Study Content

Are you considering a master’s degree in Medical Engineering? Then you will want to know what content we have to offer and what specializations you can choose from.

The Four Specializations

You get to choose out of four Specializations

Biomedical engineering is a very multidisciplinary field combining medicine, humans and technology. The specialization covers the following areas:

  • Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomaterials, biocompatibility
  • Orthopedics, implants and prosthetics
  • Rehabilitation engineering, assistive robotics
  • Geriatrics and research into aging

The Digital Health Systems specialization covers the following content:

  • Healthcare and hospital management
  • Telemedicine
  • Data analysis
  • Machine learning, artificial intelligence
  • Security and data protection

You will cover the following areas of medical diagnostics:

  • Mechatronic systems, embedded systems, sensors and measuring systems
  • Medical imaging, OCT devices, optics, signal processing for MRI, CT, ultrasound, PET/SPECT
  • Point-of-care diagnostics (lab-on-a-chip, micro-TAS, implantable sensors, pumps and stimulators), wearable technologies

This Specialization contains the following content:

  • Medical product development processes, product life cycle
  • Regulatory requirements, risk management and usability, approval process, post-market clinical follow-up, clinical evaluation
  • Value chain, supply chain management
  • Ethical and social aspects of medical technology

Tailor Your Studies to Your Interests

Your studies consist of theory and context modules in your chosen profile of Business Engineering. Your specialization makes up two thirds of your degree program. You will develop professional knowledge via project work, additional classes and the Master’s thesis. You can choose an individual area of focus to suit your interests. When selecting your project work, you can demonstrate broad skills or choose to specialize in a specific area.

Additional Classes

Module descriptions of the additional classes offered are only available in German: 

Theory and Context Modules

You complete one third of your master's degree as theory and context modules. Theory modules with technical-scientific focus (TSM) and advanced fundamentals (FTP) provide you with long-term knowledge and train your skills in abstract thinking. You complete your timetable with context modules (CM) from the fields of management, communication and culture.

Project Work and Master’s Theses

Project work and the master’s thesis form the core of your master’s program. The project work is completed in conjunction with one or more industrial partners or as part of publicly funded projects. This will involve handling practical, application-oriented research topics at a high technical level. The results you achieve could be incorporated directly into products or processes offered by the participating company.

Study Guidance

Each student receives intensive support from a student advisor. The first conversation with a student advisor is after acceptance. You work together to create a timetable that matches your interests and objectives. Your individual study agreement sets out your study objectives and the modules selected to achieve them.