Medical Engineering

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!



Degree:Bachelor of Engineering
Program duration:7 semesters
Admission restrictions:


Language of instruction:German
Subject distribution:engineering, mathematics & physics, computer science (50.0%), medicine (10.0%), project paper, practice and bachelor’s thesis (35.0%), other (5.0%)
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 degree programme focuses heavily on practical training and a large number of laboratories are available to students.
  • We are especially proud of our medical engineering laboratories, which are equipped with cutting-edge equipment and which allow our students to work with and study clinical devices 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.
Facts and figures:Approx. 150 study places; proportion of female students approx. 40%
Admission semester:Winter semester
Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 November 2019 – 15 January)
Application period:For the winter semester: 02.05.2021 to 15.08.2021
Dual system options:Dual Medical Engineering
Faculty:Electrical Engineering, Precision Engineering, Information Technology
Follow-on degree programmes:Electronic and Mechatronic Systems (M. Eng.)
Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (M. Sc.)


Important Documents

Module catalogue


More Information

For more detailed information see the German page for the programme. There you'll also find information on prospective careers as well as tools and resources to assist you, if you are not sure if Medical Engineering is the right degree programme for you.


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