MedTech bridges the gap between medicine and technology. It combines medical, technical and physical aspects of functional imaging, image processing, conventional- and ion-therapy planning with its applications in a medical environment.

Key Facts

Academic Degree
Academic Degree
Master of Science in Engineering (MSc.)
Language
Language
English
Ects
ECTS
120
Campus
Campus
Campus 1 Wiener Neustadt
Duration
Duration
4 semesters
Start
Study Start
September
Mode of Study
extra-occupational
Admission days
Ongoing
Tuition fees
EUR 363.36 + EUR 20.20 student union fee per Semester
Study places available
30
Application deadline
08.06.2020
Mandatory work placement/Internship
No

Highlights

  • For students with technical and/or medical background
  • Part-time with distance learning (unique in Europe)
  • International focus
  • Taught in English
  • Job opportunities in various fields
  • Build your own PhD

Occupational Fields & Career

Depending on the individual combination of previous education, professional experience and the contents of this study, alumni have numerous job opportunities in various fields:

  • Institutions of private & public health services with functional imaging
  • Ion Radiotherapy Centres
  • Radiotherapy Clinics
  • Industry
  • Research & Development in preclinical & cinical research fields
  • Self-employment

Practice Perspectives

Spezialist*innen mit einem ganzheitlichen Wissen an der Schnittstelle zwischen Medizin und Technik sind sehr gefragt. Unsere Absolvent*innen sind Expert*innen auf den Gebieten der medizinischen Bildgebung sowie der Strahlentherapie.

What the Experts say

Monika Dumanic, MSc

Application Specialist CT | MRT, Canon Medical Systems Ges.m.b.H.

"MedTech enabled me to deepen my knowledge about medical image processing and showed me many new application fields, which reinforced my curiosity to keep up to date with the latest technological advancements."

Harald Hentschl, MSc

Head of Radiotherapy Technologists, EBG MedAustron GmbH

"I used to work in a radiotherapy department and had a solid background in computer science. MedTech was the perfect way to combine my interests. The knowledge I acquired during the programme was good preparation for my subsequent job transition."

Vanessa Fröhlich, MSc

Service Head-Preclinical Imaging Laboratory, Medical University of Vienna

"In times of rapidly evolving fields in medical research and technology MedTech offers a perfect spectrum of courses to bring you up to date. It equipped me with all the necessary tools for interdisciplinary work in research."

Study Insights

Curriculum

COURSES
30 ECTS
New Media Communication
1
Self-management
1
Applied Mathematics and Statistics
6
Physiology and Pathology for Functional Imaging
3
IT Fundamentals
4
Conventional Radiotherapy Technology and Devices
2
Radiation Biology
1
Radiation and Nuclear Physics
3
Radiation Protection Basics
1
Radiation Protection for X-Ray Devices
1
Radioactive Pharmaceutics
3
Functional Imaging Technology and Devices
4
COURSES
30 ECTS
Scientific and Clinical Studies
2
Physiology and Pathology for Functional Imaging 2
3
Medical IT
2
Biosignal Processing
2
Treatment Planning Techniques for Conventional Radiotherapy
4
Dosimetry 1
2
Radiation Protection in Nuclear Medicine
1
Radiation Protection for Radiotherapy
1
Functional Imaging Technology and Devices 2
4
Indications for Functional Imaging
2
Image Processing Algorithms 1
4
Image Processing and Visualisation 1
1
Accelerator Technology
2
COURSES
30 ECTS
Leadership and Knowledge Management
2
Process Engineering
2
Electronic Patient Record
2
Marketing and Sales
2
Radiation Protection Laws and Standards
1
Specific Practices of Functional Imaging
2
Image Processing Algorithms 2
2
Image Processing and Visualisation 2
2
Positioning and Verification
3
Dosimetry 2
3
Practical Training Ion Radiotherapy
3
Indications for Ion Radiotherapy
2
Treatment Planning Techniques for Ion Radiotherapy
4
COURSES
30 ECTS
Master's Tutorial
2
Master's Thesis
28

Entry Requirements & Admission

PREREQUISITES

Graduates of technical Bachelor, Master, Diploma or PhD studies of accredited universities.

Graduates of Bachelor, Master, Diploma or PhD studies in Health Sciences or equivalent in the field of nuclear medicine, radiological diagnostics or radiation therapy.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. Online application (starts: 1 January 2020)
  2. Interview
  3. Summer School (starts: 15 June 2020)

Find detailed information on the MedTech Portal: Information for Applicants

No! The summer school is mandatory and constitutes an important part of the application process.

The summer school is mostly conducted via e-learning, and will conclude with workshop sessions at the university’s Campus 1 in Wiener Neustadt over several days at the end of August. The exams will be also take place during this workshop week. The positive assessment of the summer school is a prerequisite for admission to our degree programme. The final decision on admission is based on your performance at the summer school together with your interview result and your personal statement.

The choice is yours. You can either come to an interview at the university, or conduct it online, using the WebEx teleconferencing tool.

Yes! On-site presence is mandatory for exams, workshops and hands-on experience usually two times per semester. Attendance is also mandatory for the workshop week in August.