Current information from HFU about the Corona virus:

Programme aims

Details of programme (I5256-1)

The Master in Biomedical Engineering provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to be able to work out solutions in the areas of diagnosis, therapy and the manufacture of medical technology and biomedical products. Taking into account the complexity of modern system solutions, particular focus is placed on model building and simulation methods to enable more efficient development cycles and more powerful and flexible solutions, as well as their implementation in concrete product ideas.

Both the Federal Ministry for Education and Research and the EU have stated that medical engineering will play a key role in a demographically aging society with an increasing need for medical technology provision. And this field will remain a growing market with a high demand for innovation in new technologies and products in the following decades. The high level of innovation required is demonstrated by the fact that a third of the turnover of €20bn per year in Germany will be made from products which are no more than 3 years old [Spectaris 2010]. The expected lack of specialists in the biomedical engineering sector means that with a Master in Biomedical Engineering you have excellent career perspectives.

You will be trained to analyze medical technology and biomedical problems which occur in biomedical engineering research and development, and provide innovative and economically viable solutions. The combination of sound training with integration in research projects and opportunities to specialize, carried out in a well-equipped and personal environment, means you are well-prepared for future challenges, whether employment in the industrial R&D sector or further academic studies (PhD).

Programme content - Biomedical Engineering

Details of programme (I5258-1)

Modelling, simulation and systems theory play an increasingly important role in modern technology. Often, problems in research and development can only be solved using these engineering tools.

The Biomedicine specialization focuses on the methods and processes of red biotechnology, cellular biology and systems biology, and is ideal if you have a degree in biotechnology, chemistry or pharmacy.

The Medical Engineering specialization focuses on signal processing, medical metrology and medical modelling, and is ideal if you have a degree in medical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or the natural sciences.



Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes - knowledge and skills

  • Deepened knowledge of modelling and simulation in biological sciences and organ replacement systems
  • Advanced knowledge of biosignal analysis and medical image processing
  • Specialist knowledge of heuristic and probability methods of modelling and system identification
  • Specialist knowledge of organ replacement systems

Learning outcomes - transferable skills

  • Written and spoken communication skills particularly for academic publications
  • Foreign language proficiency, particularly written and spoken English
  • Understanding of interdisciplinary aspects of management and international differences
  • Practical academic working methods and academic writing
  • Decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Reflective abilities and teamworking
  • Intercultural awareness
  • Personal development skills
  • Preparation for doctoral studies

Learning outcomes - employability skills

  • Positions in all areas of R&D in the medical engineering industry
  • Research positions in international research institutes, universities and for doctoral work
  • Management positions in international branches of German companies (for international students)