M.Sc. Common European Master’s Course in Biomedical Engineering

Czech Technical University
Prague, Hlavní Město Praha, Czech Republic
Qualification
Master's Degree
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
2 years
Intakes
January December
Total tuition fee (local)
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Total tuition fee (foreign)
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Entry Requirements

For admission with a scholarship, you need to meet the following criteria:

* A BSc in Biomedical, chemical, electronical or mechanical engineering, or applied physics. In detail the Bachelor program must demonstrate that the following criteria are attained:

* Basic knowledge and understanding of mathematics, physics, chemistry
* Applying, integrating knowledge and understanding of mathematics, physics, chemistry
* The capability to communicate effectively in English, both in written and in verbal form.
* An ability to conduct scientific research individually on a distinct, well described topic
* An ability to design products that can solve problems in a systematic way

* The applicant needs to send in the original of the transcript of records (or certified copy) or degree certificate. Applicants in the final year of their Bachelors study may also apply. They should send in an updated version of their transcript of records. They will be accepted on the condition that they will have met with all requirements by the start of the CEMACUBE-course in September.
* Degree certificates, originating from other than the consortium universities, will be judged by the consortium secretariat that use lists of universities with a sufficient level of quality. 
* An excellent command of the English language is a prerequisite for participation in the CEMACUBE programme. 
* Academic excellence as is evident from the awarding institution of the first degree, the grades obtained and the content of two letters of reference.
* Well-written and well-considered motivation letter to follow the CEMACUBE-course 
* Relevant work experience to follow the CEMACUBE-course successfully as is made evident in a curriculum vitae.
* A completed application form received, which includes besides the above mentioned documents, one passport-sized photo and a copy of the passport.

All other students should follow a repair programme prior to this Master's cours

Proficiency in English 

Curriculum

Semester 1 & 2
During the first two semesters, in total 60 ECTS, each university gives course elements on basic BME-topics. The content of those two semesters, offered by each consortium university is comparable and will contain the following:

Medical course elements
* Anatomy and Histology
* (Patho)physiology
* Ethics

General engineering course elements

* Methodical Design
* Project Management
* Biochemistry
* Bio transport
* Working culture

Engineering course elements, focused on diagnostics

* Imaging Techniques
* Biomedical Instrumentation
* Signal Analysis

Engineering course elements, focused on therapy

* Cell Biology
* Biomaterials
* Biomechanics

Traineeship 

A traineeship has to be followed in a hospital or industry. All universities of the consortium have an extensive network of contacts in hospitals and industries. You can think about a traineeship at one of the following companies:

* Philips Medical Systems
* Siemens
* Medtronic 
* Otto Bock 
* Aesculap 
* DePuy
* Linet
* BTL

Moreover we will use the extensive Eucomed network of European medical technology industries. And we will use the EEN-network of mainly SME-companies. 
Each university organises traineeships for the students that are running semester 1 and 2. As a student, you should discuss your traineeship with the local coordinator.

Semester 3 

In the third semester (30 ECTS) course elements on a specific topic will be given. Each university will offer several unique specialisations (table 1), based on keylines research, so students get state-of-the-art knowledge, preparing them optimally for future developments in BME.

University Specialisation Aachen

* Artificial and Bioartificial Organs

Dublin

* Tissue Biomechanics & Regenerative Medicine
* Neural Engineering

Ghent

* Radiation physics & Nuclear imaging processing
* Computational methods for medical applications

Groningen

* Function Restoration Engineering
* Imaging Physics

Prague

* Medical Instrumentation
* Modern Physical Methods in BME
* Medical Imaging Instrumentation

Semester 4 

In the fourth and last semester (30 ECTS) an individual Masters project will be performed. This project could be a research assignment or a design assignment. During this Masters project all knowledge and skills learned in the first three semesters are applied:

* to solve a problem by designing a device (in case of a design assignment) 
* to realise answers to a scientific question by performing scientific research (in case of a research assignment). 

  • Each student will have two supervisors, one from the institute where the study is performed and one from another consortium university. In the end the assesment will be done by a report and a presentation.
  • Each consortium university will offer individual Master's projects, in their own specialisation.
  • Apart from the consortium universities, you can also follow the Master's project at one of the associated universities.

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