M.Sc. Health Care IT

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR726 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English, German (IELTS accepted)
Carinthia University of Applied Sciences | Spittal an der Drau, Austria
The Master degree study program ‘Health Care IT’ was developed with the vision and goal to meet the information technology as well as the organizational development requirements and challenges in the healthcare sector. Our students will learn to deal with these challenges through a thorough practice-oriented university education. The core competence of the degree study program is the deepening of the fundamental understanding of the technical and organizational requirements within the information and communication technologies in the healthcare sector. Successful careers for our graduates are practically guaranteed through the acquired skill sets which can be put to use in solving the current requirements necessary in the fields of medical informatics, medical engineering and healthcare economics as well as future technical challenges. Students can specialize in either of the following areas of emphasis •Medical Engineering and Image Processing •Health Informatics

Description of Health Care IT


Life Science Technology

The area of emphasis Life Science Technology focuses on topics in the area of medical engineering research and development. A special field of interest in this context is medical imaging systems and the resulting medical image processing. This career field provides an especially interesting interface between technology, organization and medicine.

  • Medical device engineering
  • Telemedicine
  • Medical Imaging
  • Medical Image Processing and Pattern Recognition
  • Analog and Digital Signal and Process Data Processing

Health Care Management & Economics

The master study degree program HCIT emphasis Health Care Management & Economics connects business administration skills sets and know-how with (medical) technical expertise. Students receive a broad, yet specialized, view of the implementation of information technology and engineering as well as the organizational structures and processes in the healthcare sector.

  • Process and Quality Management
  • IT-Security
  • Logistics in the Healthcare Sector
  • Hospital Administration
  • Healthcare Management and Economics

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline EU 31 July ;Non EU April 15
Tuition fee
  • EUR 726 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 726 Year (EEA)

tuition fee: 363,36 per semester

Start date October  2015
Duration full-time 24 months
  • English
  • German
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

The Masters program is 4 semesters and is modularly designed. There is a total of 76 semester weekly hours of courses together with a master (diploma) thesis. Each semester has 15 weeks of lecture and the program starts each year in the Winter Semester (Fall Semester).

The curriculum is designed as follows:

First Semester

  • Mathematics and Medical Statistics
  • Medical Informatics I
  • Basics of Human Medicine
  • Medical Engineering

Second and Third Semesters

  • Medical Law
  • Medical Informatics II
  • Informatics
  • Healthcare Management and Economics or Life Science Technology
  • Organizational Theory

The curriculum is designed to split into two areas of emphasis in the second and third semesters:

  • Healthcare Management and Economics
  • Life Science Technology

The Head of the Department or Director of Studies of the Master program will decide in coordination with the students of the respective semester which area of emphasis to choose. It is currently planned to only offer one area of emphasis per group.

Fourth Semester

  • Master Thesis

Requirements for Health Care IT


Each year 16 applicants have the possibility to begin the Master degree program Health Care Information Technology. Prerequisites is a related Bachelor of Science degree in the field of IT and/or electrical engineering. Additionally, appropriate work experience or job qualifications with additional tests in the subjects of German, English, Mathematics and Physics can open the door to higher education. Applicants need to submit a written application form before the end of August.

Application forms can be requested:

- personally at the department´s administration or via the telephone:+43-(0)5-90500-3201
- via email: mit@fh-kaernten.at- Print out application form fill it out and mail it to:
Carinthia University of Applied Sciences
Dept. of Medical Information Technology/Health Care IT
Primoschgasse 10
9020 Klagenfurt, Austria

Application process

In addition to the application form, please submit a signed C.V./resume with photo (if applicable, please submit certification of additional qualifications), a copy of your school leaving certificate and transcript or a university entrance certificate as well as proof of citizenship. If you meet all prerequisites, you will be invited to an application interview. The results of the interview will be sent to you within a few days.

Credit Transfer

If you have graduated or taken courses at a higher educational institution (university), then credits for courses in certain subjects may be transferred. Credits from courses and/or exams taken in the framework of university studies and programs, academies and other educational institutions (Austrian or international) may be acceptable for transfer. Please bring all records and transcripts of courses completed to the application interview or the department's administration office.

Work Experience for Health Care IT

No work experience is required.

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