Technical Orthopaedics (Bachelor)

Brief overview

DegreeBachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
DepartmentDepartment of Engineering Physics
SiteSteinfurt
IntakeWinter semester
Standard period of study6 semesters
Semester fee€ 276,21 / semester

Requirements and application

Admissions restrictions No local entrance restrictions
Pre-study placementNo
Additional entrance requirementsTo be admitted to this degree programme, you must have completed an apprenticeship in this specific field (journeyman’s examination), for example, as an orthopaedic technician or an orthopaedic shoemaker, or have comparable qualifications.
ApplicationIt is not possible
to apply at present.

Detailed description of the degree programme

Orthopaedic technicians and orthopaedic shoemakers enable people to lead a normal life despite amputations, paralysis and other physical limitations. Modern production methods and the use of new materials such as carbon and microprocessor-controlled components have changed the profession considerably in recent years. Our programme in Technical Orthopaedics combines the apprenticeship you have already completed with university education in science and engineering, optimally preparing you for new challenges.

Objectives

Our study modules are focused on business practice and will teach you the necessary biomechanical and medical/clinical expertise for your work in technical orthopaedics. After obtaining your degree, you will be able to successfully put into practice the engineering methods and knowledge that you have gained.

Occupational fields

Our degree course combines theory and practice of technical orthopaedics, and is therefore a programme that keeps up with the latest trends. With the expertise you will have acquired here, you will be able to keep pace with the sector’s rapid developments. This will make you attractive to technical and industrial employers alike, and offer you a wide range of career opportunities. Many of our students find a job immediately after graduating. Some embark on a career in industrial product development. Others conduct research in institutes and labs on new care concepts in the biomechanical and clinical area. Product management, sales or product authorisation are also possible professional fields. Last but not least, the Bachelor’s degree opens the door to numerous Master’s programmes, such as in Rehabilitation Technology, Medical Engineering or Kinesiology.

Content and course sequence

The standard period of study is six semesters. Initially, the curriculum covers various modules on the fundamentals of mathematics, science and engineering. From the third semester, the specialist stage begins, in which you will apply your basic knowledge to issues concerning orthopaedic technology and orthopaedic footwear technology and improve your technical skills in measurement engineering, construction design and rehabilitation technology or biomechanics. In addition, you will acquire a basic knowledge of business administration, medical products legislation and the health system at this stage. In the sixth semester, you will write your Bachelor thesis.

Why choose us

In Germany, our Bachelor programme is still unique. We collaborate closely with the Bundesfachschule für Orthopädie-Technik, the University Hospital Münster and Orthopädie Schuhtechnik Möller. In the final third of the degree course, you will implement small-size projects independently. In these projects, you will tackle issues from real life and pool the skills you have acquired during your studies and your vocational training. In this way, we can offer you a multifaceted degree course.