Master of Science 

Medical Engineering

Start of studies: winter or summer semester
Standard Period of Study: 4 semesters
Teaching Language: German

The Master’s program in Medical Engineering offers multiple natural- and engineering science disciplines for developing innovative technological solutions in various areas of medical engineering. This study program lets the University of Stuttgart leverage the many opportunities offered by its broad subject portfolio, with its combination of depth of disciplines and interdisciplinary networking of the engineering and natural sciences, for practice-oriented research and teaching medical engineering.

A total of twelve institutes and subject areas spread over five faculties of the University of Stuttgart participate in the medical engineering Master’s program. In addition, an exchange area exists with the University of Tuebingen and its biomedical technologies Master’s study program.  

The national and international fields of activity of medical engineers are in regional medical technology companies, hospitals, and research institutes as well as in globally operating companies and groups. The specialization modules of the Medical Engineering master’s degree program represent growth areas in medical technology and enable you to work in the following fields:

  • Materials for medical applications and devices
  • Design of medical electronic devices and sensor systems
  • Development of optical systems and imaging techniques
  • Application-oriented research and development of medical information technologies
  • Development and implementation of automation and software solutions
  • Biomechanics and bionics in medical engineering
  • Biomedical research in institutes, companies, and hospitals

Application and admission: how do I get a place at the University?

Admission Requirements

The complete information on the admission process, required knowledge of English, and the criteria for the assessment of professional suitability can be found in the admission regulations, published on the German website.

Application period for the

winter semester: May 15 – July 15
summer semester: December 1 – January 15

How is the program structured?

The macrostructure shows you the basic structure of the Medical Engineering Master’s degree program. If you cannot read the macrostructure, please contact the program manager (Ms. Bosse-Mettler).

Basic structure of Medical Engineering M.Sc. (macrostructure)

Description of the individual sections

Dunkelgrau markiert in der Makrostruktur Advanced modules

Design, information processing, optics, imaging, biomaterials, and materials

Beige markiert in der Makrostruktur Key competencies (subject-related), interdisciplinary

Key-competencies courses impart complementary subject-related and interdisciplinary skills

Hell-violett markiert in der Makrostruktur Industrial / clinical-technical internship

The industrial / clinical-technical internship lasts at least 12 weeks and must be done either in the industry or at a medical care facility (hospitals, etc.). The aim of the internship is to give students an insight into the diversity of operational processes and career prospects in medical engineering. More information under: Internship / Internship Office.

Dunkel-violett markiert in der Makrostruktur Term paper

In the research project for their term paper, students gain initial experience in working on research-relevant issues. The term paper must be written in a specialization subject (different from the specialization subject in which the master’s thesis is written).

Dunkelblau markiert in der Makrostruktur Specialization subject, including practical training

Students can choose from 12 application or method-oriented specialization subjects.

Grün markiert in der Makrostruktur Master’s thesis
The study program is completed with the master’s thesis. The master’s thesis can also be written in cooperation with a company. It must be written in a specialization subject (different from the specialization subject in which the term paper is written).

The Module Guide (also called module handbook) describes the modules and the required courses belonging to the module. It is published in the Campus Management System C@MPUS.

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techn. Dipl.-Kffr.

Katharina Bosse-Mettler

Course coordinator MSc Medical Engineering/ Head of internship office for Medical Engineering

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M. Sc.

Hannah Graf

Research Assistant

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Student Counseling Center

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