What is it?
The master's degree program in medical engineering is designed for graduates of engineering degree programs who are interested in working in research-oriented areas of medical engineering or who would like to pursue a further academic qualification.
The degree program offers the opportunity to acquire more in-depth knowledge in the field of appliance technology as well as in radiation physics. The technologies and their applications in the field of diagnostic radiology and radiation therapy are a key aspect, especially in hospital radiology and radio-oncology departments, where daily operations require close cooperation between medical and technical experts.
Students will be qualified for management and research tasks in the medical engineering industry, in particular for managing teams, where it is critical to include all concerned in tasks in a goal-oriented manner while taking into consideration the respective group situation and to work together to find alternative solutions to problems.
What can I do with it?
The range of potential positions in the medical engineering industry is wide and varied: working in or managing development or sales departments, consulting and project planning companies, in project management, in business management, in quality assurance, in an entrepreneurial capacity or, for example, as a consultant for public authorities and ministries. Master's graduates will primarily be eligible for positions as research assistants in research institutes or research departments of companies or for positions in SMEs with a high level of responsibility, for senior positions in public service or will pursue an academic career by way of a doctorate.
Another major group of employers are hospitals in the areas of in-house medical technology departments and ionizing radiation (radiology, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy). For positions in hospitals, however, graduates must be aware of the fact that specialist knowledge in radiation protection for medical physics experts pursuant to the "Radiation Protection in Medicine" directive is required, which involves an additional 24-month period of practical hospital experience (expertise).
For degree-seeking students: detailed information on admission requirements, application deadlines, etc. can be found on the German page.
Standard period of study
Main language of instruction
German - We offer courses in English for exchange students.
Commencement of studies
Winter and summer semester
Our i-Punkt at the Kurt-Schumacher-Ring Campus is there to answer all your questions about studying and applying.
You can contact Professor Bernd Schweizer directly for further information.