Industrial Engineering & Management | Bachelor

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 Application Deadline: June 30, 2024

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.
  • Tuition fee: EUR 363,36 / semester plus membership fee for the Austrian Students’ Union (ÖH) for EU and EEA citizens

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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Industrial engineering is an interdisciplinary degree programme that consists of engineering and economics parts.

The Bachelor's degree program in Industrial Engineering and Management (WING) as a full-time and part-time study program focuses on engineering and economics. It teaches knowledge in technical and scientific subjects as well as economic know-how, social and soft skills and practical experience in an interdisciplinary environment. Students grasp and analyze complex problems at the interface of production and management.

The future-oriented degree program is aimed at people who are interested in the interface between technology and business in international or domestic companies. They are particularly enthusiastic about analyzing technology solutions from an economic point of view. The goal is to be able to participate in complex economic processes while maintaining an overview.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Pillei, BSc MSc | Head of Department & Studies Bachelor's program Industrial Engineering & Management
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Pillei, BSc MSc Head of Department & Studies +43 512 2070 - 4100

If you have any questions about the study program, please contact us.

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Applications for admission are accepted on an ongoing basis via our online application platform. In the sense of your personal further planning, we recommend that you submit your application early.

Applicants are welcome to apply for multiple programs of study, as long as a plausible rationale is given.

Date 1 Nov 12, 2023 Nov 27 - 28, 2023
Date 2    Feb 4, 2024 Feb 19 - 21, 2024
Date 3 Mar 31, 2024 Apr 15 - 17, 2024
Date 4 May 26, 2024 Jun 10 - 12, 2024
Date 5 Jun 30, 2024 Jul 15 - 16, 2024


Generally, admission to the program is available to the following persons:

  • Individuals with a university entrance qualification for a social, business or legal sciences study program (e.g. school-leaving exam, appropriate university entrance equivalency exam etc.)
  • Individuals without a university entrance qualification, but with relevant professional qualification, provided that one of the following requirements is fulfilled:
    • school-leaving certificate from a relevant vocational secondary school
    • completion of a dual education course with a relevant apprenticeship

Persons without a university entrance qualification but with relevant vocational qualifications must additionally sit entrance exams in German, English (Level I), Mathematics (Level II) and Physics (Level I). The level of the exams corresponds to that of a non-school university entrance qualification in industrial engineering.

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.

In just two steps to your desired study program at MCI:

Step 1 – Online application: CV & motivation

A complete online application consists of a CV, a letter of motivation, information on educational background, qualifications, professional career, social achievements and academic as well as professional goals. We would like to know why you are applying to study at MCI.

You may apply for more than one degree program at the same time, provided you can conclusively explain your respective motivations in your letter of motivation.

Step 2 – Online admission interview

In the second step, all applicants will be invited to an online admission interview.

In this interview, we want to get to know you. We are particularly interested in your motivation to study at MCI as well as your professional and personal goals you want to achieve with the help of your studies.

Within three weeks after the admission interview, we will inform you about the admission decision.

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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 thesis 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


The Industrial Engineering and Management course can be completed either full-time or part-time.

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).

Our interdisciplinary electives provide you with the opportunity to tailor your academic journey to your own interests and goals.

Interdisciplinary electives are cross-curricular courses on current trends and developments.

They allow you to discuss topics from different perspectives and interact with students and faculty from other disciplines.

During your studies you have the unique chance to choose such a course from a wide range of topics within the following focus areas:

  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Sustainability
  • Digitalization
  • Globalization
  • Society

The electives offer the opportunity to deepen your own interests and broaden your horizons. Join us as we enter a world of learning, exploration, and growth! Read more.

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

Cooperation & Career Partners (Selection)


  • BMW
  • Hilti
  • Infineon
  • Liebherr
  • MedEL
  • Novartis
  • Porsche
  • Roche
  • Swarovski
  • VTU engineering



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.

Students standing around a table working on a project.

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.

