Study overview

In the world's ageing industrial societies, demand for healthcare services and medical technology products is rising sharply. The same applies to international trade in medical technology products. Germany has long held a strong position on the expanding world market for these products. The number of companies in Germany that either belong directly to the medical technology sector or function in the broader sense as a supplier industry is constantly growing, and so is the need for highly qualified employees.

This is where the master’s programme in Medical Engineering comes in, with the aim of offering graduates of other engineering sciences a comprehensive and broad education in order to qualify them for employment in the medical technology industry. This takes up a conceptual approach that was already common before the Bologna Process, but is now only found at a few universities: medical engineering as a specialisation and further education following a basic engineering or scientific course of study.

 

Short formMED
Type of studyFull time
Standard period of study3 semester
AwardMaster of Engineering (M.Eng.)
Start of studiesWinter semester &
summer semester
Admission restrictionsSpecific
Lecture locationAnsbach
Language of instructionGerman
Course management Prof. Dr. Roland Schnurpfeil
Student advisory serviceProf. Dr. Andreas Boger
Student ServicesRalph-Peter Kappestein

Admission requirements

The courses offered are aimed at people who have a university degree or equivalent in a course of study at a German or foreign university lasting at least the standard period of study of six semesters (cf. Art. 43 and Art. 57 BayHSchG). These include, in particular, the engineering science courses in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, plastics technology, mechatronics, biotechnology and industrial engineering. Non-qualifying courses include those from the fields of medical or biomedical engineering.

Study structure

Training is centred on engineering and scientific modules, supplemented by modules from the fields of medicine, health economics and medical product law as well as business administration. The aim of the course is to train engineers at master level for diverse fields of application in the medical technology sector, whether in business, science or the public sector, through application-oriented and scientifically based teaching, in close cooperation with industry. Graduates of the Medical Engineering course can assume management tasks and leadership responsibilities in business, science and administration.

Study Concept of the Master's Program in Medical Engineering

The Master's programme in Medical Engineering is broadly based and tailored to the differentiated needs of the medical technology industry. It also aims to open up successful career prospects for graduates in a wide range of constantly changing fields.

The Master's programme in Medical Engineering is broadly based and tailored to the diverse needs of the medical technology industry. It also designed to open up successful career prospects for graduates in a wide range of constantly changing fields.

The programme is offered as a full-time course of study with a standard duration of three semesters and a total of 90 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) points and can commence in both the winter and summer semesters.

As early as the first semester, students have the opportunity to extend their knowledge through elective modules. The programme comprises two practical modules, a project thesis and the master's thesis. These modules should be undertaken primarily in industry or in cooperation with industry.

Basic structure of the master's programme and curriculum

Professional activity in the medical technology sector requires an interdisciplinary approach. The three-semester, full-time course addresses this requirement. Based on the bachelor's degree programmes of the applicants, the master's programme in Medical Engineering expands and deepens the following areas of expertise through practice-oriented core modules:

Core modules

    Medical basics
    Biomechanics
    Physics of medical devices as well as
    Diagnostic systems and
    Therapy systems

The core modules are supplemented by interdisciplinary additional modules

    Health Economics and Health Care
    Medical Device Law and Approval

Optional modules (15 ECTS):

The elective modules are taught  in cooperation with lecturers in management positions in industry in order to keep the course of studies and the curriculum lively and modern and to ensure that they are firmly embedded in the regional medical technology industry.

In the advanced studies, students complete two practical assignments.

Project work

Students work independently on a medical technology topic under the guidance and supervision of a university teacher or lecturer.

Master thesis

Students complete a master’s thesis preferably in a professional environment in cooperation with a university teacher from Ansbach University within a period of no more than six months.

