Mechatronics | Bachelor

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Application Deadline: January 30, 2022

Short Facts
  • Time model & language: Full-time | German
  • Duration of study: 6 semesters | 180 ECTS
  • Majors in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
  • 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.
  • Apply now for a start date in fall 2022.

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 bachelor's degree program in mechatronics is a full-time program with international components. A smooth transition into the professional world is facilitated by the mandatory internship included in the course as well as the practical relevance of the study content. This is ensured by external lecturers from the worlds of industry and business, along with cooperation on thesis projects with the respective companies.

The MCI Bachelor’s in Mechatronics program provides the perfect foundation for a career in technology and excellent opportunities in the labor market. With its cross-disciplinary orientation and complementary training in non-technological fields, including management and foreign languages, this course marks the starting point to a successful career in the professional world or to obtaining a Master’s degree in engineering.

In their first year, students acquire the fundamentals of mechanical and electrical engineering in mechanics, materials science, electronics, and information technology. The following semesters equip the students with advanced knowledge in the interdisciplinary fields of digital engineering, control engineering and measurement, embedded systems, and robotics. The combination of these different branches trains them to become scientific experts in their chosen field of study as well as engineers capable of providing interdisciplinary solutions.

In addition, students are given the opportunity to specialize in either one of two areas: mechanical engineering or electrical engineering. Consequently, our students will have received comprehensive training and gained promising career prospects already upon completion of their Bachelor’s degree.


DI Dr. Andreas Mehrle | Head of Department & Studies Bachelor's program Mechatronics
DI Dr. Andreas Mehrle Head of Department & Studies

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

Consultancy situation at the MCI.


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.

Entrance Exam Interview Additional Exam*
Date 1 14, Nov 2021 29, Nov – 01, Dec 2021 06, - 07, Dec 2021 07, Dec 2021
Date 2 30, Jan 2022 14, - 16, Feb 2022 21, - 23, Feb 2022 22, Feb 2022
Date 3 03, Apr 2022 tbd 25, - 27, Apr 2022 26, Apr 2022
Date 4 29, May 2022 tbd 20, - 22, Jun 2022 21, Jun 2022


*Additional exams are to be taken only by those applicants who do not have a university entrance qualification. For details see prerequisites.

Detailed information (procedure, dates, etc.) will be provided to applicants in time.

An application as early as possible is recommended.

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 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.

Places are allocated on the basis of the following criteria:

Career background & motivation - 30%
Particular attention is paid to educational background and qualifications, any professional career, further training, etc. Special consideration is given to motivation and study and career goals.

Online admission test - 20%
The online admission test consists of questions on deductive thinking, numerical abilities, English language skills, as well as a study-related personality profile.

Multiple Applications: The admission test applies to all business-related studies and has only to be taken once.

Online admission interview - 50%
The interview gives applicants the opportunity to present themselves personally, to expand on the information provided in the application and to explain their academic and professional goals.

Applicants will be informed of the admission decision as soon as possible. Applicants who cannot be admitted due to limited places will be put on a waiting list and - if they are still interested - may be admitted if a place becomes available.

Young man standing in front of a Robot.

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.


Time model & language
Full-time | German
Academic year
Winter semester: October – January
Summer semester: March – June
1st – 2th semesters: Fundamentals
3rd – 5th semesters: Core & specialization subjects
5th or 6th semester: International semester (optionally abroad)
5th or 6th semester: internship abroad or in Austria
6th semester: 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

Mathematics & Natural Science 10%
Mechatronics & Engineering 45%
Medical Engineering 35%
Legal Aspects & Key Competences 10%

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

Major Electrical Engineering

Due to the lasting trend in electric mobility and the increasing interconnectedness of the world, electrical engineering continues to be a key discipline also in the 21st century. With a particular emphasis placed on analog circuit technology, power electronics, and high-frequency engineering, this course of specialization produces some of the most sought-after experts in the industry.


  1 2 3 4 5 6
Mathematics 3 | 4 3 | 4        
Physics 3 | 4 3 | 4        
Advanced Mathematics     3 | 4 3 | 4    

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Engineering mechanics 2 | 3 2 | 3        
Electrical engineering 4 | 5          
Fundamentals of mechanical engineering 5 | 6          
Material science 3 | 4          
Machine elements   4 | 5        
Sensors & Signals   5 | 6        

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Digital electronics     2 | 3 3 | 4 3 | 4  
Dynamics     4 | 4 2 | 3 3 | 4  
Control Engineering     5 | 6 5 | 6 4 | 5  
Electrical machinery         3 | 4  
Robotics         4 | 5  

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Linear electroncis   4 | 5        
Power electronics     3 | 4      
Embedded systems     3 | 4      
Simulation methods       3 | 4    
Communication systems       3 | 4    
High-frequency systems         3 | 4  
Product development: electrical engineering         3 | 4  

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Research & Career            1 | 2
Bachelor theses seminar            1 | 1
Bachelor thesis 1            4
Bachelor thesis 2            8
Internship            15

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Business and Management  2 | 2    2 | 3  2 | 3    
Law    1 | 1        
English  2 | 2  2 | 2 2 | 2  2 | 2    

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits


Major Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering has long been one of the most important industrial sectors. Complemented by modern methods of control engineering and measurement technology, handling technology, and computer-aided design or manufacturing, this specialization offers excellent future prospects and a solid basis for a career in the field of technology. In addition to the focus areas already mentioned, the course places a particular focus on production engineering and product development.


