Medical, Health & Sports Engineering | Bachelor


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 Application Deadline: May 26, 2024

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Short Facts
  • Time model & language: Full-time | German
  • Duration of study: 6 semesters | 180 ECTS
  • Majors: Medical Engineering, Health & Sports 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: €363.36 Euros / semester plus membership fee for the Austrian Students Union (ÖH) for EU and EEA citizens

BEFORE STUDYING MEDICAL, HEALTH & SPORTS ENGINEERING

In an age of constant technological advancement, the bachelor's degree program in Medical, Health and Sport Engineering plays a crucial role. Using cutting-edge science, the curriculum aims to tackle disease, promote well-being and enhance the athletic performance of individuals. Key elements of this degree include artificial intelligence, software engineering, robotic systems and wearable applications, which all play an important role in shaping the future of these areas.

OVERVIEW

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The bachelor's program in Medical, Health & 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. ©AV-Media Kantschieder

In today’s world, technology significantly contributes to the treatment of diseases, the maintenance of a healthy life, and the improvement of the performance of athletes. These impressive achievements of modern technologies are based on the work of interdisciplinary-trained engi­neers who solve central problems for our society. They have the privilege of dedicating their work to the develop­ment of high-precision medical robots, intelligent patient-supporting devices, cutting-edge sports equipment, as well as many other exciting challenges.

The Bachelor degree program in Medical, Health and Sports Engineering at MCI offers students the perfect foundation for a career in technology-driven companies and excellent opportunities on the job market. First-class lecturers from the fields of science, business, and technol­ogy and a strong practical orientation guarantee outstand­ing study conditions and a sound engineering education, which meets the highest international standards.

The Bachelor's degree programme Medical, Health and Sports Engineering at MCI is highly focused on the interdisciplinary education of engineers working on the development as well as the application of cutting-edge technologies in the fields of medicine, health and sports. With a superb blend of internal and external, national and international lecturers, a strong emphasis on practical experience, and a broad scientific foundation, graduates are excellently prepared to work in technology-oriented companies or directly in clinics, healthcare facilities, and sports organizations. This innovative and highly current program offers excellent career prospects and allows graduates to successfully combine technical, medical, and sports science perspectives, developing a holistic scientific approach.

Contact
Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Sieber | Head of Department & Studies Bachelor's program Medical-, Health- and Sports Engineering
Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Sieber Head of Department & Studies +43 512 2070 - 4400

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

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ADMISSION

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.

  Application
deadline
Interview
     
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

 

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.

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.

 

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.

WHILE STUDYING MEDICAL, HEALTH AND SPORTS ENGINEERING

WHILE STUDYING MEDICAL, HEALTH & SPORTS ENGINEERING

The Bachelor's program in Medical, Health, and Sports Engineering stands out for its high-quality content, practical relevance, and international orientation.  Close cooperation with the industry and extensive internships in local and international organizations and companies enable students to establish valuable contacts in the professional world and gain practical experience while still studying. Furthermore, students benefit from international instructors and the option of studying abroad, enhancing their global competencies. The emphasis on acquiring social and intercultural skills complements the strong academic foundation, offering excellent career prospects in the areas of Medical, Health, and Sports Engineering.

Facts

TIME-MODEL & LANGUAGE
Full-time | German
ACADEMIC YEAR
Winter semester: October – January
Summer semester: March - June
STRUCTURE
1st-2nd semesters: Fundamentals of Natural Sciences, Engineering & Computer Science
3rd - 5th semester: Core subjects & specializations: Medical Engineering or Health and Sports Engineering
5th or 6th semester: either an international semester at a renowned partner university or courses at MCI
6th semester: Bachelor thesis and Bachelor exam
TUITION FEE
For students from EU & EEA countries: €363 Euros / semester plus membership fee for the Austrian Students Union (ÖH) for EU and EEA citizens.
Details and information for students from third countries can be found under Admission.

Modules Overview

Subject%
Mathematics & natural scientific fundamentals 11%
Engineering sciences 20%
Basics of medicine & (medical) informatics 16%
Basics of medical & sports equipment technology 14%
Branch of study 11%
Business, management & key competencies   9%
Practical experience & Bachelor thesis 19%

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.

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).
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Major Medical Engineering

Starting in the 4th semester, students have the opportunity to focus their studies further on one of the two majors: „Medical Technology“, or „Health and Sports Enginee­ring“. These specializations allow students to apply the learned methods to concrete examples from the individual field. They major in Medical Technologies includes the following topics:

Development, testing and approval of medical devices, Prosthetics, rehabilitation & technology assisted surgery, Medical technologies in diagnosis & therapy.

