Medicine, engineering and natural sciences: a combination with a future

As a basic human need and something which affects us all, health is one of our most precious assets. For this reason, the medical engineering sector is booming. The ideas, research and sustainable developments of doctors, engineers and natural scientists, have led to the high standards of the European health sector. Medical technology has become a high-tech sector - a combination of specialist medical knowledge and innovative technologies.

Despite the attractiveness of the medical technologies sector, there is a general lack of engineering specialists in this field. The Industrial MedTec programme was set up to train such specialists. It is industry-driven with up-to-the-minute course content and offers direct contact with over 100 leading companies - many from the medical technology sector. The Tuttlingen Campus has strong links with business and industry. Company tours and industrial placements give students the chance to get their foot in the door early on and to secure a highly sought-after job in industry. The chances of being hired by one of these companies after graduation are excellent.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes - subject knowledge and skills

  • Solid grounding in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering
  • Ability to design and construct medical technology products and components using CAD programming using various production methods
  • Ability to develop medical technology products applying knowledge of materials and mechanics
  • Ability to plan and control medical engineering processes and devices taking human biological factors into consideration

Learning outcomes - transferable skills

  • Goal-oriented, interdisciplinary thinking
  • Ability to work independently and take responsibility
  • Ability to present oneself and ones work in a confident manner
  • Proficiency in foreign languages
  • Decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Reflective behaviour and teamworking skills
  • Cost-oriented thinking and behaviour