Advanced Seminar Medical Engineering
The Advanced Seminar Medical Engineering is a course format with a smaller amount of students and a lecturer, during which you will analyse and present a topic of the field of Medical Engineering, discuss it with the other participants and document your results in the form of a written report (seminar achievement = presentation and written report).
You can choose from a large selection of seminars each semester, which you can find in your seminar catalog (see “General Study Information Master’s program” in the menu on the left; remember to choose the correct FPO version!). You may choose any seminar listed in the catalog without having to consult your professor or study advisor. Seminars marked with an orange background are taught in English.
The module “Advanced Seminar Medical Engineering”/M4 in the Master’s program has a workload of 5 ECTS in total, hence you can either fulfil it by taking one 5 ECTS seminar or two 2,5 ECTS seminars.
IMPORTANT: Seminars require a previous registration, which usually takes place a few weeks or months before the actual seminar starts. Please inform yourself early on via UnivIS.
The Advanced Seminar Medical Engineering of the Master degree program is a graded achievement.
If you want to attend a seminar not listed in the catalog, please check if you will receive 2.5 or 5 ECTS credits and a grade for completion and ask your lecturer if you may work on a Medical Engineering subject for the seminar. Afterwards, contact your study advisor. Only then you will receive a confirmation allowing you to incorporate the achievements of the seminar in your studies.
If you intend to work on an extensive seminar project (after consulting your lecturer) exceeding the required workload for the M4 module you can use the additional ECTS credits from this project for the module group Academic Laboratory, Flexible Budget Faculty of Engineering or Free Choice Uni. For this, your lecturer must issue a second certificate including the title of the seminar and the remark “Zusatzleistung” (additional achievement).
Taking the same seminar module twice:
You are only allowed to take the same seminar twice (e.g. for “Free Choice Uni”/”Flexible Budget Faculty of Engineering”) after previous consultation with and the agreement of your lecturer. The decision whether the contents of the seminar are different enough so that it makes sense to take it a second time has to be made by the person who is responsible for the module. You cannot generally assume that is it sufficient to work on a presentation for a different topic.
In any case your certificates (“Scheine”) have to mention your presentation topic so that the examinations office can verify that you took two separate seminar modules.