Medical Engineering - Technologies and Development Processes

Bachelor of Science

Develop innovations for healthcare!

The medical engineering programme on the University Campus Tuttlingen combines medicine and engineering, digitalization with product management and regulatory affairs with product development. As a medical engineer, you will be shaping medical advances and helping people stay healthy!

The medical engineering programme in the world centre of medical technology focuses on the planning, realization, development and approval of instruments, medical devices and systems, and the relevant production processes. So HFU is training engineers on the University Campus in Tuttlingen in the technology of the future for one of the world's fastest-growing sectors. The medical engineering degree at the Faculty of Industrial Technologies is the first step in your successful career. It is workplace relevant and run in close cooperation with the medical technology firms in the region.

Programme content

In the first 2 semesters of the 7-semester bachelor's programme you will focus on the principles of engineering. In the advanced semesters you will choose one of the following areas of specialization: Product and Process Management, Instruments and Devices, or Digitalization and Computer-Assisted Systems. These profiles make the programmes on the model campus in Tuttlingen unique in Germany.

Product and Process Management area of specialization

Focuses on product management and marketing, quality assurance, regulatory affairs and the planning of workplace processes.

Instruments and Devices area of specialization

Focuses on the design and planning of medical products such as implants and endoscopic devices.

Digitalization and computer-assisted systems

Helps to shape modern computer-assisted and digitalized medicine.

Focus of programme

  • Medical engineering product development
  • Medical engineering product approval
  • Medical device technology
  • Surgical instruments
  • Implants
  • Minimally invasive procedures
  • Medical software and sensor systems

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Medical Engineering programme mainly work in the area of medical engineering, the life sciences and the healthcare sector, as well as in production or research-related institutions. You will develop innovations to keep people healthy and ensure their quality and success.

As an engineer you will plan, monitor and develop instruments and medical devices, and supervise the relevant manufacturing processes. Alternatively, you may work in quality control, product management, in process development or in purchasing. Many career pathways are possible in industry, institutes, public institutions and hospitals. As a medical engineering specialist you have solid engineering and medical know-how.

The strength of this sector means the job and career prospects for engineers in the field of Medical Technology - Technologies and Development Processes are excellent! The degree programme offers you varied career pathways in the fields of medical engineering, the life sciences and healthcare, as well as in manufacturing and research institutions.

Areas of employment

  • Development of medical engineering products, devices and implants
  • Execution of specific medical engineering tasks
  • Assistant and leading positions in companies, hospitals, labs and healthcare centres
  • Quality assurance and monitoring
  • Product management, marketing and sales
  • Purchasing and sourcing of materials
  • Process and procedure development

The next step in your career after your bachelor's

The bachelor's degree can be your first step in a successful working career, but you can also follow it up by doing a master's degree either at HFU or another university. If you are interested in doing a master's, find out more about the various master's degrees we offer.

Study in the world centre of medical technology

Tuttlingen is the centre of medical technology in the world, home to more than 400 companies in this sector. It is one of the strongest industrial regions in Germany. Besides medical technology, production and precision engineering are also economic drivers in the area. During your medical engineering programme you will have a great deal of contact with companies. You will also visit hospitals where you will gain deep insights into medical engineering.

Study Medical Engineering in cooperation with 100 companies

The bachelor's programme on the University Campus Tuttlingen is run in close cooperation with industry. More than 100 companies belong to the Friends of University Campus Tuttlingen and are actively involved in the setting up and teaching of the Medical Engineering programme curriculum. The medical engineering course is therefore workplace relevant and right up-to-date: visits to various companies take place and student projects are actually carried out there. Practicals are also held onsite in the companies. A lecture series featuring lectures by experts from industry and a mentoring programme also underline our close cooperation with industry. So as a student, you gain deeper insights into the field of medical engineering, as well as the everyday work and demands of engineers working in this field.

Apply by 15 July!
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UNIVERSITY CAMPUS TUTTLINGEN of Furtwangen University
Kronenstraße 16 . 78532 Tuttlingen
Tel + 49.7461.1502 - 0 . Fax + 49.7461.1502 - 6201
info(at)hfu-campus-tuttlingen.de

  • ECTS 210 ECTS
  • Programme duration 7 Semesters
  • Location Tuttlingen
  • Faculty Industrial Technologies
  • Programme begins Winter semester (October)
  • Application deadline 15 July (winter semester)
  • Entry requirements University entrance qualification
  • Teaching Language German
  • Accreditation Yes (ACQUIN)