Environmental, Process & Energy Engineering | Bachelor

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Short Facts
  • Time model & language: Full-time and Part-time | German
  • Duration of study: 6 semesters | 180 ECTS
  • Prerequisites: University entrance qualification or relevant professional qualification with additional exams
  • Academic Degree: Bachelor of Science in Engineering | BSc or B.Sc.
  • Only a few remaining places available for the start of studies in autumn 2019

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.


This innovative study program is designed for individuals with a fascination for technological challenges and a keen interest in open questions of environmental and energy engineering, as well as a general interest in environmental protection.

The Environmental, Process & Energy Engineering Bachelor’s degree program provides students with comprehensive training in engineering and excellent career opportunities in the field of green technologies.

Covering a wide range of subjects, this progressive course allows students to obtain a specialization in various fields.

Irrespective of the area of specialization they choose, students receive a comprehensive and practically relevant education as well as the opportunity to establish contact with relevant enterprises and organizations. In addition, the program includes courses in the fields of business and social skills to equip students with the academic knowledge and skills required to become international experts. Special emphasis is placed on how to develop sustainable technical solutions to industry-related problems in order to ensure a livable future. The program actively pursues an interdisciplinary approach as the key to true innovation.



Werner Stadlmayr
FH-Prof. Dr. Werner Stadlmayr Head of Department & Studies +43 512 2070 - 3200

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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.



Entrance Exam &

Additional Exam

Date 1* 19, Nov 2018 10-12, Dec 2018 11, Dec 2018
Date 2 04, Feb 2019 25-27, Feb 2019 26, Feb 2019
Date 3 01, Apr 2019 23-25, Apr 2019 24, Apr 2019
Date 4 03, Jun 2019 24-26, Jun 2019 25, Jun 2019
Date 5 01, Jul 2019 22-24, Jul 2019 23, Jul 2019

 *recommended for applications from non-EU countries

applications are excepted at anytime!

The program accepts:

  • Applicants with a relevant university entrance qualification (A-levels, high-school graduation certificate or similar school-leaving certificate or equivalent qualification).
  • Applicants with a relevant professional qualification (e.g. apprenticeship, supervisory training, technical college degree, advanced technical college entrance qualification) plus supplementary certification in German, Mathematics, English, Physics and Chemistry.

Students in their last year at school wishing to apply for a place on the program before taking their final exams must include their last school report with their application. Successful applicants must subsequently submit their school-leaving examination certificate before the start of the first semester.

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

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.

Environmental, Process & Energy Engineering

In environmental engineering, students acquire expert knowledge of environmental processes, ranging from the procedures employed in water and air pollution control, to residual waste treatment and the utilization of alternative energy sources. They learn how to analyze environmental pollutants and to apply subsequent findings to technical processes, reducing the pollution of soil, water, or air. Energy engineering, on the other hand, focuses on processes employed, for instance, in conventional power plant engineering, in energy conversion, or decentralized energy systems.


Time model & language
Full-time and Part-time | German
Academic year
Winter semester: beginning of October – end of January
Summer semester: beginning of March – end of June
1st – 2nd semesters: Fundamentals
starting from 3rd semester: Core and major
5th or 6th semester: International semester
6th semester: Bachelor theses and final exam
Tuition fees
For students from EU & EEA countries: EUR 363,36 / semester plus membership fee to the Austrian Student Union (ÖH). Details & information for students from third countries can be found at admission.

Module overview

Fundamentals of mathematics 7%
Fundamentals of natural sciences 15%
Fundamentals of engineering 13%
Process Engineering 26%
Environmental- & Energy engineering 11%
Business & Management/Key competencies 11%
Academic work / R&D / Internship 17%


Mathematics 4 | 5 4 | 5 3 | 4      
Fundamentals of Biology & Microbiology Laboratory 1 | 1          
Fundamentals of Biology & Microbiology 2 | 3          
Anorganic & Analytic Chemistry 2 | 3          
Chemistry I 3 | 4          
Thermodynamics I   2 | 3        
Chemical Laboratory & Analytics   3 | 3        
Organic Chemistry   3 | 3        
Technical Physics I 3 | 5          

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Design Engineering 2 | 2          
Engineering Mechanics 2 | 3 2 | 3        
Fundamentals of Apparatus & Plant Engineering   2 | 2        
Material Science   2 | 3        
Electrical Engineering   2 | 3 2 | 3      
Electrical Engineering Laboratory       1 | 1    
Measurement Technique       1 | 1    
Control Engineering        2 | 3    

