Extend Horizons, Opt for Quality.
Ghent University continuously focuses on quality assurance and quality culture. The Ghent University's quality assurance system offers information on each study programme’s unique selling points, and on its strengths and weaknesses with regard to quality assurance.
Ghent University's Education Objectives
Unique Selling Points
- Biomedical Engineering (BME) is an attractive discipline that forms a bridge between technology-driven engineering and medical/biomedical sciences. It is also a fast-evolving discipline; developments in medical technology spur on and support evolutions in healthcare and will provide solutions for the socio-economic impact of demographic ageing.
- Recent reforms have resulted in an attractive and updated BSc/MSc curriculum with a solid BME foundation in the various sub-disciplines of the broad discipline, while allowing students to define their own Master's curriculum for a total of 60 credits.
- The BSc/MSc in BME stimulates a problem-solving and solution-oriented entrepreneurial attitude by means of projects throughout the entire BSc/MSc study track (a total of 60 credits, of which 41 in the Master's programme).
- The “BME ecosystem” is open and diverse, and involves all the relevant stakeholders: students (through their student association BEAM) academia, hospitals, industry and other stakeholders. Ours is an ecosystem that supports and encourages students and teachers in their personal development and in their professional career.
- Strong research teams feed the curriculum and provide excellent opportunities for Master's dissertations and advanced doctoral research.
- The involvement of Ghent University’s and Vrije Universiteit Brussel’s (VUB) Faculties of Medicine in our study programme is quite strong. Our study programme is truly interdisciplinary with students carrying out a project in a hospital setting.
- We have a diverse student population with a truly international atmosphere among our Master's students.
- Offering a interuniversity programme comes with a number of enduring practical challenges caused by two parallel administrations, separate e-learning platforms, the physical distance between the campuses and the challenging commute between Ghent and Brussels.
- It remains difficult to estimate the level and background of incoming international students. This can threaten the exit level and disrupt the intended mix of local and international students.
This study programme is accredited by the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders (Dutch: NVAO). Accreditation was extended following the positive outcome of the institutional review in 2017. Programme quality was validated by a quality review, i.e. a screening of the Education Monitor by the Education Quality Board. The Quality Assurance Resolution (in Dutch) can be found here.
This information was last updated on 14/02/2023.
In case of questions or suggestions with regard to the publicly available information, please contact the study programme.