Staff

Prof. Dr. Andreas Boger – Professor Medizintechnik (MED)

Prof. Dr. Andreas Boger

Professor Medizintechnik (MED)

0981 4877-399 51.2.21 nach Vereinbarung vCard

Prof. Dr. Andreas Boger

Prof. Dr. Andreas Boger – Professor Medizintechnik (MED)

Professor Medizintechnik (MED)

Funktionen:

  • Professor Biomedizinische Technik (BMT)
  • Professor Medizintechnik (MED)

Lehrgebiete:

  • Materialwissenschaften
  • Maschinenbau
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Tobias Graef – Laboringenieur Medizintechnik (MED)

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Tobias Graef

Laboringenieur Medizintechnik (MED)

0981 4877-270 51.1.2 nach Vereinbarung vCard

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Tobias Graef

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Tobias Graef – Laboringenieur Medizintechnik (MED)

Laboringenieur Medizintechnik (MED)

Funktionen:

  • Laboringenieur Biomedizinische Technik (BMT)
  • Laboringenieur Medizintechnik (MED)

Ralph-Peter Kappestein

Ralph-Peter Kappestein – Leiter Studierendenservice der School of Business and Technology (SBT)

Leiter Studierendenservice der School of Business and Technology (SBT)

Funktionen:

  • Leiter Studierendenservice der School of Business and Technology (SBT)
  • Mitglied Senat und Hochschulrat

Betreute Studiengänge:

  • Interkulturelles Management in Voll- und Teilzeit (B.A.)
  • Angewandte Kunststofftechnik (B.Eng., berufsbegleitend)
  • Strategisches Management (B.A., berufsbegleitend)
  • Wertschöpfungsmanagement (B.A., berufsbegleitend)
  • Angewandte Künstliche Intelligenz und Digitale Transformation (M.A.)
  • Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (M.Sc.)
  • Digital Marketing (M.A.)
  • Energiemanagement und Energietechnik (M.Eng.)
  • Innovation und Entrepreneurship (M.A.)
  • Internationales Produkt- und Servicemanagement (M.A.)
  • Medizintechnik (M.Eng.)
  • Multimediale Information und Kommunikation (M.A.)
  • Multimediales Didaktisches Design (M.A.)
  • Public Relations und Unternehmenskommunikation (M.A.)
  • Kreatives Management (MBA, berufsbegleitend)
  • Leadership (MBA, berufsbegleitend)
  • Zertifikatslehrgang Leadership im Gesundheitswesen
Kerstin Lilly, B.Eng. – Laboringenieurin Medizintechnik (MED)

Kerstin Lilly, B.Eng.

Laboringenieurin Medizintechnik (MED)

0981 4877-261 51.1.20 nach Vereinbarung vCard

Kerstin Lilly, B.Eng.

Kerstin Lilly, B.Eng. – Laboringenieurin Medizintechnik (MED)

Laboringenieurin Medizintechnik (MED)

Funktionen:

  • Laboringenieurin Biomedizinische Technik (BMT)
  • Laboringenieurin Medizintechnik (MED)

Tätigkeitsfelder:

  • Biomechanik & Rehabilitation
  • CAD & Konstruktion
Dipl.-Ing (FH) Ralph Muhl – Laboringenieur Medizintechnik (MED)

Dipl.-Ing (FH) Ralph Muhl

Laboringenieur Medizintechnik (MED)

0981 4877-277 51.1.3 nach Vereinbarung vCard

Dipl.-Ing (FH) Ralph Muhl

Dipl.-Ing (FH) Ralph Muhl – Laboringenieur Medizintechnik (MED)

Laboringenieur Medizintechnik (MED)

Funktionen:

  • Laboringenieur Biomedizinische Technik (BMT)
  • Laboringenieur Medizintechnik (MED)

Tätigkeitsfelder:

  • Physik
  • Physik medizintechnischer Geräte
  • Bildgebende Verfahren

Prof. Tanja Schmidt

Prof. Tanja Schmidt – Professor Medizintechnik (MED)

Professor Medizintechnik (MED)

Funktionen:

  • Professorin Biomedizinische Technik (BMT)
  • Professor Medizintechnik (MED)
  • Studienfachberatung Biomedizinische Technik (BMT)
  • Mitglied Senat
  • Frauenbeaufragte

Lehrgebiete:

  • Anatomie und Physiologie
  • Diagnosesysteme
  • Therapiesysteme
  • Medizinproduktegesetz
  • Statistik
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Roland Schnurpfeil – Studiengangsleiter Medizintechnik (MED)

