MSc in Engineering | Profile Medical Engineering

As a graduate of the Master of Science in Engineering with the profile Medical Engineering, your in-depth knowledge of medical technology enables you to improve the quality of life of many patients. You work on new medical technology products as well as improving existing devices and applications. Specialists with a master’s degree in medical engineering are much in demand in the production and servicing of medical devices, but also in the licensing and quality management sectors.

As a graduate of the Medical Engineering profile, you

  • have a wide-ranging knowledge in the field of medical engineering, 
  • are able to analyse and solve complex interdisciplinary problems involving medical technology and 
  • develop appropriate engineering solutions for these.

Master of Science in Engineering


  • Title/Degree Master of Science in Engineering (MSc)
  • Specialisations Medical Engineering
  • Mode of study Full-time | max. 3 semesters
    Part-time | max. 7 semesters
  • Start date Week 8 and Week 38
  • Application deadline 31 July | autumn semester
    31 December | spring semester
  • ECTS credits 90 ECTS credits: Total
    30 ECTS credits: Theory modules
    60 ECTS credits: Profile specialisation
  • Teaching language German and English, or French and English (in each case at least language level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • Location Biel, Burgdorf
  • School School of Engineering and Computer Science


  • Programme Handbook

Master of Science in Engineering


The degree of Master of Science in Engineering with the profile Medical Engineering opens up an exciting field of work at the intersection of medicine and engineering with plenty of contact to physicians and patients. At the same time, you work in future-oriented areas of healthcare, primarily in diagnostics, prevention and rehabilitation.

Professional skills

This degree course provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to plan and carry out design studies and development projects for medical technology products, instruments and systems. This includes knowing the regulatory requirements for the approval process for medical devices. The course enables you to recognise and analyse multidisciplinary problems and to develop engineering solutions on your own.

Entry qualifications

Bachelor of Science in electrical and information technology, computer science, microtechnology and medical technology, medical informatics or a comparable bachelor’s degree. An assessment of candidates’ qualifications is part of the admission process at each university of applied sciences.


The focus of the master’s degree programme is on specialising in greater depth; two-thirds of the programme is devoted to this and is completed within a research unit of a university of applied sciences. Within the scope of this specialisation, you will write two project theses and the master’s thesis.

One-third of your degree programme is reserved for theory, which is taught in modules. These theory modules are subdivided into three areas:

  • Technical Scientific Modules | TSM
  • Fundamental Theoretical Principles | FTP
  • Context Modules | CM

Your degree programme is planned with the support of your advisor. This study advisor will also advise you on the choice of theory modules and specialisation.

We cooperate with the following institutes:

Institute for Human Centered Engineering HuCE

Institute for Medical Informatics I4MI

Do you have any more questions?

Prof. Dr Thomas Niederhauser, Head of the Medical Engineering profile of this master’s degree programme, will be happy to advise you personally. We look forward to hearing from you.

Master of Science in Engineering

The Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering covers a wide range of specialist skills. They are currently divided into 14 profiles throughout Switzerland. The Master of Science in Engineering can be obtained from Bern University of Applied Sciences in ten profiles.