Frequently Asked Questions
Please read the questions and answers below if there is anything unclear to you concerning the Master's program in Biomedical Computing. If you then still have a question, please do not hesitate to e-mail our contact person.
1. Am I eligible to participate in the Master's program in Biomedical Computing?
You need to have a bachelor degree in mathematics, computer science, physics, engineering, or something comparable. Moreover, your degree given by your particular university needs to be accredited by TUM. For any inquiries on your eligibility please write an email including your bachelor degree and the name of your university to the central admission office, efv(at)in.tum.de.
2. What is the difference between the Master's programs in Biomedical Computing and Biomedical Engineering?
These are two totally different Master's programs. While Biomedical Computing is offered by the Computer Science Department in collaboration with the Medical Schools of Munich, the Biomedical Engineering program is headed by the Mechanical Engineering Department of TUM. Therefore the focus of the Biomedical Engineering program lies on material engineering aspects. Our program focuses on software and mainly on imaging-related issues and solutions for computer-aided medical procedures.
3. What is the total number of ECTS credits required per semester?
Please read the study regulations, which are linked on the website. In short: You have to earn at least 120 credits in the 4 semesters. 30 are reserved for your Master's Thesis, so for each of the 3 other semesters you need about 30 credits. You are free to distribute the courses to take over your study time, as discussed and decided with your studies advisor.
4. Is it possible to take German language classes?
Our university offers plenty of German classes, which you can find in the web. There is typically no fee for these language courses. However, language courses are an additional offer to your education and they are not part of our study program. You are encouraged to attend a German language course, but you will not be credited within our Master's program.
5. Are there alternatives to lectures taught in German language?
In the study plan there are enough courses offered in English to fulfill all ECTS requirements and still have a broad choice for different lectures.
6. What does "Englisch n. V." mean?
This means that if all students who attend the lecture are able to speak German, it will be held in German, otherwise in English.