Innsbruck, 6th September 2021 – An official event was held to mark the start of the first dual study course in Tyrol. Partner companies and MCI officials were joined by the responsible politicians to welcome the students to the first “Smart Building Technologies” course.
As a partner company, ATP was prominently represented at the event: In his speech, ATP partner in Innsbruck Gerald Hulka thanked all cooperation partners and emphasized that we need a synergetic mix of theory and practice if we are to offer a comprehensive, forward-looking education. “Thanks to this cooperation between the university and business, our new ‘Smart Building Technologies’ course offers young people unique professional prospects,” said the co-initiator of the course for modern building technology.
Following the official ceremony, the 13 students and corporate partners were able to exchange ideas during a get-together. Georg Wartelsteiner, ATP building services specialist and MCI lecturer, spoke about the two students who will complete the practical part of the course at ATP: “These two applicants convinced us with their motivation and determination and we are looking forward to sharing their years on the course,” saysWartelsteiner. In the first dual study semester he will deliver lectures at MCI entitled “An Introduction to Building Technology”.
Building technology – a profession with a future
Each of the six semesters of the dual “Smart Building Technologies” course is divided between time studying at MCI and several months of practice with a partner company. The huge added value for the future building services engineers: All the students will spend the entire course in paid employment.
The contents of the bachelor’s course include the development, optimization, and implementation of intelligent responses to the future challenges of building services, infrastructure, modern living, climate neutrality, and ecological sustainability.