BSc in E-Health

What is the story behind the study programme E-Health?
Video: © Hochschule Fulda

What does it cover?

People are at the forefront of the interdisciplinary study programme. The objective is to develop technology that can be used to promote health. Students will be taught subject matter from the fields of IT, electrical engineering and the health sciences.

Discovering and implementing innovative technical solutions in support of the health professions is another important aspect of the study programme. By combining health care and technology, the aim is to tie into a trend in society, namely the increasing importance of health-related topics and their link with recent technical innovations.

The technical focus is on programming, embedded systems, web applications, mobile applications, databases and robotics. That lays the foundation for the development of skills which can be used to design and implement e-health products and processes that take account of the special features of the health-care market. With regard to health care management, in addition to fundamental medical knowledge, the main focus is on finding one’s way round the structures of the health care system and understanding the particular requirements in that area.

Why choose this programme?

You are interested in health topics ‒ at the individual and societal levels. You want to be involved in developing technical solutions that can be used to promote health. You should enjoy working with people and applying logical reasoning. You do not need any previous knowledge of the subject.

For people working in the health professions who would like to add technical knowledge to their experience, the study programme is a way of opening up new perspectives.

Your profile

Personal requirements

  • You are interested in health topics at the individual and societal levels.
  • Your curiosity is aroused by the possibility of implementing technical solutions to promote health.
  • You enjoy working with people and applying logical reasoning.

Academic requirements

  • University entrance qualification
  • Knowledge of English is an advantage.
  • No previous knowledge of the subject is required

What to expect

In the Department

  • Small groups in seminars, tutorials and practicals
  • State-of-the-art technical equipment
  • Approachable professors
  • Regular contact person for all questions related to the study programme
  • Student representation (Student Association Council)

At Fulda University

  • Compact, campus-based university
  • International contacts
  • High-quality menus in the Refectory
  • Broad range of free language courses
  • Extensive sports facilities
  • Varied student life (parties, Big Band, General Student Committee)

How is the programme structured?

The first four semesters are taken up by basic skills from the three subject areas involved. A key part of the study programme is the specialisation from the fifth semester onwards. Depending on the specialisation chosen, students attend three to six specialisation lectures. The three specialisation areas are:

Health Management

  • You learn about the development and marketing of technical solutions in the health care sector.
  • You explore marketing, human resources management and organisational and qualitative matters in the health care sector.


  • Students can specialise in developing software in e-health projects.
  • The focus is on databases and quality assurance, together with digital image processing and mobile communication.

E-Health Product Design

  • If you are interested in the electronic aspects of the study programme, this specialisation could be just what you are looking for.
  • Students can choose to specialise in sensors or in measurement and control technology.

At every stage of the study programme, the teaching sessions are supplemented by lab exercises, practicals and project work.


Where does it lead?

Demographic change and the growing awareness of health issues will contribute to further growth of the health care market in the future.

In 2016 the health care business in Germany was employing approx 5.2 million people and had sales of more than €315 billion per annum.

There is a growing need for technical innovations in diagnostics and therapy, prevention, nursing and physiotherapy. This opens up excellent career prospects for our graduates, who have expertise in these fields.

In Germany alone, there are currently 12,000 enterprises working in e-health. Software development, the development of technical solutions, business consulting or careers in teaching and research are typical openings that have been taken up by our graduates.

Curriculum - Lectures

1st semester2nd semester
Underlying legal and structural conditions for E-Health innovationsPhysiology and Pathophysiology
Where E-Health is usedElectronics for E-Health
Media DesignBasic IT for E-Health
Human-Computer Interaction 
3rd semester4th semester
Research MethodsCritical appraisal of E-health technologies
Systems EngineeringMedical Technology
ProgrammingSoftware Engineering
5th semester6th semester
Health information and joint decision-makingEntrepreneurial thinking and action in health markets
Compulsory elective modules, specialisationCompulsory elective modules, specialisation
The compulsory elective modules in the chosen specialisation are worth a total of 30 credit points over the two semesters
7th semester
Bachelor's Thesis

Compulsory elective modules in each specialisation for the 5th and 6th semesters

E-Health product design, 5 credit points eachE-Health informatics, 5 credit points each
Selected chapters on E-healthAlgorithms and Data Structures 1
Practical Embedded SystemsAlgorithms and Data Structures 2
EDA (circuits and circuit boards)Software Development for Embedded Systems
Control Engineering III - digital controlDatabases
Practical placement: management and control technologySoftware quality for E-Health
VLSI-DesignDigital Image Processing
SensorsMobile Communications
Bus Systems 
Health management, 10 credit points each
Marketing in the health sector
Quality management systems in the health sector
Designing health organisations
People management and leadership in health organisations

At a glance

  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
  • Type of programme: On-campus
  • Standard duration: 7 semesters
  • Start of study programme: Winter semester
  • Language: German
  • Practical project: 3 months


Flyer BSc E-Health (German)

Curriculum (2020) (German)

Curriculum (2015) (German).

Head of the study programme

Prof. Dr.

Martine Herpers

Applied Computer Science


Prof. Dr.

Martine Herpers

Applied Computer Science

+49 661 9640-3106
+49 661 9640-3009
Building 51, Room 102
Consultation hours
Appointments by email only; regard course in moodle (eLearning). …


Beate Glaser

Duales Studium/Placement Officer Global Software Development


Beate Glaser

Duales Studium/Placement Officer Global Software Development

+49 661 9640-3012
+49 661 9640-3009
Building 43, Room 111
Consultation hours
Appointments by email only and regard course in moodle (eLearning). …