Brief profile

Master of Science
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Restrictions on admission
nein | individuelle Zulassung
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Standard period of study
3 Semester
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Start of studies
1. April oder 1. Oktober
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Requirement for admission
Abschluss eines verwandten Bachelorstudiums
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Credit points
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Brief description

Biomedical technology (BMT) is technology for life. It works directly for the well-being of people. Its aim is to research and develop technology-oriented methods and systems for the early detection, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of diseases. BMT is a multidisciplinary field of science at the interface between medicine and technology with extraordinarily high development dynamics. Current studies assign it a place among the top ten technologies of the 21st century.

The Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering is a consecutive research-oriented university degree program that builds on a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering or other engineering degrees and qualifies students for a professional career in the medical technology industry, in clinics or in public authorities.

The aim of the research-oriented Master's degree program in Biomedical Engineering is to train graduates who are equipped with sound basic engineering knowledge, excellent methodological skills, a strong understanding of current medical issues and practical medical technology knowledge.

The BMT Master's degree program lays the foundations for a subsequent doctorate. As part of the double Master's program with the University of Technology of Malaysia (UTM), students can obtain a double degree.

Application with German certificates

Application with foreign certificates

Why Ilmenau?

Biomedical engineering has a long tradition at Ilmenau University of Technology. It was the first institution in Europe to introduce a degree course in biomedical engineering. Traditionally, students are closely involved in innovative biomedical engineering research at the institute.The university-based BMT course in Ilmenau offers an excellent student-to-staff ratio. It is based on sound scientific and technical principles. It demands and promotes an intensive research orientation and is at the same time strongly practice-oriented. As a biomedical engineering student, you can get involved in the TU Ilmenau university group of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering. The group organizes lectures and workshops and offers access to a nationwide network of research institutions and industry. At the end of your studies, you will have the opportunity to spend part of your studies in Malaysia at the University of Technology of Malaysia (UTM) to conduct research in the laboratories there, write your Master's thesis and obtain a double degree.

Laureen studies Biomedical Engineering at the TU Ilmenau

Laboratory tour of the Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science

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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)
Michael Reichel (ari)
TU Ilmenau/Michael Reichel


Programme coordinator

Dr.-Ing. Marko Helbig

+49 3677 69-1271

Study organisation