Linz CampusMedical Engineering & Applied Social Sciences

Key Areas

Main focuses of the education

The consecutive master's degree programme Medical Engineering trains students to act as engineers with the ability to develop medical and rehabilitation devices in the regulatory framework of European and US-markets. The curriculum offers a) basics [11,25 ECTS], b) four technical modules: electronics, biomechanics, medical device software and materials technology (three of them are chosen by each student [30 ECTS] as well as c) the modules medical technology: selected subjects [17,5 ECTS], d) the modules medical systems engineering and project [31,25 ECTS]. Scientific fundamentals are applied in practise within a professional or scientific project. Within the master-thesis [30 ECTS] the students show the ability to work independently on an applied scientific issue.

So, the master’s degree program Medical Engineering qualifies students to work as engineers with the ability to develop medical and rehabilitation devices within the regulatory framework of European markets, and the ability to consider FDA regulations.

Enhanced education is provided by a project work and a master’s thesis, where students can apply their knowledge and problem solving abilities in a new or unfamiliar environment. In one part of the final diploma examination the students have to communicate their conclusions, and they show knowledge and rationale underpinning it. 

Graduates are able to work as engineers for the development and placement of medical devices, their maintenance or as product managers. They can also function as application specialists, advisors for medical products, in the licensing of medical products, and participate in quality management in project development, project leadership and strategy development on a national or international level.

So far they have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, as well as formulate judgements (with incomplete) or limited information.