Bachelor's Degree Programme: Biomedical Engineering

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What can you expect?

In the Bachelor's Degree Programme Biomedical Engineering, you will receive a comprehensive basic education in the fields of technology, medicine and the natural sciences. The combination of these subjects makes this degree programme unique: You will gain knowledge in engineering and the natural sciences, a basic biological-medical education as well as the fundamentals of computer science. Your curriculum also includes an introduction to safety aspects and required regulations in medical technology. In addition, you have a chance to explore biomedical engineering in more detail and learn more about the areas of specialisation in the Master's Degree Programme Biomedical Engineering.

Students in this programme have access to excellent research infrastructure. This includes a state-of-the-art instrument for 3T magnetic resonance tomography (3T-MRT) or devices used to conduct brain research, such as EEG, near-infrared spectroscopy or fMRI instruments. Students can also use a modern biomechanics laboratory to carry out micro- and macroscopic tissue examinations, as well as a cellular electrophysiology laboratory.

During your degree programme, you will already gain helpful practical insights into business aspects of biomedical engineering. In numerous lectures, you will learn how tasks are dealt with in practice, e.g. in the field of medical device safety or using diagnostic imaging procedures. In addition, various parts of the curriculum have been designed to introduce you to institutes in which biomedical engineering is carried out, also in the "real" business world. While conducting bachelor’s thesis work, you will have the opportunity to work experimentally, program software, or learn about how specific hardware is built.

6 semesters
180 credit points
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
German, many courses offered in English

Focus Areas

You gain specialised knowledge in the following compulsory subject areas:

Fundamentals of the Engineering Sciences: You gain knowledge in the areas of electrical engineering, mechanics and signal processing and learn how to solve simple technical problems that you encounter in biomechanics, health care engineering, or medical technology.

Fundamentals of the Natural Sciences: In order to be able to create models and simulations successfully, you will learn basic scientific principles such as those applied in mathematics, physics, and chemistry.

Fundamentals of Medicine and Biology: You learn more about anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry and receive information that prepares you to discuss medical content with medical professionals.

Fundamentals of Biomedicine: You learn technical procedures used for diagnostics and therapy and learn more, for example, about how a heart-lung machine works. In addition, you will deepen your knowledge in materials science and safety technology.

Fundamentals of Computer Science: You will become familiar with the fundamentals of software development and computer science and work, e.g. with MATLAB and Python.

Soft Skills, Human Sciences, and Motivation: Among other things, you will learn about project management, how to write technical reports, and acquire more knowledge in the field of bioethics.


In an elective subject, you will receive an initial in-depth introduction to specialisations available in the Master's Degree Programme Biomedical Engineering. These specialisations are: Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Instrumentation and Sensors, Health Care Engineering, Biomedical Imaging and Sensing, Computational Neuroscience and Bioinformatics & Computational Medicine.

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