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International Study Course in Clinical Engineering
Fachhochschule Giessen-Friedberg
University of Applied Sciences


Address Fachhochschule Giessen-Friedberg, Fachbereich KMUB, Clinical Engineering, Wiesenstr. 14, D-35390 Giessen, Germany
Tel. No. +49 (0)641-309-2514
Fax No. +49 (0)641-309-2929
E-mail address
Course Bachelor of Engineering in Clinical Engineering
Type of course International studies in Clinical Engineering: a three years course resulting in a Bachelor of Engineering in Clinical Engineering degree. The Bachelor degree enables to continue studies in the German diploma course in Medical Engineering (fourth year) and qualifies for postgraduate studies.
Date of commencement A new course will start every year in October
Class size 20
Cost/Fees Tuitions fees on the undergraduate level for international and German students are paid by the German government. Fees for student social services and regional busses and trains, currently EURO 190,- per semester, compulsory health insurance cost about EURO 60,- per month.
Accommodation Available
Application deadline Annual deadline for submission of full set of application papers is the 30th April. The papers must include authenticated copies of all official documents (certificates etc.) in English or German.
Ecxhange partner schools Up to one fourth of teaching take place in well-equipped laboratories alongside active R&D cooperation with partners in external institutions such as engineering companies, academic hospitals and public authorities. There are numerous partnerships with universities in France, Great Britain and Ireland, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, South Africa and the US which offer student the chance of studying abroad.
Admissions requirements * Higher education entrance qualification (A-Level, Fachhochschulreife, or equivalent with good marks in mathematics and physics)
* Proof of sufficient knowledge in English language (e.g. TOEFL test paper-based => 550 scores, computer-based =>213 scores, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency, or IELTS Academic Modules, minimum grade 7.0) and
* Certificate of a German language course with declaration of hours (minimum 360 hours)
Course director Prof. Dr. W. Trampisch


About the Course of Clinical Engineering

Clinical Engineering

Clinical Engineering is an interdisciplinary engineering (not medical!) degree course, based on natural science and electronics. It is a three years course resulting in the degree “Bachelor of Engineering” in Clinical Engineering.

During the first year the initial modules are taught entirely in English, with accompanying intensive German language courses. With the beginning of the second year most of the lectures are offered in German. The curriculum was developed to meet both the future needs of hospitals and industry. Within small groups and supported by tutors the students learn the scientific and engineering principles, they gain economic knowledge, managerial and communicative skills.


The courses consist of lectures, guided exercises and laboratory exercises, and require weekly homework in each subject. Additionally excursions to hospitals and companies working in the field of medical technology / clinical engineering will be offered.

Professional Field of Clinical Engineering

"A clinical engineer is a professional who supports and advances patient care by applying engineering and managerial skills to healthcare technology" (Definition by the Clinical Engineering Division of the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering)

Graduates will be able to work as clinical engineers in hospitals and other health care services and take over responsibility for quality, maintenance and economic operation of medical devices. They can be involved in planning and putting into operation of new hospitals. At manufacturers' of medical devices they are specialized to work in typical customer-oriented positions as product and project managers, marketing and sales persons, service and application engineers. They can set up an own service, sales or consultant company.


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