Mechatronics studies expanded to include future-oriented topics
With the launch of the first mechatronics degree program in western Austria in 2008, MCI | The Entrepreneurial School® caused a sensation and initiated a development that has triggered an enormous surge in innovation in the Tyrol. A continuing mechatronics master's program followed in 2011, the first technical master's program in English in western Austria. In the meantime, roughly 700 alumni have completed an MCI mechatronics degree.
After 13 extremely successful years of the bachelor program, where the program has seen massive expansions and upgraded innovative topics, the next step in quality expansion will take place in fall 2022. Freshman students of the Bachelor's degree program Mechatronics, Design & Innovation* will no longer have to choose between different branches of study before starting their studies but will be able to design their studies themselves on an ongoing basis from a large selection of newly created elective modules.
These modules include highly relevant subjects such as the Internet of Things, collaborative robotics, e-mobility and data science, which complement the established subjects in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, control engineering and computer science. Students learn about design expertise in engineering design, circuit design, controller design, software design, etc. beyond traditional product development. Together with cross-cutting business topics such as management and entrepreneurship, students will find a particularly multi-layered range of courses in the curriculum dealing with future-oriented topics.
MCI Rector Andreas Altmann explains: "MCI | The Entrepreneurial School® lives, teaches and promotes entrepreneurship in its technical study programs as well as in its management programs. This makes our alumni, particularly sought-after in the business world."
Head of the Department of Mechatronics Andreas Mehrle adds: "With the new flexible study model, students can focus on mechanical or electrical engineering as before. Now, however, a variety of combinations and additions round off the program, making the mechatronics degree program even stronger, more modern and internationally more attractive."
Application possible as of now.*Subject to accreditation by the Austrian quality assurance agency AQ Austria.