Digital Business & Software Engineering | Bachelor

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Short Facts
  • Time model & language: Online | German
  • Duration of study: 6 Semester | 180 ECTS
  • Prerequisites: University entrance qualification or relevant professional qualification with additional exams
  • Academic Degree: Bachelor of Science in Engineering | BSc oder B.Sc.
  • Next starting date: Fall 2018
    Application: ongoing

Before studying

As a commencing student you may have many questions: What does the desired course of studies teach me? How do I apply? What are the requirements for admission to studying at MCI, and what is the application deadline? What are my career options after graduation? Below you will find all the answers and information you may need.

Overview

The program is designed for professionals seeking to meet the current and future challenges of their profession in a digital environment. Following a theoretically sound and practical approach, the course teaches the fundamentals of information technology. The applied concept of blended learning builds on self-study and gives students a maximum of flexibility.

With most classes held online, this study program provides an innovative training in software engineering in digital business. An abundance of opportunities for interaction, as well as the practical and international orientation of the course, make it unique. The business world increasingly depends on talented professionals willing to advance their knowledge and gain further qualifications to ensure continued success in this digital world.

The program provides a comprehensive and practice-oriented academic education in the promising field of software development. It equips students with cross-disciplinary competencies related to business administration, communication, and law.

Graduates of this course are qualified for a range of professions to answer the current demand for IT specialists.

Contact
Peter J. Mirski
Prof. Dr. Peter J. Mirski Head of Department & Studies +43 512 2070 - 3500

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Admission

Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis. The required documents are to be submitted online. Applicants are welcome to apply for multiple programs of study, as long as a plausible rationale is given. The final decision may be taken by the end of the application procedures.

 

Application deadline 

Entrance exam
(computer-based) 

Interview 

Additional exam 

Date 1 27, November 2017* 11 - 12, December 2017 11 - 12, December 2017 11 or 12, December 2017
Date 2 5, February 2018 26 - 27, February 2018 26 - 28, February 2018 26 or 27, February 2018
Date 3 2, April 2018 23 - 25, April 2018 23 - 25, April 2018 23 or 24, April 2018
Date 4 4, June 2018 25 - 27, June 2018 25 - 27, June 2018 25 or 26, June 2018

 

 *recommended for applications from non-EU countries

  • High-school diploma equivalent (e.g. GED, Matura, university entrance qualification, etc.)
  • Or a relevant professional qualification along with one of the following:
    • Successful completion of a relevant vocational secondary school
    • Successful completion of a dual-education program in a relevant vocational field


Students in their last year of school may apply before completing their final exam by submitting a current school report. Upon admission, they will be required to submit their high-school diploma before beginning their studies.

Students with a relevant professional qualification but no high-school diploma will have to take additional exams in German, English and Mathematics to fulfill the admission requirements. These additional exams will be held on separate days within the written admission procedure. The difficulty level of these exams is in line with the university entrance exam for Social and Economic Sciences study programs.

Résumé - 20%
Special attention will be paid to the applicant’s professional and educational background, degrees as well as educational and professional goals.

Written entrance exam - 30%
The written entrance exam consists of assignments on logical thinking, deductive reasoning, numerical ability, long-term memory, English skills, and personality traits relevant for the study program. The exam is computerized, takes 2 hours and is held on-site at MCI. Calculators, dictionaries and similar tools are not permitted

Multiple Applications: The written entrance exam applies to all business-related studies and has only to be taken once.

Interview - 50%
The interview will mainly be assessed on the basis of how applicants present themselves, and on how well they explain the information provided in their application as well as their educational and professional goals.

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While studying

MCI study programs stand out due to the quality of their content, relevance to the business world, and their international orientation. The close cooperation with partners from industry and integrative internships enable students to gain practical experience as early as in their Bachelor’s studies. In addition to providing expert knowledge, MCI places great importance on encouraging personal development and the development of social and intercultural competencies.

Digital Business & Software Engineering NEU

Facts

Time model & language
Online | German
Academic year
Winter semester: September – February
Summer semester: February – July
Structure
1st and 2nd semester: fundamentals
3rd and 4th semester: specialization in Software Engineering and Business Solutions
5th semester: integrative project
6th semester: internship and Bachelor’s thesis
Tuition fees
For students from EU & EEA countries: EUR 363 / semester plus membership fee to the Austrian Student Union (ÖH). Details & information for students from third countries can be found at admission.

