Industrial Engineering & Management | Master

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Short Facts
  • Time model: job friendly model during the week | job friendly model on the weekend
  • Language: German
  • Duration of study: 4 Semesters | 120 ECTS
  • Optional Double Degree with LIUC Università Carlo Cattaneo in Castellanza, Italy
  • Prerequisites: Bachelor or equivalent degree in relevant studies or studies comprising a certain level of relevant ECTS points
  • Academic Degree: Master of Science in Engineering | MSc
  • Tuition fee: EUR 363,36 / semester plus membership fee for the Austrian Students’ Union (ÖH) for EU and EEA citizens

Before studying

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.

Overview

Lector talking to students at their table.

The job friendly or part-time Master’s program in Industrial Engineering & Management trains students to become leaders in their chosen field of study and, in addition, creates added value both for business and society.

The Master’s program in Industrial Engineering & Management offered by MCI provides advanced knowledge of production engineering and management as well as relevant qualifications in business-related subjects.

The program has been developed on the basis of the current requirements and challenges faced by the industry. The goal is to train students to become interdisciplinary engineering experts with core competencies in business and management and the ability to solve complex problems at the intersection of production and management. A technical Bachelor’s degree is required for admission to this Master program.

The Industrial Engineering & Management Master’s degree is designed for graduates of the MCI Bachelor’s programs in Industrial Engineering & Management, Biotechnology & Food Engineering, Environmental, Process & Energy Engineering, or Mechatronics. Graduates of other degree programs with a substantial amount of technical components may also be admitted.

 

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Hillmer, MSc | Head of Masters Program Industrial Engineering Master's Program Industrial Engineering & Management
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Hillmer, MSc Head of Master's Program Industrial Engineering

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

Bewerbungssituation zwischen MCI Mitarbeiter und Bewerberin

Admission

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.

 

Application
deadline

Interview
Date 1 Nov 12, 2023 Nov 20, 2023
Date 2 Feb 4, 2024 Feb 12, 2024
Date 3 Mar 31, 2024 Apr 8, 2024
Date 4 May 26, 2024 Jun 3, 2024
Date 5 Jun 30, 2024 Jul 8, 2024

 

The Master program in Industrial Engineering & Management is open to graduates of technical Bachelor programs and graduates of relevant post-secondary technical and natural science courses (i.e. degrees in technical engineering or natural-scientific engineering programs).

This Master program is an ideal follow-on from such Bachelor programs as Industrial Engineering & Management, Biotechnology, Food & Bioresource Technologies, Environmental Engineering, Process & Energy Engineering and Mechatronics. Admission will also be considered for graduates of study programs whose curricula offer an adequate level of technical content such as Production Engineering, Automation Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Construction Engineering and Electrical Engineering.

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.

Studentin erläutert zwei Studierenden einen Plan an der Wand

While studying

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.

Industrial Engineering & Management

In addition to the mandatory courses in the areas of General Engineering & IT, Production Engineering and Management, and General Management, the master's program allows for specific in-depth study through elective modules in the areas of Entrepreneurship, International Management, and Leadership. The interdisciplinarity in the curriculum is particularly promoted by interdisciplinary practice-oriented projects as well as case studies.

Great importance is attached to the promotion of independent scientific work at a high level. Students can demonstrate this scientific competence in their master's thesis, which is often written in cooperation with companies.

Facts

Time model & language
Part-time | German
Academic year
Winter semester: beginning of September - beginning of February
Sommer semester: mid February - mid July
Structure
1st – 3rd semesters: Core curriculum
3rd semester: international semester
4th semester: Master thesis
Tuition fees
For students from EU & EEA countries: EUR 363,36 / semester plus membership fee to the Austrian Student Union (ÖH). Details & information for students from third countries can be found at admission.

