Practical and international

Medical engineering is a forward-looking technology and one of the fastest-growing areas of engineering. Key technologies such as imaging processes, computer-aided communication technology and minimally invasive methods in surgery and cardiovascular technology are innovative fields of work. The aim of the Medical Engineering degree programme is to train highly qualified, ethical, responsible engineers to work at the interface of medicine, people and technology - engineering that serves humanity. The programme places great value both on medical and engineering knowledge as well as on early exposure to application-oriented research subjects and projects. International experience can also be gained during a semester abroad.

Quick Information

Degree awarded Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Undergraduate/postgraduate degree undergraduate
Duration of programme 7 semesters
Delivery full-time
Campus Furtwangen
Programme begin summer semester (March) and winter semester (October)
Application deadline(s) 15 January & 15 July
Restricted intake yes
Language of instruction German
Academic entry requirements university entrance qualification
Language requirements fluent German
Pre-sessional course / Foundation course requirement none
Additional requirements none
Tuition Fees none
Programme accreditation ACQUIN accredited

Programme Structure

Foundation level studies

Semester 1
Anatomy/physiology, mathematics, physics, electrical engineering, data processing

Semester 2
Mathematics, data processing, materials, business administration, practical placement, electrical engineering/physics

Advanced level studies

Semester 3
Metrology, electronics, chemistry, computer-aided technologies, languages, student research project

Semester 4
Medical technologies I, control engineering, device engineering, medical approval, languages, student research project

Semester 5
Practical study semester

Semester 6
Medical technologies II, medicine, business administration, biomedical engineering or surgery/cardiovascular engineering (optional ECCP*), practical internships
*Accredited training site for the European Certificate of Cardiovascular Perfusion

Semester 7
Bachelor thesis, required electives

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Medical Engineering

Programme Content

The seven-semester programme leads to the award of a Bachelor of Science degree.

The foundation level studies in the first and second semesters ensure that every student’s knowledge of natural sciences and medicine is brought up to the same level and that all students are prepared for specialized medical engineering applications.

Advanced level studies cover five semesters, including the practical study semester, and combine classical engineering content with comprehensive expertise in medical device engineering. All areas of specialization are covered in lectures, practical placements and research projects at the university and in clinics.

The following specializations are possible after the integrated internship semester:

Biomedical engineering

The development of innovative processes and equipment for medical supervision, therapy and diagnosis requires deeper knowledge of the engineering of medical devices and systems. Students learn more about this subject in special lectures, practical placements and research projects at the university.

Surgery/cardiovascular engineering

This specialization sets the standard in a completely new career field. In the clinic, engineers are the link between doctors and technology. They work in patient care, set up complex systems and advise doctors and equipment operators. Students therefore require more specialized medical skills and also have the opportunity to obtain the European Certificate of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ECCP).

Close cooperation with our partners in industry and in medical care facilities guarantees a challenging educational programme with excellent career opportunities.

What's in it for you?

Ten good reasons

  • Excellent career prospects as engineers at the interface of medicine, people and technology
  • Interdisciplinary degree programme with a broad academic basis and innovative specialization options
  • Research-oriented projects integrated in course
  • Comprehensive cooperative projects with clinics and industry
  • Many years of experience in offering medical engineering bachelor's and master's programmes
  • Small groups and individual support
  • International focus on teaching and research
  • Innovative simulation centre for training and research
  • Accredited training site for the European Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (EBCP)
  • Well-respected university with first-rate facilities

Further Information in German

As the Medical Engineering Bachelor degree programme is taught in German, please click here for more detailed information regarding the programme on our German webpages.

Contact Information

For further information about the study programme please contact: SDek-MEB(at)