Knowledge of the human being creates new products
Sports, health care and technologies – three areas that have a lot to do with each other: in a general sense, but, above all, from a technology-based perspective, such as that of engineers when it comes to the development of new technologies and products in these fields of application.
The degree course
In "Sports and Health Care Engineering", typical engineering disciplines, such as materials engineering, construction and product design or production techniques in combination with a fundamental understanding of the human organism play an important role. The study program attaches great importance to profound knowledge in the form of fundamentals of anatomy, biomechanics, physiology etc. as this is the basis for the development of new products in the sports and health care sector as well as in other industries where, for example, ergonomic issues have a great impact on product development. The study program imparts fundamentals of natural sciences with an interdisciplinary approach and directly relates them to the application. Practical modules, a practical semester and project work prepare the students for their professional life.
Major fields of study:
- Training Devices
- Mobility and Safety
- Assistive Technologies
- Healthy Working Environments
There is a wide range of career prospects for design, development and production engineers in sports and health-care product development and in the field of product tests. Furthermore, the interdisciplinary orientation of the degree course qualifies the graduates for other industries, for example the automotive sector.