Hospital Planning & Engineering

  • StudienmodellBachelor's
  • StudienbeginnAutumn semester
  • RegelstudienzeitThree and a half years
  • ZulassungsmodusNo admission restrictions
  • StudienortGiessen
  • Kosten/BesonderheitenSemester fee

From the 2020-21 autumn semester no new admissions for the course will be permitted. The final new admissions to be considered will be those students choosing to begin the course in the 2019-20 autumn semester.   
To allow those students enrolled in the course to complete their degree, the course will be closed at the end of the 2024-25 autumn semester (on 31 March 2025).

This undergraduate course focuses on the planning, construction and management of hospitals as an interdisciplinary task. For engineers with a special knowledge of the technical management of hospitals as high-tech facilities, global developments in health care mean challenging duties in the future.  

The technical management of a hospital includes the planning, calls for bids, the construction supervision, inspection and maintenance of buildings and building and medical facilities and equipment.  Chief engineers normally work in management level interdisciplinary teams along with the chief medical officer, the management board and nursing management. They provide advice on all technical issues, and their duties include a lot of responsibility.

The department operates its own research and operating theatre with ambient air and hygienic conditions testing facilities. Here students have the opportunity to complete exercises and carry out tests. In cooperation with hospitals, the course also includes internships pertaining for instance to public health engineering and ventilation and air conditioning. During these projects students can use the university's measuring devices. The department conducts application oriented research and maintains contacts to other researchers. Students can become part of the department's research activities by working on department projects dealing with hospital and medical technology.

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