Biomedical Engineering

Module nameBiomedical Engineering
Type of moduleSelectable mandatory module
Learning results,
competencies, qualification goals
The student is able to:
  • refer to knowledge about biomedical sensors,
  • detect the functions, benefits and limits of biosensors,
  • select the correct sensors for medical applications,
  • identify risks of biosensors for the human body,
  • use microsystems for health care,
  • apply safety measures, which have to be considered during the creation and implementation of microsystems.

Learning results with regard to the objectives of the course of study:
  • Gaining deeper insight into the mathematical and natural science areas
  • Gaining a deeper knowledge about the specific electrical fundamentals
  • Acquiring enhanced and applied subject-specific basics
  • Identifying and classifying complex electro-technical and interdisciplinary tasks
  • Being confident in the ability to apply and evaluate analytical methods
  • Being able to create and evaluate solving methods independently
  • Familiarising oneself with new areas of knowledge, running searches and assessing the results
  • Gaining important and profound experience in the area of practical technical skills and engineering activities
  • Working and researching in national and international contexts
Types of courses4 SWS (semester periods per week):       3 SWS lecture
                                                                 1 SWS exercise
Course contents

This course is divided into three parts:

  • The first part serves to introduce biomedical sensors. In this respect, the simple basics of various converters (mechanical, thermal, magnetic, chemical, optical biosensors) will be presented first and this is going to be followed by an introduction of the micro-sensors for ions (ISFET ) , gas sensors ( GASFET ) and of BioMEMS`,
  • The second part provides an overview of the microsystems in biomedical engineering. A brief introduction to semiconductor technology is given and after that the materials that were used for it are going to be introduced. Finally, some basic electronic circuits for sensors and microsystems (analogue and digital) are going to be presented,
  • The third part deals with the communication between the sensors and microsystems in biomedical engineering.
Teaching and learning methods
(forms of teaching and learning)
Lecture, presentation, learning by teaching, self-regulated learning, problem-based learning
Frequency of the module offeringWinter term
Language English
Requirements for the
participation in the module
Prerequisites according to examination regulations
Student  workload180 h:   60 h attendance studies
             120 h personal studies
Academic performancesNone
Precondition for the
admission to the
examination performance
Examination performanceDepending on the number of participants: written exam 60 – 180 min., or oral exam 20 – 40 min.
Number of credits
of the module
6 credits and 1 credit of them applies to the integrated key competencies

In charge of the moduleProf. Dr. Josef Börcsök
Teacher of the moduleDr. Ali Hayek
Forms of mediaBlack board, slides, exercises
Literature referencesScript/slides are going to be handed out at the beginning of the lecture.

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