  1 2 3 4 5 6
Mathematics 3 | 4 3 | 4        
Physics 3 | 4 3 | 4        
Advanced Mathematics     3 | 4 3 | 4    

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Engineering mechanics 2 | 3 2 | 3        
Electrical engineering 4 | 5          
Fundamentals of mechanical engineering 5 | 6          
Material science 3 | 4          
Machine elements   4 | 5        
Sensors & Signals   5 | 6        

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Digital electronics     2 | 3 3 | 4 3 | 4  
Dynamics     4 | 4 2 | 3 3 | 4  
Control Engineering     5 | 6 5 | 6 4 | 5  
Electrical machinery         3 | 4  
Robotics         4 | 5  

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Production engineering   4 | 5  3 | 4      
Advanced machine elements      3 | 4      
Handling technology        3 | 4    
Product development: mechanical engineering        3 | 4    
Turbomachinery          2 | 3  
Production & Logistics          4 | 5  

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Research & Career            1 | 2
Bachelor theses seminar            1 | 1
Bachelor thesis 1           4
Bachelor thesis 2           8
Internship           15

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Business and Management 2 | 2   2 | 3 2 | 3    
Law   1 | 1        
English 2 | 2 2 | 2 2 | 2 2 | 2    

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits


Technology at MCI

MCI and Infineon Technologies Austria maintain a joint research laboratory in Innsbruck. One of the results of this collaboration is the Multicopter. Multicopters are used as carriers for highly efficient engine controls and for autonomous flight technologies.

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.


The list shows partner universities of both specializations. Please note that only a few universities are available for both specializations. For more detailed information, please contact the degree program or the International Office.


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.

People standing in front of a robot talking to each other.

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.

Dr. Sabine Herlitschka, CEO Infineon Technologies, Villach

As one of the leading high-tech companies in Austria, Infineon Technologies Austria is, according to its growth strategy, always searching for high potentials. Due to the excellent problem solving skills of its alumni, especially in regard of interdisciplinarity, internationality and feasibilty, the MCI Mechatronics Master program is one of the most promising programs in Austria.

Dr. Sabine Herlitschka, CEO Infineon Technologies, Villach

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

Dealing with electronic components and designing PCB’s are standard skills in industry. Building new systems out of systems of integrated circuits is a new challenging task, while dealing with energy efficiency, usability and reliability. The design of embedded systems will come more and more into the focus of standard industrial applications.

  • Fluids & Mechanics

The competences acquired in the last few years in the disciplines structural mechanics, particle technology and fluid mechanics have been pooled together in the cluster 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 problem with regard on the general requirements.

  • Health Tech

The use of technology in healthcare and related areas such as sports or gerontology has changed dramatically in recent decades.

One of the main reasons for this change is a fundamental change in society. Society is moving away from an almost exclusively curative approach and moving towards a holistic, preventive and, not least, integrative approach. The focus is on the person as such and not exclusively on the person in his or her role as a patient. In parallel, the available technological and information technology options have also developed rapidly.

The research area is therefore dedicated to the challenge of combining innovative technologies with new approaches in medicine, health care, sports and tourism, and from this to develop digital products and services in cooperation with partners from industry and research or to support their development. The overall goal is always to maintain and/or restore people's health or support their health care in the best possible way.

  • Smart Production & Organization

Ever-changing demands on companies and their production facilities, processes and organizational structures are posing ever-greater challenges. The evaluation of new products, business models and production processes as well as the modernization of existing facilities is the basis for future competitiveness. The targeted use of modern technologies and production simulations, the preparation and analysis of data and the optimization of value-added processes lead to a holistic view of production and organization.


Embedded Systems
Control Systems
Measurement Systems
Medical Engineering

Fluids & Mechanics

Flow & Phase Evaluation
Particle & Separation Technology
Simulation Technology
Dynamic Systems

Health Tech

Assistive technologies in medical technology
Robotics in health service
Technology-driven systems in sports, health and tourism


Robotics & production technologies
Production planning, optimization & stimulation
Technological innovation & organizational transformation
Software & automation systems in production

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

Major Electrical Engineering

  • Measuring and control technology
  • Plant and building systems automation
  • Planning, project engineering & execution of electrical systems
  • Research, Development & Technology Transfer

Professional Opportunities

Major Mechanical Engineering

  • Machine & Plant construction
  • Construction & Execution
  • Research, development & technology transfer
  • Quality Assurance, Maintenance, Service & Management

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:

Success Stories

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It is possible to apply for more than one degree program at the same time if you present your motives in a meaningful explanation.

Continue studying

The MCI offers a number of internationally oriented Master's courses. The master program in Mechatronics & Smart Technologies 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.

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. 

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: 7,500 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.

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.

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.