Medical Technologies | Master

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 Application Deadline: November 12, 2023

Short Facts
  • Time model & language: Full-time | English - Job & family -friendly time model
  • Duration of study: 4 semesters | 120 ECTS
  • Prerequisites: Bachelor or equivalent degree in relevant studies 
  • Academic Degree: Master of Science in Engineering | MSc or M.Sc.
  • Tuition fee: EUR 363,36 / semester plus membership fee for the Austrian Students’ Union (ÖH) for EU and EEA citizens

Before Studying Medical Technolgies

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.


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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.

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. This new program focuses on the technological aspects of medicine and inter-related 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 Health & Life Science Cluster Tyrol (HLSCT) 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 as a strong fundament for the new master program.


Asst. Professor Dr. Dipl.- Ing. Daniel Sieber | Head of Department & Studies Bachelor's program Medical-, Health- and Sports Engineering
Asst. Professor Dr. Dipl.- Ing. Daniel Sieber Head of Department & Studies +43 512 2070 - 4400

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

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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.



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The Master program in Medical Technologies is open to graduates of Bachelor and Diploma programs in the fields of engineering / engineering science or natural sciences whose curricula involve at least 50 relevant ECTS points. The decision on the acceptability of prior qualifications is taken by the Program Director.
Provided that the above mentioned prerequisites can be fulfilled, this Master program is an ideal follow-on from Bachelor programs in the field of Mechatronics, Medical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Radiology Technology, Clinical Engineering, Environmental, Process & Energy Engineering and IT.

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.

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.

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While Studying Medical Technolgies

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.

Medical Technologies

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.


Time model & language
Full-time | English
Job & family -friendly time model
Academic year
Winter semester: October (Monday until Friday) – January
Summer semester: March (Monday until Friday) – June
1st - 3rd semesters: core program
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

Core Area Imaging, IT & Hardware 29%
Projects  13%
Medical Engineering & Current Research 25%
Management & Entrepreneurship 8%
Thesis & Final Exam 25%


Medicine IT, Statistics & Data 4 | 5  4 | 5      
Medical Hardware 3 | 5 3 | 5 3 | 5  
Imaging     8 | 10  

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Student Projects   2 | 5 4 | 10   

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Personalized Medicine 7 | 10      
Medical Devices 4 | 5   3 | 5    
Regulatory & Trends in Research    4 | 5 4 | 5  

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Management & Entrepreneurship 4 | 5  4 | 5                

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Thesis & Final Exam                     4 | 30

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Full-time | English | job- & family-friendly

The Master's programme in Medical Technologies is a full-time programme, but part-time employment is still possible. The courses are mainly held in the mornings (between 09:00 and 13:00). Occasionally, classes are held in the afternoon.

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).
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Online Conference Proceedings

In the process of the last course "Scientific Writing & Ethics" the graduates have to write a paper about the topic of their master’s thesis. Here you will get an insight into research projects and topics about final theses of the master program Medical Technologies.

Check out our Online Conference Proceedings!

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.

  • 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.

Health Tech

Assistive technologies in medical technology
Robotics in health service
Technology-driven systems in sports, health and tourism

Partner (Selection)

Linde • Infineon

After Studying Medical Technolgies

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

Students will be well-prepared for an international career in the sector of medical engineering, rehabilitation, health and sports engineering
as well as medical imaging. With its technological orientation, hands-on approach to teaching and additional entrepreneurial
content this program is addressing future professionals in:

  • Research & development
  • Product development & design
  • Quality assurance
  • Product maintenance & service
  • Product & project management
  • Technology management
  • Sales & application consulting
  • Start-ups & innovation

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It is possible to apply for more than one degree program at the same time if you present your motives in a meaningful explanation.