Medical Technologies Master *

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Application Deadline: June 3, 2019

Short Facts
  • Time model & language: Full-time | English - Job-friendly time model
  • 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 or M.Sc.
  • * subject to accreditation

Before Studying

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.

Overview

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.

Health related disciplines are one of the rising stars in engineering sciences. While other branches are maturing and have already realized most of their potential, technological cross-fertilization and recent trends in society promise significant long-term growth and new opportunities. At the same time, there is no better location for a study program in medical and sports engineering than Innsbruck with its long and successful history in both fields.

Therefore, MCI developed an innovative master program as extension of its Mechatronics & Smart Technologies program focusing on the technological aspects of Medical, Health & Sports Engineering. Further expertise is brought in by the Medical University of Innsbruck and MCI’s numerous industry partners and partner universities.

With its technological orientation, hands-on approach to teaching and additional entrepreneurial content this master program is addressing future professionals in medical, health & sport device development, executives in hospitals, health care institutions, engineering labs and med-tech companies, support personnel in competitive sports as well as founders of start-ups.

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

Entrance Exam &
Interview

Date 1*       Feb 04, 2019 Feb 18, 2019
Date 2 Apr 01, 2019 Apr 15, 2019
Date 3 Jun 03, 2019 Jun 17, 2019

 

 *recommended for applications from non-EU countries

The Master program in Medical & Sports Engineering 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.

This Master program is an ideal follow-on such Bachelor programs as Medical Engineering, Mechatronics, Industrial Engineering and IT. Admission will also be considered for graduates of study programs whose curricula correspond to the prerequesites mentioned above in the field of Automation Technology, Robotics, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Programming and Medicine.

Information for graduates whose previous degree is based to a significant extent on formally acknowledged recognition of prior learning:
In this case it may be possible that the legal and/or degree specific admission requirements are not or only partly fulfilled. Please consider the relevant legal regulations for this instance (§ 4 Abs 4 iVm § 12 FHStG). We will gladly provide further information and consultation via email or phone (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Ext. 1621).

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 first step in the admission process is an assessment of candidates’ curricula vitae and submitted documents. Due account is taken of any additional qualifications over and above the basic prerequisites such as academic performance, further education, work experience and periods spent abroad.

Written entrance exam - 20%
The written entrance exam serves to assess candidates’ competence in engineering and natural science. In the case of non-native speakers, it also includes a test of language competence in the main language of tuition. The language test is waived on presentation of appropriate evidence of ability and/or certification. In addition to periods spent in an appropriate country that includes the following certificates:

  • TOEFL with the following minimum scores:
      - 90 Internet-based
      - 240 computer-based
      - 580 paper-based
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: level A in all four sections
  • IELTS: level B and a score of 7.0 in the academic modules

Interview - 50%
The interview, which is held with a panel of three, gives candidates an opportunity to present their goals, motives and competence, and permits an evaluation to made of their suitability for the study program.

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.

Medical Technologies NEW

Due to technological advances and aging societies, medical engineering is a fast growing market in developed countries. This is reflected in an increased demand for experts with a relevant education, training and background. Besides typical contents such as medical imaging, devices and IT, recent topics such as augmented reality, personalized medicine and regulatory issues are emphasized.

Facts

Time model & language
Full-time | English
Job-friendly time model
Academic year
Winter semester: October – January
Summer semester: March – June
Structure
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

Subject%
Core area imaging, IT & hardware 29%
Projects and technical case studies 13%
Medical Engineering 25%
Management & Entrepreneuship 8%
Master thesis & scientific writing 25%

Curriculum

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Medicine IT, statistics & data 4 | 5  4 | 5      
Medical hardware 6 | 10 3 | 5    
Imaging     8 | 10  


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

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Project   2 | 5 4 | 10   


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

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Personalized medicine 7 | 10      
Medical devices    3 | 5 4 | 5  
Regulatory    4 | 5 4 | 5  


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

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Management           4 | 5                 
Entrepreneurship    4 | 5    


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

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Scientific writing                     4 | 5
Master thesis       0 | 25


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

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

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. 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

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