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Biomedical Engineering (M.Sc.)

Degree Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Faculty/department Life Sciences/Medizintechnik
No. of semesters 3
Applications accepted Winter semester: June 1st - July 15th, summer semester: December 1st - January 15th
Language of instruction English
Fees/charges Semester contribution 335,60 €
Full-/part time Fulltime
Location Campus Bergedorf, Ulmenliet 20, 21033 Hamburg

Biomedical Technology is a leading growth sector in national and global markets. Innovations are still ahead for many key technologies in the field (e.g. physiological and technical control loops, medical imaging, or assisted minimally invasive surgery). Globalization of markets and a strong customer orientation create excellent employment and career chances.

A master degree in Biomedical Engineering increases employability over a huge spectrum of positions and responsibilities:

  • Research and Development
  • Product Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Quality Management
  • Maintenance and Repair
  • Training and Education
  • Safety Advisor
  • Hospital Planning
Antwort auf/zuklappen Good reasons to study Biomedical Engineering at HAW Hamburg

Our students acquire practice based engineering and research skills which enable them to participate in the development and improvement of technical and organizational health care solutions. The programme stresses inter-professional collaboration (e.g. interacting with physicians, nurses, therapists and technicians). The degree "Master of Science" qualifies for positions in research and development and delivers skills required for scientific work up to postgraduate programs (e.g. PhD, Promotion).

Antwort auf/zuklappen The right course for you?

The Master programme in Biomedical Engineering targets graduates with a degree in medical technology or biomedical engineering (or in a related domain). Applicants should be motivated to acquire skills relevant for mastering cutting-edge biomedical devices in different application contexts and conducting research and development.

Antwort auf/zuklappen Course content and structure

The core curriculum consists of the following modules: Applied Mathematics, Data Acquisition, Advanced Biosignal Processing, Medical Image Processing and Application of Imaging Modalities, Advanced Control Systems, Modelling Medical Systems, Medical Realtime Systems, Simulation and Virtual Reality in Medicine, HTA/Regulatory Affairs and a Biomedical Project.

Dependent on the students individual interests and personal backgrounds, one of those modules may be replaced by an individually compiled module which can be chosen from the postgraduate teaching provision of our university or of other national or international universities (after approval of the individual combination of modules/courses by the examination board).

The mediation of subject-matter content (technical qualification) throughout the study programme is accompanied by training of soft skills. The study closes with a master thesis (to be written in six month) in which the student shall demonstrate achieved competence in research and development preferably in interdisciplinary settings.

Antwort auf/zuklappen Entry requirements

Entry requirements are:

  • First degree as Bachelor (in related disciplines) qualifying for a professional career or a comparable course of studies or a Diploma of a university with 210 CP.
  • Knowledge of English language proven by Abitur - or Fachhochschulzeugnis (s. Auswahlordnung) or accepted certificates: TOEFL-test (at least 87 points internet-based), IELTS (minimum Band 5.5) or CAE, CPE, FCE (minimum C) or certificates about good performance in foreign countries.
  • German language certificate level A2 by acknowledged institutions like Goethe-Institut
  • Applicants holding a first academic degree (bachelor, diploma etc.) from non-EU-countries: Graduate Record Examination (GRE); further information at

Additional papers you must submit:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of motivation

Documents you may submit (optional):

  • Letter of recommendation from a university professor
  • Proof of particular professional experience

Important note for applicants with 180 CPs (ECTS) for courses which require 210 CPs (ECTS) from the first degree: Applicants whose bachelor diploma consists of 180 credit points (ECTS) must acquire another 30 credit points during the first semester of their studies. The specific department decides which examinations and tuition must be completed. Applicants will then be temporarily admitted and enrolled for one term in order to complete the missing 30 credit points. After the end of the first semester, the department will inform the student administration centre and the examination office whether the missing credit points have been acquired and the student may continue his studies.

Important for applicants with 180 CPs (ECTS) who have not done 20 weeks of industrial internship during or after their first degree studies: These applicants can be temporarily admitted and enrolled under the requirement of catching up missing weeks of practice within the master programme. This will probably prolong the total time of study. Details will be defined by the department.

Antwort auf/zuklappen Application and admissions procedure

The degree programme admits students for the winter and the summer semester. Application periods: 1st June - 15th July and 1st December - 15th January.

Applications for all Master programmes are made online. The online process is only activated during the application period. It is not possible to apply outside of the application periods. You can find more information under  or send an email to master-application(@)

Antwort auf/zuklappen Contact

Applications and admissions
HAW Master Admissions Office
Stiftstrasse 69, 20099 Hamburg (Berliner Tor campus)
Tel.: + 49.40.428 75-9898
Find opening hours here:

Specifically subject-related queries
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Flick
Ulmenliet 20, Room N 5.07, 21033 Hamburg, Germany
Tel.: + 49.40.428 75-6384

For general queries on HAW Hamburg degree courses and course choice
Student Counselling Team (Zentrale Studienberatung)
Stiftstrasse 69, 20099 Hamburg (Berliner Tor campus)
Tel.: + 49.40.428 75-9110
Drop-in hours: Mon/Tues 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Thurs 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Advice and information by phone: Mon/Tues 10:00 – 11:00 am, Thurs 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Contact for applicants with disabilities or chronic health conditions
Meike Butenob
Alexanderstrasse 1, 20099 Hamburg, room 4.10
Tel.: +49.40.428 75-7220
Current contact hours:

Letzte Änderung: 29.01.20

An die Redaktion

Further information at Department Medizintechnik