BMC Master's Program

The Master program in Biomedical Computing is taught over four semesters.

Semesters 1 to 3 are dedicated to studying mandatory fundamental medical science and technology courses. Remaining credits are filled with complementary courses that depend on the students' previous education. Computer science majors can choose from advanced course in mathematics, whereas mathematics and physics majors can select from a set of computer science courses.

In semesters 2 and 3, students attend additional mandatory courses related to medicine and visual computing and acquire practical experience by participating in practical courses and the clinical project. Students usually finish their coursework at the end of the third semester.

Semester 4 is reserved for the Master's thesis. The program offers you the possibility of working on your thesis at one of the partner universities of TUM if you are interested in a particular topic. Completing your master thesis at an external company or research institute is also possible. In those cases, at least one professor of TUM has to act as an examiner of the thesis.

Course Plan

The successful completion of the BMC Master Program requires 120 credits: 90 credits for lectures, exercises, seminars and practical courses; 30 credits for the Master's Thesis. The credits split up into compulsory and elective modules according to the following scheme:

Scheme for students who start in winter term 2016/17

  • 26 credits for Compulsory Informatics Modules
  • 16 credits for Compulsory Medical Modules
  • minimum of 48 credits for Elective Modules including Support Elective Modules

Scheme for students who started before winter term 2016/17

  • 25 credits for Compulsory Informatics Modules
  • 16 credits for Compulsory Medical Modules
  • minimum of 49 credits for Elective Modules including Support Elective Modules
SemCreditsCompulsory Electives
130

IN2021 Computer Aided Medical Procedures,
6 ECTS

Modules from the Elective Course Catalog BMC (including Support Elective Modues) amounting to 18 credits

Medical Instrumentation and Computer Aided Surgery,
6 ECTS

230

IN2022 Computer Aided Medical Procedures II,
5 ECTS

Modules from the Elective Course Catalog BMC (including Support Elective Modues) amounting to 21 credits

Medical Imaging Technology,
4 ECTS

30

IN2107 Master Seminar
5/4*) ECTS

Modules from the Elective Course Catalog BMC (including Support Elective Modues) amounting to 9/10*) credits

IN2249 Clinical Internship,
10 ECTS

Medical Information Processing and Pathophysiology,
6 ECTS

430

Master's thesis,
30 ECTS

 *) the first number refers to students who start in winter term 2016/17 the second number to students who started before winter term 2016/17