Biomedical Engineering Sciences: Master’s degree program at UAS Technikum Wien

What will I learn in this degree program?

The Biomedical Engineering Sciences master’s degree program is taught in English and produces biomedical engineers with an emphasis in medical technology, medical IT systems, health informatics, and telemedicine. The degree program is intended for graduates of the Biomedical Engineering bachelor’s degree program and graduates of other technical UAS and university programs as well as people with professional experience in the field of medical technology. Students learn to:

  • Identify and apply the medical technology equipment and methods generally used in hospitals and doctors’ offices
  • Explain the functionality of complex medical equipment
  • Conduct training sessions on complex medical equipment and systems for technical and medical personnel
  • Cooperate in the planning and optimization of products and manufacturing processes for medical technology equipment and systems
  • Conduct clinical studies in cooperation with medical personnel and evaluate the statistical methods required for this
  • Use simple robotic and mechatronic installations in the medical and biological sciences environment
  • Understand the typical perspectives and needs of various user groups (doctors, nursing staff, other healthcare service providers, patients, administrators, etc.) in the medical field and requirements engineering
  • Describe and evaluate the resulting requirements for equipment and systems
  • Present user requirements as use cases and in diagrams, and develop simple system architectures based on user requirements
  • Evaluate the applicability of standards (e.g. IHE, HL7, CEN, ISO, IEEE, Continua Health Alliance) to specific situations and adapt and develop standards in cooperation with other specialists
  • Assess and describe the technical and organizational requirements as well as the time and expense needed for IT networking projects and the integration of subsystems and various technologies
  • Evaluate and select interoperability standards for specific situations and in this way contribute to the design, planning, construction, and operation of telemedicine centers

→ More information: Curriculum of the Biomedical Engineering Sciences master’s degree program

What opportunities does the optional double degree program offer?

The program is also offered as a double degree program in cooperation with the Brno University of Technology (BUT) in the Czech Republic. Students of the Biomedical Engineering Sciences master’s degree program who are accepted into the double degree program study at UAS Technikum Wien the first year and at BUT the second year. After successfully completing the program, they receive two academic degrees.

What will I be able to do in the field after earning this degree?

Specialists in the field of biomedical engineering sciences are highly sought-after on the job market:

  • Among other areas, they work in the pharmaceuticals industry in medical technology or biomedical labs, in research institutes and clinics, in research and development and in the operation of medical equipment, at manufacturing companies, in research facilities, and at hospitals.
  • For example, they work as product managers, regulatory issues managers, risk managers, quality managers, employees in research and development departments, or interdisciplinary computer scientists.
  • Their typical tasks include identifying and implementing user requirements for healthcare applications, planning and performing risk and reliability analyses for medical equipment, and instructing and training technical and medical personnel as well as other users.

→ More information: Career prospects for graduates of the Master's degree program Biomedical Engineering Sciences

What are the admission requirements?

Applicants to this master’s degree program must have a bachelor’s degree and/or other recognized academic degree from a technical university of applied sciences or university with at least 180 ECTS credits.

→ More information: Admission requirements for the Biomedical Engineering Sciences Master’s degree program

What advanced programs does UAS Technikum Wien offer?

UAS Technikum Wien provides support through its lifelong learning offerings even after students complete their master’s program. The UAS Technikum Wien Alumni Club gives its members a number of advantages, and the Technikum Wien Academy offers a wide range of further education options, ranging from one-day seminars to post-graduate master’s courses.

Program Director, Deputy Program Director

Stefan Sauermann

FH-Prof. DI Dr. Stefan Sauermann

Program Director Biomedical Engineering Sciences
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Mathias Forjan

Mathias Forjan, MSc

Deputy Program Director
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Marion Mittelmaier

Mag. Marion Mittelmaier

Administrative Assistant Environmental Management and Ecotoxicology
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Conference Report: HL7 FHIR Developer Days

Biomedical Engineering Sciences student Mahmoud Alakraa reports from an international conference.