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The entire information process chain from biometric sensors and vital parameters monitoring up to the storage of these data in a centralized system will be covered in medical informatics as a foundation for the development of intelligent systems in clinical, therapeutic and private home settings.

In order to collect and capture using sensors, securely transmit and centrally store these biometric data in accordance to Austrian health care data laws and regulations (ELGA),  special focus will be placed on the communication between sensors and the embedded systems (e.g., Arduino, Raspberry Pi) as well as mobile devices (iOS, Android, Windows Phone).

Field specific skills:

  • Information systems in the field of health care
  • eHealth portals
  • Mobile medical systems
  • Home monitoring and telemedicine
  • Security architectures in the healthcare sector
  • Decision support in medical technology diagnositcs
  • Optimization of processes in the healthcare sector

The bachelor degree program medIT-Medical Systems Engineering offers a goal-oriented education in the field of medical device engineering and technology. The contents of the program encompasses the total medical engineering process chain from the signal creation (e.g brain waves) to the signal capturing and processing (e.g. EEG) up to the visualization of the captured data.  In the field of modern medicine imaging processes (e.g. CT, MRT, ultrasound, etc.) provide the majority of diagnostic relevant data.

Field specific skills:

  • Bio-sensors (EEG, blood pressure, blood sugar, etc.)
  • Bio-signal processing
  • Conceptualization, analysis, and implementation of technical systems in the healthcare field
  • Medical image development processes and imaging systems (X-rays, CT, MR, ultrasound, etc.)
  • Medical image processing for the further and new developments of medical image analytical systems

Modern Information Technology does not stop at the patients' bed

Note: This Bachelor of Science degree program is presently offered in German.

The most advanced information technology (IT) does not stop at the sickbed. Over the past few years the greatest developments within medicine have been made through the usage of highly sophisticated IT-solutions which have saved many patients´ lives and considerably improved their treatment.

In the future health care will be connected even closer with IT as the demand for IT-solutions in the healthcare field is enormous.  Due to new technological processes, diagnostic processes are being revolutionized, new medical treatments are being developed and even normal standard routines are being simplified.

Career opportunities for medIT graduates are excellent: many students find fixed employment during their studies. This can be accredited to a strong practice-oriented emphasis in the degree program. Close relationships with respected experts and strong partners from the private sector, e.g., IBM, ROCHE, the Provincial Hospitals’ Operating Company (KABEG), the Red Cross, and the Vienna General Hospital, etc., leads to a dynamic academic education.

Our graduates are qualified IT specialists with a solid medical technical and business administration background. Possible job positions include project managers, IT security specialists in the area of health care, heads in IT departments, medical device research and development department as well as specialists responsible for hospital and medical information systems.

Level of qualification
  • Bachelor
Duration of study
  • 6 Semester
ECTS credits
  • 180
Mode of study
  • full-time
Tuition fees
  • € 363,36
ÖH (Austrian Student Union) fee
  • € 19,20
Qualification awarded
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering
Language of instruction
  • German
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