Curriculum

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Mathematics 4 | 5 4 | 5        
Physics & Chemistry 3 | 5 3 | 5        


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Mechanical Design Engineering 4 | 5          
Electrical Engineering 4 | 5          
Mechanics & Materials Engineering    4 | 5        
Electronics     4 | 5         
Manufacturing Engineerin & Machine Elements     5 | 5       
Control Engineering       4 | 5      
Fluid Dynamics       4 | 5      


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Fundamentals of Computer Science  4 | 5          
Software Engineering   4 | 5         
Anatomy & Physiology   4 | 5          
Embedded Computing      4 | 5       
Biology & Pathology      4 | 5       
Applied Modelling & AI          4 | 5  


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Image & Biosignal Processing     5 | 5       
Sensors & Actuators     4 | 5       
Device Design, UI & UX        4 | 5    
Robotic Systems in Sport & Medical Engineering         3 | 5  
Regulatory         3 | 5  


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Wearables & eHealth        4 | 5    
Medical Device Analysis & Development       3 | 5    
Medical Technologies in Diagnosis & Therapy         4 | 5  
Prothetik & Rehabilitation         4 | 5  


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Management, Entrepreneurship & Key Competences 4 | 5    4 | 5    4 | 5     


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Project         3 | 5   
Internship           15 
Bachelor thesis           15


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Major Health & Sports Engineering

Starting in the 4th semester, students have the opportunity to focus their studies further on one of the two majors: „Medical Technology“, or „Health and Sports Enginee­ring“. These specializations allow students to apply the learned methods to concrete examples from the individual field. They major in Health & Sports Engineering includes the following topics:

Development of sports innovations in elite sport, Training support, Measurement and analysis methods.

Curriculum

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Mathematics 4 | 5 4 | 5        
Physics & Chemistry 3 | 5 3 | 5        


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Mechanical Design Engineering 4 | 5          
Electrical engineering 4 | 5          
Mechanics & Materials Engineering   4 | 5        
Electronics   4 | 5         
Manufacturing Engineerin & Machine Elements     5 | 5       
Control Engineering       4 | 5     
Fluid Dynamics       4 | 5     


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Fundamentals of Computer Science  4 | 5          
Software Engineering   4 | 5         
Anatomy & Physiology   4 | 5          
Embedded Computing      4 | 5       
Biology & Pathology      4 | 5        
Applied Modelling & AI          4 | 5  


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Image & Biosignal Processing     5 | 5       
Sensors & Actuators     4 | 5       
Device Design, UI & UX        4 | 5    
Robotic Systems in Sport & Medical Engineering         3 | 5  
Regulatory         3 | 5  


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Measuring & Analysis in Sports       4 | 5    
Training Support       3 | 5    
Equipment Development in Sports         4 | 5  
Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation         4 | 5  


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Management, Entrepreneurship & Key Competences 4 | 5    4 | 5    4 | 5     


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Project         3 | 5   
Internship           15 
Bachelor thesis            15


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

A Professional internship as a stepping-stone for your career

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.

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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. ©MCI/Singer

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.

  • 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.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 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.

Health Tech

Assistive Technologies
Robotics in health service
Technology-based systems in sports, health & tourism
E-Health

Electronics

Embedded Systems
Industrial control engineering
Measurement systems
Medical Technologies

Smart Production & Organization

Robotics & Production Technologies
Production planning, optimization & simulation
Technological innovation & organizational transformation
Software & Automation systems in production

After studying Medical, Health & Sports Engineering

Graduates of the degree program in medical, health and sports engineering have a comprehensive, scientifically sound, and practice-oriented education, which enables them to master demanding technical problems in their professional lives independently and responsibly. The broad field of academic training qualifies them for positions at the interfaces of the disciplines involved because they successfully combine technical, medical, and sports science perspectives.

PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

  • Product Developer
  • Product / Project Manager
  • Quality Manager
  • Clinical Engineer
  • Analyst in Healthcare Facilities
  • Technological Developer in Sports & Tourism
  • Product Maintenance Specialist
  • Technical Sales Representative

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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.

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.

The admission procedure for the bachelor degree in Medical, Health and Sports Engineering is held ONLINE and can be taken from abroad. The exact dates and times will be announced immediately after the application deadline. All applicants will receive an email invitation to the ONLINE meeting and a link to the virtual meeting room. Applicants are asked to make a note of the date. If applicants are not able to attend one of the appointments, the interview will be rescheduled after consultation with the study office. 

The motivation of our future students is important to us. For this reason, we require a letter of motivation with the written application documents. In this letter of motivation, applicants explain why they want to study the Bachelor's program in Medical, Health and Sports Engineering, what they find particularly interesting about the program, what their goals are after graduation and why they want to study at MCI. In addition to the letter of motivation, a current curriculum vitae must also be submitted. Please make sure that the CV is complete and that your education and training are accompanied by supporting documents (certificates, references, etc.). If you want to find out more about how to write a successful application, take a look at the NEWS of the Bachelor Medical, Health and Sports Engineering. There you will find a news article on the topic "Tips for a successful application."

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.

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.