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.
  • 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.


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.



Marco Rupprich
FH-Prof. Mag. Marco Rupprich, Ph.D. 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.


Application deadline 

Entrance exam
& Interview 

Date 1 27, November 2017* 11, December 2017
Date 2 5, February 2018 26, February 2018
Date 3 2, April 2018 23, April 2018
Date 4 7, May 2018 28, May 2018
Date 5 4, June 2018 25, June 2018


*recommended for applications from non-EU countries

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.

Career background - 20%
Particular attention is paid to education and certificates, general professional development and position (duties, responsibilities etc.) as well as academic and professional goals.

Written entrance exaem- 30%
The written entrance exam tests the general knowledge of the applicants, as well as their knowledge of Mathematics, English, Physics and Chemistry.

Interview- 50%
The interview is conducted by a commission and gives applicants the opportunity to present themselves personally, to expand on information provided in the application materials and to explain their academic and professional goals.

Eine Studierende erklärt zwei Mitstudierenden einen an der Wand hängenden Plan

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 / 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.

Johanna Schett; graduate of Environmental, Process & Energy Engineering

My studies at MCI provided me not only with a sound theoretical education, but also with practical experience in the laboratory. In addition, I was given the opportunity to gain international experience by spending a semester abroad. This was an enrichment on both the professional and personal level.

Johanna Schett; 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.

Process Technology

Membrane Technology
Advanced Oxidation Processes
Wastewater and Water Treatment

Renewable Energy

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

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 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.

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