European Master of Medical Technology and Healthcare Business
This European Master’s degree course revolves around what has become a leading national and international growth sector. Many key technologies in the field, such as physiological and technical control loops, medical imaging and assisted minimally invasive surgery, are still in their relative infancy and promise exciting developments and innovations in the increasingly globalised markets of the future.
The strong client/customer orientation at the heart of this degree course creates excellent employment and career prospects for our graduates, who leave us with comprehensive skills across a large and varied spectrum of roles and responsibilities:
- Research and development
- Product management
- Marketing and sales
- Quality management
- Maintenance and repair
- Education and training
- Hospital planning
- Safety advisor roles
Good reasons to study the European Master of Medical Technology and Healthcare Business at HAW Hamburg
This is a truly international degree course which offers a grounding in technology, clinical issues and business management. You’ll acquire professional skills alongside methodological and personal competencies in a European environment. The real-world engineering and research skills with which you’ll leave us will open doors to careers in the development and improvement of technical and organisational healthcare solutions.
The course places strong emphasis on inter-professional collaboration, including with physicians, nurses, therapists and technicians. This Master of Science degree qualifies graduates for positions in research and development and delivers skills required for effective scientific work in further, including doctoral, studies.
This European Master’s programme in Medical Technology and Healthcare Business is aimed primarily at those with a first degree in medical technology, biomedical engineering, emergency response/rescue engineering or hazard control, or in a related discipline. Applicants should be motivated to acquire skills relevant to competent work with cutting-edge biomedical devices in a range of application contexts and to carrying out innovative R&D.
Three countries, three institutions, one degree:
Hamburg, Germany: HAW Hamburg, Faculty of Life Sciences
Lille, France: Université de Lille II, Faculté Ingénierie et Management de la Santé (ILIS)
Porto, Portugal; Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde do Porto (IPP)
The course’s first semester, focusing on technological learning, takes place in Hamburg. The core curriculum consists of modules in data acquisition and processing, advanced biosignal processing, modelling medical systems, simulation and VR in medicine, health technology assessment/regulatory affairs, and an engineering project seminar.
You’ll move to Porto for the second semester, during which you’ll explore the clinical application of technical know-how. The core curriculum encompasses a health project seminar and modules in medical imaging technologies and devices, medical measurement techniques, applied clinical imaging, applied clinical signals, and human-technology interaction in the clinical environment.
Semester 3 covers the business side and takes place in Lille. The core curriculum comprises the following modules: healthcare business project seminar, principles of marketing in the healthcare business, international healthcare marketing and business, marketing for innovative medical technology, legal and regulatory considerations in the healthcare industry and industrial purchasing, and outsourcing in the healthcare industry.
You’ll complete your degree in your fourth semester by writing your Master's thesis, the aim of which is to enable you to demonstrate your research and development expertise, preferably in an interdisciplinary setting. You have free choice of institution and supervisor for your thesis.
All courses and examinations take place in English only.
The admission requirements are as follows:
- A Bachelor's degree in a related discipline or a comparable course of studies or a German Diplom (min. 180 credit points) from a university
- Proof of English language skills as demonstrated by
- School-leaving certificate with qualifying grade in English: German advanced entry qualification for universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulreife) or German entry qualification for universities (Allgemeine Hochschulreife), sufficient grade in English (minimum of 5 points for either type of certificate) or
- Accepted test certificates: TOEFL test (at least 72 points Internet-based); IELTS (minimum of band 5.5); or CAE, CPE, FCE (minimum C) or
- Other means of meeting the language requirement:
– Official certificate (university transcript or degree certificate) of successful completion of at least two years of study in a degree course in an English-speaking country
– Official certificate (university transcript or degree certificate) of successful completion of at least two years of study in a degree course taught in English
– Official certificate (university transcript or degree certificate) of successful completion of at least two years of study in a degree course in which English was the main subject
– Certificate confirming at least six months of post-graduate professional experience or a successfully completed internship in a company abroad where English was the business language
– Certificate confirming at least six months of post-graduate professional experience or a successfully completed internship in an English-speaking country
- Applicants holding a first academic degree (Bachelor, Diploma, etc.) from non-EU-countries are required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE): www.gre.org.
Further documents to be submitted:
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement of motivation
- Letter of recommendation from a university professor
- Proof of relevant professional experience
The degree course admits students for the winter semester only (semester 2 in the academic year).
