Medical & Sports Technologies* | Master


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 Application Deadline: March 31, 2024

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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 (Ă–H) for EU and EEA citizens

 

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Before Studying Medical & Sports Technolgies

Are you ready to take the next step towards becoming an internationally successful project manager and executive in medical and sports technology? The English master’s degree program in Medical & Sports Technologies at MCI offers you an ideal environment to position yourself entrepreneurially at the interface between technology, medicine, and sports. Here you will find all the important information on content, application, admission requirements, and career prospects.

Overview

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Medical & Sports 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.

Healthcare technologies are the new stars in the engineering sciences. While other disciplines have almost exhausted their potential, these fields offer long-term growth and countless new opportunities thanks to interdisciplinary developments and social trends. In Innsbruck, a city with a strong history in medicine and sports, the innovative study program with a focus on medical and sports technology is unfolding.

The MCI presents an entrepreneurial, English master’s degree program that focuses on the technological aspects of medicine, health, rehabilitation, prevention, and sports. Innovative methods from digitalization, robotics and artificial intelligence enable students to master challenges in both medical technology and sports technology and allow students to choose a specialization according to their personal interests. At the time of application, students choose between specializing in Medical Technology or Sports Technology. However, all students graduate with a Master of Science in Engineering Medical & Sports Technologies, regardless of their choice of specialization.

The master’s program in Medical & Sports Technologies is an expression of Tyrol as a globally networked center for health technology innovations. Together with our partners, we have developed this pioneering degree program to offer you a first-class education within the framework of exciting courses and extensive project work. With a top-class mix of international lecturers from university and practice, strong practical relevance, and integration of the latest developments, graduates are ideally prepared to work as specialists and managers in technology-oriented companies or to work directly in clinics, healthcare facilities, and sports associations.

Contact
Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Sieber | Head of Department & Studies Bachelor's program Medical-, Health- and Sports Engineering
Prof. 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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Admission

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis via our online application platform. In the interests of your further planning, we recommend that you submit your complete and informative documents in good time.

Applications for several degree programs at MCI in parallel are possible and welcome, provided that the motivation for the chosen studies can be conclusively demonstrated. In this case, the final choice of degree program must be made after the admission procedures have been completed.

 

Application
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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

The master’s degree program in Medical & Sports Technologies is aimed at graduates of bachelor's and diploma programs in the fields of engineering/technical sciences and natural sciences whose curriculum covers sufficient relevant ECTS points in the following competencies:

  • Mathematical and scientific fundamentals: e.g. mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry...
  • Fundamentals of engineering and IT: e.g. programming, algorithms, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering fundamentals, control engineering, fluid mechanics...
  • Fundamentals of medicine & medical technology, sports science & sports technology: e.g. physiology, anatomy, prosthetics, biomechanics, medical equipment construction, equipment construction in sports, performance diagnostics, prevention & rehabilitation...
  • Economic & legal aspects of engineering and key skills: e.g. business administration, management, law, rhetoric, project management...

The head of degree program decides on the recognition of the respective previous education. Compensation for missing ECTS is partially possible through bridge and follow-up courses.

This master’s degree program is perfectly suited as further training following bachelor's degree programs in the fields of mechatronics, medical & health technology, industrial technology, X-ray technology, hospital technology, environmental, process and energy technology as well as IT, as long as their curricula meet the above criteria.

Recognition of previously acquired qualifications as part of the master’s degree program:

Applications for recognition of examinations or credit points from other degree programs or based on previously acquired academic experience must be submitted to the head of degree program. These applications will only be processed if a positive decision has been made on the application for admission to the degree program. Recognition of credit points or previous experience is only possible in relation to individual courses of the degree 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 & Sports Technolgies

Thanks to the quality of their content, their relevance to the economy, and their international orientation, MCI's degree programs represent an outstanding offer. Close cooperation with business partners and the opportunity to work alongside their studies enable students to gain practical experience during their master’s degree. In addition to imparting knowledge, the MCI also attaches great importance to promoting students' personal development and the further development of social and intercultural skills. Renowned partner universities offer you the option of a unique semester abroad.

The Medical & Sports Technologies master’s degree program comprises twelve modules with common core topics and seven specific modules in medical technology or sports technology as a specialization.

Facts

Time model & language
Full-time | English
Job & family -friendly time model
Academic year
Winter semester: October 1 (Monday to Friday) - end of January
Summer semester: March 1 (Monday to Friday) - end of 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 (Ă–H). Details & information for students from third countries can be found at admission.

Module overview

Subject%
General Technology & Engineering 25%
Hands-on Projects 13%
Major Subjects 29%
Management & Entrepreneurship 8%
Thesis & Final Exam 25%

Full-time | English | job-friendly

Although the master’s degree program in Medical & Sports Technologies is a full-time program, part-time employment is possible. Courses are mainly held in the mornings (between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.). On about one to two afternoons per week, classes are also held in the afternoon. However, the semester schedule is available from the start of each semester.

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’s 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 nontransparent international education market. Example: MSc (MCI).

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Major in Medical Technology

In developed countries, medical technology is a rapidly growing market due to technological advances and an ageing society. The demand for appropriately educated, trained and experienced specialists in these fields continues to rise accordingly.

In most cases, industrially developed technologies prove to be unsuitable for the use in medical care, as they neglect the complexity of the human body and other requirements for safety and effectiveness when used on patients. It is therefore crucial that a medical technology degree program considers all these aspects. The aim is not only to train engineers, but rather to train graduates with specific expertise at the interface of technology and the complex anatomy and physiology of the human body, who can simultaneously ensure safety in their use on patients.

