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Master of Science
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Restrictions on admission
none | individual acceptance
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Standard period of study
3 semester
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Start of studies
April 1 or October 1
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Requirement for admission
Bachelor's degree in a similar field
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Credit points
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Application with foreign certificates


Biomedical Engineering is technology for life. It works directly for the well-being of mankind. Its goal is the research and development of technology-oriented methods and systems for early detection, diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation of diseases. Biomedical Engineering is a multidisciplinary field of science at the interface between medicine and technology, with an exceptionally high rate of development. Recent studies place it among the ten leading technologies of the 21st century.

The Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering is a consecutive research-oriented university course of study that builds on a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering or other engineering degrees and qualifies graduates for a professional career in the medical technology industry, in hospitals orpublic authorities.

The aim of the research-oriented master's programme in Biomedical Engineering is to train graduates who have a sound basic knowledge of engineering science, outstanding methodological competence, a distinct understanding of current medical issues and practical knowledge of medical technology.

The Masters Course  Biomedical Engineering prepares the ground for a subsequent doctorate. The double master's programme with the University of Technology of Malaysia (UTM) enables students to obtain a double degree.

Application for the winter semester

April 16 - October 15

January 16 - July 15 (International students)

Application for the summer semester

October 16 - April 15

July 16 - January 15 (International students)

Content of study

Biosignal Processing

11 %

Biomedical Engineering (e. g. imaging sytems, biomedical measurement techniques)

11 %

Medical computer science

6 %

Optional area (see specialisations and detailed overview)

22 %

Scientific Work

11 %

Non-technical minor

6 %

Master thesis

33 %
Detailed subject overview: Biomedical Engineering (Master)

Fields of specialisation

  • Ophthalmological technique
  • Radiological technology/radiation protection
  • Cognitive Robotics
  • Biomechatronics
  • Electromagnetism
  • Electromedical technology

Fields of work

  • Medical technology industry (e.g. development, quality management, consulting and training)
  • Clinics and practices (e.g. technical management, radiology, safety engineer*in)
  • Medical and biological research (basic and clinical research)
  • authorities, expert organisations (e.g. radiation protection)

Laureen studies Biomedical Engineering at the TU Ilmenau

Laboratory tour of the Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science

Further information


Student advisory service

Dr.-Ing. Marko Helbig

+49 3677 69-1271

Study organisation

Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Silke Eberhardt-Schmidt

+49 3677 69-2805