Programme Medical Engineering

Objective and structure

Are you passionate about the technology that helps people to live a better life? Are you looking for a diverse role in an international environment? Do you want to learn something new every day and enjoy interdisciplinary collaboration?  Have you always wanted to study abroad?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then you've come to the right place! Study with us and find amazing global healthcare career opportunities.

Study Medical Engineering at the OTH Amberg-Weiden!

With us, you will learn everything you need to work interfacing between people and technology, medicine and technology. The English-taught degree programme includes technical  modules as well as interdisciplinary components. Our global healthcare degree programme will qualify you as a highly sought-after engineering talent in the life sciences industry.

In the technical courses, you will learn the basics of maths and physics as well as advanced topics such as medical device engineering and product development. Medical basics are also taught in anatomy & physiology and biophysics. Interdisciplinary modules include language courses as well as computer science, project management & agile methods and intercultural communication.

From the 6th semester onwards, you can choose your own modules from a wide-ranging catalogue and thus determine your own specialisation. Whether you want to go deeper into management or prefer to become a development professional, the choices are endless!

Practical relevance

The lectures have a strong practical focus and utilise interactive formats. The theory is supplemented by practical exercises in our laboratories and project work. You will have access to a teaching and research operating theatre, learn about large medical devices for imaging and radiotherapy in the X-Ray & Molecular Imaging laboratory and can expand your anatomical knowledge in the Medical Training Centre using ultrasound equipment. In the technical area, you will programme computers, learn how to work with robots and use various 3D printers. You will also have contact with industry and medical facilities through excursions, listen to guest lectures from experts in the medicine and industry and do industry-related project work from the get-go of your studies with us.

Career opportunities

The global healthcare industry is the industry of the future par excellence, internationally positioned and always on the lookout for qualified engineers to work in companies, medical institutions or public authorities.

Possible areas of work are

  • Research and development - in companies or research institutions you lay the foundations for new medical products
  • Product management - you plan new products and put together the product portfolio for a company
  • Production - you are responsible for the manufacture and assembly of sophisticated products
  • Quality management - supplying the market with safe and functional products is your job
  • Medical devices approvals - you know the requirements and the route of a medical device to the patient
  • Project management - many activities have to be coordinated, that's your job
  • Sales - you ensure that innovative medical products reach patients

and much more.

Target groups

The English-language Bachelor's degree programme in Medical Engineering is aimed at those interested in improving or maintaining people's health with the help of technical solutions and who enjoy working in interdisciplinary teams. The degree programme provides basic technical and medical knowledge and offers the opportunity to specialise in various fields.

Medical Engineering has an international focus and presents flexibility through a wide range of options. These can be used either for language acquisition or for developing professional or personal skills. The degree programme is aimed at applicants who have a basic knowledge of German (level A2) and wish to improve this, as well as those who already have a knowledge of German at level B2 or better or are native speakers.