Application period for winter semester 2021/22: 1–30 April
Applications for all Master's degree courses must be submitted online. The online process is only activated during the application period. It is not possible to apply outside of this time. You can find more information at Applying for a Master's degree course or send an email to master-application( (@) )haw-hamburg.de
Applications and admissions:
HAW Master's Degree Course Admissions Office
Stiftstrasse 69, 20099 Hamburg (Berliner Tor Campus)
Tel.: + 49.40.428 75-9898
Drop-in office hours: Monday/Tuesday: 11:00 am–1:00 pm; Thursday: 2:00–5:00 pm
Infothek opening hours: Monday–Thursday: 10:00 am–4:00 pm; Friday: 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Telephone office hours: Moday/Tuesday, 9:00–10:00 am; Thursday: 9:00–11:00 am
Due to the restrictions resulting from the corona pandemic, drop-in office hours are not being offered at the moment. You can reach us by telephone during these times. The Infothek is closed until further notice.
For general queries about degree courses:
Student Counselling Team (Studienberatung)
Stiftstrasse 69, 20099 Hamburg (Berliner Tor Campus)
Tel.: + 49.40.428 75-9110
Advice and information by phone: Monday–Tuesday: 10 am–1 pm; Thursday: 1 pm–5 pm
Contact person for applicants with disabilities or chronic health conditions:
Alexanderstrasse 1, 20099 Hamburg, room 4.10
Tel. +49.40.428 75-7220
Current office hours:www.haw-hamburg.de/inklusion
Departmental advisor EMMaH
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Flick
Ulmenliet 20, room N 5.07, 21033 Hamburg, Germany
Tel.: + 49.40.428 75-6384
At a glance
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Do you have a first degree in biomedical engineering, hazard control, rescue engineering or a related discipline? With this course you can deepen your knowledge of the medical technology and healthcare business, a leading growth sector in national and global markets. Study technology at HAW Hamburg, obtain training in clinical application at the Polytechnic Institute of Porto and complete your business background courses at the University of Lille. You can choose your destination for the thesis.
EMMaH – one international Master's degree course taught at three universities of applied sciences in three European countries:
Hamburg, Germany: University of Applied Sciences Faculty of Life Sciences
Lille, France: Université de Lille - Faculté Ingénierie et Management de la Santé
Porto, Portugal: Instituto Polytecnico do Porto-Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde do Porto
No lectures are held at HAW Hamburg during the summer semester.
|Prof. Dr. Bernd Flick||N5.07||bernd.flick (@) haw-hamburg.de|
|Chair of Examination Board||Prof. Dr. Petra Margaritoff||N5.14||petra.margaritoff (@) haw-hamburg.de|
Examination and assessment regulations from each university
- HAW Hamburg, Germany: Examination and assessment (APSO-INGI2012)
- ILIS Lille, France: Examination and assessment regulations
- ESS Porto, Portugal: Examination and assessment regulations
You can apply to begin work on your thesis if you have met all the necessary requirements as stipulated in the applicable examination and study regulations (for more information, please see: GESR-ESLC-BM, section 16).
You will need to submit the 'Application to complete a Master's thesis' and the 'Declaration of consent for publication of a Master's thesis' to the first reviewer, the second reviewer and, subsequently, the chair of the Examination Committee (PAV) for their signatures. The PAV will check the thesis title and the suitability of the reviewers and assign binding start and submission dates.
You will be given six months to complete your Master's thesis. If you have other examinations during the semester in which you are writing your thesis, you are required to complete them as well. Depending on your examination load, it is possible to have the time frame to work on your thesis extended. The start date can be backdated a maximum of four weeks in consultation with the PAV.
Please submit your completed and signed application form together with the accompanying declaration. If you have listed an external reviewer who has not previously worked as a reviewer for HAW Hamburg, please also submit a simple copy of their academic degree to the Office for the Coordination of Inter-University Studies. Applications without proof of external reviewers' academic degrees cannot be accepted.
Once your application has been processed, you will receive a copy with your start and submission dates by email.
Overview of costs
Students will still be registered at their home universities during their stay abroad. They will need to pay the semester contribution. Costs for the semester ticket will be reimbursed upon request.
|HAW Hamburg||ESS Porto|| |
|per semester||€98*||€30||€300 per year|
|per semester|| |
* Winter semester 2017
** ERASMUS+ scholarship recipients are not required to pay tuition at ESS Porto.
*** Costs for the semester ticket will be reimbursed upon request.
**** Same as previous entry
|Students from||HAW Hamburg||ESS Porto||ILIS Lille|
Student pays in Hamburg in
|Tuition fee||Home university||+ €475|
|Registration fee ||Hamburg||€98||€98||€98|
|Home university||+ €30||+ €300|
|+ €120€**||+ €180**|
Student pays in Porto in
|Tuition fee||Home university||+ €475|
|Registration fee||ESS Porto||€30||€30||€30|
|Home university||+ €98||per year|
|Home university||+ €50|
|+ €177.60**||+ €180**|
Student pays in Lille in
|Tuition fee||Home university||+ €457|
|Home university||+ €98||+ €30|
|Home university||+ €50|
|Home university||+ €177.60**||+ €120**|
Student pays at home in
|Tuition fee||per semester||€475|
|Registration fee||per semester||€98||€30||per year|
|Administrative fee||per semester||€50|
|Transportation costs||per semester||€173||€120||€180|
Financing a semester abroad can be challenging if you are a self-financed student and obliged to work to cover your monthly expenses. We offer grants (by application) to EMMaH students who are registered full-time at HAW Hamburg. Unfortunately, students from the Politécnico do Porto and the Université de Lille 2 aren’t eligible to apply for any financial support in Hamburg. Please ask your home university’s departmental coordinator for advice on this issue.
