Medical Engineering

Medical Engineering

Medical Engineering deals with the development of devices, systems and technical processes for medicine. It combines the extensive engineering knowledge with the expertise of physicians and nursing professionals, e.g. in the areas of diagnostics, therapy and care. The typical application scenarios of Medical Engineering are acute and inpatient medical care, point-of-care diagnostics, rehabilitation and modern assistance systems for an aging society. Medical Engineering has a strong interdisciplinary orientation and represents one of the most modern perspectives in the engineering sciences.

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Duisburg-Essen, together with the Faculty of Medicine, offers an interdisciplinary, consecutive study program in Medical Engineering, consisting of a Bachelor's program, in which the medical and engineering fundamentals are taught, followed by a Master's program, which develops the systemic, device and therapeutic aspects of Medical Engineering in greater depth and in a research-oriented manner.

Why study Medical Engineering?

Medical Engineering is the key discipline of a future society.

  • Medical Engineering builds competence at the interfaces of technology/medicine/society.
  • Medical Engineering is one of the declared research foci of the University of Duisburg-Essen.
  • The Bachelor's degree program in Medical Engineering also includes basic medical studies at the medical faculty of the University of Duisburg-Essen.
  • The Master's program in Medical Engineering provides insight into cutting-edge research in medical technology and engineering.
  • Both study programs are promising, interdisciplinary engineering programs with the best career prospects.
  • he study programs are fundamentally oriented with a strong application focus.
  • We offer individual supervision in small groups and state-of-the-art learning, working and laboratory environments.
  • We maintain cooperations with industry and related research laboratories.

Further information from the Academic Advisory Center (ABZ)