Engineering in the service of people – this applies particularly to Medical Engineering. In this way, it provides the link between medicine and engineering science. To a great extent, progress in diagnostics and therapy is based on technical innovation. For example, for non-invasive diagnostics and monitoring systems, control technology, sensors and data processing play a large role. Therefore, increasingly, to turn innovative ideas into high-performance, practical and inexpensive applications, interdisciplinary knowledge is required which unites expertise in engineering science and in natural science.
With the degree programme Medical Engineering (MT), we offer you interdisciplinary training over seven semesters which pursues precisely this goal. It is based on technical and scientific course content and is supplemented by in-depth medical knowledge about physiological processes in the human body. Above all, expertise and skills are taught which will enable you to work independently on technical solutions. Practical project work ensures that you are not just able to use techniques, but to develop them further as well: in consideration of aspects such as benefit to the patient, safety and environmental compatibility. To extend your knowledge in your chosen field of specialisation, we offer you three specialisations which align with important, future-relevant medical engineering subjects: "Medical electronics", "Biomechanics" and "Biotechnology instrumentation".
You can also take this degree programme with the Ulm Model
or with in-depth practical experience
You can apply for the degree programme MT if you have an entrance qualification for a university of applied sciences, a subject-specific higher-education entrance qualification, a general qualification for university entrance or a comparable qualification.
In addition, evidence that a pre-study internship of 8 weeks' duration has been completed must be submitted by the start of lectures for the main study period at the latest (start of lectures in the third semester). During this period, you should get to know the structure of a company as well as basic manufacturing processes. Training content might include, for example:
chipping machining processes,
chipless machining processes,
welding, soldering, gluing,
assembling circuit boards,
measuring and inspecting electronic circuits.
You must find and organise the practical placement yourself. As evidence, you will need a certificate from the organisation providing the internship, detailing the duration and content of the pre-study internship. Though the evidence only needs to be submitted at the end of the second semester, we urgently recommend that you undertake at least four weeks of the eight-week pre-study internship in the field of mechanics before starting your studies. You will need this knowledge for the first lectures in "Engineering Design" and "Technical Mechanics". You can do the remaining four weeks of the pre-study internship in the semester vacations. Applicants who have completed an apprenticeship or graduates of a technical secondary school (technische Fachoberschule or technische Gymnasium) may be completely or partially exempted from having to do the pre-study internship.
Furthermore, in order to be successful on your course and later on in your career, you need to be enthusiastic about technology and have an understanding of medical interrelationships. If you want to make a contribution to medical progress by developing and improving medical equipment, thus creating new opportunities for detecting and treating diseases, then Medical Engineering is a suitable and exciting subject for you to study.
The basic study period, which comprises the first two semesters, is identical to the degree programme Mechatronics, so there is still the chance to switch courses.
In line with the course's interdisciplinary character, it has a broad scope and teaches the fundamentals via subjects such as Mathematics, Physics, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, Technical Mechanics, Engineering Design using CAD and Materials Science. The main study period consists of compulsory, specialisation, elective and economics / humanities modules. On top of this comes a project, the practical study semester and the Bachelor thesis.
The three specialisations each consist of six specialisation modules, most of which include laboratory work. The work for these specialisation modules is spread over four semesters. These modules are generally offered once a year. However, the student does not need to decide on a specialisation in the third semester. The decision can be made at any time during the main study period. "Unused" specialisation modules can be taken into account as elective modules. The Medical Engineering degree programme finishes after seven semesters with a Bachelor of Engineering.
"Ulm model" module list
After completing your studies, a wide range of career options are open to you in suitable industrial companies as well as in hospitals and research organisations.
The work can range from research and development, manufacturing and sales right through to the inspection and maintenance of medical equipment.
Once you have finished your degree, the employment opportunities in the medical engineering industry are excellent. Thanks to the ongoing demographic change, the demand for health services is growing. On the other hand, technology is developing rapidly. Compared to a few years ago, diseases can be detected more rapidly and treated with ever-improving methods. Since innovations in healthcare result from the development and introduction of new medical products to the market, medical engineering represents a continuously growing market for which specialist staff with a technical background and solid medical knowledge are needed. According to the Bundesverband Medizintechnologie (BVMed, German Medical Technology Association), however, companies lack the technical experts they need. The demographic change, increased health awareness and progress in medical technology indicate long-term strong growth rates and good potential employment opportunities in medical engineering.
By deciding to undertake a quality-assured degree programme at Ulm University of Applied Sciences you are well prepared for the future. All the Bachelor's and Master's degree courses at Ulm University of Applied Sciences are accredited. As part of the accreditation, the feasibility of the degree programme, the contents of the course of study and the suitability of the course's graduates for the requirements of their future careers are assessed. This means that you will receive a degree qualification which is recognised and quality-certified, which will help you with the recognition of your degree programme – both nationally and internationally. The accreditation of the degree programmes at the Ulm University of Applied offers students and employers a reliable guide regarding the quality of the degree programmes.
|Course and examination regulations |
Overview of all course and examination regulations
|The course and examination regulations define the conditions and legal requirements for a proper degree course. |
If you are taking this course "with in-depth practical experience", the same course and examination regulations apply.
Please note: if you are already a registered student at Ulm University of Applied Sciences, it might be that a different version of the course and examination regulations apply for you. The course and examination regulations which were in effect when you started your course are the ones which apply.
If in doubt, please get in touch with your contact person.
|Module handbook||The module handbook describes the modules belonging to the degree course, their content, the intended learning outcomes, and the form of academic assessment.|
|Flyer for this degree programme||The flyer contains information about course prerequisites, making an application, the structure and content of the course and the professional profile.|
|Info brochure MC/MT||Course information for the Faculty of Mechatronics and Medical Engineering, including details about studying with the "Ulm Model".|
|Course plan of specialisation modules||This will tell you which module you need to study in which semester.|
|Pre-study internship guidelines||An eight-week pre-study internship in a company is required for this degree programme. Ideally this should be completed before starting the course. You can find more information in these guidelines.|
|Practical project guidelines "dual"||This course can also be taken with the "Ulm Model" dual degree programme. You can find out what the requirements for the practical project are here.|