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Course Description

Creating functional tissue models with 3D printing technologies: Biofabrication combines advanced fabrication techniques with biological systems to prepare designed tissue constructs.

Tissue constructs can be applied for tissue engineering, as 3D in vitro biologic models or as medical therapeutic products.
Biofabrication is a truly multidisciplinary area of research. It requires an understanding of chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, robotics and computer science. In this respect, few researchers entering the biofabrication field have been trained in such a diverse range of subjects.

Students enrolled in the Biofabrication programme at Utrecht University will complete their coursework required for the degree in Utrecht at Utrecht University / UMC Utrecht, as well as a research project that fills the first year. A total of 60 EC including a research project will be undertaken in Australia in the second year, at either Queensland University of Technology or University of Wollongong. Both institutions have a strong reputation in the field of Biofabrication and are in the forefront of 3D printing with biomaterials. A European Union-subsidised mobility programme will financially support these overseas secondments

Visit the Biofabrication page on the Utrecht University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You are eligible with: a BSc degree in Biomedical Sciences, Medicine, University College, Biomedical Engineering or similar; also a BSc degree in Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences (or another Life Science programme) may qualify you for the programme; also a BSc degree in engineering or a chemical discipline may give access (if including a biomedical component). An interview on the basis of your CV, motivation, and transcript can be part of the admission procedure. The programme committee will select students with an explicit interest in both biomedical research and engineering. See our website for more information. View Website

Course Fees

2016-2017 EU/EEA: € 1.984,- Non EU/non-EEA : € 18.000

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