ERASMUS + funding for HAW Hamburg students
HAW Hamburg EMMaH students who organise their semester abroad in Porto or Lille can apply for an ERASMUS+ mobility grant. For more information, please contact your student exchange coordinator in room 017.a at the Bergedorf Campus or write an email to ls-international (@) haw-hamburg.de.
- Country of destination 1: France €270/month*
- Country of destination 2: Portugal €210/month*
* Provided for a maximum of four months. The grant amount is calculated based on the exact length of your stay.
Dates and deadlines
Winter semester 2020/21: 1 September 2020–28 February 2021
Due to the corona crisis, the lecture periods have been changed.
- Bachelor's students in their second semester and higher / Master's students
Lecture period: 12 October 2020–27 February 2021
First day of lectures: 12 October 2020
Last day of lectures: 28 February 2021
- Bachelor's students in their first semester (15 weeks and three additional weeks of digital courses) and students in the Industrial Engineering course * (Bachelor and Master)
Lecture period: 2 November 2020–27 February 2021
First day of lectures: 2 November 2020
Last day of lectures: 27 February 2021
Christmas holidays (no lectures): 21 December 2020–1 January 2021
Summer semester 2021: 1 March 2021–31 August 2021
Lecture period: 22 March 2021–16 July 2021
First day of lectures: 22 March 2021
Last day of lectures: 16 July 2021
Departments: Bt, Mt, Ut and Vt
Semester period 2021: 1 March 2021–31 August 2021
Lecture period: 22 March 2021–26 June 2021
1st half of the semester (E): 22 March 2021–8 May 2021
2nd half of the semester (Z): 10 May 2021–26 June 2021
Examination period: 28 June 2021–16 July 2021
Semester period 2021: 1 March 2021–31 August 2021
Lecture period: 22 March 2021 – 2 July 2021
1st half of the semester (E): 22 March 2021–7 May 2021
2nd half of the semester (Z): 10 May 2021–2 July 2021
Examination period: 5 July 2021–16 July 2021
Semester period 2021: 1 March 2021 - 31 August 2021
Master HS 22 March 2021 - 2 July 2021
Examination period: 5 July 2021 - 16 July 2021
Variations from the above schedules are listed in the plans of the individual courses. The times from the Department of HWI (see below) apply to teacher training.
Department of HWI
Semester period 2020: 1 April 2021–30 September 2021
Lecture period: 5 April 2021–10 July 2021
Pentecost holidays (no lectures): was cancelled
1st quarter: 8:30 am–10:00 am
2nd quarter: 10:15 am–11:45 am
3rd quarter: 12:30 pm–2:00 pm
4th quarter: 2:30 pm–4:00 pm
5th quarter: 4:15 pm–5:45 pm
6th quarter: 6:00 pm–7:30 pm
7th quarter: 7:45 pm–9:15 pm
To re-register for the new semester, please pay the semester contribution by bank transfer within the re-registration period. Please do not pay before the start of the re-registration period as the final amount will not be determined before this period begins.
Winter semester: 1 June–15 August
Summer semester: 1 December–15 February
The semester contribution must be in the HAW Hamburg account by the last day of the re-registration period at the latest!
Important: Late re-registration can result in involuntary deregistration from the university. Subsequent re-registration is only possible within the appeals period. Regardless of whether or not deregistration takes place, an additional administrative fee will be charged for late re-registration.
If you are financially unable to pay the semester contribution, you may contact the Students' Union (AStA). In warranted cases it can provide you with a loan.
As soon as the semester contribution is credited to the HAW Hamburg account you can update your chip card, and with it your semester ticket for the public transport system. To do so, you must insert the chip card in a validation station.
Your future career
You’ll acquire professional skills alongside methodological and personal competencies in a European environment. The real-world engineering and research skills with which you’ll leave us will open doors to careers in the development and improvement of technical and organisational healthcare solutions. The course places strong emphasis on inter-professional collaboration, including with physicians, nurses, therapists and technicians. This Master of Science degree qualifies graduates for positions in research and development and delivers skills required for effective scientific work in further, including doctoral, studies.
The strong client/customer orientation at the heart of this degree course creates excellent employment and career prospects for our graduates, who leave us with the skills to work across a large and varied spectrum of roles and responsibilities: