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Double Master Program

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Double Master Program with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur at night

Malaysia is located in Southeast Asia and consists of two parts divided by the South China Sea. Neighboring countries are Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. Tropic climate is prevailing with temperatures between 20 and 35 degrees and high humidity all year round. Due to natural resources (oil and gas) and several economic programs, the economy is developing very fast since the 1990s. Malaysia is one of the politically and economically most stable countries in Southeast Asia. Malaysia is multi-ethnic and multi-cultural with the main religion being the Islam. The official language is Bahasa Malays, while English is a main means of communication, also at the university and in the courses.

The Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) is one of the leading universities in Malaysia and the leading university in the field of "Engineering & Technology" with a very high reputation in Southeast Asia. In 2010, 21.471 students were enrolled. The main campus is located in Johor Bahru (close to Singapore) and a second campus is located in Malaysia's capital city Kuala Lumpur. Besides 14 faculties, the UTM is structured into 28 "Centres of Excellence" organizing the research and parts of the postgraduate education. In the 2000s, UTM declared its aim to become one of the leading universities in the world. As part of this development, the new Faculty of Biosciences & Medical Engineering was founded and a new Master Program in BME was introduced.


Sultan Ismail Moschee at the Campus of the UTM in Johor Bahru

The double Master program is integrated into the existing Master programs of both universities. Through the participation in the double programs, above average students will get the opportunity to gain international experience, especially in the exchange between Asian and European cultures. Thanks to the different specializations in BME at both universities, students also obtain the possibility to choose from a wider range of interdisciplinary topics for their education. Another added value for the participants lays in the different approaches to problem solutions and different points of view based on the different faculty cultures. The participation in the double Master program can be an ideal starting point for a career in an international company. Students start their Master education with a first semester at their home university. In the short version of the exchange, either the second or the third semester is studied abroad. In the long version two semesters are studied abroad. The latter version also includes the Master thesis abroad. The topic for the thesis is jointly determined with the supervisors at UTM and TUIL. The Master thesis is jointly supervised and assessed by one supervisor from each university. For the German students, the bylaws can be found the Studienordnung. The participants are chosen by a joint commission consisting of members from both universities. The decision is based on the marks and the state of the preparation of the students.


Analysis of heart sounds

The credits are transferred according to the EU-ASEAN Credit Transfer System (EACTS). The transfer tables are part of the German bylaws: Master Prüfungsordnung für den Studiengang Biomedizinische Technik (MPO-BB). The graduates receive a Master of Engineering at UTM and a Master of Science (Biomedical Engineering) at TUIL.
Each year, 4-5 places in the double degree program are available. Tuition fees are paid only at the home university (independent of the actual place of study). A financial support from funding agencies is possible.

Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

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20.04.2019: Visit of a delegation from UTM

Prof. Dr. Norhalimah, Prof. Dr. Azli, Prof. Dr. Supriyanto and Dr. Klemm together with exchange students from UTM.

From the 15th to the 19th of April Prof. Dr. Ing. Norhalimah, Prof. dr. Azli and Prof. Dr. Supriyanto from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) visited the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Informatics.

The current state of the double master and double PhD program as well as future developments were discussed. For this purpose, consultations were held with several professors of the TU Ilmenau outside the BMTI as well as with theRektor der TU Ilmenau, Prof. Dr. Peter Scharff.

16.01.2019: New Master-Student from Malaysia: Kardokh Kaka Bra

Kardokh Kaka Bra

My name is Kardokh.

I am a postgrad student from University Technology Malaysia. I started my studies in January 2019. I aspire to do great work designing new tools to better manage nutrition during Master thesis here at TU-Ilmenau. For the period of the exchange, I’m grateful to be sponsored by an Erasmus+ scholarship.

07.01.2019: New Master-Student from Malaysia: Teh Yong Mond

Teh Yong Mond

My name is Teh Yoong Mond.

I am a PhD student from UTM, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. I am very honored to be part of the Erasmus+ Program that is offered to me in order to participate in the chemical coating project on the electrode for EEG. I never imagine this could be so interesting until I am personally involved in this amazing industry. I am very grateful and exciting about the learning journey with TU Ilmenau under the guidance of Prof. Jens Haueisen. He is very patience, helpful and kind for my entire exchange program.

