M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering

RWTH Aachen University

Application deadline: March 1
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
  • Free (Non-EEA)
Start date: October  2014
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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The Master of Science programme in Biomedical Engineering is an interdisciplinary course of studies, which should provide students with scientific knowledge, skills and methods in the field of biomedical engineering, leading to a scientific qualification and autonomy in the field of biomedical engineering. Graduates will also have the necessary qualifications to pursue a doctoral degree.

Numerous areas of professional fields are open to biomedical engineers, e. g.: Medical technology industries, health care, research laboratories, certification authorities (Prüfstellen), public or regulatory authorities (Behörden), universities or self-employment.

The rapidly growing field of biomedical engineering leads to an increasing demand for highly qualified biomedical engineers with career opportunities across a broad scope of professional fields including engineering, science, health care or business sectors. Graduates from this course may, for example, consider a career in a research orientated environment in a hospital, clinic, research institute, government, university or public organisation.

The tasks of a biomedical engineer range between research, development, production, product consultancy and distribution of medical products, planning, project management, quality assurance, certification and training relating to the application of medial technology and applied bio-materials and surveillance and monitoring of medical facilities, procedures and instruments.

Contents

The Faculty of Medicine leads the co-operation between the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Natural Sciences, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, who have designed a curriculum especially for this programme. The design of the programme takes full advantage of the environment offered at RWTH as one of the leading universities of technology in Europe.

The Master's programme study courses have a modular design and are divided into basic modules, three specialised modules, general compulsory courses and optional courses. During the first semester, basic modules in natural sciences, engineering and medicine create a common platform for the later semesters. Students attend a combination of basic courses depending on previous qualifications.

The second and third semesters consist of specialised modules such as tissue engineering, medical imaging/guided therapy and artificial organs/devices. The topics covered in detail are main areas of research and development at RWTH. The Master's thesis typically occupies the final six months of the programme.

During the time of study students must also perform an 8-week internship in a biomedical engineering related organisation (company, university or research institute).

The curriculum and course contents are structured according to the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).

* Basics of Medicine
* Basics of Engineering
* Basics of Natural Sciences
* Medical Imaging/ Guided Therapy
* Tissue Engineering
* Elective Courses
* Medical Imaging/ Guided Therapy
* Artificial Organs/ Devices
* Elective Courses
* General Compulsory Courses
* Master Thesis (6 months)

Requirements

A candidate should have a recognised first degree (Bachelor of Science or Engineering) in Medicine, Dentistry, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology or other closely related discipline, awarded by an internationally recognised university-level institution.

Candidates should have also performed above average in their undergraduate studies. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is also required.

Candidates must be able to speak and write fluently in English (TOEFL 550 paper-based/213 computer-based or IELTS 6.0). English-speaking students attend a basic German language course that will start in August, two months prior to the beginning of the Master programme. (For more information:Language Requirements for English-taught RWTH Master Programmes.

Special Entrance Requirements

Candidates should have a substantial background in natural sciences, medicine and engineering. Besides a first degree in one of these three areas, an applicant should have considerable knowledge in the two remaining disciplines.

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