Even today, 20 percent of the German population is over 65 years old. Tendency rising. The desire for a better quality of life in old age and optimal medical care is growing along with it. To ensure that everyone who needs medical care continues to receive it in the future, not only doctors and nurses are needed, but also biomedical engineers. After all, they develop innovative solutions for hospitals, doctors' practices as well as care and rehabilitation facilities. Their technical developments help improve the quality of life and save human lives: imaging procedures such as X-ray machines or MRI scanners, life-supporting systems such as cardiac pacemakers, or molecular diagnostic procedures such as blood glucose monitoring and DNA analysis. As a biomedical engineer, you will be involved in designing products and devices that will change lives.
In the first three semesters of your Bachelor's course of study, you will learn the fundamentals of biomedical engineering. These include mathematics, physics, fundamentals of information processing, technical mechanics, chemistry, materials science, technical English, cell biology, physiology and anatomy, construction elements, CAD as well as electrical engineering and electronics. With these core studies, you will acquire broad and interdisciplinary knowledge. These theories, principles and methods are used all the time throughout your studies and later in your professional life. We, therefore, attach particular importance to teamwork: In small learning groups, tutorials and mentoring opportunities, you will learn intensively and always have a personal contact person.
From the fourth semester onwards, you will continue with your specialisation studies, which again lasts three semesters. You will expand your knowledge in biochemistry, biomaterials science, measurement, control and regulation technology, physics of diagnostic procedures and in imaging procedures. We offer a wide selection of electives for your individual study focus.
Depending on your personal interest, you choose your courses in the special fields of biophysics, biomechanics, fluid mechanics, biosensorics, medical physics, cardiotechnology and medical process engineering. In addition, there are optional comptetences such as programming, quality management, CAD technology or foreign languages. You will learn to give free lectures in medical technology seminars or focus on cost management, accounting and business administration.
In the sixth semester, you will complete your studies with a practical project and your Bachelor's thesis. If you want to work in research, the Forschungszentrum (Research Center) Jülich is the right place for you. Numerous companies cooperating with FH Aachen also offer ideal opportunities. The Faculty of Medical Engineering and Technomathematics has been working closely with the Forschungszentrum Jülich for many years. For this reason, we also offer joint courses and practical trainings in state-of-the-art laboratories in the Biomedizinische Technik degree programme.
You want more practice? Or explore the world during your studies? No problem. The Bachelor's degree programme Biomedizinische Technik is also available in these two variations:
Biomedizinische Technik with Practical Semester | For an extra portion of practice, you take a practical semester in the sixth semester, for example in a medical technology company. Your Bachelor's thesis will then be postponed to the seventh semester.
Biomedical Engineering (IOS) | We also have a suitable range of courses for the globetrotters: In the internationally-oriented Biomedical Engineering (IOS) degree programme, you study the first two semesters in German for foreign students. Improve your language skills and go abroad for a semester or a practical training – FH Aachen has numerous cooperations with universities and globally operating companies available for you.
Degee Programme: Biomedizinische Technik
Admission Requirements: Entrance qualification for a university of applied sciences or general university entrance qualification | Proof of an eight-week study-relevant practical work experience (prior to commencing studies)
Degree: Bachelor of Engineering
Access to Further Study Opportunities: postgraduate Master's degree programmes
Prescribed Period of Study: 6 semesters (180 Credits)
Admission: for the winter semester
Application: directly to FH Aachen
Place of Study: Jülich
Language of Instruction: German
A career right at the heart of it all: Biomedical engineers are in demand wherever physics, chemistry, biology, medicine and engineering sciences meet. Your wide-ranging engineering and scientific knowledge will enable you to quickly and competently familiarise yourself with various specialist areas. Take on new challenges that require all your engineering skills and flexibility. With an interdisciplinary and practice-oriented course of studies, we prepare you optimally for a job in the following areas:
> Research and development of medical device technology
> Product development
> Biomedical applications
> Production and application technology
> Quality assurance
> Customer adviosry services and technical support
> Service and Consulting
Biomedical Engineering (B. Eng.)
Information and counselling regarding FH Aachen degree programmes are provided by General Academic Counselling - in Aachen and in Jülich.
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