January 13th 2021

New study program starting in fall

Bachelor's degree program in Medical-, Health- & Sports Engineering | Start of studies in fall 2021 | Innovative combination of attractive majors | Excellent career prospects | Applications accepted at any time

The bachelor's degree program in Medical, Health & Sports Technology at MCI focuses on the latest robots. ©MCI_Geisler
The bachelor's degree program in Medical, Health & Sports Technology at MCI focuses on the latest robots. ©MCI_Geisler

The last few months have reminded us how important research and teaching are, especially in the healthcare sector, and how urgently highly qualified young people are needed in this field.

With the new bachelor's degree program in Medical-, Health- and Sports Engineering, the Entrepreneurial School® is setting a further accent on strengthening the domestic health sector as well as the joint science, technology and business location.

"However, a course of study must look beyond the occasion and into the future," says MCI Rector Andreas Altmann, expressing his belief. The innovative design of the course content builds a bridge from medical technology to the health, rehabilitation and preventive care sectors and to the sports and leisure sector, which is particularly important for Tyrol: "Technology, digitalization and innovation form the common denominator of this internationally unparalleled course of study and are urgently needed in all three fields of application,” adds Andreas Altmann.

Course director Prof. Dr. Alexander Hörbst adds, "We are addressing both young people who just graduated high school, as well as people who are looking for high-quality further development in an incredibly exciting professional field. The start of the program is fall 2021*, and applications are now being accepted. In addition to a sound technical education, we place particular emphasis on the integration of future-oriented topics such as artificial intelligence or modeling. However, computer science and software development, as well as a general international orientation, are also central to the degree program."

Integrated training approach

A special feature of the innovative bachelor's program is the combination of medical technology with health and sports technology. This is because, in the past, the two directions were often taught separately. "The current development within the two fields shows that in the future, experts will be needed who receive basic technical training in both areas. This takes account of the development that more and more cross-connections and innovative products and services are emerging, that are at home in both worlds," explains Alexander Hörbst.

Applications are now being accepted.

*Subject to accreditation by the Austrian quality assurance agency AQ Austria.

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