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.
  • 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.


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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

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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

  • 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 and Physics.

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.

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 363,36 / semester plus membership fee to the Austrian Student Union (ÖH). Details & information for students from third countries can be found at admission.

Module overview

General engineering 35%
Production Engineering & Management 25%
General management 16%
English and Key Competencies 8%
Internship / Bachelor Thesis 16%


Mathematics I 4 | 5          
Mathematics II   4 | 5        
Mathematics III     3 | 5      
Technical Physics 3 | 4          
Engineering Mechanics I 2 | 3          
Material Science I 2 | 2          
Engineering Mechanics II   2 | 2        
Machine Elements   2,5 | 3        
Design Engineering & CAD 2,5 | 4          
Electrical Engineering   2 | 3,5        
Electrical Engineering Lab   0,5 | 0,5        
Production Engineering     3 | 4      
Technical Thermodynamics     2 | 2      
Fluid Process Engineering     2 | 2      
Technical Thermodynamics & Fluid Process Engineering Lab     1 | 1      
Automation Engineering       3 | 3    
Automation Engineering Lab       0,5 | 1    
Basic Process Engineering I       2 | 2    
Basic Process Engineering II       2 | 2    
Process Engineering Lab       1 | 1    
Plant & Process Technology         2,5 | 4  
Industrial Robotics         2 | 4  

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Data Processing & Business Informatics 2 | 3          
IT-Systems 1 | 1          
Programming   2 | 4        
Process- and Quality Management   3 | 4        
Supply Chain Management     3 | 4      
ERP - Systems     3 | 4      
Product Development       3 | 4    
Tactical Production Planning & Management       2 | 3    
Operative Production Planning & Management       2 | 3    
Transport Logistics, Tour Planning and Warehouse Operations       1 | 1    
Lean Practice Lab       1,5 | 2    
Innovative Production         1 | 1  
Data Science         2 | 2  
Digitalization Lab         1 | 1  
Power Engineering & Energy Management         2,5 | 4  
Integrative Project         2 | 4  

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Introduction Business Administration / Business Simulation  2,5 | 4          
Management Accounting   3 | 3        
Investment & Finance   1 | 1        
Human Resource Management     1 | 1      
Leadership & HR Development     1 | 2      
Change Management & Organizational Theory     1 | 1      
Legal Basics       2 | 3    
Procurement       1 | 1,5    
Technical Sales and Distribution       1 | 1,5    
Marketing & Product Management         2 | 2,5  
Strategic Management & Leadership         2 | 2,5  
Electives         3 | 5  

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

 English I 2 | 2          
English II   2 | 2        
English III     1 | 1      
 Introduction to Industrial Engineering & Management 1 | 1           
Potential & Personality 1 | 1          
Working and Creativity Techniques   1 | 1        
Speaking & Presentation Skills   1 | 1        
Project Management     1 | 2      
Academic Writing     1 | 1      
Communication & Negotiation Techniques       1 | 1    
Intercultural Competence       1 | 1    

Seminar for internship / Bachelor theses           2 | 2
Bachelor Thesis            | 12
Bachelor Exam            | 1
Internship            | 15

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.

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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.

Partner (Selection)

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. 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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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:

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.

Questions and answers

Yes, it is possible and it is 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. Once we have received your application, you will receive relevant information including tips and advice on how to prepare for the exam.

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

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

The full-time course of study begins in October; the part-time program at the beginning of September.

Lectures and seminars in full-time courses are held on weekdays. To facilitate a more intense discussion of individual topics, some lessons may also be organized in blocks.

Many study programs offered at MCI are also available in a part-time format. Part-time programs are organized in such a way as to enable students to combine a full-time job with study. In both content and scope a part-time program corresponds to a full-time course of study. Lectures and seminars are usually held in a condensed form on Friday afternoons (e.g. between 1pm and 10 pm) and Saturdays (from 8am to 5pm).

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.

All information about scholarships and other funding options is provided on the Student Support site of our homepage.

Industrial engineers and managers are required in particular in process optimization and maintenance, marketing, industrial purchasing and sales, innovation management, quality management or for the implementation of operational analyses. Our brochure provides further information on possible careers.

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