Biomedical Engineering (B.Sc.)
At a glance
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Length of course
No. of places available
Winter semesters: 60
Summer semesters: 30
Start of course
Winter semester and summer semester
How to apply
For the winter semester 2021: 31 July
For the summer semester 15 January
General or specialised higher education entrance qualification, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences or proof of equivalent previous education
Dean of Studies
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wigand Poppendieck
Student Service Centre
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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.
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.
Semesters 1 + 2
Mathematics, Physics, Medicine, Programming, Electrotechnics
Main part of course
Semesters 3 + 4
Semesters 6 + 7
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
- Strong focus on information technology
- Cooperative degree programme with the Faculty of Medicine Mannheim at Heidelberg University
- Solid engineering education at a technical university of applied sciences with a long-standing tradition
- From the start, medical subjects are an integral part of the course.
- The Rhine-Neckar region is an upcoming centre for biomedical engineering:
- Forschungscampus,Fraunhofer Institut PAMB
- Biomedical Engineering Cluster, Mannheim
- Business Development Center Biomedical Engineering