Module im Überblick

Subject%
Software Engineering and Informatics 75%
Digital Business 15%
Social Skills and Languages 10%

Curriculum

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Systems Planning 4 | 5          
Programming Techniques 4 | 5          
Methods of Software Development II 4 | 5          
Computer Architecture & Embedded Systems   4 | 5        
Methods of Software Development II   4 | 5        
Operating Systems   4 | 5        
Data Networks     4 | 5       
Databases I     4 | 5      
Software Engineering I     4 | 5      
Development of Mobile Systems     4 | 5      
Databases II & Big Data        4 | 5    
Smart Systems & Machine Learning        4 | 5    
Information Systems Architecture       4 | 5    
Software Engineering II       4 | 5    
Human Computer Interaction       4 | 5    
Current Technologies         4 | 5  
Distributed System         4 | 5  
IT-Security         4 | 5  
Integrative Overall Project         4 | 5  


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

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Logic & Predictability 4 | 5          
Mathematics & Statistics    4 | 5        
Algorithms & Data Structures   4 | 5        


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

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eCollaboration 4 | 5          
General Business Administration 4 | 5          
Academic & Professional English Communication   4 | 5        
Business Solutions (ERP, MIS)     4 | 5       
Project & Process Management     4 | 5      
Information Law        4 | 5    
International Culture & Ethics in Business          4 | 5  
IT-Governance          4 | 5  
Digital Business            4 | 5


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

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Bachelor Thesis with accompanying Seminar & Bachelor Examination           1 | 15


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

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Integrative Internship           0 | 10


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

The program provides career prospects particularly in the following fields:

  • Business Intelligence / Analytics
  • Digital Business
  • IT Consulting
  • IT Operation Management
  • IT Project Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Quality Management
  • Web & Mobile Development

Learning Goals

In order to ensure the transfer of learning and enable students to further develop competencies leading to clear profiles for their future careers, the MCI has formulated detailed cross-curricular learning goals.

Our graduates have fundamental knowledge and skills in management science.

Our students can explain and apply current concepts and theories in management science.

Our graduates have basic knowledge and skills in scientific methodology.

Our students can apply relevant theories and appropriate scientific methods in real-world contexts.

Our graduates have relevant problem-solving skills.

Our students can make active use of critical thinking skills in analogue or digital contexts.

Our students can approach problems responsibly considering ethical issues.

Our graduates have effective communication skills.

Our students can communicate effectively in analogue contexts.

Our students can communicate effectively in digital contexts.

Learning Goal Digital Business & Software Engineering

Graduates of this online and blended-learning Bachelor's program

are up to date on information system concepts and models, in particular, on distributed, web-based and mobile systems.

Learning Goal Digital Business & Software Engineering

Graduates of this online and blended-learning Bachelor's program

are able to make system decisions in various system environments (e.g. networks, system software, user systems, etc.) and choose the best respective options.

Learning Goal Digital Business & Software Engineering

Graduates of this online and blended-learning Bachelor's program

are capable of managing a software project in all its phases and can execute it as required.

Learning Goal Digital Business & Software Engineering

Graduates of this online and blended-learning Bachelor's program

are familiar with quality management methods and tools while successfully applying them to their areas of responsibility.

Learning Goal Digital Business & Software Engineering

Graduates of this online and blended-learning Bachelor's program

can analyze and frame problems and tasks, describe and depict them with appropriate abstract models and communicate within teams.

Learning Goal Digital Business & Software Engineering

Graduates of this online and blended-learning Bachelor's program

are able to delegate tasks within a team, collect the related results and communicate them to all involved parties.

Learning Goal Digital Business & Software Engineering

Graduates of this online and blended-learning Bachelor's program

are proficient in algorithms and data structures and able to apply them for software and system development.

Learning Goal Digital Business & Software Engineering

Graduates of this online and blended-learning Bachelor's program

are aware of the various tasks and issues with regard to data and system security and protection while recognizing which technologies and procedures are required to protect and secure systems.

Learning Goal Digital Business & Software Engineering

Graduates of this online and blended-learning Bachelor's program

are proficient in key tasks and work steps in software and systems development, in particular when it comes to software engineering models and methods.

Learning Goal Digital Business & Software Engineering

Graduates of this online and blended-learning Bachelor's program

can determine the cost effectiveness of measures and activities and ascertain the necessary steps to be initiated as a consequence.

Learning Goal Digital Business & Software Engineering

Graduates of this online and blended-learning Bachelor's program

are capable of assessing the significance of information technology for a business and can make effective decisions, taking into account the respective technical, economic, social and legal framework.

After Studying

Graduates of the program are conferred the academic title of Bachelor of Science in Engineering, in short BSc or B.Sc. This is attested by a leaving certificate, the Bachelor diploma, the international diploma supplement, and further documents where relevant. We recommend graduates to combine the academic degree with the MCI brand: e.g. BSc (MCI). This is to provide trust and orientation in an increasingly non-transparent international education market.

Continue studying

The MCI offers a number of internationally oriented Master's courses. The master program in Management, Communcation & IT is aimed directly at the graduates of this bachelor program. The completion of a master's degree qualifies for the relevant doctoral studies.

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