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Deggendorf institute of technology

pioneering & vibrant

health informatics, b.sc.

centre for academic further education

the path of becoming an it expert in the healthcare world

course details

Language: All lectures will be held in German only

Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)


  • 9 semesters
  • Previous qualifications can be recognised (e.g. technician, master craftsman, business administrator)

Start of studies & application deadline:

  • Start: winter semester (September)
  • Application deadline: 15 July


  • Lectures on Fridays from 2 until 7 pm and Saturdays, 8 am - 5.15pm
  • Approximately 10-12 weekends scheduled per semester, additional virtual teaching (blended learning)

Location: Deggendorf

Costs:  1,500/semester + € 72 fee/semester

Preparation course: There are preparation courses in Mathematics for extra-occupational students. Further information can be found here: https://pmit-ext.th-deg.de/seminare/vbk

Events: Information events can be found in the event calendar.

Free registration for information events. Peter Apfelbeck can also be contacted for personal support.

target group

As a health informatics specialist, you design and develop software solutions for the health care system and ensure the supply of data and information for medical, nursing and therapeutic decisions to the therapy staff.

To do this, you are in close contact with the future users, i.e. patients and the various professional groups in the health care system, think about how a system should function, and clarify business management and legal issues.

As a health IT specialist, you have chosen a promising career field in which you can develop yourself.

course content

1. Semester

  • Formal Languages, Data Structures, Algorithms and Databases I
  • Medicine for non-medical students
  • Operating Systems and Computer Networks
  • Programming I            

2. Semester

  • Formal Languages, Data Structures, Algorithms and Databases II
  • Programming II
  • Mathematics I
  • Accounting and Cost Accounting     

3. Semester

  • Business English I and AWP
  • Mathematics II
  • Statistics
  • Software Engineering

4. Semester

  • Internet Technologies 
  • Business and IT Law
  • Operations Research
  • Data Visualisation and Data Management

5. Semester      

  • Softskills
  • Business Applications
  • Technical English II & Scientific Work
  • Data Science in Health Care

6. Semester

  • Process Management
  • FWP I
  • Systems Design
  • Application Systems in Health Informatics

7. Semester

  • Clinical Information Systems
  • Project Management
  • FWP II
  • Programming project

8. Semester

  • Information Security
  • Logistics in Health Care
  • IT Management

9. Semester

  • FWP IV
  • Bachelor seminar
  • Bachelor thesis 

+ 2 Practical semester: Credit for professional practice


Admission requirements

University entrance qualification (one of the three options):

  • Successfully completed (Fach-) Abitur OR
  • Successfully completed advanced training (Operative Professionals, Fachwirt, Meister, Techniker, etc.) OR
  • Professional qualification (completed vocational training followed by 3 years of professional experience)

The necessary counselling interview for vocationally qualified applicants is coordinated centrally via the Centre for Further Education.

If additional qualifications (specific further education and training) can be held, these can be examined in individual cases on application and recognised if necessary.

Application for Bachelor of Health Informatics

Applications are accepted throughout the year. The application deadline for the start in October 2022 is 15 July 2022. If you have missed the deadline, Peter Apfelbeck will be happy to inform you about available places.

Apply online via the university's application portal Primuss for part-time degree programmes with the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae (signed) with passport photograph
  • Copy of university entrance qualification
    • Abitur: school leaving certificate
    • Vocational qualification: training certificate
    • Other qualifications: Certificate of technician, master craftsman, specialist or business economist examination or comparable qualification
  • In the case of vocational qualification:
    • Proof of professional experience (employer's confirmation or reference)
  • Letter of motivation (optional)

We will get back to you as soon as we have checked your documents.

contact & support