Together with its partners, MCI has combined the latest trends in medical technology, such as processor-controlled prostheses and implantable devices, with current global developments in digitalization in this degree program. In addition to the traditional content of the development, testing and approval of medical technology products, the course also focuses on recently emerging topics such as app development, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, medical robotics and personalized medicine. Additional courses in the areas of leadership, management and entrepreneurship address business topics that are useful for a potential self-employed career as well as in management positions.

Curriculum

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APP Development for Medical & Sports Technologies 4 | 5            
Sensors and Actuators in Medicine & Sports 3 | 5      
Advanced Computational Modelling and Simulation    3 | 5    
Advanced Data Analysis & Artificial Intelligence   4 | 5    
Virtual & Augmented Reality     4 | 5  
Advanced Image & Data Processing     4 | 5  


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Student Project – Concept MT         2 | 5     
Student Project - Design & Realization MT     4 | 10        


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Product Development, Testing and Approval 4 | 5      
Individualized & Image Guided Medicine  4 | 5       
Rehabilitation & Assisted Living  3 | 5       
Medical Device Safety and Clinical Trials   4 | 5               
Medical Robotics   3 | 5    
Advanced Biomechanics     3 | 5  
Current Research Areas in Medical Technologies     4 | 5  


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Leadership & Life Cycle Management 4 | 5                 
Entrepreneurship, Innovation Strategy and Business Modells   4 | 5          


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Master's Seminar                          4 | 5
Master's Thesis & Exam         0 | 25


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Major in Sports Technology

In a world where sports and technology are merging, an exciting future is unfolding. The vibrant new major in Sports Technology is redefining the boundaries of sports.

It is about how sports can be personalized and reshaped through innovative technology. The courses explore the most exciting horizons: personalized sports equipment and smart materials, digital sports products, as well as recovery, prevention and therapy in sports.

Immerse yourself in the world of motion analysis, where wearables and virtual reality are revolutionizing the playing experience. Discover the power of programming and artificial intelligence in the design of smart sports products. Our modules take you to the intersection of sports and technology, where you will learn how working with data can improve athletes and take training to a new level.

The program opens doors to a wide range of career opportunities. By combining technology and management skills, students are prepared for a thriving independent career in this emerging field.

Curriculum

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APP Development for Medical & Sports Technologies 4 | 5            
Sensors and Actuators in Medicine & Sports 3 | 5      
Advanced Computational Modelling and Simulation    3 | 5    
Advanced Data Analysis & Artificial Intelligence   4 | 5    
Virtual & Augmented Reality     4 | 5  
Advanced Image & Data Processing     4 | 5  


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

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Student Project – Concept ST         4 | 10     
Student Project - Design & Realization ST     8 | 10        


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

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Product Development, Testing and Approval 4 | 5      
Individualized Sports Equipment & Smart Materials  4 | 5       
Advanced Motion Analysis  3 | 5       
Digital Sports Products   4 | 5               
Recovery, Prevention & Therapy   3 | 5    
Advanced Biomechanics     3 | 5  
Current Research Areas in Sports Technologies     4 | 5  


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

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Leadership & Life Cycle Management 4 | 5                 
Entrepreneurship, Innovation Strategy and Business Modells   4 | 5          


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

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Master’s Seminar                          4 | 5
Master's Thesis & Exam         0 | 30


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Studying abroad

Internationality is an essential component of every MCI degree program. This is reflected in the composition of the teaching staff, the students, the curriculum, and the projects to be worked on. As part of an MCI degree program, students have the opportunity to spend a semester at one of the program's partner universities or to write their master’s thesis abroad.

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, KitzbĂĽhel / 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, KitzbĂĽhel / Austria

Online Conference Proceedings

As part of their master’s thesis, graduates write a scientific publication on their thesis. Here you can gain an insight into the research projects and topics of the master’s theses in Medical & Sports Technologies.

Check out our Online Conference Proceedings.

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.

The consistent linking of science and practice is a central concern of the Entrepreneurial School®. For this reason, we give our students the opportunity to apply the knowledge they have acquired in practice during their studies. Cooperation with companies and organizations is an essential cornerstone of this. Both our practice partners and our students benefit greatly from this cooperation.

  • Health Tech

The Health Tech research cluster is dedicated to the challenge of combining innovative technologies with trends in medicine, healthcare, sports, and related fields, and developing products and services from these in collaboration with partners from industry and research or supporting their further development. The overriding aim is to maintain and/or restore people's health on the one hand and to promote sports in society through the use of technology and to help athletes in top-class sports to achieve first-class performances on the other.

The Health Tech research cluster focuses on the following three areas: Sports Technologies, Robotics in Health Technologies, and Medical Devices.

Health Tech

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

Partner (Selection)

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After Studying Medical & Sports Technolgies

Studying at MCI is an investment in a successful future. Thanks to close cooperation with industry and the practical orientation of all degree programs, MCI graduates are in high demand on the job market and have several job offers even before graduation.

Professional Opportunities

Students on the master’s degree program in Medical & Sports Technologies are optimally prepared for an international career in the fields of medical technology, rehabilitation and health, and sports equipment technology. With its technological focus and practical training, enriched by additional entrepreneurial content, this degree program is also suitable for those interested in pursuing a career in the following areas:

  • Engineer in Research and Development
  • Project and Team Leader
  • Product Owner / Agile Master
  • Clinical Researcher / Engineer
  • Specialist in Medical / Sports Data Analysis
  • Technology Management in Sports Associations
  • Innovation / Product Manager
  • Founder / Entrepreneur in Startups

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:

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