The "Biomedical Engineering" program is a postgraduate course for graduates in disciplines such as Engineering, Chemistry, Biology and Medicine. It is suitable both for recent graduates, and those who have been working professionally for some time.
Biomedical Engineering is a Master course lasting 3 to 4 semesters. Students may complete part of the study program at foreign universities such as BEACON Biomedical Engineering Alliance for Connecticut, USA, and City University and King´s College in London.
The 1st and 2nd semesters consist of lectures which have to be attended at Furtwangen University. All lectures in the first semester provide a foundation in mathematical methods. Students will gain experience in modelling and simulation and will learn the most common tools such as Matlab/Simulink. At the same time, students´ awareness of medical problems will be sharpened.
The 2nd semester is concerned with research-related fields such as medical modelling. The elective subjects can be chosen to provide greater depth of knowledge appropriate to the students´ interests. The module "Management Skills" provides training in so-called "soft-skills", an important extra condition for a successful career.
The 3rd semester is less structured and the students will deepen their knowledge according to their personal preferences. It is possible to attend lectures in other departments and universities. The study program ends with the preparation of a scientific work, the Master Thesis.