Elite Network: Neuroengineering


Neu­roengi­neering is an emerg­ing inter­disci­plinary field that aims to trans­late find­ings in neuro­science to real-world practi­cal en­gineer­ing applica­tions. The overall goal of the study pro­gram is to edu­cate and to train stu­dents in the area be­tween engi­neering, medi­cine, biology and psy­cholo­gy; There­by provid­ing knowledge and skills, and broad­ening their mind, to envi­sion and to create innova­tive neu­ro-inspired sys­tems.

The Elite Graduate Program at a glance

DegreeMaster of Science
Duration of studyFour semesters
Place of studyMunich
Admission requirementsBachelor's degree (or equivalent) in electrical engineering, computer science, bio-medical engineering, psychology with an engineering minor or a similar degree
Language of instructionEnglish
Application deadlineMay 31st
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Begin of studiesWinter semester
HeadProf. Dr. Gordon Cheng
CoordinatorFlorian Rattei
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Further informationWebsite Neuroengineering

Shaping the future of Neurotechnology

MSNE aims to train excel­lent, open-minded stu­dents through an in­dividu­alized, highly inter­disci­plinary and interna­tionally com­petitive pro­gram, which allows them to be­comeleaders in this novel inter­disci­plinary area in the inter­section of neu­rosci­ence and engi­neer­ing.

These educa­tional experi­ences should enable them to perform ground­break­ing re­search as well as envi­sion and create innova­tive neu­ro-inspired sys­tems. MSNE pro­vides stu­dents with a unique knowledge and skill set, indi­vidual­ized by men­tor-ap­proved elec­tives, com­ple­mented by hands-on intern­ships, ear­ly-career training for in­de­pen­dent re­search, and aware­ness of ethical aspects of neu­ro-technol­ogy.

Portrait photo: Prof. Dr. Jakob Macke

Advances in neuroscience, machine learning and robotics provide great opportunities for neurotechnology. MSNE provides a unique training program for this emerging field, and it is a great pleasure to work with its outstanding students.

Prof. Dr. Jakob Macke

The MSNE pro­gram offers exclu­sive inter­disci­plinary educa­tion with inte­grated soft-skills train­ing, so that gradu­ates can better serve the grow­ing aca­demic, eco­nomical and societal de­mands. The MSNE gradu­ates will benefit from a unique training combi­nation of en­gineer­ing and neuro­science, sup­ple­mented by in-depth knowledge of societal needs, impact, and expec­tations of neu­roengi­neer­ing.

Snippets of the program

MSNE visiting TI

Neuroengineering Students of TUM visiting Texas Instruments. 

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Students lining up on stairs for a group picture right in front of an entrance, happy and a little bit exhausted after an intensive day.

Control by Thoughts

Moving out of the lab into real world settings: Mobile EEG and its applications in the Cybathlon challenge

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„Workshop participants are intensively discussing during a workshop break in a relaxed small-talk setting”

Snippets of the research

Machine Learning

Steffen Schneider explored adaption techniques in brains and machines in his master’s thesis.


During her research project at Lichtman Lab (Harvard University), MSNE-Student Elisa Pavarino analyzed the morphological wiring of newborn mouse nerve.

Human-Centered Neuroengineering

Nicolas Berberich is an alumnus of the Elite Graduate Program “Neuroengineering” at the Technical University of Munich. He investigated the concept of human-centered engineering with respect to neuroengineering education.