Graduates of this programme have at their disposal not only the theoretical foundations of hearing technology and audiology and their practical applications but also an insight into the methods, problems, and findings of the most recent research. They are in a position to assess theories, methods, procedure models, tools, and systems according to scientific criteria, and to apply them to solving practical problems. They possess competent knowledge concerning the scientific planning, practical implementation, and statistical analysis of audiological studies, the principles of acoustic and digital signal and speech processing, and are able to implement such knowledge in the development of audio systems (e.g. hearing aids, entertainment electronics, studio acoustics, and telecommunications). They are familiar with the demands of group work, as well as the convincing presentation of their own and others' results.
In the course of this three semester master's programme, students earn 90 credit points. The course content takes the form of modules worth 6 or 12 credit points, which are completed in the first and second semesters. The programme finishes with a six month master's thesis module (30 credit points) with a strong scientific focus. Possible thematic areas are: system theory, hearing technology and audiology, audiology and medical physics, theoretical physics / mathematics, acoustics, mathematical modelling, engineering, and computing science. A 'bridge semester' is offered for applicants who don't have a bachelor's degree in hearing technology and audiology. In such cases, the programme usually lasts four semesters.
Lectures, seminars, practice sessions, and external internships.
Some modules are offered in English.
No other university offers a programme of this kind. The Universities of Applied Sciences in Wilhelmshaven, Oldenburg, and Elsfleth (Jade Hochschule) also participate.
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
The need for counselling and treatment in audiology and medical devices is very high and increasing due to listening habits and noise pollution. The demands of consumers for listening quality and listening experiences in the realm of communication are increasingly important. The following careers are possible: development engineer in hearing aid technology and telecommunications, engineer/consultant in acoustics, employee in clinical-audiological institutions, clinics, audiological centres, sales/technical managers in hearing aid/acoustics businesses, sales/support with manufacturers of medical devices, consultation in the area of otolaryngology, advising in education for the hearing impaired.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in Hearing Technology and Audiology or a related course of studies and specialist skills.
With a grade of 2.51 to 3.50:
CV including certification concerning previous advanced training and continuing education letter of motivation (for requirements see the admissions regulations)
This is an open admissions degree course. Application for the first semester is possible in both the winter and summer semesters.
The application deadline for the winter semester is 15 July.
The application deadline for the summer semester is 15 January.