Biomedical Engineering (Master)
|Degree||Master of Science (M. Sc.)|
|Department||Department of Engineering Physics|
|Special type of study||full-time|
|Intake||Winter semester & summer semester|
|Standard period of study||4 semesters|
|Semester fee||€298,24 / semester (winter term 20/21)|
|Characteristics||In order to begin their studies in the summer semester, all applicants must take part in a counselling interview in the Faculty of Physical Engineering.|
Requirements and enrolment
|Admissions restrictions||No local entrance restrictions|
|Additional entrance requirements|
First professional degree:
The admission requirement is a relevant undergraduate degree in an engineering or science subject with an overall grade of ‘good’ (2.5) or better. In exceptional cases, you can also prove your eligibility by demonstrating that you have accomplished particularly qualifying tasks in your professional activities after completing your undergraduate degree; that you performed with particular proficiency in the second half of your undergraduate degree; or that your outstanding final thesis had a particular relevance to biomedical engineering. Applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree in engineering or science that is of no relevance to biomedical engineering may be admitted in exceptional cases. The Examination Committee will decide whether or not you qualify for the programme.
|Enrolment||The closing date for enrolments|
is on 15.08.2020.
Detailed description of the degree programme
Biomedical engineering enables failed organs to function properly again. We can use biomedical engineering to measure optimum doses of medication, or to produce insulin by genetic engineering. Its use also enhances patient safety while they are being cared for. Intense research produces insights that save lives – for example, biomedical engineering makes early diagnosis and many subsequent treatments possible in the first place.
In a targeted and practice-oriented manner, our Master’s programme will qualify you to carry out research and development in medical engineering and the life sciences. After completing this programme, you will have the ideal profile for undertaking activities in the medical engineering and biotechnological industry.
Content and course sequence
The degree programme consists of a compulsory area and core elective courses. This mix will enable you to acquire not only basic knowledge, but also specialist knowledge according to your interests and strengths.
From the compulsory area, you will gain key knowledge in the following areas:
- Biomedical imaging and image processing
- Biomedical sensors or measurement engineering
- Diagnostics and therapy
- Life science statistics
- and other special fields in medical engineering
You will be able to choose your core elective courses from the catalogue of modules: perhaps you are interested in topics involving biomedical engineering, for example. In our programme, you will learn the latest clinical laboratory methods – even developing genetic engineering diagnostics and therapeutics. Are you more into medical engineering? Then you will simply concentrate on the many subjects offered in this field, such as Current Methods of Therapy and Diagnosis, Biosignal Processing, Ergonomics, and Development Systematics.
In the second half of the programme, you will put theory into practice, spending a semester independently implementing your own research project. You will decide whether you want to undertake your project in one of our labs, at an external research institute, at the University Hospital Münster or in industry. The same applies to your Master’s thesis. One exciting option could be to combine your research project and Master’s thesis with a period abroad.
With a Master’s in Biomedical Engineering, you will have outstanding job prospects in the biotechnology industry, in medical engineering companies and in the biopharmaceutical industry, as well as in hospitals. Alternatively, your degree will entitle you to pursue a doctorate.
Why choose us
- Modern equipment: We have state-of-the-art labs with equipment that meets high demands: extensive measurement and microscopy equipment as well as a robot screening system will give you the chance to professionally hone your scientific expertise. A fully equipped operating theatre with a heart-lung machine and an intensive care room provide a realistic setting for your research project and the practical side of your studies.
- Research performance: The Department of Engineering Physics is actively involved in research. This will give you the chance to collaborate in challenging scientific projects – many of which in cooperation with partners from industry and business. Our campus also has several research institutions of its own, such as the Laser Center, the EUREGIO Biotech Center and the Centre for Medical Engineering and Ergonomics.