Biomedical Engineering (M. Sc.)

Department of Electrical, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Course content and objectives

Biomedical engineering supports biologists and medical professionals with technical solutions. These systems are complex, as are the subject areas: Systems Analysis, Modelling and Simulation, Medical Instrumentation, Biosensor Development, Signal Processing, Image processing, Rehabilitation Technology and Prosthetics, Medical Assistance Systems, Clinical Engineering and Biotechnology. Good conditions for crisis-proof jobs: a solid knowledge of the fundamentals in Medicine, Engineering and Medical Technology, more specifically in Anatomy and Physiology, Mechanics, Electronics, Computer and Programming Technology. Graduates ‘interpret’ between medical professionals and technicians and they are familiar with key regulations and laws. A unique pool of research equipment, close links to partners in the USA and excellent company contacts offer the ideal opportunities for development, both professionally and scientifically.


  • University Degree

    A qualified university degree (Diploma, Bachelor or Master) in Biomedical Engineering, Medical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering or similar programs with a standard period of study of at least 6 semesters (180 ECTS Credits) is required.

  • Language Skills

    Either English language proficiency (TOEFL (ibT) min. 90, IELTS min. 6.5 or equivalent) or German language proficiency (DSH2, TestDaF-4xTDN4 or equivalent).

  • Aptitude Test Procedure

    1. final grade first academic degree:

    • Overall grades up to 3.0 (German grading scale) go into the selection process
    • Overall grades lower than 3.0 (German grading scale) cannot be admitted

    2. other criteria:

    • letter of motivation
    • pertinence of first university degree
    • proficiency in English or German
    • if necessary aptitude interview

Career Opportunities

Biomedical engineering supports physicists and even biologists with technical solutions. The developed biomedical systems are as complex as the human subject.  Biomedical engineers act often as interpreters between physicians and technicians. Their familiarity with medical technology regulations and laws enables them to work in governmental agencies.

A unique pool of research equipment, close links to partners in the USA and the German health industry offer great opportunities for development, both professionally and scientifically. In general is biomedical engineering a crisis-proof job.

Studying Biomedical Engineering - in Köthen and abroad

Biomedical Engineering is an international study program - our students come from various regions and nations. These videos give you an insight into study life and experiences of our students.

Going out: In the video interview Nils Winkler talks about his semester in San Diego.
Coming in: The video featuring Albina Shaqiri focuses on a student research project in Köthen.