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.
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 three areas: mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or medical engineering. Consequently, our students will have received comprehensive training and gained promising career prospects already upon completion of their Bachelor’s degree.
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.
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*recommended for applications from non-EU countries
The program accepts
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 English, Mathematics and Physics.
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.
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.
Medical Engineering combines skills in apparatus engineering, electrical engineering, and information processing and teaches how to apply these in medical environments. It allows graduates to enter a highly dynamic market consistently challenged by demographic change, technological progress, and growing specialization. A special focus is placed on teaching the basics of human medicine as well as the application of mechatronics in the context of medical engineering, such as in image processing and image reconstruction, signal processing, or prosthetics. A special series of lectures held as part of this course addresses the specific requirements of quality management and medical devices law.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Embedded SystemsControl SystemsMeasurement SystemsMedical Engineering
Flow & Phase EvaluationParticle & Separation TechnologySimulation TechnologyDynamic Systems
Linde • Infineon
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
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.
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:
For students of non-EU countries not considered eligible according to above regulations, the tuition fee is as follows:
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.