Biomedical Engineering (M. Sc.)

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What is the content of the course of studies?

The modular study is split over 1.5 years and will be conducted in English. Advanced knowledge of medical technology is taught. The focus is on recording and processing biodata, functional and application possibilities of imaging procedures, diagnostic and therapeutic control systems and approval and evaluation procedures for medical technology products. A biomedical project is integrated into the course as a separate module. The degree course is concluded with a master’s thesis.

Where can I find employment later on?
There are a large number of potential workplaces for medical technicians. They are found, for example, in companies that develop, manufacture and distribute medical devices; in hospitals (e.g. in the context of device management or patient safety); in consultancy firms, e.g. when hospitals or doctors’ practises are purchasing new equipment; in research facilities or in authorities and health offices, which, for example, monitor compliance with technical standards.
In what fields/subject areas can I work?

Medical technology is a growth industry. There are excellent employment and career opportunities in the Hamburg region, throughout Germany and worldwide. Professional subject areas include marketing, product management, sales, development and service, application of medical devices, device management and maintenance planning, medical product advice (patient safety), quality assurance and training, hospital planning and setting up as well as in clinical research.

What are the entry requirements?
  • Bachelor in Medical Engineering or a successfully completed bachelor’s degree in a related discipline.
  • Knowledge of English (for example, by submission of the original certificate of the higher education entrance qualification).

What costs will I incur as part of my studies?
Semester fee of € 308.50 (winter term 2014/15). This sum includes the semester ticket for Hamburger (HVV) public transport.


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Who offers this course?

Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg

Type of study

University studies


Three semesters

Qualification on completion

Master of Science

Special features

Students who begin the programme with 180 credit points from undergraduate studies must first acquire an additional 30 credit points by attending undergraduate courses and receive conditional approval.

State recognition