Biomedical Engineering, M.Sc.
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RWTH Aachen University welcomes students from all over the world and different courses of study to increase their knowledge in this English-language Biomedical Engineering course of study.
The Master's of Science program in Biomedical Engineering is an interdisciplinary course of study involving interaction between the natural sciences, medicine, and engineering. The program provides a high level of education in close cooperation with clinics and industry. Many faculties are involved in the course of study: Medicine; Mathematics, Computer Science, and Natural Sciences; Mechanical Engineering; Arts and Humanities; and Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.
During the four semesters students will be trained in transferring engineering principles and techniques to medicine and will learn to find practical solutions in this field. Courses are held in small groups with, in some modules, no more than 30 students. Compared to many other programs in Biomedical Engineering at other universities, our program has a deeper focus on biomedical applications. In the first semester, students get a tailored class schedule, in order to have an ideal and fundamental basis for following semesters. The first semester is made up of courses in natural science, engineering, and medicine, such as physiology and anatomy. In the second and third semesters, the courses cover our main focus areas, which are imaging and image-guided therapy, artificial organs, and tissue engineering. It also comprises the teaching of platform technologies such as systems biology and medical imaging. The Master's thesis is completed during the fourth semester. The acquired skills and realizations about the theory and application of biomedical technology knowledge should be made clear in the thesis.
Biomedical Engineering graduates have a wide range of job opportunities:
- Hospital (research, development, technology management, radiology, safety engineer)
- Industry (research, development, quality management, consulting, training, sales, regulatory affairs and inspection services)
- Public authorities: Administration (e.g. TÜV), expert organisations (e.g. radiation protection), health service
In addition, this Master's Program provides opportunities to pursue PhD programs at universities both in Germany and abroad.