The Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering is integrated into the Master of Technological Innovation in Health (MTiH) program. MTiH is an initiative within the EIT Health programs that offers a transdisciplinary approach to Biomedical Engineering (BME). Its aim is to provide students with advanced training in innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) skills for health technologies.
MTiH is a 90-120 ECTS program that combines the experience of a consortium of 5 universities to offer a transdisciplinary and holistic approach to biomedical engineering (IB): Sorbonne University (SU), University of Lisbon (UL), University de Barcelona (UB), Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), and Grenoble Alpes University (UGA).
The program began in 2017 and earned the prestigious EIT Label in 2018 (https://eit.europa.eu/our-activities/education/eit-label). The EIT Label is a certificate of quality and excellence for educational programmes that are focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity and leadership. EIT-labelled degrees encourage innovative pedagogies and incorporate mandatory mobility schemes for students. More info on the Label can be found at https://eithealth.eu/programmes/degree-programmes/. The Label is awarded to degree programmes build on five groups of quality criteria:
- The EIT Overarching Learning Outcomes (EIT OLOs)
- Robust entrepreneurship education
- Highly integrated, innovative ‘learning-by-doing’ curricula
- Mobility, the European dimension and openness to the world
- Outreach strategy and access policy
The program is integrated as a specialization pathway within the individual master’s programs at the host institutions. uses a hands-on learning curriculum to promote creativity, innovation, design thinking, and a market mindset among students.
Students work in multidisciplinary teams and learn to combine different technologies to solve real clinical problems and improve the quality of life of European citizens.
The objectives of MTiH are: 1. Train students in technologies applied to health. 2. Develop students’ I&E skills. 3. Ensure the international mobility of students in the academic and industrial context. 4. Support students on their entrepreneurial journey.
To achieve these goals, the MTiH structure includes:
- A mandatory pillar of I&E (30 ECTS) with modules at all universities that provide students with the skills to design and implement innovative business solutions for specific health problems.
- Compulsory internships (15 ECTS) in a non-academic environment while working towards your TFM (15 ECTS).
- One mandatory semester of international mobility (30 ECTS) at a consortium university.
- Interactions between students and industrial partners, including tutorials, practices, visits and conferences.
- A mandatory technical pillar of biomedical engineering.
EIT defines I&E skill based on 7 general learning outcomes that reflect competencies such as creativity, leadership, or transformative skills. A common rubric is used as the classification system for these OLOs. Students who complete the program receive a certificate validating completion of a degree with the EIT seal.
Students interested in taking the MTiH must indicate this in the MUIB motivation letter and communicate it by email to the contact address email@example.com to be included in the selection process.
For more information, consult the official website of the MTiH: https://degree-programmes.eithealth.eu/master-in-technological-innovation-in-health-mtih/