6 ECTS credits
180 u studietijd

Aanbieding 1 met studiegidsnummer 4017088DNR voor alle studenten in het 2e semester met een inleidend master niveau.

2e semester
Inschrijving onder examencontract
Niet mogelijk
Beoordeling (0 tot 20)
2e zittijd mogelijk
Registration for Biomechanics is allowed if one is registered for or has successfully accomplished From Genome to Organism.
Onder samenwerkingsakkoord
Onder interuniversitair akkoord mbt. opleiding
Faculteit Ingenieurswetenschappen
Verantwoordelijke vakgroep
Elektronica en Informatica
Externe partnerinstelling(en)
Universiteit Gent
Carlos David Rodriguez Guerrero (titularis)
Patrick SEGERS
Onderdelen en contacturen
54 contacturen Hoorcollege
18 contacturen Werkcolleges, practica en oefeningen

Position of the course
Aim of the course is to give the students insight in normal and pathological human biomechanical processes and to develop tools and skills for the design and development of biomechanics based diagnosis and therapy.


  • Introduction to biomechanics
  • Mechanical characteristics of biological tissue
  • Rheology
  • Micro- and Macrocirculation
  • Computational biomechanics
  • Celbiomechanics
  • Experimental biomechanics
  • Biomechanics of bone, tendon and ligaments
  • Biomechanics of cartilage, muscles and nerves
  • Biomechanics of hip, shoulder and spine
  • Biomechanics of knee, ankle and foot
  • Bone adaptation
  • Biomechanics of bone regeneration
  • Mechanical characteristics of cartilage
  • Introduction to kinesiology and motion analysis: theory
  • Introduction to kinesiology and gait analysis
Bijkomende info

For more information, please look at the course specification on the following link:



Algemene competenties

  1. The student will be familiar with insight in the human biomechanics and the design requirements for appropriate medical devices.
  2. Knowledge of Computer Aided Design, specifically the use of the finite element method for biomechanical challenges
  3. Analysis and reporting of finite element studies
  4. Searching of scientific, biomedically oriented information (Pubmed, web of science) through project work, processing of this information into input for finite element model
  5. basic knowledge of biomechanics of hard- and soft tissues, gait analysis and mechanobiology

This course contributes to the following programme outcomes of the Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering:


1. exact sciences with the specificity of their application to engineering
3. the advanced methods and theories to schematize and model complex problems or processes
4. reformulate complex engineering problems in order to solve them (simplifying assumptions, reducing complexity)
5. conceive, plan and execute a research project, based on an analysis of its objectives, existing knowledge and the relevant literature, with attention to innovation and valorization in industry and society
6. correctly report on research or design results in the form of a technical report or in the form of a scientific paper
8. collaborate in a (multidisciplinary) team
10. develop, plan, execute and manage engineering projects at the level of a starting professional


12. a creative, problem-solving, result-driven and evidence-based attitude, aiming at innovation and applicability in industry and society
16. an attitude of life-long learning as needed for the future development of his/her career


17. Knowledge of medical sciences to a level that is relevant to function within the context of biomedical technology.
18. To apply acquired knowledge and skills for the design, development, implementation and evaluation of biomedical products, systems and techniques  in the health care sector
19. To have knowledge of and insight in the role and possibilities of technology in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, matching the needs of the patient and health care provider


De beoordeling bestaat uit volgende opdrachtcategorieën:
Examen Andere bepaalt 100% van het eindcijfer

Binnen de categorie Examen Andere dient men volgende opdrachten af te werken:

  • Examen met een wegingsfactor 1 en aldus 100% van het totale eindcijfer.

Aanvullende info mbt evaluatie


Toegestane onvoldoende
Kijk in het aanvullend OER van je faculteit na of een toegestane onvoldoende mogelijk is voor dit opleidingsonderdeel.

Academische context

Deze aanbieding maakt deel uit van de volgende studieplannen:
Master of Photonics Engineering: On campus traject (enkel aangeboden in het Engels)
Master of Photonics Engineering: Online/Digital traject (enkel aangeboden in het Engels)