Medical Engineering and Assistance Systems

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Technology Serves Humanity! You want to improve people’s quality of life, develop equipment for novel medical treatment methods or produce implants with a 3D printer? Acquire all the knowledge you need for successful interdisciplinary work in medical engineering!

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Key Data

Type of Study
  • Full Time
Required Language Proficiency Language of Instruction
  • German
Main Locations
Admission Category Start of Degree Program
  • Possible for both winter and summer semester
Standard Duration of Studies
(Number of Semesters)
  • 4 semesters fulltime
Credits Costs

Information on Degree Program

The Master Degree course Medical Engineering and Assistance Systems ensures a profound interdisciplinary education for developing solutions in the field of medical engineering and assistance systems. You acquire knowledge in trends and advances

  • of minimally invasive surgery,
  • biocompatibility,
  • resorbability and sterilizability of new materials to print implants with a 3D printer,
  • of systems and exoskeletons for rehabilitation or physical support of nursing staff and old people as well as
  • to promote, further develop and apply regulatory requirements.

For a comprehensive description of the program, please refer to the degree program documentation:

The Master Degree Course allows you to create your own individual study course plan. The Program is structured as follows:

  • Master Modules, divided into main subject areas mechatronics and equipment technology, materials and implants, musculoskeletal assistance systems, regulations and design of studies, kinematics and robotics, electronics and control, information technology and engineering science flexibilization
  • Practical courses
  • Supplementary Subjects
  • Research Internship (term project, team project, practical research course)
  • Key Competences (language courses, soft skills workshops, …)
  • Master’s Thesis

Required language skills for admission:

You need sufficient German language skills if you wish to apply for this program. Evidence of your language proficiency has to be submitted before the end of the application deadline. Learn more about recognized certificates and other ways to prove your German language skills.

This evidence of your language proficiency confirms that you comply with the minimum language requirements for admission to the program. Depending on the program and your individual background, it may be necessary for you to keep working on your language skills during your studies. Be sure to take a look at the services of our Language Center.  

Language of instruction:

The language of instruction for this program is usually German. This means that most of the modules are offered in German. Some courses may, however, be taught in English. The language of instruction for each module is detailed in the module overview. To learn more about the language of instruction for each module, contact the departmental student academic advisor of this program.   

  • Understanding the equipment functions and knowing the basic programming algorithms, they are capable of utilizing the equipment in a targeted manner.
  • Besides developing solutions in the arena of plastics technology, they can critically assess issues of materials science as well as the pertinent approval conditions and legal requirements applying to the production of medical products.
  • Apart from learning how to use kinematic geometry methods for designing and analyzing gearboxes and robots.
  • Resorting to Matlab math libraries and Catia design procedures, they carry out software-assisted ratings of kinematic processes for gearings and robots.
  • In addition they are able to analyze and evaluate stresses affecting humans, for instance, during work or at their workplace (e.g. climate, noise, manual labor, workplace design).
  • Finally, our graduates are in a position to independently approve of medical products or at least to consult appropriate bodies.

Opportunities arise for graduates in the research and development departments of medical equipment companies.

Binding Regulations for Progression of Studies, Examinations and Application

Application and Admission

Minimum requirements to apply for a Master's program at TUM are a recognized undergraduate degree (e.g. a bachelor’s) and the successful completion of the aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment allows the TUM school or department to which you are applying the opportunity to evaluate your individual talents and motivation for study.

During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents.

If you receive an offer of admission, you will additionally have to submit individual documents as notarized hardcopies by post to be enrolled.

Generally, applicants with a qualification for postgraduate studies (e.g. a bachelor’s) obtained outside of the EU / EEA must have their documents reviewed in advance through uni-assist.

In detail:

We may require additional documents depending on the type of educational background you earned and your country of origin. After accepting an offer of admission in TUMonline, you will receive a list of documents you must submit to TUM in hardcopy for enrollment.

Application period for winter semester: 01.04. - 31.05.
Application period for summer semester: 01.11. - 31.12.

During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents. Please be aware that we can only process your application if you upload all required documents within the application period.

We will review your application as soon as it is complete. Please check your TUMonline account regularly, to see if we have any queries to your documents or if you have to amend one or more documents.

After receiving admission, you will see in TUMonline which documents you have to submit for enrollment, and in which form. Please note that you always have to send the signed application for enrollment and all notarized hardcopies by post.

We recommend that you submit the documents for enrollment as soon as possible after receiving admission. If individual documents are not available by then, you can submit them up to 5 weeks after the start of the lecture period. You will, however, only be enrolled once we have received all documents. Proof of the completed bachelor's degree must be provided within one year of commencement of the master's program.

You can check the status of your application at any time in your TUMonline account.

Selection takes place through an aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment is a two-part procedure after the submission of an official application to a program. In this procedure, the TUM school or department determines whether you meet the specific requirements for its master’s degree program.

In the initial stages, the grades you obtained during your bachelor's program, as well as your written documents, will be evaluated using a point system. Depending on the amount of points accumulated, applicants are either immediately admitted, rejected or invited to an admissions test.

In detail:

The online application process takes place through our application portal TUMonline.

If the applicant cannot prove at least 8 weeks of internship in industry taken in the first degree, 8 weeks of internship will be required at the latest at the end of the second semester.

What are my options after earning this degree?

You have earned your master’s degree and are ready to start your career? TUM Alumni & Career can assist you with questions regarding professional orientation, job search and job application.

If you are interested in continuing your studies,  you will find information of doctoral studies at TUM, here.