Engineers for qualified Medical Device DevelopmentTechnical Innovations for Medicine

The international Master's degree programme equips the students for engineering innovative medical devices. Furthermore students gain information how to place them into markets.

Therefor students deepen fundamentals of engineering and science in essential areas of medical technologies and can choose 3 (out of 4) elective modules: Electronics, Biomechanics, Medical Device Software, Materials Technology. These are enhanced by courses considering Systems Engineering, Medicine and Clinical Trials and Regulatory Affairs.

Within the Project Work and Master's Thesis, students can apply their skills within companies, research institutes or hospitals to develop, produce or integrate modern medical devices or products. As part of the final examination, students have to present their conclusions underpinned by theoretical knowledge and their own rationale.

Graduates are qualified as engineers with the ability to develop medical devices and products within the regulatory framework of European markets and the ability to consider FDA regulations. Application areas are medical imaging systems, assisted medical robotics, pacemakers, bionic prostheses, artificial intelligence based support systems and many more.

After this Master's degree programme graduates are able and allowed to join a PhD-programme!

Essential Information

The academic degree "Dipl.-Ing." corresponds to the international degree “Master of Science in Engineering”.

4 semesters (120 ECTS)

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Entrance requirements:
Graduates of Medical-/Biomedical Engineering bachelor’s degree programmes with 180 ECTS points or more; Graduates with degrees in other technical areas: please see also section Entrance requirements

EU-member: 30 June • Non-EU-member: 31 March

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Tuition fees:
Information about tuition fees and ÖH contribution

Beginning of studies (1 semester):
Fall 2024


Head of Studies:
FH-Prof. Dr. Martin Zauner

Programme Administration:
Elisabeth Differenz, Lisa Wohlau

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
School of Medical Engineering and Applied Social Sciences
Garnisonstrasse 21
4020 Linz/Austria
Phone: +43 5 0804 52100

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Did you know that …

Medical Engineering belongs to the most innovative technologies of the future? That it provides products which help to save other human beings and to improve the quality of their lives? That the newly established Medical School in Linz will stimulate the development of the Medical Engineering sector in Upper Austria?