Technical Orthopaedics (dual degree course) (Bachelor)

Brief overview

DegreeBachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
DepartmentDepartment of Engineering Physics
SiteSteinfurt
Special type of studydual study, including apprenticeship
IntakeWinter semester
Standard period of study8 semesters
Semester fee€ 264,94 / semester

Requirements and application

Admissions restrictions No local entrance restrictions
Pre-study placementNo
Additional entrance requirements

To be admitted to this Bachelor programme, you must have an apprenticeship position as an orthopaedic technician or an orthopaedic shoemaker. This means you must look for a suitable apprenticing company before enrolling for the programme. Once you have obtained an apprenticeship contract, including a general agreement on taking up a dual degree programme, you enrol at Münster University of Applied Sciences.

ApplicationIt is not possible
to apply at present.

Detailed description of the degree programme

Orthopaedic technicians enable people to lead a normal life despite amputations or paralysis. 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 dual programme in Technical Orthopaedics combines the conventional training to become an orthopaedic technician or orthopaedic shoemaker with a university degree in engineering, and prepares you optimally 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 dual degree programme combines theory and practice of technical orthopaedics, and is therefore a programme that keeps up with state-of-the-art developments. 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 are taken on by the apprenticing company after obtaining their degree; others 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 eight semesters. During the first two semesters, you will work four days a week at the apprenticeship company and attend vocational college one day a week. In addition, you can enrol for selected short intensive courses at our department, such as in construction design or materials engineering.

From the third semester on, you will attend courses at Münster University of Applied Sciences in Steinfurt. Initially, various modules on fundamentals of mathematics and science are covered in the curriculum. After that, the specialist stage begins, in which you will apply the basics to issues concerning orthopaedic technology and their technical components regarding measurement engineering, construction design, rehabilitation technology, and clinical biomechanics. In addition, you will acquire a basic knowledge of business administration, medical products legalisation and the health system.

Outside term time, you will continue to work for your apprenticing company and take your journeyman’s examination in the sixth semester. In the eighth semester, you will write your Bachelor thesis. After completing your degree, you will have two recognised qualifications: your journeyman’s certificate and a Bachelor of Engineering degree.

Why choose us

In Germany, our dual Bachelor programme is still unique. We collaborate closely with the Bundesfachschule für Orthopädie-Technik. In this way, we can offer you a multifaceted degree course. By combining an academic degree programme with training for a skilled trade, you will reduce your period of training and have good prospects in the job market.