Are you interested in science and technology and do you wish to combine this with a human-oriented, meaningful and, by extension, helpful profession in which you can reduce people’s suffering?

Perhaps you would like to play a part in the development of pioneering medical devices, such as cochlear implants, nerve signal-controlled prostheses, robot and virtual reality-assisted surgical techniques, new CT and MRI imaging procedures, innovative wearables, and apps to measure vital signs, or hack/attack-proof clinic networks? Then this might just be your ideal degree programme!

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Bachelor of Engineering
Program duration
7 Semester
Admission restrictions
A subject-specific degree programme test is compulsory for the application. The result will not impact your admission. (page in German)
Subject distribution
Special features
  • The degree programme is heavily geared towards the technical engineering aspects of medical engineering. As a result, students will learn about aspects of electrical engineering/hardware development, computer science/software development, and mechanics/construction, which will provide them with the skills they need in order to develop, maintain, and ensure quality assurance for state-of-the-art medical devices, imaging systems, hospital networks, mobile applications, prostheses and innovative implants.
  • The programme has a large practical component, for which a large number of laboratories are available.
  • We are especially proud of our state-of-the-art medical engineering laboratories, where our students can work with and gain a deep insight into clinical equipment such as the following:
    ventilation and anaesthesia, electrosurgery, ultrasound imaging, endoscopy, intubation, spirometry, audiometry, EEG, ECG, TM. Our university also possesses a magnetic resonance imaging machine.
Interesting numbers and statistics

Approx. 150 study places; proportion of female students approx. 40%

Testimonials: This is how our students rate the degree programme on StudyCheck (in German)

Admission semester
Winter semester
Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 Nov - 15 Jan)
Application period
For the winter semester: 02.05.2024 to 15.08.2024
Dual system options
Dual Medical Engineering
Electrical Engineering, Precision Engineering, Information Technology
Prospective degree programs
Electronic and Mechatronic Systems (M.Eng.)
Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (M. Sc.)

More information

Detailed information about the curriculum of this programme is available in German. Switch the language toggle in the upper right corner.

More information

For more information on jobs and career prospects for graduates of this programme, visit our German pages by switching the language toggle in the upper right corner.

For this bachelor’s programme, there are formal requirements that you must fulfil in order to be able to start the programme. There are also various personal requirements that you should meet.

Formal requirements


    General admission requirements (e.g. university entrance qualification, professional qualification, or ‘Abitur’)

    It is required to complete the

    subject-specific Online Self Assessment (page in German - the test result is not relevant for admission, but is solely intended as a means of self-assessment so that you can make the right decision about your course of study)

Overview of all recognised language proficiency documentation (pdf in German)

  • Required language certificates:

    Instruction in this degree programme is conducted in German. Applicants who are native speakers of a language other than German, who do not have bachelor’s degree from a German educational institution, and who have not completed German-language vocational or professional training at secondary school must provide one of the following certificates as documentation of their German proficiency:

    • German language examination for the university admission of foreign applicants (DSH-Stufe 2)

    • TestDaF (“Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache” with an above-average score (minimally level 4 in all four examination components)
    • Telc German C1 University (“Telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule”)

Personal characteristics and skills

You should:

  • be enthusiastic about technology, mathematics and physics,
  • enjoy to “getting to the bottom” of devices,
  • be curious and creative, and
  • think analytically

Common stumbling blocks

  • Requirements in further mathematics and physics
  • Abstract thinking
  • Necessary staying power

How do my skills measure up against the program requirements? How do I prepare myself?

Are you unsure whether Medical Engineering is the right degree programme for you? Nuremberg Tech offers you a range of services to help you find out exactly that.

Inside view from students

Testimonials at (in German)


You can check directly online whether this degree programme fits your skills and interests.

Trial lectures

Attend our trial lectures in the Medical Engineering degree programme. You can get a first impression of a lecture in this degree programme and experience the atmosphere at our university live.

  • Trial lectures (in German)

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Student Counseling Service

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Student Counseling Service

Faculty advisor

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