Biomedical Engineering

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Deadline: Jun 1, 2024
StudyQA ranking:1501 Duration:3 semestrs

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The following modules are offered as part of the Master's programme in Biomedical Engineering:
1. Mathematics
2. Data Acquisition
3. Advanced Biosignal Processing
4. Medical Image Processing
5. Application of Imaging Modalities
6. Advanced Control Systems
7. Modelling Medical Systems
8. Medical Real Time Systems
9. Simulation and Virtual Reality in Medicine
10. Biomedical Project
11. HTA /Regulatory Affairs
12. Master's Thesis

Educational organisation

The programme is designed so students can start both in the winter or in the summer semester.

Modules 1, 2, and 7 are offered both in the summer and winter semesters.
Modules 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10 are offered either in the summer semester or in the winter semester on a yearly basis.

The third semester is scheduled for the Master's thesis.

Forms of assessment

Written examinations, seminar papers, term papers, oral examinations, presentations, talks

Course objectives

The objective of the Master's programme in Biomedical Engineering is to prepare graduates for research- and/or innovative development-oriented jobs in national and international companies and universities. Graduates are well prepared to develop cutting-edge biomedical devices and conduct independent scientific research and have the skills to continue with advanced research in order to acquire a PhD qualification.
Course emphasis is on biomedical signal processing (linear and imaging) and understanding physiological as well as designing technical control loops. Subjects include advanced mathematics and advanced biosignal processing, medical image processing, advanced control system methods as well as biological rhythms and homeostatic control, and advanced medical real-time system topics.
The course is completed by a unit on regulatory affairs and a scientific team work.

Language requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide one of the following language certificates:
TOEFL min. score: 87 (Internet-based)
IELTS min. score: band 5.5
CAE (Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) min. score: C
CPE (Cambridge Certificate in Proficiency in English) min. score: C
FCE (Cambridge First Certificate) min. score: C
Lectures are in English.

Students with a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering:
All modules in the Master's programme are taught in English. However, students must have at least an A2 level of German language knowledge, so that they can become more easily integrated into life in Germany and be able to communicate with lab technicians, etc. The only accepted German language certificate is from Goethe Institute, the "Start Deutsch 2" certificate at level A2 (

Students who do not have a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering:
Students will have to take additional modules in Biomedical Engineering in order to have sufficient knowledge to complete the Master's programme. These modules are taught in German. Therefore, the applicants must have German B2 or TestDaF 3.

Academic requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in the same or similar field, with the academic grade equivalent to the German grade 2.5
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (for applicants from non-EU countries)
  • Language certificate if English is not your first language (see language requirements)
  • A2 German certificate from Goethe Institute (see language requirements)

Students who completed their school education outside Germany must have their certificates approved by uni-assist ( BEFORE applying to the HAW Hamburg. The pre-registration documentation from uni-assist must be sent with the application forms, etc., when applying to the HAW Hamburg. Please be advised that this process can take six to eight weeks, so please apply early.

For more information, see:

Enrolment fees

Semester contribution of approx. 318 EUR (as of June 2016). This fee includes a semester ticket for unlimited travel on Hamburg's public transport system.

Costs of living

Hamburg is a relatively expensive city. Depending on your lifestyle, you should expect living costs of 700 to 900 EUR for rent, food, and other expenses. In addition, there will be costs for materials, which (depending on the degree programme) will range between 125 and 250 EUR per semester.

Job opportunities

You should plan to be able to study in Hamburg without having to work part-time. If you are coming on a visa, you will have to provide proof of your finances (697 EUR/month).

EU students can work 20 hours/week.
International students from non-EU countries are only permitted to work 120 days (240 half days) in one calendar year, and part-time job opportunities are limited, especially, for students who do not speak German. It is unlikely that we will be able to offer you a job on campus.

Funding opportunities within the university

Students can apply for a scholarship for academic excellence or for their final thesis semester. The scholarship is approx. 300 EUR per month for one semester.

Arrival support

The International Office offers a buddy programme (weBuddy), and you will be sent information about this when you register to study at the university. This programme matches you with an older student who will help you to get settled and assist with administration issues, etc.
There is also an orientation week at the beginning of the course. A professor in the department is the main course coordinator.

Services and support for international students

The International Office at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences offers support for international students once they have enrolled at the university. Additional academic support will be offered by professors directly in the department.


It is becoming increasingly difficult to find accommodation in Hamburg, so please be aware that finding somewhere to live can take a while.
The halls of residence in Hamburg are run by the Studierendenwerk Hamburg and offer affordable accommodation for students under the age of 30. Generally, students have their own rooms in an apartment that they share with other students - the bathroom and kitchen are shared. The monthly rent for a room in a student hall of residence starts at roughly 250 EUR (including heating, water, and electricity). At the earliest, new students can apply three months before the start of their degree programme. Further information on the halls of residence as well as the application form can be found on the Studierendenwerk Hamburg website:
Further information on accommodation can be found on the university's website:
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