Medicine, engineering, and natural science: a combination for the future

Study medical engineering in the global centre for medical technology! The Industrial Med Tec programme on the Tuttlingen campus focuses on the development and design of medical appliances, surgical instruments, and implants. And that's no surprise, since Tuttlingen is home to over 400 medical technology companies.

Advanced medical care is not possible today without highly developed medical products and instruments and as a result, medical engineering is currently one of the fastest-growing industries. Industrial MedTec engineers plan, supervise, and lead the development and manufacturing of instruments and complex medical appliances as well as the necessary manufacturing processes.

Core areas of study

  • Surgical instruments
  • Implants
  • Minimally invasive procedures
  • Medical appliances

Typical Tasks

  • Development of new medical products and equipment
  • Specialised medical engineering application tasks
  • Development and commission of laboratory and medical facilities
  • Cooperative and supervisory positions in companies and clinics
  • Quality assurance
  • Marketing and sales, product management

Good reasons for studying Industrial Med Tec

  • Cooperating businesses
  • A degree programme developed with input from the industry
  • Direct access to more than 100 leading companies
  • Cutting-edge industrial laboratories and the use of companies’ own laboratories
  • Excellent career opportunities
  • The latest technological standards

Quick Information

Degree awarded Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Undergraduate/postgraduate degree undergraduate
Duration of programme 7 semesters
Delivery full-time
Campus Tuttlingen
Programme begin winter semester (October)
Application deadline(s) 15 July
Restricted intake yes
Language of instruction German
Academic entry requirements university entrance qualification
Language requirements fluent in German
Pre-sessional course / Foundation course requirement none
Additional requirements none
Tuition Fees none
Programme accreditation ACQUIN accredited
Contact SDek-IMT@hs-furtwangen.de

Programme content

The Industrial Med Tec programme is based on a wide variety of mechanical engineering fundamentals. The more in-depth focus in later semesters is derived directly from the core priorities and key areas of Tuttlingen's medical engineering companies. The most important aspects of the course are therefore medical appliance engineering, surgical instruments, implants, and minimally invasive procedures.

Studying medical engineering in Tuttlingen means you’ll study with 100 companies! Starting as early as the first semester, you are able to take advantage of the following practical opportunities as a result of the university’s strong links with industry:

  • Placements in company laboratories
  • Lecture series with experts from the industry
  • Introduction to the specialist field of medical engineering with six to eight cooperating companies
  • Mentoring by skilled experts and management staff from companies in the industry
  • Placements focusing on the fundamentals of materials engineering, electrical engineering, physics, automation technology, computer science, metrology, and sensor technology
  • Industrial placements focusing on medical appliance engineering and minimally invasive procedures
  • Projects (such as product development, medical engineering, and student-designed projects) with industry partners

Programme Modules

Basic studies

Semester 1
Design and business studies,  Mathematics 1, Introduction to Industrial MedTec, Principles of physics and electrical engineering, Principles of technical mechanics,Principles of materials engineering

Semester 2
Electronics, Mathematics 2, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering Mechanics and Materials Engineering 2

Advanced Studies

Semester 3
Automation and Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Mechanical Engineering, Metrology, Computer Engineering, Engineering Mechanics and Drive Technology

Semester 4
Practical training semester

Semester 5
Year-long project (part one), Computer-Aided Engineering, Digital Technology, Fundamentals of Developing Medical Instruments, Signals and Systems, Special Aspects of Developing Medical Appliances

Semester 6
Year-long project (part two), Medical Appliance Engineering 1, Medical Appliance Engineering 2, Medical Engineering Projects, Minimally Invasive Procedures, elective modules

Semester 7
Bachelor’s thesis, manufacturing medical products

Degree awarded
BSc in Industrial MedTec

Careers Perspectives

The medical engineering sector is booming, but there is already a lack of specialists with engineering experience. The Industrial Med Tec programme trains these specialists. The programme is highly practical, provides up-to-date course content and allows direct contact with more than 100 leading companies, including many from the medical engineering sector.

The Tuttlingen campus has strong connections to business and industry, and company tours and industrial placements give students the chance to get their foot in the door early on and secure a highly sought-after job in industry. The chances of being hired by one of the participating companies after graduation are also very high.

Industrial MedTec graduates work primarily in business and industry, laboratories, research and development and clinics, as well as in universities or other educational institutions in the following areas:

  • Development of new medical products and equipment
  • Specialised medical engineering application tasks
  • Development and commission of laboratory and medical facilities
  • Cooperative and supervisory positions in companies and clinics
  • Quality assurance
  • Marketing and sales, product management

Further Information in German

As the Industrial MedTec Bachelor degree programme is taught in German, please click here for more detailed information regarding the programme in German.

Contact Information

General Information
Sabine Hattung-Hocheder
Tel: +49 (0)7461 1502-6600

Admissions & Examinations
Sieglinde Saur
Tel: +49 (0)7461 1502-6225

Dean of Studies (IMT)
Prof. Dr. Ing. Kurt Greinwald
Tel: +49 (0)7461 1502-6625

Deputy Dean of Studies (IMT)
Prof. Dr. Ing. Martin Heine
Tel: +49 (0)7461 1502-6601