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Roland Schnurpfeil

Studiengangsleiter Medizintechnik (MED)

0981 4877-518 51.2.21 nach Vereinbarung (Ruf doch mal an!) vCard

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Roland Schnurpfeil

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Roland Schnurpfeil – Studiengangsleiter Medizintechnik (MED)

Studiengangsleiter Medizintechnik (MED)

Funktionen:

  • Studiengangsleiter Biomedizinische Technik (BMT)
  • Studiengangsleiter Medizintechnik (MED)
  • Prodekan Fakultät Technik

Lehrgebiete:

  • Spezielle Betriebswirtschaftslehre
  • Marketing
  • Produktmanagement
  • Gesundheitswesen und -ökonomie
  • Projekt- & Qualitätsmanagement
  • Vertrieb medizinischer Güter
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Schönegg – Professor Medizintechnik (MED)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Schönegg

Professor Medizintechnik (MED)

0981 4877-255 51.1.5 nach Vereinbarung vCard

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Schönegg

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Schönegg – Professor Medizintechnik (MED)

Professor Medizintechnik (MED)

Funktionen:

  • Professor Biomedizinische Technik (BMT)
  • Professor Medizintechnik (MED)
  • Praktikumsbauftragter Biomedizinische Technik (BMT)

Lehrgebiete:

  • Elektronik
  • Medizinische Messtechnik
  • Biosignalverarbeitung
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr.-Ing. habil. Michael Thoms – Professor Medizintechnik (MED)

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr.-Ing. habil. Michael Thoms

Professor Medizintechnik (MED)

0981 4877-250 51.2.3 Montag 9.30-10.30 Uhr & nach Vereinbarung vCard

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr.-Ing. habil. Michael Thoms

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr.-Ing. habil. Michael Thoms – Professor Medizintechnik (MED)

Professor Medizintechnik (MED)

Funktionen:

  • Professor Biomedizinische Technik (BMT)
  • Professor Medizintechnik (MED)

Lehrgebiete:

  • Biomedizinische Technik
  • Physik
  • Medizintechnik
  • Werkstoffwissenschaften
  • Mathematik
Prof. Dr. Christian Uhl – Vorsitzender Prüfungskommission Medizintechnik (MED)

Prof. Dr. Christian Uhl

Vorsitzender Prüfungskommission Medizintechnik (MED)

0981 4877-251 51.2.3 nach Vereinbarung vCard

Prof. Dr. Christian Uhl

Prof. Dr. Christian Uhl – Vorsitzender Prüfungskommission Medizintechnik (MED)

Vorsitzender Prüfungskommission Medizintechnik (MED)

Funktionen:

  • Studiengangsleiter Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (APR)
  • Professor Biomedizinische Technik (BMT)
  • Professor Medizintechnik (MED)
  • Studienfachberatung Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (APR)
  • Vorsitzender Prüfungskommission Biomedizinische Technik (BMT)
  • Vorsitzender Prüfungskommission Medizintechnik (MED)
  • Bereichsleiter Technologie-Transferzentrum für den Mittelstand (TZM)
  • Leiter Kompetenzzentrum Center for Signal Analysis of Complex Systems (CCS)

Lehrgebiete:

  • Angewandte Mathematik
  • Signal- und Datenverarbeitung
  • Eco-Material & Innovation Lab

Vita:

  • Studium: Physik-Studium an der Universität Stuttgart und der University of Oregon
  • Promotion: Institut für Theoretische Physik und Synergetik der Universität Stuttgart im Bereich der raum-zeitlichen Signalverarbeitung
  • Industrie- und Forschungstätigkeiten: Medizinische Bild- und Signalverarbeitung am Max-Planck-Institut für Neuropsychologische Forschung in Leipzig, Automatische Spracherkennung in den Philips GmbH Forschungslaboratorien in Aachen
  • seit 2001: Professor an der Hochschule Ansbach
  • WS 2008/09 & WS 2011/12: Gastaufenthalte am Department of Biomedical Engineering der University of California Irvine

Publikationen:

Liste der Publikationen