The curriculum of the first semester includes the basics of neural and cognitive systems – in particular, auditory processing and perception, biomedical signal and image processing as well as the practical manufacture of active implants using microsystem technologies.
The second semester imparts expertise of neural signal analysis and mathematical modelling of neuronal activity. Additionally, the courses deepen the students' knowledge of clinical neurophysiology and neuroprosthetics. Students acquire fundamental knowledge of risk management and biocompatibility, particularly with regard to implantable systems.
The compulsory courses are supplemented by elective modules.
All courses include a high percentage of hands-on work for consolidation and realisation of imparted knowledge. The students will implement a larger project in a 9 ECTS project work module during the second semester.
Student projects and theses can be carried out at our labs or with one of our external collaboration partners (e.g. Bosenberg Clinics, Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Saarland University Hospital).
Moreover, students can apply for a practical internship with one of our collaboration partners abroad. In this way, students will reinforce their acquired skills and deal with real-world research or clinical problems.
Supervising professors and other academic staff will provide intensive guidance throughout the programme. Whenever possible, highly qualified guest lecturers will contribute to research and teaching.
The third semester is devoted to the Master’s thesis, which can expand the winter semester project work or can be authored externally. The results of the Master’s project will be presented in a seminar session.
Publication of this work is encouraged, and past thesis work has frequently been published in scientific journals and/or presented at relevant international conferences.
For further information, please refer to our course description.