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.
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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.
If you have any questions about the study program, please contact us.
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.
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ADMISSION PROCESS COVID-19
The health and safety of our applicants is our top priority.
In consideration of current developments, MCI will take all necessary steps in accordance with official guidelines to guarantee you a safe and fair admission procedure, both within Austria and abroad.
Applicants will receive detailed information in time during the admission process.
Generally, admission to the program is available to the following persons:
Persons without a university entrance qualification but with relevant vocational qualifications must additionally sit entrance exams in German, English (Level I), Mathematics (Level II), Chemistry (Level II) and Physics (Level I). The level of the exams corresponds to that of a non-school university entrance qualification in natural sciences.
Persons in their last year at school wishing to apply for a place on the program before taking their final exams must include their most current 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.
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.
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.
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.
Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits
The Environmental, Process & Energy Engineering course can be completed either full-time or part-time.
The Bachelor program Management & Law is a full-time degree program. In full-time studies, lectures and seminars are held on weekdays, with blocked units allowing for an intensive immersion into individual topics.The classes usually take place from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 12:15 and / or from 13:30 to 16:45. In exceptional cases, the times may vary and the lessons and / or examinations may take place outside the specified times or possibly on Saturdays.
A part-time study program is organized in such a way that students can pursue full-time employment. The content and scope of the part-time study program correspond to those of a full-time study program.
The courses and seminars usually take place on Friday afternoons (around 1pm to 10pm) and on Saturdays (8am to 5pm).
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). Source: GZ BMWF-52.330/0195-I/6/2013
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.
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).
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.
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 programStudents 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 programIt is generally assumed that the intended internship is already covered by the student's professional activity.
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
Univ.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Otto Nowak: Owner of Nowak Abwasser Beratung e.U. (Nowak Waste Water Consult)
As Division Head of Innovation at hollu Systemhygiene GmbH, a holistic view of process engineering processes is essential. These range from product development and product management to strategic (raw material) procurement, which are then implemented on a large scale in the entire supply chain process. I am happy to pass on this know-how to the students.
FH-Prof. Mag. Marco Rupprich, Ph.D., HOLLU Systemhygiene GmbH
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.
Biomass to Power and Heat
Energy Distribution and Storage
Wastewater and Water Treatment
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Studying at MCI is an investment in a successful future. Through close cooperation with industry and the practical orientation of all courses, MCI graduates are in particularly high demand on the job market and have several job offers even before graduation.
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:
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.
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:
For students of non-EU countries not considered eligible according to above regulations, the tuition fee is as follows:
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.
Students of this study program have the choice within their curriculum, but also as part of their extracurricular activities, to choose between modules, specializations, additional courses, electives, etc. Additionally, the semester abroad at one of our numerous partner universities, the internship, as well as projects and final papers, enable our students to make their study program a truly unique experience.
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.