Biomedical Engineering
(Master of Science)

Course type
Postgraduate studies (Master)
Standard Course Duration
4 semesters
Course Start
Winter semester, Summer semester
Primary Language of Instruction
Language Requirements

German HZB: none
International application: German C1
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Special Requirements

Pre-internship (recommended)

Unrestricted admission

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

Biomedical engineering involves developing solutions to issues from current clinical practice for the benefit of the patient. The subject covers the entire spectrum from research and development to practical applications in diagnostics and patient therapy. Since the degree program is based on engineering, Biomedical Engineering is established at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. A unique range of courses is offered, thanks to exchange with other faculties and alliances with Hannover Medical School and the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation. The degree program was established in order to give future engineers sound, interdisciplinary technical and medical knowledge.

Areas of Focus

  • Medical device and laser technology
  • Medical imaging and computer science
  • Medical process engineering and implantology
Course Content

In the Master’s degree programme, comprising compulsory, compulsory elective and optional modules, students are more or less free to select their chosen modules and the order in which they take them. In compulsory modules, students acquire advanced engineering and biomedical engineering skills. The compulsory elective and optional modules are divided into three areas of specialisation: Medical Process Engineering and Implantology; Medical Device and Laser Technology; and Medical Imaging and Computer Science. Students complete a student research project in the third semester; they also have the option of completing practical training. Due to the mobility window that is also an integral part of the third semester, students can also complete these academic achievements at a partner university abroad. Additional practice orientation, presentation skills and soft skills are acquired in the Key Transferable Skills module (field trips, presentation of the student research project and tutorials). The Studium Generale module gives students the opportunity to take non-technical modules or modules outside the discipline. The degree programme concludes with a Master’s thesis.

Recommended Abilities

Interdisciplinary thought is a basic requirement for success in biomedical engineering. Students should be keen to gain a broad, interdisciplinary knowledge base and have an interest in other subject areas outside the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Foreign language skills are recommended but not essential.

Career Opportunities

Biomedical engineering is regarded as being a promising cross-cutting technology with potential for the future – as such, there is a growing demand for engineers with interdisciplinary training. Small and medium-sized enterprises in particular are dependent on broadly qualified specialists. Life science is another extensive area of employment. Potential career options include employment in biotechnical, pharmaceutical and medical research institutions as well as in medical technology and biotech companies.

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

An undergraduate degree in a related field of study, such as

For master''s degree programmes with unrestricted admission, all applicants who fulfil the admission requirements will be admitted a university place. The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulations: 

Application Deadlines

First-year students (application from non-EU countries via uni-assist)

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester


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Zentrale Studienberatung
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Zentrale Studienberatung
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover