HealthTech - Intelligent Assistance Systems in Health, Medicine and Nursing (B.Sc.)

Medical technology study in Schmalkalden

The constant change in our society brings with it some challenges for the healthcare system and new demands on medical technology:


  • Aging of the population
  • Lack of caregivers
  • Self-determined living at home until old age
  • Promotion of preventive health measures
  • Supply bottlenecks in rural areas

  • Health trends like self-tracking


Therefore, the need for assistive assistance systems and biofeedback technologies that record biometric data will increase in the future. It requires technical innovations that are accessible to everyone, regardless of their age and place of residence. Medical technology must become more mobile and holistic in the future.

This is exactly where the medical technology degree program from Thuringia comes in and provides you with knowledge in the

  • Health technology
  • Medical
  • care technology  


Full time, no NC

Duration of study:

7 semesters


Bachelor of Science



next study start:

for the winter semester, for the first time for the winter semester 2016/2017

Application deadline:

each for the 15th of July

Medical Engineering Study Structure

1st-3rd Semester:

  • mathematics
  • physics
  • computer science
  • applied Chemistry
  • Elektrotecnik
  • electronics
  • Electronic assemblies
  • control engineering
  • Medical basics
  • Business Basics
  • Financial and cost management
  • key qualifications
  • Business English


4-sixth Semester:

From the fourth semester of medical engineering studies, the basics will be further deepened.

Technical and mathematical-scientific compulsory modules:


  • microprocessor technology
  • measuring technology
  • Statistics, Optimization, Numerical Mathematics
  • Foundations of Information Technology
  • Interaction – human – machine
  • Basics of high frequency technology
  • microcontroller


Medical compulsory modules in medical technology studies:


  • Geriatric diseases, health care
  • HealthTech
  • Guidelines / Regulators for Medical Devices
  • Hygiene and ethics

Economical compulsory modules in medical technology studies:

  • Project and Innovation Managemen
  • Potential and investment management
  • Law


In addition, several elective modules are offered, from which you can choose freely.

General elective modules of medical technology:

  • Sensor technology in medicine
  • Electromagnetic compatibility
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • service Robotics
  • Technical English


7th semester:

  • practical phase
  • Bachelor Thesis and Colloquium


admission requirements

In order to be admitted to the medical engineering degree you need a general university entrance qualification, Fachhochschulreife, subject-specific university entrance qualification, successfully passed master’s examination or a successfully completed education as a state-certified technician or business administrator. If you have no higher education entrance qualification, but have completed vocational training and can prove at least 3 years of full-time employment, you can be admitted by successfully passing an entrance examination for medical technology studies.

Job prospects

For graduates of medical technology studies, there are numerous application possibilities in almost all branches of modern industrial society. With the practice-oriented study from Thuringia in the field of medical technology, as well as health and nursing technology, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering creates the best conditions for a successful entry into professional life. Depending on the selected focus of interest, they will find innovative fields of work in a wide variety of areas. 

Graduates of medical technology studies can work in the following areas:

  • Care Assistance Systems
  • telemedicine
  • medical equipment
  • intelligent sensor technology
  • Home automation for longer self-determined living
  • Health technologies
  • Security of personal data-age-appropriate services
  • consultation