Module overview

Subject%
General Engineering 22%
Industrial Engineering & Management 23%
General Management 21%
Master thesis / research development 34%

Curriculum

 

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Mathematics / IT 2 | 4      
Intelligent Production Systems    2 | 3    
IOT Lab   1 | 1    
Business Intelligence      1 | 1   
Predictive Analytics     2 | 3  
Sustainable Manufacturing 2 | 2       
Material Selection 2 | 3      
Advanced Production and Processing    2 | 3    
Material & Energy Flow Management    2 | 2    
Virtual Product Development/ Prototyping     3 | 4  


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

 

 

1234
Operations Management  2 | 3      
Technical Asset Management  1 | 1      
Supply Chain Planning    2 | 4    
Supply Chain Strategy & Innovation      3 | 4   
Project Production Simulation 3 | 5      
Project Systems Engineering    2 | 5    
Integrative Project       2 | 5  


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

 

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Contract and Company Law  3 | 4      
Managerial Economics  1 | 1      
Financial Accounting & Analysis  2 | 3      
Management Accounting & Controlling    2 | 2    
Investment & Financing    2 | 2    
HR Management    1 | 1    
Leadership & Transformation    2 | 3    
Strategy & Business Models      2 | 2  
Product & Innovation Management      2 | 2  
Electives General Management & Leadership
I. Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation
II. International Management
III. Leadership in Practice 
     2 | 5  


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

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Applied Research & Key Skills I  3 | 4      
Applied Research & Key Skills II    3 | 4    
Applied Research & Key Skills III      3 | 4  
Master Seminar       3 | 4
Master Thesis & Master Exam        | 26


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Job-friendly model

The courses and seminars are blocked and take place during the week as followed:

MONDAY - WEDNESDAY: 1 – 6 p.m.

Alternative dates: WEDENESDAY 9 – 12:15 p.m.; THURSDAY from 6 p.m. online

A job-friendly program is organized in such a way that students can pursue an employment. The content and scope of this study program corresponds to those of a full-time study program.  

Part-time model


The courses and seminars usually take place on:

FRIDAYS: 1 – 10 p.m.

SATURDAYS: 8 – 5 p.m.

Alternative dates: THURSDAYS from 06 p.m. online

A job-friendly program is organized in such a way that students can pursue an employment. The content and scope of this study program corresponds to those of a full-time study program.  

Graduates of the program are conferred the academic title of Master of Sciences in Engineering, in short MSc or M.Sc. This is attested by a leaving certificate, the Master 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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The Double Degree Program offers students the option to – in addition to MCI’s Master’s degree – obtain a second degree from LIUC Università Carlo Cattaneo in Castellanza, Italy.

 

Cooperation & Career Partners (Selection)

 

  • BMW
  • Hilti
  • Infineon
  • Liebherr
  • MedEL
  • Novartis
  • Porsche
  • Roche
  • Swarovski
  • VTU engineering

 

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.

Yet, students also have the option to complete their international semester attending English-language courses at MCI together with incoming students from all over the world. This is to encourage independence and flexibility – values which are of great importance to the students’ later careers.

 

Prof. Dr. Romano Prodi, Former President of the European Commission, Former Prime Minister of Italy

The MCI impresses with its internationality and entrepreneurial dynamic!

Prof. Dr. Romano Prodi, Former President of the European Commission, Former Prime Minister of Italy

Catherine Ladousse, Executive Director Communications EMEA, Lenovo, Paris

Congratulations to your focus on diversity, your entrepreneurial spirit and your goal to make MCI the best place to work, to learn and grow in a diverse and open world.

Catherine Ladousse, Executive Director Communications EMEA, Lenovo, Paris

Andreas König, former CEO TeamViewer, Start-up Investor, Göppingen / Germany

Unbelievable, what has been created in Innsbruck! An Entrepreneurial University at its best!

Andreas König, former CEO TeamViewer, Start-up Investor, Göppingen / Germany

Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, Chairperson of the Supervisory Board, Louis Dreyfus Group, Amsterdam

MCI, the ideal partner for family businesses!

Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, Chairperson of the Supervisory Board, Louis Dreyfus Group, Amsterdam

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, Brussels

At MCI science meets business.

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, Brussels

Dominik Schiener, Co-Founder & Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors, IOTA Foundation, Berlin

Getting started can be difficult, but the challenges make it all worthwhile. Keep it going!

Dominik Schiener, Co-Founder & Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors, IOTA Foundation, Berlin

Prof. Brun-Hagen Hennerkes, President, Foundation for Family Businesses, Stuttgart

Fantastic, what has been accomplished here.

