Medical Engineering

Medical Engineering

Medical Engineering encompasses the development of methods, technical devices and materials for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. The aims are to increase life expectancy, improve quality of life and optimize cost structures in the healthcare sector. Researchers from FAU’s Faculty of Engineering are making fundamental contributions to medical imaging, telemedicine, biomaterials, robotics, therapeutic systems and basic research in biomedicine. FAU’s close collaboration with Siemens Healthcare, the Fraunhofer Innovation Cluster ‘Personal Health’ and numerous companies in the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region that are affiliated with the high-tech cluster Medical Valley provide an excellent environment for research in the field of health technology and medical engineering.

Medical technology specialists are highly sought-after by companies and research institutes, which is why the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg offers a three-year bachelors and two-year master’s program in medical engineering. This program offers in-depth engineering training, capitalizing on the strong regional health care industry as well as offering interdisciplinary collaborations with clinicians and researchers at the University Clinics Erlangen. The international standing of our medical engineering program is underscored by collaborations and student exchange programs with leading universities worldwide.

Outstanding Activities


Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Jürgen Schüttler

Direktor der Anästhesiologischen Klinik

Department of Anaesthesiology
Chair of Anaesthesiology (Prof. Dr. Schüttler)

Prof. Dr. Björn Eskofier

Department Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering (AIBE)
Lehrstuhl für Maschinelles Lernen und Datenanalytik

Prof. Dr. Ben Fabry

Institute of Condensed Matter Physics
Lehrstuhl für Biophysik (Prof. Dr. Fabry)