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As a commencing student you may have many questions: What does the desired study program teach me? How do I apply? What are the requirements for admission 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.
Medical Technologies are without doubt one of the key markets of the future. The new Master program at MCI is dedicated towards this dynamic field of engineering, combining a strong theoretical basis with a hands-on approach.
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Medicine and health related disciplines are among the rising stars in engineering sciences. While other branches are maturing and have already realized most of their potential, technological cross-fertilization and ongoing trends in society promise significant longterm growth and new opportunities. At the same time, there is no better place for a study program in medical technologies than Innsbruck with its long and successful history in science, medicine, health care, sports and leisure. Therefore, the MCI has developed the highly innovative master program in Medical Technologies complementing the successful master program in Mechatronics & Smart Technologies. The new master program focuses on the technological aspects of medicine and interrelated fields like health, rehabilitation, prevention and sports. The program language is English, the time model job and family friendly. The new master program Medical Technologies aims at strengthening the existing know-how and resources as well as the region of Tirol as a major player in these fields. It enjoys the support of the Region of Tirol, was developed by a task force including experts from the academia, science and industry, is embedded in the framework of the Life & Health Science Cluster Tyrol (LHSCT) and the Association of Universities of Tirol (Campus Tirol) and will be implemented in close collaboration within this network. Special acknowledgment is given to the Medical University of Innsbruck for their partnership which has already allowed to build up the study option Medical Technologies within the MCI Bachelor’s program Mechatronics as a strong fundament for the new master program.
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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.
Entrance Exam &Interview
Recognition of previous qualifications in the master program: Applications for recognition of examinations or credits obtained through other study programs or previous scientific experience must be submitted to the Program Director. A decision will only be taken in cases where the application for admission has met with a positive decision. Recognition of credits or previous experience is only granted for individual classes in the program.
Career background - 30%The applicant’s professional background is considered on the basis of submitted application materials. Particular attention is paid to: education and certificates, academic and professional goals & professional experience.
Written entrance exam - 20%The written entrance exam serves to assess candidates’ competence in medical engineering. It also includes a test of English language competence which can be waived for English native speakers and holders of an English language certificate (date of issue: no longer than 2 years ago at time of application):
Interview - 50%The interview is conducted by a commission and gives applicants the opportunity to present themselves personally, to expand on information provided in the application materials and to explain their academic and professional goals. The interview is held in English.
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.
Due to aging societies, medical technologies is a fast growing market in developed countries. Since medical professionals are no longer able to keep up with the rapid development of diagnostic and therapeutic technology, an increased demand for experts with a relevant education, training and background arises alongside with technological advance.At the same time, tools developed for industrial applications are often inadequate for medical purposes. This is due to the comparatively high complexity of the human body but also to socio-economic factors that are unique to the sector. Therefore, a well-balanced program in medical technologies has to offer much more than just a collection of courses covering important engineering aspects like latest sensor technology and clinical hardware.In this program MCI together with its partners combines the latest trends in medical engineering like active prosthetics and implantable devices with current global developments in digitalization. Hence, besides typical contents such as medical imaging, devices and IT, current topics such as app development, augmented reality, medical robotics, personalized medicine and regulatory issues are emphasized. With additional courses in management and business, also economic aspects for potential future entrepreneurs are addressed.In order to boost professional development, a distinct focus is put on internationalization and practical relevance for the field. Consequently, the educational concept is designed around a mixture of lectures given by standing faculty, international experts and guest lecturers from the industry. This approach is combined with real-life projects, inquiry-based learning and hands-on lab-work to increase and fine-tune the practical knowledge and industry skills in students.
Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits
Full-time | English - Job & family -friendly time model
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: MSc (MCI).Source: GZ BMWF-52.330/0195-I/6/2013
The MCI impresses with its internationality and entrepreneurial dynamic!
Prof. Dr. Romano Prodi, Former President of the European Commission, Former Prime Minister of Italy
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
Unbelievable, what has been created in Innsbruck! An Entrepreneurial University at its best!
Andreas König, former CEO TeamViewer, Start-up Investor, Göppingen / Germany
MCI, the ideal partner for family businesses!
Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, Chairperson of the Supervisory Board, Louis Dreyfus Group, Amsterdam
At MCI science meets business.
Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, Brussels
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
Fantastic, what has been accomplished here.
Prof. Brun-Hagen Hennerkes, President, Foundation for Family Businesses, Stuttgart
I am impressed. Keep up the good work with your blithe obsession!
Dr. Sabine Herlitschka, CEO, Infineon Technologies, Villach
An idea is worth more than a business. All the best for the next steps!
Mario Moretti Polegato, Founder & President, GEOX, Montebelluna / Italy
"Make a difference“; be inspired by this entrepreneurial school and this wonderful city.
Prof. Herbert Henzler, Management consultant, Munich
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Ulrich Bez, CEO, Aston Martin Ltd., London
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
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.
Assistive technologies in medical technologyRobotics in health serviceTechnology-driven systems in sports, health and tourismE-Health
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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.
Students will be well-prepared for an international career in the sector of medical engineering, rehabilitation, health and sports engineeringas well as medical imaging. With its technological orientation, hands-on approach to teaching and additional entrepreneurialcontent this program is addressing future professionals in: