Healthcare- and patient-oriented – study in Schwenningen – formerly Medical Engineering
Practice- and patient focused, healthcare-, sport- and fitness-oriented, innovative and international
In the Winter Semester of 2019/2020 a new study programme, Medical Engineering - Clinical Technologies (MKT), started on the Schwenningen Campus. The new programme is a further development of the well-established and successful Medical Engineering (MEB) programme. Patients, medicine and technology are growing ever closer together. Sport, fitness, prevention and rehabilitation are also continually growing in importance as a result of demographic changes. Our new and innovative area of specialization, "Sports Medicine", has been introduced in response to these changes.
Key technologies such as minimal invasive techniques in surgery, cardiovascular perfusion, sports medicine engineering, organ-support systems, imaging processes, computer-aided communication technology and app-based applications offer innovative fields of employment in medical engineering. Medical engineering is the technology of the future and one of the fastest-growing areas of engineering.
The Medical Engineering - Clinical Technologies programme trains engineers to work at the interface between medicine, patient and technology. The interdisciplinary programme provides a broad fundamental training and innovative specializations with many electives. The "Biomedical Technologies","Operating Theatre Engineer/Cardiovascular Perfusion“ and "Sports Medicine Engineering" specializations focus on either the development of innovative medical devices and procedures for monitoring, therapy and diagnosis, or on heart-lung machines, emergency medicine and organ-support systems with innovative future technologies. The Centre for Applied Simulation - CardioSim, which is integrated in the programme, makes intensive, workplace-oriented training possible.
During the course, a great deal of emphasis is put on early exposure to application-oriented, practice-relevant projects from hospitals and industry. Upon request, students can take the internationally recognized EBCP (European Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion) Certificate in the area of technical medicine (heart-lung machines and organ support systems) during their course. The Medical Engineering - Clinical Technologies programme is one of the few accredited European training centres.
- ECTS 210 ECTS
- Programme duration 7 Semesters
- Location Villingen-Schwenningen
- Faculty Mechanical and Medical Engineering
- Programme begins Winter semester (October), Summer semester (March)
- Application deadline 15 July (winter semester), 15 January (summer semester)
- Entry requirements University entrance qualification
- Teaching Language German
- Accreditation Yes (accredited through the university system accreditation)