Medical, Health and Sports Engineering | Bachelor


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Application date: November 14, 2021

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

BEFORE STUDYING MEDICAL, HEALTH AND SPORTS ENGINEERING

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?

OVERVIEW

MCI lecturer uses a white board to explain medical engineering concepts that are dealt with in greater depth during the course of study

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.

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.

Contact
a.o. Univ.-Prof. MMag. Dr. Alexander Hörbst, Bakk.techn. | Head of Department & Studies Master's program Medical Technologies
a.o. Univ.-Prof. MMag. Dr. Alexander Hörbst, Bakk.techn. Head of Department & Studies

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

An MCI employee explains to a young woman who is interested in the medical technology program that it focuses on aspects of medical technology, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.

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
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 tbd 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.

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.

WHILE STUDYING MEDICAL, HEALTH AND SPORTS ENGINEERING

WHILE STUDYING MEDICAL, HEALTH AND SPORTS ENGINEERING

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.

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.

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 IN MEDICAL ENGINEERING

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.

Curriculum

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Mathematics 4 | 5 4 | 5        
Fundamentals of physics and chemistry 3 | 5 3 | 5        


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Technical Basics 4 | 5 4 | 5        
Electrical engineering and construction 5 | 6          
Measurement and control engineering    4 | 5        
Electronics   4 | 5         
Fluid dynamics     4 | 5       
Production Engineering and Additives Manufacturing     4 | 5       


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Algorithms and data structures  3 | 4          
Software Engineering   4 | 5         
Hardware-related software development      4 | 5       
Anatomy and Biology      4 | 5       
Physiology and Pathology        4 | 5     
Applied modelling and AI          4 | 5  


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Biosignal and image processing     5 | 5       
Biomedical Sensor Technology        4 | 5    
Device design, UI and UX        4 | 5    
Robotic Systems in Sports and Medical Technology         3 | 5  
Regulatory         3 | 5  


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
eHealth and Telemedicine        4 | 5    
Medical device analysis and development       5 | 5    
Medical technologies in diagnosis and therapy         4 | 5  
Prosthetics and Rehabilitation         4 | 5  


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Economics, management and 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

COURSES

Management Basics in Healthcare
Technical English I
MathematicsI
Basics of Physics I
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
Engineering Mechanics I
Materials and materials engineering
Electrical Engineering
Design and CAD
Algorithms and data structures
Programming exercise I

Mathematics II
Basics of physics II
Fundamentals of Chemistry II
Engineering Mechanics II
Machine elements
Measurement and control engineering
Electronics
Mobile Software Engineering
Programming exercise II

Project Management
Technical English II
Biosignal Processing
Image processing and pattern recognition
Fluid Dynamics
Production Engineering and Additives Manufacturing
Workshop Internship
Hardware related software development
Programming exercise 3
Anatomy and Biology

Scientific work
Law and ethics
Innovation Management
Biomedical sensor technology
Device design and ergonomics
Usability and User Experience
Physiology and Pathology
eHealth and Telemedicine
Medical device analysis and development
Wearables

Project
Robotic systems in sports and medical technology
Medical device regulations
Quality and risk management for medical devices
Modelling and Simulation
Artifical Intelligence
Medical technologies in diagnosis and therapy
Imaging techniques
Prosthetics and Rehabilitation

Internship
Bachelor thesis
Seminar for Bachelor thesis
Bachelor exam

Major in health and sports engineering

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.

Curriculum

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Mathematics 4 | 5 4 | 5        
Fundamentals of physics and chemistry 3 | 5 3 | 5        


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Technical Basics 4 | 5 4 | 5        
Electrical engineering and construction 5 | 6          
Measurement and control engineering   4 | 5        
Electronics   4 | 5         
Fluid dynamics     4 | 5       
Production Engineering and Additives Manufacturing     4 | 5       


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Algorithms and data structures  3 | 4          
Software Engineering   4 | 5         
Hardware-related software development      4 | 5       
Anatomy and Biology      4 | 5       
Physiology and Pathology        4 | 5     
Applied modelling and AI          4 | 5  


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Biosignal and image processing     5 | 5       
Biomedical Sensor Technology        4 | 5    
Device design, UI and UX        4 | 5    
Robotic Systems in Sports and Medical Technology         3 | 5  
Regulatory         3 | 5  


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Sports equipment analysis and development       3 | 5    
Measurement and analysis methods in sports       4 | 5    
Training support         4 | 5  
Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation         4 | 5  


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Economics, management and 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

COURSES

Management Basics in Healthcare
Technical English I
Mathematics I
Basics of physics I
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
Engineering Mechanics I
Materials and materials engineering
Electrical Engineering
Design and CAD
Algorithms and data structures
Programming exercise I

Mathematics II
Basics of physics II
Fundamentals of Chemistry II
Engineering Mechanics II
Machine elements
Measurement and control engineering
Electronics
Mobile Software Engineering
Programming exercise II

Project Management
Technical English II
Biosignal Processing
Image processing and pattern recognition
Fluid Dynamics
Production Engineering and Additives Manufacturing
Workshop Internship
Hardware related software development
Programming exercise 3
Anatomy and Biology

Scientific work
Law and ethics
Innovation Management
Biomedical sensor technology
Device design and ergonomics
Usability and User Experience
Physiology and Pathology
Sports equipment analysis and development
Lightweight construction and fiber composites
Performance measurement methods in sports
Motion analysis and coordination

Project
Robotic systems in sports and medical technology
Medical device regulations
Quality and risk management for medical devices
Modelling and Simulation
Artifical Intelligence
Athlete Development
Equipment development in top-class sport
Sports Medicine
Rehabilitation in sports

Internship
Bachelor thesis
Seminar for Bachelor thesis
Bachelor examination

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.

Four students are planning their career after completing their medical technology studies.

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.

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

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

  • Planning and development of medical technology products
  • Planning and development of sports technology products
  • Software engineering
  • Technical product and quality management
  • Project management
  • Production engineering
  • Research and development

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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 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:

  • 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.

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.