Study Program Medical Engineering (Master of Science)

Faculty Health Sciences (University of Applied Sciences)

Interdisciplinary work

In the labor market, not only pure technicians are in demand, especially those in leadership positions, but also those with an interdisciplinary mindset and broad skills who serve interfaces in the workplace, e.g. to economics or to computer science. The demand for skilled workers in the field of medical technology is high and the area remains a growth market, also in the Hamburg region.

The combination of engineering majors in the fields of economics, health management, computer science, medical device law and medicine and the focus of minimally invasive surgery forms a graduate profile, which in the long term qualifies for positions with managerial responsibilities in many areas of the medical technology industry and health care facilities.

Close connection between research and teaching

After completing a first professional qualifying university degree, the master's program in medical engineering provides further, scientifically sound concepts, methods and techniques for solving medically-based problems, taking into account aspects of health economics. The master's degree program is characterized by a high degree of up-to-date and sustainable content as well as a high degree of networking of the various specialist topics. The unique selling point of the Master's degree program is the profile-forming focus area of ​​technology in minimally invasive surgery. This is supplemented by the focus on medical apparatus technology and the economically oriented focus on health management. Within the framework of a close connection between teaching and research, research topics of minimally invasive surgery, artificial intelligence and computer science in medicine are in the foreground. The necessary interdisciplinary cooperation of the actors - both the teachers and the students - can be lived at the MSH on a comprehensive basis.

  • Course content and structure
  • Admission requirements
  • Career Perspectives

Course content and structure

The Master's program builds on the knowledge and knowledge of the MSH Bachelor's degree program in Medical Technology as well as comparable bachelor's degrees in medical technology. In addition to the technical aspects, the qualification objectives also include academic qualifications as well as competencies related to personality development and the development of social commitment.

Characteristic of the master's program in medical technology is the investigation of the use of medical devices and their interaction with the human body on the basis of medical knowledge and medical thinking and working methods in diagnosis and therapy. Students get to know this interaction in theory and practice. Furthermore, students are taught systemic and communicative competence as a cross-cutting topic. Ultimately, medical education is the basis and a staple for both the technically oriented and less technically oriented focus areas of the master's program in medical technology.

Within the framework of a project internship, scientifically oriented projects/case studies with complex questions are solved with the help of scientific methods from an engineering, medical and economic background. Ideally picking up a topic from the project internship, the master thesis, taking into account the current state of research, generates a solution to a complex task with a clearly structured result.

Admission requirements

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Which prerequisites do you have to bring with you for the master's degree in medical technology?

  • General university entrance qualification, subject-specific university entrance qualification or the Fachhochschulreife according to § 37 HmbHG or     
  • Special access for employed persons in accordance with § 38 HmbHG or aptitude test (according to the entrance examination regulations of the university) and job interview 
  • Applicants should have a special interest in technical developments and analytical skills in engineering, economics and medicine

The study programs at MSH Medical School Hamburg are NC-free: Talent, motivation and discipline count more than the grade point average on the certificate. Punctuality, good performance and commitment during your studies are of great importance. Contact us. We are happy to help you with any questions.

The application     

  • Completed and signed application for admission with a tabular CV and two current passport photos (names on back)     
  • Certificate of required education with average grade     
  • Copy of identity card (front and back), foreign students identity card     
  • Proof of completed vocational training in the form of a work permit and certificate;     
  • Proof of past activities     
  • Certificate of completion or study book if the applicant has already studied at other universities

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Career Perspectives

The Master's degree in medical engineering trains for a professional activity in the broad field of medical technology at a high scientific level.

The combination of engineering majors in the fields of economics, health management, computer science, medical device law and medicine and the focus of minimally invasive surgery forms a graduate profile, which in the long term qualifies for positions with managerial responsibilities in many areas of the medical technology industry and health care facilities.

A comprehensive insight into robotics and navigation in surgery is an integral part of the Master's program. Upon successful completion, students will be able to present and evaluate indications, pros and cons, risks and economic aspects of these modern surgical techniques, and will be able to design and implement new developments in the context of their medical knowledge. An employment in the field of research combined with the perspective of a doctorate is also possible for the graduates. The MSH promotes doctoral projects within the scope of research projects and cooperates with other universities.

Quick Overview


Study commencement date
01. Oktober (WS)


Study Duration
Full-time: 4 Semester


Study Fees
625 Euro/Month


Enrolment fees
One-off payment: 100 Euro


Degree
Master of Science


Field of work
› Product Development
› Produkt Management
› Sales
› Product Training
› Product Maintenance

Employers are
› Medical Engineering Industry
› Companies within the Health Economy
› Hospitals
› Medical Practices


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Flyer Masterstudiengang Medical Engineering (M.Sc.)

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