Biomedical Engineering M.Sc.


Key Info

Basic Information

Master of Science
Start of Studies:
Winter Semester
Standard Period of Studies:
4 semesters
ECTS Credits:
120Mehr Informationen

What does that mean?

ECTS are credit points that measure the workload of one's studies.


Admission Requirements

  • First university degree, required qualifications according to the examination regulations Mehr Informationen

    What does that mean?

    A first recognized university degree, through which the necessary education background for the Master course of study can be proven. The necessary knowledge needed in order for studies to be successful is determined in the respective exam regulations (PO).

  • Proficiency in English --- Mehr Informationen ---

    What does that mean?

    You must provide documentation of your language skills for the language of instruction at the time of enrollment. The exam regulations stipulate the relevant requirements.

Admission to First Semester


Admission to Higher Semesters


Dates and Deadlines


This Master’s programme teaches advanced information, skills and methods in the subject of Biomedical Engineering, and thus guides them to higher scientific qualification and independence in this field.

At RWTH Aachen University, this Master´s Programme is the only programme that ends with an independent degree in Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering and thus stands out from other programmes for example Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering that only offer a specialisation in this field.


Degree Content

Interdisciplinary Courses

The Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Natural Sciences, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, and the Faculty of Medicine are involved in the courses. The programme is managed by the Faculty of Medicine.

First Semester

In the first semester, modules from medicine, engineering, natural sciences and ethics are offered. This compensates for the varying entry qualifications of the students. In addition to the compulsory modules, which provide an ideal basis for the following semesters, students already have the opportunity here to deepen their interests through compulsory elective modules and optional modules..

Second and Third Semester – The Aachen Profile

The focus modules are chosen to reflect the characteristic Aachen profile in the biomedical engineering field of research:

  • Tissue Engineering: Cell Culture and Tissue Engineering
  • Medical Imaging Techniques: Medical Imaging, Image Guided Therapy and Theranostics, Image Processing and Handling
  • Material Sciences: Material Science and Processing, Advanced Biomaterials - Hard Tissue Implants and Prostheses & 3D Bioprinting
  • Artificial Organs

Other components of the curriculum are mandatory modules and optional additional modules as well as a mandatory internship duration 6-8 weeks after the second semester in the semester free time.

Fourth Semester

The fourth semester is reserved for writing the Master thesis.


Biomedical Engineering web page

Detailed information is available on the Biomedical Engineering web page at the Faculty of Medicine.



A prerequisite for starting studies in a first university degree, with which the necessary background education can be proven, as determined in the exam regulations. The exam board determines whether it fulfills the entrance requirements.


Career Prospects

Numerous fields are open to graduates, including: medical technology industry, healthcare, research laboratories, testing centers, authorities, universities, and self-employment.

Your tasks range from research, development, production, product consulting, distribution and service of medical products to planning, project management, quality management, certification, and instruction of implementation of medical technology and biomaterials to observation and assessment of medical instititutions, processes, and equipment.


Module Handbook and Examination Regulations

The module handbook provides a description of all modules of a degree program and offers a comprehensive insight into the program contents.

The examination regulations are comprised of legally binding provisions on learning objectives, prerequisites for study, the course structure and processes, and examination procedures.

Regulations that generally apply to all Bachelor's and Master's degree programs, including information on language proficiency requirements, can be found in RWTH's General Examination Regulations. These general regulations are further specified and complemented by the subject-specific examination regulations.

If two examination regulations are valid for a degree program during a transition phase, the most current version shall apply to students enrolling in the program for the first time.

Please note that only the German examination regulations are legally binding.

Module Handbook
Subject Specific Examination Regulations
RWTH's General Examination Regulations



The Master course of study in Biomedical Engineering is offered by the Faculty of Medicine.