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Fluiddynamics     3 | 4      
Thermodynamics II     2 | 3      
Fundamental of Chemical Process Engineering     2 | 3      
Chemical Process Engineering Seminar     1 | 1      
Material- & Energy Balances     1 | 1      
Chemical Process Engineering Laboratory     2 | 3      
Technical Thermodynamics       3 | 4    
Thermal Process Engineering       2 | 3    
Thermal Process Engineering Laboratory       3 | 4    
Mechanical Process Engineering       3 | 4 1 | 1  
Mechanical Process Engineering Laboratory         2 | 3  
Plant & Process Engineering         3 | 4  
Processsimulation         2 | 4  
Biological Process Engineering         2 | 3  
Biological Process Engineering Laboratory         1 | 1  

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Solid Waste Management     2 | 2      
Hydropower     2 | 2      
Renewable Energy       2 | 3    
Air Pollution Control       2 | 3    
Biomass         2 | 3  
Design Project         3 | 4  
Water Pollution Control         2 | 3  

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Selected Aspects of Industrial Production           1 | 1
Bachelor Thesis 1           2
Bachelor Thesis 2           11
Internship           15
Seminar Internship / Bachelor‘s Theses           1 | 1

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Good Scientific Practice 1 | 1          
English 2 | 1 2 | 2 1 | 1 1 | 1    
Key Competencies 1 | 1 1 | 1 1 | 1      
Business & Management   1 | 1 2 | 2 3 | 3 4 | 4  

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits


Double-degree program at the partner institution of Centria University of Applied Sciences in Kokkola, Finland. Besides offering the exciting experience of studying abroad, the double degree Bachelor program enables students to acquire additional specialization in the fields of environmental chemistry and chemical engineering. The program moreover requires students to complete internships at both locations. The length of studies will thus be increased from six to eight semesters. Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded the Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degree in Finland in addition to their MCI Bachelor of Science (BSc).

  • Energy & natural resources
  • Environmental engineering
  • Waste- and waste water management
  • Chemicals
  • Paper & paper products
  • Glass industry
  • Oil industry
  • Consulting engineers, consulting, engineering
  • Renewable energies

Studying abroad

One of the most essential components of MCI study programs is their international orientation. This is reflected not only in the curriculum and assigned projects, but also in the backgrounds of our faculty and students. Each program also includes the opportunity for students to spend a semester abroad at one of MCI’s many partner institutions.


At MCI, each program of study requires students to complete an integrative internship of at least 12 weeks at a national or international company. Students receive support from the respective department in organizing this internship and are supervised in coordination with the company.

Student explaining a technical instrument to a second person

Our department and the MCI Career Center regularly provide up-to-date information about internship positions and the situation on the labor market in general.

As part of practice-oriented projects, students are provided with the opportunity to work with local and international businesses. This allows them to immediately apply their newly acquired knowledge in practice and in collaboration with the project team. Their theoretical knowledge is further deepened by a mandatory internship of several weeks duration.

Full-time program
Students complete at least 12 weeks of relevant professional activity. The internship is administratively supported by the degree program and supervised in coordination with the respective company.

Part-time program
It is generally assumed that the intended internship is already covered by the student's professional activity.

Thilo Mazzarol, BSc, MSc; graduate of Environmental, Process & Energy engineering

During my bachelor’s and master’s program at MCI, which I both completed as a part-time student, I acquired – in addition to extensive expertise – all necessary tools to succeed in today’s working world. The strength of MCI’s team lies in the organization and the appropriate and skillful selection of practical knowledge and knowledge transfer.

Thilo Mazzarol, BSc, MSc; graduate of Environmental, Process & Energy engineering

Research & Development

At the Entrepreneurial School®, providing a consistent link between science and practice has top priority. Therefore, we provide our students plenty of opportunity to put their newly acquired knowledge to practice, even during their studies. The collaboration with companies and organizations of different sizes and sectors forms one of the cornerstones of the MCI concept. Such cooperative work does not only benefit our students, but also, ­to a large extent our partners.

