Industrial Engineering & Management | 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.


The Industrial Engineering & Management Bachelor’s degree program combines engineering studies with business components.

The Industrial Engineering & Management Bachelor’s degree program offered at MCI combines engineering studies with business components. The program provides an interdisciplinary education in technological and natural sciences, infused with business expertise, social and soft skills, as well as practical experience. Students, thus, learn to solve complex problems at the interface of production and management.

This innovative program is designed for individuals interested in how technology and business intersect in international or national enterprises. Special focus is put on the analysis of technological solutions in view of economic factors. The aim of the program is to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills required to work with complex management processes, without losing track of the big picture.

Gerhard Hillmer
FH-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Hillmer, MSc Head of Department & Studies +43 512 2070 - 4100

If you have any questions concerning the study program, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tel:+43 512 2070-4103


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

  • Persons 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 Descriptive Geometry.

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 exam - 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.

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.

Industrial Engineering & Management

The program not only provides students with the fundamentals of engineering, mathematics, and natural science, but also teaches them the basics of production engineering and management. In addition, the curriculum includes modules on process optimization, the implementation of operation analyses, the maintenance of technological plants, among many more. A practical approach is adopted throughout the program, such as by the assignment of relevant projects and case studies.


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
Winter semester: beginning of September – beginning of February
Summer semester: mid of February – mid of July
1st – 2nd semester: Fundamentals and core curriculum
5th semester: International semester (at a partner university or the MCI)
6th semester: 12 weeks internship abroad or in Austria, Bachelor theses and Bachelor 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 engineering 30%
Fundamentals of mathematics & natural sciences 20%
Production engineering & management 16%
Internship / Bachelor thesis / R & D 16%
General management 11%
Key competences / English 7%


Mathematics I, II, III 4 | 5 4 | 5 3 | 4      
Technical Physics 3 | 5          
Chemistry I, II 3 | 4 3 | 4        
Computer Science / databases 2 | 3          
Engineering Mechanics I / material science 4 | 5          
Engineering Mechanics II / apparatus engineering   3 | 4        
Design engineering & CAD 3 | 4          
Production technology   2 | 4        
Machine elements   3 | 4        
Electrical engineering   3 | 4        
Electrical energy and drive engineering     3 | 4      
Fluid dynamics     3 | 4      
Measurement technique & control engineering       3 | 4    
Mechanical process engineering       4 | 5    
Technical thermodynamics       3 | 4    
Fluid-process engineering         3 | 4  
Systems & process engineering         4 | 5  
Automation engineering         4 | 5  

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Business & management basics for engineers   1 | 1        
Management accounting     3 | 4      
Investment and finance     1 | 1      
Human resource management     1 | 2      
Leadership & human resources development     1 | 2      
Change management & organisation theory     1 | 1      
Strategic & operational marketing         2 | 2  
Strategic management         1 | 1  
Management & leadership         1 | 1  
Innovation & startup         2 | 3  
Introduction to economics         1 | 1  

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Introduction to industrial engineering & management 4 |          
Supply chain management: logistic fundamentals   1 | 1        
Supply chain management: applied logistics     1 | 1       
Plant planning     1 | 2      
Process analysis & management     1 | 1      
Production planning & management       2 | 2     
Lean Practice Lab       1 | 1    
Prodution of the Future       1 | 1    
Legal fundamentals       2 | 2    
Quality management & operational excellence       1 | 1    
Technical procurement & sales       2 | 4    
Business simulation         2 | 4  
Projects       2 | 4 2 | 4  

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Key Competencies I / English I 4 | 4          
Key Competencies II / English II    3 | 3        
Key Competencies III / English III      4 | 4      
Key Competencies IV / English IV       2 | 2     

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Seminar for internship / Bachelor theses           2 | 2
Internship            | 15
Bachelor thesis 1            | 4
Bachelor thesis 2            | 9

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits


  • Metal producing & processing
  • Mechanical engineering & plant construction
  • Power generation
  • Material conversion
  • Chemicals, chemical products & pharmaceuticals
  • Production & processing of food, luxury foods and beverages


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.

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.

Smart Production & Organization

Rapidly evolving market requirements and fast technological changes force enterprises to target-oriented implementation of smart production and organizational solutions. The continuous evaluation of new business models and according production processes or the modernization of existing production facilities are the foundation for future competitiveness. Therefore, a holistic approach involves modern production technologies, simulation tools, data analytic and a continuous optimization of value creation processes.


Ferchau Engineering · E.Egger · Roche · Swarovski · PDA Group · Infineon · Wacker · VTU · Deloitte · Chemgineering · GE Jenbacher · Sandoz

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 Industrial Engineering & Management 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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