Medical Technology and Engineering: Technology to Serve Humanity!

The objective of the "Medical Technology and Engineering" branch of mechanical engineering is the development of systems and tools for prevention, intervention and rehabilitation in the health profession. The goal of our Master's course "Medical Technology and Engineering" is the teaching of solid scientific and engineering competencies which, in cooperation with graduates of other disciplines, enable the operation and maintenance of medical technology systems. The legal asspects surrounding the approval, operation and maintenance of medical products are also covered.

Graduates of the "Medical Technology and Engineering" Master's course are able to understand the approaches, concepts and methods from medical technology (navigation systems, medical robotics, minimally invasive surgery), assistance systems, monitoring systems, equipment suites and to identify complex problems in components and systems from a technical perspective. For example they can conceptualise navigation systems with ever increasing accuracy together with electrical engineers and informatics experts and design user interfaces into which safety mechanisms are integrated. They can also use their theoretical knowledge if required for applications in surgery, operating room networking, implants, rehabilitation and medicine for the aging population. Graduates are ideally qualified for research work as well as the development, construction and approval of applicable devices according to ISO 13485.

The subject matter knowledge combined with the interdisciplinary and intercultural competencies acquired during the course makes our graduates additionally qualified to take on demanding positions as the interface between medicine, mechanical engineering, informatics and electrical engineering. Additional course offerings (e.g. UnternehmerTUM) support our graduates in weighing up the potential benefits and pitfalls associated with starting a new company.

Medical Technology and Engineering – Central Documents and Information for New Students from Winter Semester 2013/2014

General Examination and Study Regulations (APSO): the general rules for studying at the TUM

Subject Examination and Study Regulations (FPSO): rules specifically affecting your chosen degree
(Please note: the module list in the FPSO is no longer up-to-date. You will find the current module list (elective modules 1+2) here. Elective modules 3 include all mastermodules, which are not part of elective modules 1 or 2. The module list of the degree programme Mechanical Engineering contains a list of all elective modules.)

Course Plan

Module Lists

You will find important documents (e.g. forms and requests for recognition of qualifications) at Forms and Downloads.

Medical Technology and Engineering – Central Documents and Information for New Students up to Summer Semester 2013

General Examination and Study Regulations (APSO): the general rules for studying at the TUM

Subject Examination and Study Regulations (FPSO) and the Amendment Record (May 2011): rules specifically affecting your chosen degree

Course Plan

Please refer to the course contents in TUMonline for current modules!

You will find important documents (e.g. forms and requests for recognition of qualifications) at Forms and Downloads.