05.12.2018: New Master-Student from Malaysia: Febby Madrin

Febby Madrin

Hi, my name is Febby Madrin. Through a Erasmus+ scholarship I managed to realize my dream from childhood. This is something I’m very grateful for and will remember for the rest of my life. Now finally, I’m learning at TU Ilmenau, Germany.

The topic of my Master thesis is to develop a smart tracker device for assets in a hospital environment, which is very interesting and challenging.

Thank you very much Erasmus+, hopefully more from my country will get this opportunity too.

11.09.2018: New Master-Student from Malaysia: Nashuha Omar

Nashuha binti Omar

Hi, I am Nashuha binti Omar.

Currently, I am pursuing my double degree program in Technology University of Ilmenau (TUIL), Germany. This program is collaboration between my home university, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia and TUIL. It already been years that both these universities had made collaboration. Throughout the whole exchange, I’m fully sponsored by an Erasmus+ scholarship.
My study here involves data analysis on the detection of glaucoma progression using different devices. Longitudinal data were collected from the previous patient’s examination that came to check their eye condition at the university. From the data, different analyses were performed to find out the most accurate imaging devices that can detect the progression of glaucoma. I was given the chance to experience these different imaging devices myself in order to understand more about the procedure and how the machines work. There were four different devices that were used and as far as I know, not all the devices were available back in my country. Besides, as I joined this exchange students program, I was able to make many good memories such as attending Deutsch class, make friends from different countries, encounter different kind of weathers and cultures, visits places in Germany and Europe, try different kind of food and activities, and many more. Thus, I am grateful to be given the opportunity to be a part of the program. I hope that this program will continue for more culture, ideas and knowledge to be exchanged.

Besuch des Rektors der Universtiti Teknologi Malaysia

Im Rahmen des, erstmalig in diesem Semester angebotenen, Doppelmasterprogramms mit der Universtiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) hat der Rektor Prof. Dato‘ Ir. Dr. Zaini Bin Ujang die TU Ilmenau besucht. Im Bild spricht Prof. Haueisen mit Prof. Zaini über Quellenlokalisation auf Basis von EEG Daten im elektrophysiologischen Labor des BMTI.
Die erfolgreiche Zusammenarbeit in Forschung und Lehre mit der UTM besteht inzwischen schon seit 5 Jahren und umfasst unter anderem den Austausch von Bachelor- und Masterstudenten sowie Doktoranden, gegenseitige Gastdozenturen und gemeinsame Forschungsprojekte.

Kooperationsvertrag unterschrieben

(Prof. Dr. Jasmy bin Yunus, l. und Prof. Dr. Jens Haueisen, r.)

Am Freitag, den 4. Juli 2010 wurde im Bionikbau der Technischen Universität Ilmenau die Kooperationsvereinbarung zwischen der Universiti Teknologi Malaysia und der TU Ilmenau auf Fakultätsebene unterschrieben. Hierin wurden das lange angestrebte gemeinsame Master- und Promotionsprogramm und eine Forschungskooperation festgeschrieben. Der Kontakt zwischen beiden Universitäten besteht bereits seit dem Jahr 2007 und kam auf Initiative der UTM zustande. Die ausgeprägte Forschungsqualität und die Gemeinsamkeiten der verantworteten Studiengänge waren ausschlaggebend für die Kooperationsbemühungen.
Der Vertrag wurde durch die Herren Prof. Dr. Jasmy bin Yunus (Malaysia) und Prof. Dr. Jens Haueisen (Ilmenau) in feierlicher Atmosphäre unterzeichnet. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eko Supriyanto aus Malaysia und Lai Khin Wee - als erster PhD Student im gemeinsamen Programm - wohnten der Vertragsunterschrift bei.
Das Doppel-Master-Programm ermöglicht es einen Master of Engineering der UTM und einen Master of Science der TU Ilmenau gleichzeitig zu erwerben, also ohne wesentliche Verlängerung der Studienzeit, mit dem Bonus eines Auslandsaufenthaltes. Das Ganze ist sowohl für Studenten der TU Ilmenau als auch für Studenten aus Malaysia möglich.

Photo album

Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

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