Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality
Lehrstuhl für Informatikanwendungen in der Medizin & Augmented Reality

Lab Course / Praktikum: Project Management and Software Development for Medical Applications

by Prof. Nassir Navab
Team: Beatrice Demiray, Javier Esteban, Hendrik Burwinkel
Type: Master Practical Course Module IN2106
SWS: 6
Programs: Biomedical Computing (Master), Informatics (Master)
ECTS: 10 Credits

Preliminary Meeting ("Vorbesprechung"): Tuesday, 09.07.2019 at 11:00 - 12:00 CEST in the CAMP Seminar Room 03.13.010 Download Slides

The course will be conducted in English.


  • !Important! We are aware of the MVG strike today due to which many interested students will not be able to attend the preliminary meeting. This will not affect your chances to get matched to this course!
  • 01.07.19: Preliminary Meeting scheduled.
  • 01.07.2019: Course website created.


Registration through the TUM matching system is mandatory. Keep in mind that your chances to be assigned to the course increase if you give it a higher rank in your choices. If you already have a potential project, notify the course tutors via e-mail as soon as possible. This increases your chances to be assigned to the course, but in any case you have to register through the matching system. For further details about how the matching system works and its schedule please check this website.

General content

This Lab Course is intended to teach the basic concepts of software project management and development for medical applications. You will be confronted with a brief introduction to software project management concepts such as requirement analysis, software design, coding guidelines and unified modeling language (UML). In addition, topics like software version control, deployment engineering and testing will be explored. You will be assigned a medical software project to apply the mentioned concepts in a real-life scenario with clinical, industrial or research partners.

Project Proposals

In this lab course, students work on clinical software projects and find solutions for problems in the field of medical applications. The student's workload should be around 10-14 hours per week for a period of 3 months on the assigned project (10 ECTS course).

Each project is expected to have one contact person (supervisor) who should be available for regular updates or if the student needs any help. In addition, the supervisors are kindly invited to participate in the student presentations (Requirements, Intermediate, Final) taking place at the CAMP chair. Each project supervisor will decide on 50% of the grade based on the student’s performance in the project. The other 50% will be decided upon by the class coordinators, based on the quality of project management and presentation skills of the student.

The project proposal should give a short introduction into the context and describe the most important aspects and expected outcome of the project. Furthermore it should clearly state the required (and optional) skills (programming language, experience with certain libraries etc.).

If you have a suitable project, preferably with a clinical or industrial partner, you are kindly invited to fill out the project proposal template and send it to Beatrice Demiray (), Javier Esteban () and Hendrik Burwinkel () as soon as possible.
The deadline for proposal submission is Sunday, September 8th, 2019.


This course requires basic knowledge of C++ or similar OO programming language. The concepts of OO programming and other concepts as conducted in the Introduction to CS lecture are assumed.

Available Projects

Projects will be announced in due time and presented during the introductory meeting. Please communicate a selection of 3 choices, each with an explanation (ca. 5 sentences) for why you want to work on this project and how you meet the requirements specified in the project proposal by tbd CEST. Use the Student Application Template provided under Download.

Project ID Student Project Title Supervisor Additional Material


Passing Requirements

  • Attendance and active participation in ALL presentation and hands-on meetings, in particular questions after each presentation.
  • Presence during the lectures is not mandatory but highly recommended.
  • Submission of all assignments in time.
  • Presentation of your final assignment results.
  • Upload of the presentation slides on the day of your presentation. Details will be provided in the introduction.




Documenting your code

  • Doxygen, a documentation system for C++, C, Java, Objective-C, Python, IDL (Corba and Microsoft flavors), Fortran, VHDL, PHP, C#, and to some extent D.

MS Visual Studio (2015)



Other useful tools and libraries

Title: Project Management and Software Development for Medical Applications
Professor: Prof. Nassir Navab
Tutors: Beatrice Demiray, Javier Esteban, Hendrik Burwinkel
Type: Praktikum
Information: 6 SWS, 10 ECTS Credits (Module IN2106)
Term: 2019WiSe

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