Renewable Energy

Valorization of Biomass
Biomass to Power and Heat
Engine & Emissions
Energy Distribution and Storage

Process Technology

Membrane Technology
Advanced Oxidation Processes
Wastewater and Water Treatment

Partner (Selection)

Linde • Adler Lacke

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. MCI Alumni are entitled to combine their academic degree with the brand “MCI” to provide trust and orientation in an increasingly intransparent international education market. Example: BSc (MCI).
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Continue studying

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

Success Stories

MCI Alumni & Friends provides a dynamic service platform promoting contacts, image, professional careers, and personal development of MCI and its graduates. We are delighted with all the graduates who choose to stay in touch even long after completion of their studies, and allowing us to be a part of their various careers:

Questions and answers

Yes, it is possible and even recommended that you apply before obtaining your school-leaving certificate in order to secure one of the limited places in your desired course of study. Please include your most recent certificates available in your application. Should your application be successful, the relevant school-leaving certificate may be submitted at a later date.

Multiple applications are welcome as long as a plausible reason is provided in your cover letter. If you are admitted to two or more study programs, you are required to inform us of your final decision by the conclusion of the application procedures. If you have applied for two or more study programs, you will have to take the written entrance examination only once.

The written entrance examination is held on the MCI campus in Innsbruck. Please reserve the relevant dates (see application deadlines). The exact dates and times will be communicated to you immediately after the conclusion of the application period. Should you be unable to attend one of the required dates, you will be required  to take the entrance examination on one of the alternative dates provided.

Visit the homepage of our department where, in the Admissions section, you can find relevant preparation materials for the written entrance examination.

For citizens of the following countries, the tuition fee is 363 euros per semester plus a fee for compulsory membership to the Austrian National Union of Students:

  • EU citizens,
  • EEA and Swiss citizens, and
  • non-EU citizens who, according to § 2 of the University of Applied Sciences Studies Act, are subject to § 1 of the Regulation on Eligible Groups of Persons (see Federal Law Gazette II No. 340/2013, in its current version).

For students of non-EU countries not considered eligible according to above regulations, the tuition fee is as follows:

  • Bachelor’s program: 5,000 euros / semester plus compulsory Austrian National Union of Students membership fee
  • Master’s program: 7,000 euros / semester plus compulsory Austrian National Union of Students membership fee

As part of your admission procedure, your application documents will be assessed in regards to your nationality. Scholarships are available for applicants from non-EU countries and can be applied for as part of your online application.

Classes in the full-time course take place during the day, Monday through Friday.

Classes in the part-time course take place between 1pm and 10pm on Fridays or between 8am and 5pm on Saturdays; one full week of attendance may be required.

Attendance is mandatory in all classes. If you miss 25% of a course or more, this will have an effect on your final grade.

Exemption from mandatory attendance may be granted if a valid reason is given (e.g. sickness, visit to authorities or other personal reasons). Please submit your written request including relevant proof to the department for approval.

Yes. The fourth and fifth semesters of the Bachelor’s program are considered international semesters. All courses during these semesters are held in English. In addition, international experts from business and research regularly hold lectures also outside the international semester.

No, employment is not a mandatory prerequisite for part-time studies, but is, however, recommended as it facilitates practical insight and enables application of the studied content.

Furthermore, students are not obliged to work in a related subject during their part-time studies, but gaining valuable practical experience in relevant fields while studying is still recommended.

The choice of the organizational form to be taken is made by the students prior to the commencement of their studies. For organizational reasons, it is not possible to change this structure during your studies.

Yes, working in the laboratory requires that the necessary safety guidelines and precautions be observed and that the safety instructions of the course lecturer be followed. For this reason, an obligatory safety briefing takes place at the beginning of each course, which all students are required to attend without exception. The date for the safety briefing is determined by the relevant department.

Yes. In the Bachelor’s program, the fourth and fifth semesters are considered international semesters. This offers you the opportunity to complete a semester abroad at one of our numerous partner institutions. However, the integrated semester abroad is not mandatory; the international semester can also be spent at MCI.

In the Bachelor’s program, students also have the opportunity to gain international experience through the double degree arrangement with Centria University of Applied Sciences in Kokkola, Finland. Further information can be found in the “Double Degree” section.

Bachelor students have the opportunity to apply for a double degree program. The Bachelor’s program comprises eight semesters of study, including Bachelor’s thesis and Bachelor’s examination. Semesters one to four are completed at MCI, while semesters five to seven are spent at Centria University of Applied Science in Kokkola, Finland. The eighth semester takes place either at MCI or at Centria University. Upon successful completion of the double degree program, students receive the academic degrees of Bachelor of Science in Engineering (MCI) and Bachelor of Engineering (Centria University of Applied Sciences). The focus of the program is on environmental chemistry and chemical engineering.

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