Biomedical Engineering, Master of Science

Future improvements in patient care require joint efforts of all disciplines of engineering together with medical specialties. For example, artificial joint replacement is now one of the most commonly performed surgeries, but its longevity still needs to be improved to solve the health problems of an aging society.

Fact sheet

Study program Biomedical Engineering
Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Study duration: 4 semesters
Credit points according to ECTS: 120
Language: German/English
Type of study: Full-time study
Start of study: Winter semester (October) or summer semester (April)
Application period: June 1st – July 15th and December 1st – January 15th
Admission requirements: Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering
Admission restriction: Yes
Dual studies possible: Yes

What characterizes this study program?

The consecutive Master's program in Biomedical Engineering builds on the corresponding specialization within the framework of the Bachelor's programs in General Engineering or Engineering Science as well as Mechanical Engineering at the TUHH. Prerequisite is the in-depth knowledge of the mathematical-scientific, engineering-scientific and medical-technical basics imparted in the corresponding specializations. The focus of this course is on acquiring knowledge and skills in engineering-specific, medical and business aspects of patient care. In order to cover the entire breadth of these areas, an interdisciplinary education is necessary, which is reflected in the wide range of course content and the institutions involved. Students choose one of the four concentrations offered, but may include lectures from all concentrations in their studies.


How is the program structured?

Students choose a specialization according to their interests

  • Specialization in implants and endoprostheses
  • Specialization Artificial Organs and Regenerative Medicine
  • Specialization in Management and Administration
  • Specialization in Medical and Control Engineering

Common to all majors are in-depth lectures on medical imaging systems as well as medical case studies and an introduction to medicine and disease teaching in the university clinic. Likewise, a clinical nursing internship is conducted to provide a better understanding of everyday clinical practice. Within the framework of a specialized laboratory together with the other master's programs, a scientific problem from the field of medical technology is investigated in depth in a group work.

What job can I take?

Medical technology is one of the most successful and largest industries in Germany ( A large proportion of the entire breadth of the field is presented and dealt with in the course of study. Graduates work in the fields of product development, quality assurance, regulatory affairs, conducting clinical trials, marketing, purchasing large medical devices, conceptual design of examination centers - simply in all the areas represented. Alternatively, there is, of course, the possibility to deal with the chosen topic even more intensively via a doctorate.

What are the requirements?

You must have a completed bachelor's degree in an engineering science with the relevant subject-specific knowledge of the underlying courses at TUHH. An enthusiasm for the processes in the human body and collaboration across disciplinary boundaries are highly desirable.

You must also meet the specific requirements for the master's program!

How do I apply?

You can apply annually for the winter semester in the period from June 1st to July 15th and for the summer semester in the period from December 1st to January 15th. For this you need a Bachelor's degree and sufficiently good German language skills (level B2.2). We conduct an online application procedure.


Further questions?

How to start?

To make it easier for you to start your studies at the TUHH, you will find various offers here:

  •     New@TUHH provides you with information on starting your studies, registration at the library and at the computer center.
  •     The Student Counseling Center offers an orientation session for incoming students of the German-language master's programs
Can I include a semester abroad?

Due to the good network of the TU, semesters abroad can be carried out all over the world, even outside the ERASMUS Program.

Can I study in the dual program?


Yes, you can! All Master of Science degree programs at the TU Hamburg can be studied dual. Since 2003, the Technical University of Hamburg has also offered its Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in a dual study variant in cooperation with more than 50 cooperating companies.

The study concept combines complete university studies with professional practice in the engineering field. The students are employed by one of our cooperating companies and, as cohorts across study programs, represent the entire spectrum of engineering sciences.

The program is rounded off by seminars on the development of social skills, so that graduates can face the challenges of the working world in a responsible manner.

You can find more information about the dual study program at the TU Hamburg here:  


What are my options to do a PhD?

After your master's degree in Biomedical Engineering, you can do a doctorate in an exciting topic from current research at many institutes of the TUHH!

How is campus life?

The TU Hamburg is one of the youngest universities in Germany. On the clearly arranged and cozy campus you will quickly get to know your new fellow students and in spring and summer numerous seating areas and green spaces invite you to linger together in the fresh air. In an almost familiar atmosphere, we celebrate our summer festival every year in June, where our TU's own beer brewing group "Campusperle" also offers its creations. Of course, you can also get involved in our numerous AGs, which also organize regular events, e.g. screenings of the cinema AG, concerts of SingING or SymphonING. Of particular interest to Data Science students are also the HULKs, who regularly participate in international robot soccer championships, for example.

If you decide to study at TUHH, you also decide to study in Hamburg, the metropolis on the Elbe, Germany's second largest city and certainly its most beautiful. Hamburg combines urbanity and maritime life and is also Germany's greenest city with over a million inhabitants. You will never get bored here: rowing on the canals during the day or jogging in the city park, sunset on the Elbe, a concert in the Elbphilharmonie or a pub night on the Schanze and the fish market at dawn. Here you will find everything for the adventurous, but also numerous quiet places to pause. Together with your fellow students, you will certainly explore Hamburg and its treasures quickly and get to know your new favorite place.

How do I start my career?

Career Center and Alumni Network TU&You

The TUHH Career Center supports students and graduates in the transition from university to work. The services offered include company contact fairs, the TUHH-PraxisPlus internship program for prospective TUHH master's students, case study workshops and job application training. The alumni network TU&YOU offers the opportunity to make contact with former TU members while still a student through a variety of events such as research afternoons, homecoming events and anniversaries.

Where can I find the relevant regulations?

All modalities for admission to the Master's program are regulated in the Statutes on Studies.

The framework conditions for examinations at TUHH are defined by the General Study and Examination Regulations (ASPO) and the Subject-Specific Study and Examination Regulations (FSPO). The Module Handbook describes the concrete design of the modules provided for in the curriculum and their learning objectives. They also provide information on content, recommended prior knowledge and literature for preparation.

All regulations relevant to the study program, the module manual and study plans can be found here.

Whom can I contact?

If you have any questions about your studies, you can always contact the Central Student Advisory Service or the head of the study program and the advisors!

Program coordinator

Univ. Prof. Dr. habil. Michael M. Morlock PhD
M-3 Biomechanik
  • Biomechanik
Office Hours
nach Absprache
Denickestraße 15 (K),
21073 Hamburg
Building K, Room 3514
Phone: +49 40 42878 3053

The study program is thematically located in the research field Cyber-Physical & Medical Systems.

This study porgram is accredited.