Prof. Brun-Hagen Hennerkes, President, Foundation for Family Businesses, Stuttgart

Dr. Sabine Herlitschka, CEO, Infineon Technologies, Villach

I am impressed. Keep up the good work with your blithe obsession!

Dr. Sabine Herlitschka, CEO, Infineon Technologies, Villach

Mario Moretti Polegato, Founder & President, GEOX, Montebelluna / Italy

An idea is worth more than a business. All the best for the next steps!

Mario Moretti Polegato, Founder & President, GEOX, Montebelluna / Italy

Prof. Herbert Henzler, Management consultant, Munich

"Make a difference“; be inspired by this entrepreneurial school and this wonderful city.

Prof. Herbert Henzler, Management consultant, Munich

Ulrich Bez, CEO, Aston Martin Ltd., London

Stay cool – keep going!

Ulrich Bez, CEO, Aston Martin Ltd., London

Maria Hoefl-Riesch, olympic champion & entrepreneur, Kitzbühel / Austria

Coming from sports I know of the importance of diligence, courage, will and teamwork. This is for sure the same in science and economy. At the MCI one can feel how well these values are communicated to the students.

Maria Hoefl-Riesch, olympic champion & entrepreneur, Kitzbühel / Austria

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.

  • Electronics & Data Analytics

The research focus "Electronics & Data Analytics" at MCI combines innovative approaches in electronics design and data-driven analytics. From the development of diverse hardware solutions to the appropriate measurement chain and data analysis, this research focus aims to promote technological innovations that will have a sustainable impact on our world today.

  • Fluids & Mechanics

The expertise developed in recent years in the fields of multiphase systems, structure dynamics and engine technology, have been pooled together in the research area “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 challenge with regard to the general requirements.

Electronics & Data Analytics

Hardware Development
Data Acquisition
Data Evaluation

Fluids & Mechanics

Particle & Separation Technology
Equipment & Process Optimization of Dispersed Systems
Computational Engineering
Structure Dynamics
Engines & Emissions

Partner (Selection)

Ferchau Engineering • E.Egger • Roche • Swarovski • PDA Group • Infineon • Wacker • VTU • Deloitte • Chemgineering • GE Jenbacher • Sandoz

After studying

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

  • Design engineer
  • Key account managemen
  • Project engineer
  • Supply chain management
  • Production engineer: process optimization
  • Procurement
  • Technical plant management
  • Distribution management
  • Sales engineer
  • Management consulting
  • Product managment
  • Business management

MCI Alumni & Friends

MCI Alumni & Friends provides a dynamic service platform promoting contacts, image, professional careers, and personal development of MCI and its graduates. We are delighted with all the graduates who choose to stay in touch even long after completion of their studies, and allowing us to be a part of their various careers:

Success Stories

Questions and answers

Yes, it is possible and it is even recommended that you apply before obtaining your Bachelor’s Degree certificate in order to secure one of the limited places in your desired course of study. Please include the most recent transcript of records in your application. Should your application be successful, the Bachelor’s certificate is to be submitted by the start of your studies.

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.

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 as well as projects and final papers, enable our students to make their study program a truly unique experience.    

We consider applications for admission to the Master’s Degree course in Industrial Engineering & Management from candidates with proof of an academic degree in an engineering or science subject with strong technical orientation.

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.

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 as well as projects and final papers, enable our students to make their study program a truly unique experience.    

Master students have the opportunity to apply for a double degree program. The Master‘s program comprises four semesters of study, including Master’s thesis and Master’s examination. Semesters one to two are completed at MCI, while semesters three to four are spent at LIUC Università Carlo Cattaneo in Castellanza, Italy. Upon successful completion of the double degree program, students receive the academic degrees of Master of Science in Engineering (MCI) and Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria Gestionale (LIUC Università Carlo Cattaneo)

Job-friendly model

Courses and seminars in the job-friendly time model take place on weekdays usually on:

MONDAY to WEDNESDAY: 1 – 6 p.m.

Alternative dates: WEDNESDAY 9 – 12:15 p.m.; THURSDAY from 6 p.m. online

 

Part-time model

Courses and seminars in the part-time model usually take place on weekends:

FRIDAYS: 1 – 10 p.m.

SATURDAY: 8 – 5 p.m.

Alternative dates: THURSDAY from 6 p.m. online

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.