Biomedical Engineering - Master of Science (MSc)
Biomedical Engineering is an engineering discipline that designs technologies and methods for the health benefit of people. The Biomedical Engineering programme at Ulm University is embedded in research-intensive engineering sciences and clinical medicine, a combination which is unique in Baden-Württemberg. In this environment, the degree programme imparts all the specialist knowledge and skills required to meet the demands of the engineering profession of Biomedical Engineering. There are three specialisations in the master's degree programme, which combine the main research areas of biomedical engineering at Ulm University: 1) Sensors & Systems, 2) Signals & Data, 3) Mental Health Technologies.
Master of Science (MSc)Type of study
- WS 25/26
- German and English
- no restriction
120Standard period of study (semester)
More about the course
The work of the biomedical engineer focuses on solving biomedical tasks by technical means. The master's degree programme in Biomedical Engineering is research-oriented and builds on the bachelor’s programme in Biomedical Engineering. The programme aims to provide a qualified education at the interface between electrical engineering, computer science and health sciences in order to be able to make independent and innovative contributions to research and development in biomedical engineering. In-depth knowledge of biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, information technology, computer science, medicine, psychology and biology is taught with a focus on the research priorities of the disciplines.
The ratio of teachers to students in the engineering degree programmes at Ulm University allows for excellent supervision.
A relationship of trust exists between students, professors and assistants. Teachers as well as the student tutors from higher semesters are committed to supporting the academic success of each individual student.
Further benefits for our students
- Small teaching and study groups
- Excellent hard- and software equipment of the laboratories for research and teaching extensive e-learning offer
- Participation of institutes with high third-party funding in national and international technology research projects, therefore particularly high practical relevance in teaching
The work of the biomedical engineer focuses on solving biomedical tasks by technical means. The master’s programme in Biomedical Engineering is research-oriented and builds on the bachelor’s programme in Biomedical Engineering. The programme aims to provide a qualified education at the interface between electrical engineering, computer science and health sciences to enable graduates to make independent and innovative contributions to research and development in biomedical engineering. In-depth knowledge of biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, information technology, computer science, medicine, psychology and biology is taught with a focus on the research priorities of the disciplines.
There are three specialisations, which combine the main research areas of Biomedical Engineering at Ulm University: Sensors & Systems, Signals & Data, Mental Health Technologies.
Curriculum will be available soon
Biomedical engineering encompasses many more disciplines than a single university could cover. A great way to broaden your horizon in a subject area is to study at a higher education institution abroad. Students of Ulm University can apply for one or two semesters abroad at numerous universities, both throughout Europe within the framework of the ERASMUS programme and outside Europe. If it is not to be lectures, internships and theses at other universities are also possible.
Ulm University has exchange agreements with over 100 universities in 26 countries. Partner universities in the engineering sciences can be found in Europe, Canada, Australia and the USA, among others.
Fancy a stay abroad?
For information contact the International Office or the person responsible for mobility in the engineering sciences.
Further information on funding programmes and scholarships, list of partner universities and internships:
In the consecutive master's programme in Biomedical Engineering, academic training is continued in a multidisciplinary environment. There are three specialisations, organised by key technologies of biomedical engineering ("Sensors & Systems" and "Signals & Data") and by health applications ("Mental Health Technologies").
The master's programme starts in autumn and spring and is specifically offered bilingually in German and English. A degree is awarded after achieving 120 ECTS (credit points) and successfully submitting a master's thesis.
In order to enable lateral entrants (B.Sc. from other engineering sciences, physics or computer science) and international students without previous training in human biology to join the programme, the first semester is designed in such a way that the human medicine subjects can be made up without additional credits. Only one credit point must be additionally acquired if the concepts of human research, such as ethics, Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), still have to be taken.
Technology is playing an increasingly important role in medical research and care. Networking of medical devices, automation of processes, personalisation of treatments, novel sensors and procedures: all these areas need engineers with multidisciplinary training in biomedical technology to drive these developments forward, test them and transfer them into pre-clinical and clinical application. The medtech sector is an important and rapidly growing industry in Germany and the demand for well-trained professionals is consistently very high.
This means that the field of activity is very broad. Some examples:
- Research and development at a technology company or supplier to the medical technology industry
- Installation and operation of complex medical technology systems in a clinical environment
- Sales, process and quality management or consulting for pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers
- Development of systems to support digital health applications (DIGA)
- And remember: MedTech spin-offs are not only lucrative, but also drive innovation; maybe you have a great idea too? Ulm University offers a stimulating environment for this.
The subject-specific study and examination regulations will be published in summer 2023.
The detailed course offer (lectures) for each semester as well as the study curriculum will be published in summer 2023.
The Biomedical Engineering degree programme has aroused your interest? You would like to find out more, or you have further questions?
Contact our course advisors, the “WissenSchaffer” or use one of the many information opportunities for prospective students.
Further contact persons
Fachschaft Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnologie (subject-specific student representatives)
Academic Affairs Committee
Dean of Studies: Prof. Carl E. Krill III
Course advisor: Dr. Werner Teich
Chair of the examination board: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Damm
Internship office: Ulrike Stier
Studying abroad: Prof. Carl E. Krill III, Ph.D Sabine Habermalz (Erasmus, International Office), Daniel Kanzleiter (BW exchange programmes, International Office)
Please also use the online address book of the University