You want to develop innovative biomedical engineering solutions for the diagnosis and therapy of diseases?

Gain in-depth engineering knowledge with specialization in biomedical issues?

Work as a highly qualified and sought-after specialist in the leading market for biomedical engineering in Europe?

Then choose the Bachelor Biomedical Engineering at the TU Ilmenau!

Short profile

Bachelor of Science
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Restrictions on admission
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Standard period of study
7 semester
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Start of studies
October 1
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Basic internship
6 weeks
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Brief description

Living as long as possible in good health - that's what many people strive for today. By using modern technology for the early detection, diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation of diseases, doctors are becoming increasingly successful in helping patients. This is made possible by biomedical engineering - an engineering discipline specializing in biological and medical issues.

Biomedical engineers develop respiratory machines, program pacemakers for the human body or research new, gentler X-ray techniques.

With its interdisciplinary orientation, the study of biomedical engineering forms the interface between technology and biology or medicine. As a student, you will deal with current medical topics and develop a strong understanding of medical research and practice. You will work closely with the biomedical engineering industry. Already during your studies you will be involved in basic biomedical research. The Institute for Biomedical Engineering at the TU Ilmenau is a world leader in the fields of brain research, radiology technology and ophthalmology.

In a specialized internship, you will apply your knowledge in clinics, research institutions or consulting companies in Germany or abroad.

As a biomedical engineering graduate, you will be in high demand in Germany, the largest market and manufacturer of biomedical engineering in Europe, and can work in research and development departments of device technology manufacturers, in government agencies or hospitals.

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"During my studies, I am taught not only the basics of engineering but also knowledge that I can later apply in medicine in a variety of ways."

Stephanie Wojahn


Why Ilmenau?

Already during your studies you acquire the qualification as a medical physics expert, because the first year of the training is integrated in the bachelor's program. As a student of biomedical engineering, you can get involved in the TU Ilmenau university group of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering. The group organizes lectures as well as workshops and offers access to a nationwide network of research institutions and industry.

In addition, you have the opportunity to spend part of your studies at our partner university in China and receive a double degree. The stay at the renowned Tongji Zheijang Collegeoffers you the chance to complete an internship in China at the end of your bachelor's degree, to write your bachelor's thesis or to conduct research in the university's laboratories.

Laureen studies Biomedical Engineering at the TU Ilmenau

Laboratory tour of the Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science

Through Ilmenau with Janine and Marcel

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Content of Study

Basic principles of engineering (e.g. physics, mathematics, computer science, mechanical engineering...)

24 %

Electrical engineering

21 %

Medical technology (e.g. anatomy, clinical procedures, neurobionics, biosignal processing, medical physics, ...)

26 %

Optional compulsory module biomedical technology

7 %

Non-technical moduls | foreign languages

5 %

Main seminar, Advanced internship and bachelor thesis

14 %
Detailed subject overview: Biomedical Engineering (Bachelor) (Module List)

Practice during studies

The basic internship is a course of study with a total duration of 6 weeks. It should preferably be completed before the study, but can be completed until the start of the bachelor thesis. The specialist internship in the 7th semester lasts 10 weeks and can be completed in companies in Germany and abroad.

Fields of work

  • Medical technology industry
  • Clinics
  • Authorities
  • Medical and biological research
  • Consultants and expert organisations
  • Medical technology quality management
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Program coordinator

Dr.-Ing. Marko Helbig

+49 3677 69-1271

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