Education (BUFA):

Certified prosthetist/orthotist

Postgraduate courses:
Diabetic foot, upper limb prosthetics, wheelchair and assistive devices, soft braces and compressive stockings

Short courses:
Transfemoral prosthetics, transtibial prosthetics, upper limb prosthetics, trunk orthosis, AFO/KAFO, insoles, soft orthotics, functional aids

Bachelor and Master programme (IMB):

B. Eng./M. Eng. Orthopädieingenieur

B. Eng. OI: 3-year programme, 180 ECTS
M. Eng. OI: 2-year programme, 120 ECTS

In cooperation with Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Department Mechatronics and Embedded Systems

Entry requirements: OT-Geselle (successfully passed journeyman’s examination as prosthetist/orthotist), ISPO Cat II, language certifi cate German DSD II or equivalent

Evaluation of further education (IQZ):

Evaluation and recognising of training programmes

Postgraduate qualifying

Registration based on health and care professional council (SGB V)


German Association of Orthopaedic Technology

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Münster University of Applied Sciences

Further Training Association for Orthopaedic Technology

Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Industry of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

325 Members of BUFA e. V. (registered association)

Applied research (IMB):

Gait and motion analysis

Functional design in prosthetics and orthotics

Quantitative assessment of function

Cooperation with different research groups

Bundesfachschule für Orthopädie-Technik

Schliepstraße 6-8
44135 Dortmund,
Fax: 0231-5591-333