Practical and international

Medical engineering is a forward-looking technology and one of the fastest-growing sectors. 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 cooperation in application-oriented research subjects and projects. There is also the opportunity of gaining international experience during a semester abroad.

Ten good reasons

  • Excelllent 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

Admission requirements

Higher education entrance qualification, subject-specific higher education entrance qualification, or entrance qualification for university of applied sciences 

Programme length

The programme lasts seven semesters, including an integrated internship.

Programme Structure

Bachelor of Science

Medical Engineering (MEB)

Advanced studies

7. Bachelor thesis, required electives

6. Medical technologies II, medicine, business administration, biomedical engineering or surgery/cardiovascular engineering (optional ECCP*), practical internships

5. Practical study semester

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

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

Basic studies

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

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

Advanced school-leaving certificate or university of applied sciences entrance qualification

*(ECCP: European Certificate of Cardiovascular Perfusion)

Programme Content

Medical Engineering

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

The basic 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 coverf 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.

Please Note

This study programme is taught entirely in German. Applicants must be fluent in German prior to application.

Should you have the required language skills and would like more information please click here for detailed information in German on content, structure, entry requirements and application.