Biomedical Engineering (B.Sc.)

At a glance


Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Length of course

7 semesters

No. of places available

Winter semesters: 60

Summer semesters: 30

Start of course

Winter semester and summer semester

How to apply

Hochschule Mannheim 
online via the application portal

Application deadline

For the winter semester 2021: 31 July 

For the summer semester 15 January

Admission requirements

General or specialised higher education entrance qualification, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences or proof of equivalent previous education


Course-related advice: 
Dean of Studies
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wigand Poppendieck

Application queries:
Student Service Centre

General queries about bachelor's degree:
Department N Secretariat

Further information: 
Go to Department N information pages




Health engineers

Innovative biomedical engineering is essential for enhancing options for diagnosing and treating numerous illnesses. Biomedical engineering equipment and processes have long been an integral part of work in hospitals and doctor's surgeries.


  • Image-guided procedures such as magnetic resonance tomography provide detailed images of within the body without the use of risky, ionising radiation.
  • Minimal invasive procedures reduce operation risks and post-operative stress on patients.
  • Computer-aided navigation systems deliver highly precise information and enable, for instance, diseased tissue to be detected extremely accurately and removed.
  • Innovative biomedical engineering products offer the elderly and chronically ill the chance to live an autonomous and active life.




The career opportunities for biomedical engineers are outstanding. The biomedical sector is highly innovative and experiencing stronger growth than other sectors, with many companies paying above-average starting salaries. Our cooperative degree programme model means that our bachelor graduates are well equipped for an academic career, i.e. for pursuing a master's degree or even a doctoral programme at a university.
Numerous exciting professions are open to biomedical engineers:

  • in research: developing and optimising biomedical devices and processes (e.g. robots and assistant systems),
  • in companies: in developing, marketing and distributing biomedical products, and product management including development, approvals and marketing,
  • in hospitals: installing and monitoring life-saving equipment - in the operating theatre, in diagnostics and in treating patients.

Course objectives

The aim of the degree course is to give you a thorough grounding in IT methods and to train you as an engineer capable of developing innovative biomedical equipment. The symbiosis between medicine and engineering and the orientation towards research and application-based work are special features of the degree programme.

In addition to core IT competencies, such as developing hard and software for capturing and processing information, you'll learn to tailor your work to clinical situations and requirements, as a section of your course is held at the Uniklinik hospital in Mannheim.

We place special emphasis on cooperating on application-based research projects at an early stage and offer the possibility to gain international experience through a semester abroad. 

Course structure

Foundation course

 Semesters 1 + 2


Mathematics, Physics, Medicine, Programming, Electrotechnics

Main part of course

 Semesters 3 + 4      

Engineering fundamentals:
Image-guided Procedures, Electronic Circuits, Embedded Systems

Semester 5

Internship semester
In industry  

Semesters 6 + 7

Advanced study:
Software Engineering, Image-guided Medicine, Sensor Electronics, Communication  Systems/Networks

Semester 7

Bachelor’s thesis
At university or in industry

Electives/Master’s degree

During your studies you can choose individual specialisations from a series of electives in the following areas:

  • High Frequency Technology
  • Digital Image and Signal Processing
  • Embedded Systems
  • Software Development and Software Architectures

A master’s in Biomedical Engineering can be gained in a further three semesters following the bachelor's degree programme. This course is a recent addition to what the department offers.

Why study Medical Engineering in Mannheim