Prof. Dr. Romano Prodi, Former President of the European Commission, Former Prime Minister of Italy

The MCI impresses with its internationality and entrepreneurial dynamic!

Prof. Dr. Romano Prodi, Former President of the European Commission, Former Prime Minister of Italy

Catherine Ladousse, Executive Director Communications EMEA, Lenovo, Paris

Congratulations to your focus on diversity, your entrepreneurial spirit and your goal to make MCI the best place to work, to learn and grow in a diverse and open world.

Catherine Ladousse, Executive Director Communications EMEA, Lenovo, Paris

Andreas König, former CEO TeamViewer, Start-up Investor, Göppingen / Germany

Unbelievable, what has been created in Innsbruck! An Entrepreneurial University at its best!

Andreas König, former CEO TeamViewer, Start-up Investor, Göppingen / Germany

Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, Chairperson of the Supervisory Board, Louis Dreyfus Group, Amsterdam

MCI, the ideal partner for family businesses!

Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, Chairperson of the Supervisory Board, Louis Dreyfus Group, Amsterdam

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, Brussels

At MCI science meets business.

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, Brussels

Dominik Schiener, Co-Founder & Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors, IOTA Foundation, Berlin

Getting started can be difficult, but the challenges make it all worthwhile. Keep it going!

Dominik Schiener, Co-Founder & Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors, IOTA Foundation, Berlin

Prof. Brun-Hagen Hennerkes, President, Foundation for Family Businesses, Stuttgart

Fantastic, what has been accomplished here.

Prof. Brun-Hagen Hennerkes, President, Foundation for Family Businesses, Stuttgart

Dr. Sabine Herlitschka, CEO, Infineon Technologies, Villach

I am impressed. Keep up the good work with your blithe obsession!

Dr. Sabine Herlitschka, CEO, Infineon Technologies, Villach

Mario Moretti Polegato, Founder & President, GEOX, Montebelluna / Italy

An idea is worth more than a business. All the best for the next steps!

Mario Moretti Polegato, Founder & President, GEOX, Montebelluna / Italy

Prof. Herbert Henzler, Management consultant, Munich

"Make a difference“; be inspired by this entrepreneurial school and this wonderful city.

Prof. Herbert Henzler, Management consultant, Munich

Ulrich Bez, CEO, Aston Martin Ltd., London

Stay cool – keep going!

Ulrich Bez, CEO, Aston Martin Ltd., London

Maria Hoefl-Riesch, olympic champion & entrepreneur, Kitzbühel / Austria

Coming from sports I know of the importance of diligence, courage, will and teamwork. This is for sure the same in science and economy. At the MCI one can feel how well these values are communicated to the students.

Maria Hoefl-Riesch, olympic champion & entrepreneur, Kitzbühel / Austria

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.

  • Electronics & Data Analytics

The research focus "Electronics & Data Analytics" at MCI combines innovative approaches in electronics design and data-driven analytics. From the development of diverse hardware solutions to the appropriate measurement chain and data analysis, this research focus aims to promote technological innovations that will have a sustainable impact on our world today.

  • Fluids & Mechanics 

The expertise developed in recent years in the fields of multiphase systems, structure dynamics and engine technology, have been pooled together in the research area “Fluids & Mechanics”. The unique strengths of MCI are the interdisciplinary approaches and varied comprehensive methods such as the experimental verification of simulations or the application of control engineering concepts in mechanical systems. Nonetheless, it is of prevailing importance to find the most appropriate solution for the respective challenge with regard to the general requirements.

Electronics & Data Analytics

Hardware Development
Data Acquisition
Data Evaluation


Fluids & Mechanics

Particle & Separation Technology
Equipment & Process Optimization of Dispersed Systems
Computational Engineering
Structure Dynamics
Engines & Emissions

After studying

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.

Professional Opportunities

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

MCI Alumni & Friends

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.

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: 6,250 euros / semester plus compulsory Austrian National Union of Students membership fee
  • Master’s courses: 6,250 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.

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.     

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.