Biomedical EngineeringOrganization logo: Delft University of Technology

About this minor

Always wondered how technology can improve health care? The minor emphasizes the relation between medicine and engineering. Lectures, also from physicians, and exercises will highlight the recent developments in biomedical engineering. We will challenge you to solve (bio-)medical problems with technology.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this minor, the students will be able to:

  • describe the structure and the function of the muscoloskeletal system in the human body from an engineering perspective.
  • describe the characteristics of the fields of application of medical devices and imaging modalities, as well as the end-users in these fields.
  • understand the collaboration complexity between clinicians and engineers in the development process and use of medical-technical equipment and systems.
  • explain the physical and engineering principles involved in specific medical devices and imaging modalities used in medicine.
  • describe typical phases in the development process of medical devices.
  • answer clinical questions based on biomedical research or medical designs using a scientific approach.

Teaching method and examination

Teaching method: Lectures, assignments, exams
Location: Delft, with guest lecturers from Leiden and Rotterdam and excursions

Check the detailed overview of courses, learning activities and study load at

Good to know

Register for this minor and send a motivation letter to the coordinator of the minor.
The registration and motivation letter must be received ultimately on before the deadline of registration, and will be used to select students if necessary. For more information on this, visit the website:

Student at Leiden University, TU Delft or Erasmus University Rotterdam?
Check the eligibility matrix to see if your bachelor’s degree programme offers access to this and other minors at

Student at another educational institution?
External students cannot register via EduXchange. Interested in this minor, read the whole registration procedure at

For information about the courses, visit the TU Delft study guide.
For additional information on this minor, visit the TU Delft minor page.

Additional information

  • Code
  • Theme
  • Credits
    ECTS 30
  • Selection minor
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  • Start date

    4 september 2023

    • Ends
      11 februari 2024
    • Term *
      Block MIN S S1
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    • Instruction language
These offerings are valid for students of Leiden University