Application Deadline: January 31, 2021
As a commencing student in the Bachelor Degree program Medical, Health and Sports Engineering, you might have many questions: What does one learn in a Bachelor Degree program? How do you apply for it? What are the requirements for admission to studying at MCI, and what is the application deadline? What are my career opportunities after graduation? Below, you will find all the answers and additional information you may need before applying for the study program Medical, Health and Sports Engineering.
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 bachelor's program in Medical, Health and Sports Technology at the MCI Innsbruck offers the ideal foundation for a career in technology-driven companies with excellent opportunities in the job market. Due to its cross-industry orientation and the enrichment with non-technical skills such as management and foreign languages, it is particularly suitable as a stepping stone into the working world and as a basis for numerous master's degrees in engineering sciences.
The Medical, Health and Sports Technology program offers students a sound technical and future-oriented education. Thus, basics such as physics, electrical engineering, electronics and computer science as well as advanced topics such as modeling, artificial intelligence, robotics and image processing are taught. In addition, students have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in two study branches in the further course of studies. On the one hand, the field of medical engineering is open to students for this purpose and on the other hand, the field of health and sports engineering.
The course of studies is characterized by the fact that the basic technical training in the two branches of study takes place together. This is in line with the development that more and more cross-connections and innovative products and services are created, which are at home in both worlds.
If you have any questions about the study program, please contact us.
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.
Entrance Exam &Interview
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.
A model applied for at the Ministry of Science and the accreditation authority provides for direct entry into the 3rd semester of the present Bachelor's program for a limited number of particularly qualified HTL graduates under certain conditions.Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
Places are allocated on the basis of the following criteria:
Career background - 20%Particular attention is paid to previous education and certificates obtained, general professional development and applicants’ academic and professional goals.
Written entrance exam - 30%The written entrance exam consists of questions on deductive thinking, numerical abilities, long-term memory, English language skills, as well as a study-related personality profile. The exam is computer-based, has a duration of 2 hours and takes place, on-campus, at MCI. Aids such as calculators, dictionaries etc. are not permitted.
Multiple Applications: The written entrance exam applies to all business-related studies and has only to be taken once.
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 are informed as soon as possible regarding their admission. Applicants who are not admitted due to the limited number of places are put on a waiting list and can – if they are still interested – 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 technology 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.
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.