1. Kempten University of Applied Sciences
  2. Faculty of Computer Science
  3. Degree courses
  4. Bachelor’s degrees
  5. Healthcare Informatics

Digital update for health care

Are you equally keen on developing new programmes and state-of-the-art health care? If so, then studying healthcare informatics is your perfect gateway to a career combining both. This bachelor’s degree programme gives you a solid grounding to help actively influence the digitalisation of healthcare provision. Specialists are needed to develop software and assistance systems who not only command the technical basis and finesse but are also familiar with the complex, diverse and interdisciplinary world of health care provision. More

You will use this knowledge to collaborate closely with users to develop meaningful and economical solutions for the sensitive field of social and health care. From the start, we support you with tutorials, small learning groups, special programmes for students and intensive mentoring for internships and bachelor theses. We offer a preliminary maths course especially for students in the first semester of technical bachelor’s degree programmes. In addition, you can expect practically relevant teamwork and learning, a friendly atmosphere and professors who know you by name.

At a glance

  • Award

    Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.)

  • Study mode


  • Standard duration

    7 Semester

  • ECTS credits


  • Starts

    winter semester

  • Restricted admission


  • Taught in


  • Faculty

    Computer Science

  • Study abroad


  • Accreditation

    German Accreditation Council

Details about this course

The degree programme lasts seven semesters in total and consists of foundation and advanced components.

The first two semesters form the foundation course. Semesters three and four and then six and seven make up the advanced course , with specialist compulsory elective blocks providing an additional breadth and depth of subjects.

During the practical semester (semester 5), you will active learn about the current challenges and processes in health care facilities or companies in the health sector and have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills in practice.

Dovetailing practical medical knowledge, expertise in computer science and a solid founding in the health business and regulations prepares you optimally for handling tasks in a digitalised, networked health care system.

You will complete your degree by writing your bachelor’s thesis. Upon successfully completing the programme, the university of applied sciences will award you the academic degree of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) .

Professional environment:

Digitalisation opens up a wide range of opportunities for you to overcome current and future challenges in health and social care. Politicians have recognised this shifting need and responded by devising interesting incentives for digital care. The emergence of the era of health apps and networked systems calls for experts knowledgeable in health care processes – from disease prevention through to rehabilitation – who can design them highly efficiently using information technology and act as the interface between computer science and health.

Career prospects:

The current expansion and continuous growth of the health care sector is fuelling the demand for specialists skilled in implementing information technology solutions who also know their way around the complex, diverse and interdisciplinary world of health care provision.
Potential employers range from health care facilities such as hospitals, rehabilitation clinics and care homes to health insurance funds, software providers and medical technology manufacturers to business consultancies. 

Fields of activity:

  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation clinics and care homes
  • Health insurance funds
  • Software providers and medical technology manufacturers
  • Business consultancy
  • Doctoral studies

Application process:

We have pooled all the information and details you might need about applying and the admission requirements on your behalf.

Admission requirements: 

Are you keenly interested in computer science and social issues? Would you like to work in a responsible role that calls for logical thinking and flexibility? Maybe you have even already gained qualifications in social or health care? If so, you’ve certainly got what it takes to contemplate studying Healthcare Informatics!

We ascribe to the values of openness, tolerance and acceptance. Our aim is to teach everyone involved at Kempten University of Applied Sciences about education in an international context. As part of this, we support university-wide, inter-faculty measures to promote international projects and cross-cultural interaction.

Are you interested in learning more about our international aspirations and the options for you to study abroad? Take a look at the information posted online.

We compile all study programme and examination regulations centrally for you. There you will find all versions and changes. continue

Program with extended practice

The programme with extended practice combines a regular bachelor’s degree programme at the university with intensive practical placements at one of our partners relating to your academic subject matter. Students can select this “sandwich” option until semester 4.


Details about the degree programme

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Do you have any questions about how the degree programme is organised or its academic content? Our academic advisor and the University Student Advisory Service would be happy to help!

Academic advisor

Professor Peter Klutke
Email: peter.klutke(at)hs-kempten.de