Application date: November 14, 2021
The Medical, Health & Sports Engineering program addresses cutting-edge questions such as how will a pacemaker of the future work, will it be possible to play sports with prostheses, or can artificial intelligence accelerate the healing process?
The bachelor's program in Medical, Health and Sports Engineering is a full-time program and is aimed at people with an interest in technical engineering. Extensive project work, a professional internship and lecturers from industry, business and research guarantee a practice-oriented education at the latest state of knowledge.
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The fields of medical engineering, health engineering & sports engineering are changing rapidly. With the help of technical achievements, new groundbreaking possibilities are emerging. This innovative bachelor's program provides students with the ideal foundation to build a secure career for the future in this field. Internationality, innovative research approaches, and interdisciplinary links between different technical fields in medicine, health, and sports are cornerstones of this program.
Artificial intelligence has become indispensable in the fields of Medical, Health and Sports Engineering. Innovations such as handling the latest robots, image processing, or model building are integrated into the innovative and practical curriculum. By teaching the necessary fundamentals in engineering, computer science, physics, electrical engineering, and electronics, a sound basis is provided.
In the beginning, the program teaches basic technical training. During the program, students choose specializations in Medical Engineering or Health & Sports Engineering. This approach is necessary as more and more cross-connections, innovative products and services are rapidly emerging, that are at home in both scientific worlds.
If you have any questions about the study program, please contact us.
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.
*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:
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.
Recognition of previous qualifications
Applications for recognition of studies, examinations or scientific activities can be submitted to the head of the study program after admission to the program. Course-related recognition is generally preferred to recognition on a semester-by-semester basis.
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.
The Medical, Health and Sports Engineering study program is characterized by the quality of its content, its orientation to the business world and its international focus. The close cooperation with our partners from industry as well as the integrated professional internship enables students to gain valuable practical experience as early as during their Bachelor studies. Personal development and the acquisition of social and intercultural skills are equally important parts of the program as is the transfer of comprehensive professional know-how.
The bachelor's program in Medical, Health and Sports Engingeering is available as a full-time program.
Lectures and seminars take place on weekdays, and in blocked units, allowing a thorough examination of individual topics. Lectures and seminars are generally held from Mondays to Fridays from 09AM to 12:15PM and/or from 1.30PM to 4.45PM. However, in exceptional cases, the times may vary and classes and/or exams may take place outside the specified times or, if necessary, on Saturdays.
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
Students acquire comprehensive knowledge in the fields of scientific and technical fundamentals, engineering sciences, information technology, software engineering, measurement and control technology, medical fundamentals, sensor technology and biosignal processing. On the one hand, the medical engineering major deals with the analysis and development of medical devices, prosthetics and rehabilitation as well as surgical procedures. On the other hand, it deals with topics related to medical informatics and imaging & processing. The course program is completed by the teaching of key competencies in the field of economics & management.
Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits
Students acquire comprehensive knowledge in the fields of scientific and technical fundamentals, engineering sciences, information technology, software engineering, measurement and control technology, medical fundamentals, sensor technology and biosignal processing. The major in health and sports engineering deals on the one hand with the analysis and development of sports equipment, sports medicine, ergonomics and technology in top-class sports. On the other hand, it deals with topics related to motion analysis and performance measurement methods. The course program is rounded off by the teaching of key competencies in the field of economics & management.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Assistive TechnologiesRobotics in health serviceTechnology-based systems in sports, health & tourismE-Health
Embedded SystemsIndustrial control engineeringMeasurement systemsMedical Technologies
Robotics & Production TechnologiesProduction planning, optimization & simulationTechnological innovation & organizational transformationSoftware & Automation systems in production
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.
A number of applicants interested in this degree program have also expressed interest in the following bachelor program.
It is possible to apply for more than one degree program at the same time if you present your motives in a meaningful explanation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.