Research-focused and international

Biomedical Engineering is a degree programme that combines established engineering principles with an innovative, globally-expanding field of application – medical engineering. Expertise in the interaction between medicine, people and technology, and the interdisciplinary knowledge and ability to drive research and development forward to an advanced level is currently in high demand. The Biomedical Engineering programme provides these competencies. It is a postgraduate programme for those who have already completed a degree with a professional qualification in a related field, such as engineering, natural sciences and medicine.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Basic German language (minimum level A1)
  • Good English Language Level, minimum requirement: Toefl internet-based 68; computer-based 190 or paper-based 520 points / IELTS 5 points on average / equivalent

Ten good reasons

    1. Expertise in the interaction between medicine, people, and technology with excellent career opportunities and the possibility of continuing to a doctoral programme
    2. An interdisciplinary degree programme with various specialisation options (biomedicine or medical engineering)
    3. Research-oriented projects as part of the course
    4. Small groups, individual support
    5. Extensive cooperation projects with clinics, industry, and research institutions
    6. Many years of experience in medical engineering bachelor's and master's programmes
    7. Lectures delivered by experts from science and industry
    8. Small groups, personal support
    9. Excellent career opportunities
    10. A well-respected university

    Programme length

    The programme lasts three to four semesters, depending on the qualifications the individual already holds.


    Master of Science
    Biomedical Engineering

    3. Master thesis, required electives
    2. Extracorporeal systems, research placement, required electives
    Biomedicine specialisation: data management, systems biology
    Medical engineering specialisation: signal processing, medical modelling
    1. Metrology, modelling/simulation, systems theory
    Biomedicine specialisation: introduction to biomedicine
    Medical engineering specialisation: introduction to medical engineering

    If necessary: preliminary semester
    Applicants with an undergraduate degree from an unrelated field or who received a bachelor's degree after fewer than seven semesters must also complete a preliminary semester of 30 ECTS credits.

    Completion of undergraduate studies


    Biomedical Engineering

    The importance of modelling, simulation, and systems theory is growing in modern technology. Often, problems in research and development can only be solved with these engineering tools. The specialisation in biomedicine focuses on methods and processes in red biotechnology, cellular biology, and systems biology and is ideal for graduates of biotechnology, chemistry, and pharmacy programmes.

    The specialisation in medical engineering focuses on signal processing, medical metrology, and medical modelling and is ideal for graduates of medical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and the natural sciences.

    MSc Biomedical Engineering
    Medical engineering
    Bio- and process engineering
    Medical engineering


    Career opportunities and fields

    The job market for biomedical engineering is expanding around the world, with graduates in demand in industry, research institutes, and clinics.

    Potential fields include:
    In core medical and biomedical research, engineers help solve fundamental problems and develop medical technologies. They work closely with other scientists, especially doctors.

    Engineers develop and optimise medical devices, implants, and technical appliances used in the diagnosis and therapy of patients and disabled people, and also handle medical approval for various markets.

    Medical engineering in clinics
    In clinics, tasks for engineers range from operating complex systems and advising doctors and staff in hospital planning to planning and conducting patient studies.

    Product management and sales
    As representatives of their company, engineers are the point of contact for doctors, pharmaceutical companies, technical nursing staff, and administrative staff at clinics. They function as a link between the field sales force and the company's technical departments by giving presentations, demonstrating medical devices, and making offers and managing sales negotiations.

    Please Note

    This study programme is taught partly in German in the second semester. You will need to have basic German skills, a minimum equivalent to level A1 as well as documented English language skills before you apply for it.

    If you have good German language skills already, you can find more information please click here  for detailed information in German on content, structure, entry requirements, application and more.

    Application & Contact

    Contact and academic guidance for the master's programme Biomedical Engineering MSc.

    Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Andreas Dietz

    Faculty of Mechanical & Process Engineering
    +49 (0) 7720 307-4251
    +49 (0) 7720 307-4207
    Schwenningen Campus, room C 3.08


    Please send your application package to the address below. You can find the application form here.

    Dipl. Ing. Andreas Dietz
    Hochschule Furtwangen University
    Jakob-Kienzle-Str. 17
    D -78054 Villingen-Schwenningen

    Please note: The Biomedical Engineering (BME) programme recruits once annually to the winter semester only. The application deadline is May 15th.