August 17th 2021

AQ Austria accredited Medical, Health & Sports Technology

International experts reward quality and innovative profile | Start of studies in fall 2021

The Medical, Health & Sports Engineering program at MCI has been accredited. ©MCI_Geisler
The Medical, Health & Sports Engineering program at MCI has been accredited. ©MCI_Geisler

MCI | The Entrepreneurial School® has good news to report: The Board of the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ Austria) has just accredited MCI’s bachelor degree program in Medical, Health & Sports Engineering.

Experts confirm that the medical trend towards preventive care is booming. In this context, medical and technology products for consumers that do not have to have a primarily medical-clinical focus - e.g. fitness watches with ECG function - play an important role in the market.

The MCI Bachelor's degree program in Medical, Health & Sports Engineering, which will start at MCI in October 2021, teaches the fundamentals of modern medical technology in order to meet the challenges of the future.

"The COVID-19 crisis highlighted the extensive shortage of skilled workers in the healthcare sector in Austria. With the establishment of this innovative study program, it is possible to bring top trained specialists with interdisciplinary know-how to the market," explains Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Hörbst, head of the Medical, Health & Sports Engineering program, the important significance of the new study program.

The innovative combination of medical technology with health and sports technology are unique to the degree program. Up to now, both majors have usually been treated separately from each other, but the growing importance of innovative products and services resulting from the cross-connections influences the layout of the degree program. In addition to technical expertise, the degree program teaches competencies in business, management, digitalization & entrepreneurship, preparing students for an optimal start into their career.

"The future-oriented focus of the program offers a great opportunity to combine competencies in technology, digitalization and innovation in the health and sports sector. This way, qualified academic experts in medicine, health and sports engineering are trained in a hands-on manner. At the same time, we are setting priorities in the state of Tyrol to promote the health and fitness of the Tyrolean population in the long term and to improve the business and science location," says Science Regional Councilor Annette Leja.

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