Biomedical Computing (BMC)

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Der Masterstudiengang Biomedical Computing verbindet Informatik mit Biologie und Medizin. Sein Ziel ist die Weiterentwicklung bestehender Diagnose- und Behandlungsmöglichkeiten in der Medizin durch innovative Softwarelösung und bildgebende Verfahren. Die Unterrichtssprache ist Englisch.

Fakultät für Informatik


Art des Studiums
  • Vollzeit
Erforderlicher Sprachnachweis Unterrichtssprache
  • Englisch
Art der Zulassung Beginn des Studiums
  • Nur zum Wintersemester möglich
Regelstudienzeit (in Semestern)
  • 4 Semester (Vollzeit)
Credits Kosten

Infos zum Studium

Worum geht es in diesem Studiengang?

Computer-assisted medical imaging technology plays a crucial role in modern clinical environments, as medical diagnosis and treatment are increasingly supported by imaging procedures. Consequently, there is a growing demand for specialists in this field, situated at the intersection of computer science and medicine. The dynamic field of biomedical computing, thus, combines computer science with aspects of biology and medicine. A master's in Biomedical Computing qualifies graduates for a range of exciting careers in research institutes or industry, in both theoretical and application-oriented fields.

Wie ist das Studium aufgebaut?

The Master’s in Biomedical Computing is taught in English over four semesters, beginning in the winter semester. It consists of lectures, seminars, practical courses, and a clinical project in which students gain valuable practical experience.

In semesters 1-3, you will complete compulsory modules in the fields of computer science and medicine, including computer-aided medical procedures, medical instrumentation, computer-aided trauma surgery, medical information processing, and pathophysiology. You will also choose elective modules from the following areas:

  • Imaging
  • Mathematical methods and scientific computing
  • Programming and software engineering
  • Image processing, computer vision, and pattern recognition
  • Computer graphics, augmented reality, and visualization
  • Professional and transferrable skills

In semester 4, you will work on a master's thesis involving the independent, in-depth study of a chosen area of biomedical computing.

In welcher Sprache wird der Studiengang unterrichtet?

Required language skills for admission:

You need sufficient English 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 English 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 English.

Welche Kompetenzen und Fertigkeiten erwerbe ich?

The program bridges the gap between computer science and medicine, focusing on software and imaging solutions for computer-aided medical procedures. As a graduate, you have acquired key skills in the areas of medical data acquisition and management, medical ontologies and the physics of medical imaging, medical image processing, visualization, advanced user interfaces, and computer-aided medical solutions. The mandatory clinical project and the medical courses, taught and directed by experts from the TUM School of Medicine, provide you with a unique understanding of medical problems in imaging, interventions, and diagnosis. Moreover, the program is designed to allow students to create their own unique academic profile from the extensive range of modules offered through the TUM Department of Informatics.

Welche beruflichen Möglichkeiten habe ich mit diesem Abschluss?

A master's in Biomedical Computing qualifies graduates for a range of exciting careers in research institutes or industry, in both theoretical and application-oriented fields. 

Bewerbung und Zulassung

Was muss ich zum Bewerbungsverfahren wissen?

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. 

You must apply online using the TUMonline application portal. After completing the online application process, you will receive a list of documents you must submit to TUM in hard copy by the application deadline.  

In detail:  

Welche Bewerbungszeiträume und -fristen muss ich beachten?

Bewerbungsfrist für das Wintersemester: 01.01. - 31.05.

Nach Abschluss der Onlinebewerbung erhalten Sie in TUMonline den Antrag und eine Liste mit den Unterlagen, die Sie für die Bewerbung einreichen müssen. Dort sehen Sie auch, ob wir die Dokumente für die Zulassung oder für die Immatrikulation benötigen. 

Der unterschriebene Antrag muss bis zum Ende der Bewerbungsfrist eingegangen sein. Die Dokumente für die Zulassung benötigen wir ebenfalls bis zum Ende der Bewerbungsfrist, um Ihre Bewerbung bearbeiten zu können. Wenn Ihnen einzelne Dokumente für die Zulassung nicht rechtzeitig vorliegen, können Sie diese bis zum 15.08. nachreichen. 

Reichen Sie auch alle Dokumente, die wir für Ihre Immatrikulation benötigen, so bald wie möglich ein. Wenn Ihnen einzelne Dokumente für die Immatrikulation noch nicht vorliegen, dann können Sie diese bis 5 Wochen nach Vorlesungsbeginn nachreichen. Sie können erst immatrikuliert werden, wenn uns alle Dokumente vorliegen; wir empfehlen daher dringend, alles mit ausreichend Vorlauf einzureichen. 

Kontrollieren Sie regelmäßig Ihren TUMonline Account. Dort sehen Sie, ob wir Rückfragen zu Ihren Dokumenten haben, oder ob Sie einzelne Unterlagen noch ergänzen oder korrigieren müssen. 

Wie wählt die TUM die Studierenden aus?

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 admittedrejected or invited to an admissions interview. For international students living abroad, the interview may be conducted via phone or online.

Wo geht's zur Online-Bewerbung?

The online application process takes place through our application portal TUMonline

Muss ich ein Praktikum absolvieren?

This degree program does not encompass a compulsory internship nor is an internship a requirement for admission. However, it is recommendable, as a rule, to gain practical experience as soon as possible.

Wie kann es nach dem Studiengang weitergehen?

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.