FH Kärnten

Medical Engineering

  • BSc
  • Extra occupational, Full-time
  • German
  • 6 Semester
  • Klagenfurt
  • 25 Places

Students receive comprehensive knowledge in technical and medical fields. In addition, they specialize in elective modules on the subjects of Data Science, Mobile Systems Development or Internet of Things. Medical technology can also be studied on a part-time basis and relies on personal support and an "open door policy". Supportive courses are also offered before and during the course of study to ensure optimal success.

What students should bring to their studies:

  • A fundamental interest and enjoyment in scientific and technical subjects.
  • A creative personality who enjoys innovative developments.
  • Logical thinking skills combined with a good command of English.
  • Curiosity and the ability to work independently.

Concrete previous knowledge is not necessary for the bachelor's degree in medical technology. Therefore, students from all types of schools can start this study program after the Matura if they bring the appropriate interest and willingness to perform. In order to facilitate the start of studies, the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences offers intensive courses in mathematics, computer science and physics. Missing university entrance qualifications can be compensated by relevant professional qualifications and attendance of the pre-study course.

The focus of the course is on the technological development of treatment processes and diagnostic methods. On the one hand, you will acquire relevant basic knowledge in computer science and mathematics, on the other hand, you will successively focus on medical technology topics
such as anatomy, physiology and imaging techniques. The contents of the course cover the entire medical technology processing chain from image and signal generation, acquisition and processing to the visualization of these data (e.g. ultrasound, CT,
thermography). Starting in the third semester, the topics Data Science, Mobile Systems Development or Internet of Things are available in an elective module. In addition to the work placement, the focus will be on Business English and project management.

Entry requirements

In order to be admitted into a bachelor degree program at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences at least one of the following criteria must be fulfilled:

- Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Austrian ‘Matura’ or an equivalent international certificate)
- Higher education (University) entrance examination certification
- Vocational higher education (University) entrance examination
- Vocational (VET) diploma examination (vocational apprenticeship or completion of at least a 3-year vocational secondary school) with additional exams

Moreover, there are degree program specific additional prerequisites as well as more comprehensive information regarding admissions on the individual web pages of the corresponding degree program. The German University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule) entrance qualification certificate is only valid as an admission prerequisite for an Austrian UAS/FH bachelor degree program when combined with an applicable vocational certificate.
Later submission of required documents

Persons in their last year of school may apply for a study place in a bachelor degree program before taking their secondary school-leaving exams by submitting their most current secondary school grade/marks report. The secondary school-leaving certificate must be submitted during the registration process at the beginning of the semester.


Application mode:

Application time:
The application period starts at the earliest in October of the previous year and runs until the end of September at the most -> See website!

Appointment for the admissions process:
ongoing until the end of the application period

Admission procedure:

Start of studies:
work friendly September/fulltime october

Study information days:
Study counselling: ongoing • FH Days, Campus Days, Info-Sessions - please check the calendar of events on our website

Tuition fee:
363,36 Euro + ÖH Austrian Students Union Fee (about € 20,-, annual adjustment) per semester

There are no internships as in the health science programs. Only the professional internship in the 6th semester (at least 475 hours = approx. 12.5 weeks with a 38.5 hour week) which is to be started in February. And there are already information events for the students in the 4th and 5th semester.

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