Industrial Engineering & Management | Master

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Short Facts
  • Time model & language: Part-time | German
  • Duration of study: 4 Semesters | 120 ECTS
  • 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
  • Next starting date: Fall 2018
    Application: ongoing

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.


The 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 part-time 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’s 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.


Gerhard Hillmer
FH-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Hillmer, MSc Head of Department & Studies +43 512 2070 - 4100

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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

Entrance exam
& Interview

Date 1 27, November 2017* 15, January 2018
Date 2 5, February 2018 19, February 2018
Date 3 2, April 2018 16, April 2018
Date 4 7, May 2018 22, May 2018
Date 5 4, June 2018 18, June 2018


*recommended for applications from non-EU countries

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.

Career background 30%
Particular attention is paid to education, general professional development as well as academic and professional goals.

Online entrance exam 20%
The online entrance exam is designed to assess the applicant’s fit in the target group and covers the following fields:

  • General engineering (weighting 50%)
  • Production management and operational excellence (weighting 25%)
  • Business administration (weighting 25%)

Interview 50%
The interview gives applicants an opportunity to make a personal presentation, discuss their CVs and explain their educational and professional goals

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 mandatory courses in production, process, and project management, the program provides the option for specialization in the areas of production and process engineering. This allows students to acquire advanced knowledge in their personal field of interest. Moreover, they are assigned interdisciplinary projects and business-related case studies.

This program places great importance on the promotion of independent academic research skills. The newly acquired competence in this field is assessed with a  Master’s thesis, to be written at the end of the studies and often in cooperation with relevant companies.


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

Module overview

Mathematik & Naturwissenschaften 10%
Mechatronik & Ingenieurswissenschaften 25%
Elektrotechnik & Elektronik 35%
Medizin & Medizintechnik 55%
Rechtliche Aspekte & Schlüsselkompetenzen 10%


Mathematics 2 | 4      
Process Engineering        
Fluid process engineering 3 | 4      
Solid process engineering   3 | 4    
Plant and process engineering     2 | 4  
Manufacturing Technology        
Material science 3 | 4      
Advanced manufacturing technology   3 | 4    
Simulation & Optimization     2 | 4  

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Management Accounting & Controlling 4 | 4      
Managerial Economics 1 | 1      
Contract- & Corporation Law 3 | 4      
Investment & Finance   3 | 4    
Human Ressource Management   1 | 2    
Change management   1 | 2    
Leadership & organization development   1 | 1    
Innovation & Start up     1 | 2   
Strategic management     2 | 2  
Sourcing & Procurement     1 | 1  
Marketing & product management     2 | 2  
Sales- & distribiution management     2 | 2  

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Production Engineering & Operations I, II, III 3 | 4  3 | 4  3 | 4  
Manufacturing Execution Systems    3 | 4    
IT-based Business Management      2 | 4  

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Integrative Project I, II, III 3 | 5  3 | 5  3 | 5  

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Applied Research & Development I, II, III 2 | 4  2 | 4 2 | 4   
Master's Seminar        4 | 4
Master Thesis        26

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  • 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

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.


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.

Smart Production & Organization

Rapidly evolving market requirements and fast technological changes force enterprises to target-oriented implementation of smart production and organizational solutions. The continuous evaluation of new business models and according production processes or the modernization of existing production facilities are the foundation for future competitiveness. Therefore, a holistic approach involves modern production technologies, simulation tools, data analytic and a continuous optimization of value creation processes.

Smart Production & Organization

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

After studying

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. We recommend graduates to combine the academic degree with the MCI brand: e.g. MSc (MCI). This is to provide trust and orientation in an increasingly non-transparent international education market.

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