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Studiengang Biomedical Engineering/ Medizintechnik (Master)
In which career fields
will I work?
Biomedical Technology belongs to the leading growth sectors in a national and global
perspective. Key technologies like medical imaging, or minimally invasive surgery are still
at the beginning of its market development. Globalization of markets and a strong
customer orientation, which are typical for the field of biomedical engineers, ensures very
good employment perspectives.
Avivities of biomedical engineers are:
• Product management
• Research and development
• Maintenance and repair
• Marketing and sales
• Quality management
• Training and education
• Safety advisor
• Hospital planning
Our graduates use engineering know-how to evaluate and solve problems in medicine,
and therefore providing an improvement of health care. They work with other health care
professionals including physicians, nurses, therapists and technicians. The degree
"Master of Science" qualifies for positions in research and development and delivers skills
required for scientific work up to postgraduate programs (e.g. PhD, Promotion).
What is the content of
the degree
The program offers advanced knowledge in the field of medical technology with a focus on
electrical engineering and information technology. In addition, the ECTS which have been
acquired in the preceding study makes a difference.
Students who enter the master program with 210 ECTS will have to study a core
curriculum of five different "modules": Applied Mathematics, Applied Medical
Technologies, Medical Data Systems and Advanced Biosignal Processing, Management
of Medical Technologies and a Biomedical Project. The modules/courses can be chosen
from the postgraduate teaching provision of our university or of other national or
international universities (after approval of the individual combination of modules/courses
by the examination board).
The mediation of subject-matter content (technical qualification) throughout the study
program is accompanied by training of soft skills. The study closes with master thesis (to
be written in six month) in which the student shall demonstrate achieved competence in
research and development preferably in interdisciplinary settings.
What is particular to
the degree
Teaching and assessments are predominantly in English language, but German is spoken
in all laboratories and is the predominant language at the University. Therefore,
knowledge in German language is needed.
Are there special
requirements for
foreign students
Foreign applicants should clarify admission requirements, courses of studies, and
acceptance of foreign reports and certificates well in advance of coming to Germany, i.e.
as early as one year before the degree program starts. Information can be found online: and
Can I study abroad?
Students planning to spend a semester or other academic training abroad find useful
information on the website of the International Office:
How do I apply?
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Applications for all Master programs are made online. The online process is only activated
during the application period. It is not possible to apply outside of the application periods.
You can find more information under or send an
email to [email protected]
When can I apply?
What are the entry
The degree program admits students for the winter- and the summersemester.
Application periods: 1st June - 15th July and 1st December - 15th January.
1. First degree as Bachelor (in related disciplines) qualifying for a professional
career or a comparable course of studies of at least three years or a Diploma of a
2. Knowledge of English language proven by accepted certificates, i. e. TOEFL-test
(at least 550 points paper test or 220 points computer test or 83 points
internet-based), IELTS (minimum Band 6) or comparable tests or certificates
about good performance in foreign countries.
3. Knowledge of German: A2 / Goethe Certificate (for non-German)
4. Applicants holding a first academic degree (bachelor, diploma etc.) from
non-EU-countries: Graduate Record Examination (GRE); further information at
5. Curriculum vitae.
6. Statement of motivation.
7. Letter of recommendation from a university professor (optional)
Important note for applicants with 180 CPs (ECTS) for courses which require 210 CPs
(ECTS) from the first degree: Applicants who possess 180 credit points (ECTS) from their
bachelor degree must acquire a further 30 credit points. Applicants can find out from the
department concerned which examinations and tuition must be completed. They will then
be temporarily admitted and enrolled for one term in order to complete the missing 30
credit points. After the end of the first semester, the department will inform the student
administration centre and the examination office which of the students who had been
provisionally admitted gained the missing 30 credit points and which did not.
Important for applicants who have not done 20 weeks of industrial internship during or
after their first degree studies: These applicants can be temporarily admitted and enrolled
under the requirement of catching-up missing weeks of practice within the master
program. This will probably prolong the total time of study. Details will be defined by the
Is there a restricted
number of places?
Yes, further information is available on our homepage .
When do lectures
Lectures start as follows: Summersemester 2015: March 16th 2015, Wintersemester
2015/16: September 21th 2015.
Further information is available on our homepage
How long is the degree
3 semesters
Do I have to pay fees?
All students have to pay a semester contribution of 308,50 EUR .
This includes 75,- EUR for the service of the Students' Organisation Hamburg
(Studentenwerk Hamburg), 18,50 EUR for the work done by the self-governing Student
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Administration (AStA), 4,50 EUR for the Semsterticket-Härtefond and 160,50 EUR for the
semester ticket allowing unlimited travel on Hamburg's public transport system. It also
includes an administrative fee of 50,- EUR.
Besides of the semester contribution there are no further tuition fees.
Do I need to complete
a pre-study
No, there is no need for any practical experience in advance for the Master's degree. All
important requirements for your application can be found at point 9 "What are the entry
requirements for this degree programme?"
Which degree
qualification will I be
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Who can help me with
questions regarding
Application and
HAW Master Admissions Office
Stiftstrasse 6
20099 Hamburg (Campus Berliner Tor)
Tel.: + 49.40.25 41 47 40
[email protected]
Open office
... specific questions
about the contents of
degree programme
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Stettin
Ulmenliet 20, Room N 5.09
21033 Hamburg, Germany
Tel.: + 49.40.428 75-6291 (consulting hours only)
[email protected]
... general questions
about degree
General Student Advisory Team
Stiftstraße 69
D-20099 Hamburg (Campus Berliner Tor)
Tel.: + 49.40.428 75-9110
[email protected]
Office hours: Mon - Wed 11am - 1pm, Thur 2pm - 6pm
Telephone advisory service: Mon - Wed 10am - 11am, Thur 1pm - 2pm
... questions about
studying being
from a chronic
Disabilities Representative
Meike Butenob
Alexanderstraße 1, 20099 Hamburg, Room 4.10
Tel. +49.40.428 75-7220
[email protected]
Counselling hours
Additional information find on our website
Fakultät Life Sciences
Department Medizintechnik
Ulmenliet 20, 21033 Hamburg
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Curriculum Biomedical Engineering
Modules in the first and second year
Applied Mathematics
Numerical Mathematics
Data Acquisition and Processing
Data Acquisition and Processing
Robotics Seminar
Therapy Technologies 1
Therapy Technologies 2
Therapy Technologies 3
Medical Data Systems
Biosignal Processing
Signal Processing in
imaging modalities
Market Perspectives
Assessment Methodology
Module Seminar
Scientific Project
Research Seminar
Master Thesis
Microsystems and Robotics
Therapy Technologies
Medical Data Systems
Advanced Biosignal Processing
Management of Medical Technologies
Biomedical Project
Master Thesis
CP: Credit Points
SPW: semester periods per week
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