Qualification Assessment (QFV)

The procedure for qualification assessment is regulated in the General Examination Regulations for the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes at the School of Engineering of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Section 29 and Appendix 1, as well as in the Degree Programme and Examination Regulations for the Master’s Degree Programme Medical Engineering (FPOMT; current German version FPO 2019 see here, English version not yet available).

A short description of the process:

Every application that is submitted on time and with all required documents is subject of a two-phase procedure for qualification assessment.

In the first phase, your application documents are evaluated:

How are the grades? Did the person achieve a final grade of 2.5 or better (according to the German grading system)?
Is the Bachelor’s degree discipline-specific, discipline-related or not equivalent?
A discipline-specific degree with a final grade of 2.5 or better facilitates a direct admission. Applicants with a non-equivalent degree are rejected.

In the second phase, applicants with a discipline-related degree and/or a final grade slightly worse than 2.5 will attend an oral/Skype admission examination in which the following criteria will be tested:

  • competent knowledge of the basics of the subject (mathematics, physics, algorithms),
  • consolidated knowledge of a field of medical engineering corresponding to the chosen eligible specialisation in the Master’s degree programme,
  • motivation for the Master´s programme, which constitutes in a description of a relevant discipline-related project, knowledge of discipline-specific publications or a statement explaining your interest in a certain branch of study from the Master´s programme,
  • a positive prognosis based on improving progress during your course of study.

If you are invited to an interview, you will be informed about it in detail at least 7 days in advance.

The admission can also be granted under certain conditions:

If your Bachelor’s degree is not entirely equivalent, you may have to complete additional certain classes with a workload of up to 20 ECTS credits within the first year of your studies in order to be allowed to continue.

If your Bachelor’s certificate has not yet been issued at the time of your application, you must hand it in at the Student Records Office at the time of enrollment.