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Healthcare Systems Design

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

24 months
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Healthcare Systems Design (HSD) from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)is one of two tracks within the Design of Electrical Engineering Systems (DEES) PDEng program (more information about the ICT track can be found here). 


In this two-year program in Healthcare Systems Design from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), trainees perform a design project in the field of Medical Technology and are trained to become multi-disciplinary oriented system engineers.

Key for the engineers is to learn to innovate in the real world. Therefore the program contains a major design project in medical technology next to the curricular part of the program. 

What you'll study

The curricular part supports the design skills to be used in the project. Based on a strong background of technology and application understanding the trainee can work together in a team of various (also non-technical) backgrounds to solve multi-disciplinary problems. Working in the field of healthcare systems design comes with specific challenges. 

The engineers should be able to communicate directly with doctors, nurses, patients and engineers and be able to translate their needs into good (technological) solutions. This is different from design projects which operate in a business-to-business environment where specifications, even in a first stage, are already quite concrete.

The result of the project can be a tool, system, process flow etc. which is used in the (clinical) practice. The result is innovative in the sense that it is new to the world. The result typically is a (creative) combination of known components. The result is also obtained in a structured way, using state of the art design tools.


After successfully completing all parts of the study program students will receive a certified diploma. A certified PDEng has in-depth knowledge of design processes, theoretical as well as practical, which clearly distinguishes him/her from a ‘regular’ MSc. Our alumni found challenging and exciting jobs in (multi)national companies and SMEs. Some trainees were offered a position at the company where they performed their design project!

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • System Thinking
  • Systems Engineering Advanced
  • Design Methods for ICT-systems
  • Practical Data Analysis using ‘R’
  • Design of Experiments in a Nutshell
  • Project Based Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The programme Healthcare Systems Design is open to recently graduated MSc students from top universities only. 
  • More specifically, application is only open to those candidates holding an MSc degree that is recognized by the Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education and to those candidates who have passed a regular post-BSc scientific study programme of at least two years in the fields of Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Applied Physics, Computer Science or Applied Mathematics. 
  • Admission standards are high in order to maintain the quality of the programme. Good marks, technical background, possible work experience, motivation and personality are decisive factors.

Tuition Fee

Because you are a trainee, you do not have to pay a tuition fee.

Living costs for Eindhoven

850 - 1350 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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