Simulation Based Engineering Sciences - Computational Medical Engineering - FEA, CFD and Explicit Dynamics

Simulation Based Engineering Sciences – Computational Medical Engineering

Focus on Simulation in Medicine at University Witten/Herdecke

The principles of engineering can be found in the most diverse fields of medicine and medical technology application, for example, in oral and facial surgery, orthopaedics and cardiology. Interdisciplinary work is the key to new innovations in this field..

The Certificate entitled “Computational Medical Engineering” is offered in collaboration with the Center for Training and Advanced Education at the University of Witten/Herdecke (near Dortmund, Germany).

Travel: flight to Dusseldorf (or Frankfurt), trains towards Dortmund.

This Certificate provides engineers with the necessary foundational medical knowledge required for medical applications.

The University Certificate “Computational Medical Engineering” consists of module courses as well as self-study phases and contains 15 ECTS points in total.

Every module concludes with an exam.

  • Possible Degrees:
    University Certificate, Module Studies
  • Program begins in September/October 2017
  • Flexible scheduling: Certificate is generally completed within six months
  • Comprehensive combination of modules as needed
  • Experienced professors from various universities and the field
  • The language of instruction is English
  • Lifelong learning: Even after degree completion, you can take module coursework.

Course Modules

Module 1: Medical Fundamentals for Engineers

After successful completion, you

  • will understand the structure of bones, muscles, and tendons in the human body.
  • will be able to describe composition and function of major joints as a basis for simulation models.
  • can explain the function of heart and blood circulation.

Module 2: Biomechanical Simulation I

After successful completion, you

  • will have an overview of the state-of-the-art and potential of simulation in medical applications.
  • will understand how to build biomechanical models.
  • will know the EU medicine regulations, especially in matters of simulation.
  • will have an overview of the potential to use simulation in a CE or FDA approval.

Module 3: Biomechanical Simulation II

After successful completion, you

  • will know from where to get material data for biomechanical simulations.
  • can determine load cases for the human body.
  • will know the huge potential and typical applications of multi-parameter optimization.
  • will have practiced your knowledge with relevant case studies.


To discuss your needs and for more details, please contact Mrs Anja Vogel at esocaet / CADFEM Germany:

Overview – Certificate of Advanced Studies in Simulation in Human Medicine:


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