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


The Master course of study teaches candidates advanced information, skills, and methods in the subject of Biomedical Engineering, and thus guides them to higher scientific qualification and independence 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, specifically designed for this course of study.

First Semester

In the first semester, modules from medicine, engineering, and natural sciences are offered, from which a suitable combination of subjects must be completed, depending on a student's Bachelor. This balances the varying entrance qualifications of the students and creates a common platform for further semesters.

Second and Third Semester – The Aachen Profile

The focus modules "Tissue Engineering, "Medical Imaging/Guided Therapy“, and "Artificial Organs/Devices“ are chosen to reflect the characterstic Aachen profile in the biomedical engineering field of research. Other components of the curriculum are mandatory modules and optional additional modules. Students with no German skills are required to participate in a German course. EU students with good German skills are required to take place in an English course.

Fourth Semester

The fourth semester is reserved for writing the Master thesis.

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.


Biomedical Engineering web page

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


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.


Examination Regulations

Regulations that apply for all Bachelor and Master courses of study as well as detailed information about the necessary documentation of required language skills can be found in RWTH’s Comprehensive Examination Regulation. Examination regulations are only published in German as they are legally binding.

Subject Specific Exam Regulations regulate academic goals, the course of study layout, and exam procedures. The appendix to the regulations contains the description of the modules, from which the course of study is composed.



The Master course of study in Biomedical Engineering is offered by the Faculty of Medicine. Detailed information is available on the Biomedical Engineering web page.