MSE Master of Science in Engineering

The Swiss engineering master's degree

Jedes Modul umfasst 3 ECTS. Sie wählen insgesamt 10 Module/30 ECTS in den folgenden Modulkategorien:

  • ​​​​12-15 ECTS in Technisch-wissenschaftlichen Modulen (TSM)
    TSM-Module vermitteln Ihnen profilspezifische Fachkompetenz und ergänzen die dezentralen Vertiefungsmodule.
  • 9-12 ECTS in Erweiterten theoretischen Grundlagen (FTP)
    FTP-Module behandeln theoretische Grundlagen wie die höhere Mathematik, Physik, Informationstheorie, Chemie usw. Sie erweitern Ihre abstrakte, wissenschaftliche Tiefe und tragen dazu bei, den für die Innovation wichtigen Bogen zwischen Abstraktion und Anwendung spannen zu können.
  • 6-9 ECTS in Kontextmodulen (CM)
    CM-Module vermitteln Ihnen Zusatzkompetenzen aus Bereichen wie Technologiemanagement, Betriebswirtschaft, Kommunikation, Projektmanagement, Patentrecht, Vertragsrecht usw.

In der Modulbeschreibung (siehe: Herunterladen der vollständigen Modulbeschreibung) finden Sie die kompletten Sprachangaben je Modul, unterteilt in die folgenden Kategorien:

  • Unterricht
  • Dokumentation
  • Prüfung
Novel Innovation and Design Principles (TSM_InnoDes)

NOVEL INNOVATION & DESIGN PRINCIPLES. In order to keep generating competitive advantage through innovation, both manufacturing and service industries are in need to apply novel innovation and design principles. This module will focus on reuniting the study and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation. It takes a process-oriented view of agile Innovation.
First it starts with recognizing the opportunity and understanding the problem space using design thinking and selecting appropriate tools and methods. After achieving the Problem/Solution-Fit with the Lean Start-up approach an MVP is further developed and the using agile product and customer development, business design the venture can be scaled.
Alongside this journey, different tools are selected, e.g 5Wh, customer journey, big data Analytics, business ecosystem design canvas, Lean Canvas are applied.
Approaches such as Design Thinking, user-driven innovation, lean startup and lean entrepreneurship, corporate venturing, jugaad innovation will be used to work on one real-life business cases. Different excursions complete the module to see how novel design and innovation principles are applied in practice.


BSc Business Engineering.
Other with basic knowledge of business principles such as marketing, accounting and controlling


  • What is agile innovation?
  • what are the differences to traditional innovation processes?
  • How to apply Design Thinking, Lean Start-up and other user centered approaches
  • Select the right tools to achieve the targets for a given Innovation challenge
  • The nature of creativity and the creative process
  • Moderation of a creatity workshop
  • Where innovations come from – the wide range of different source which offer opportunities
  • Combine intuitive and analytical problem solving techniques
  • Apply key tools like customer journey, Lean Canvas and Business Ecosystem Design Canvas
  • The need for a strategy to guide search for opportunities
  • Developing and using a business plan to attract resources



Types of
5Wh StakeholderCustomer
Sources of DataPreparation
1. presentation
Lean CanvasPretotyping


Creativity WorkshopConcept Map Part 2Excursion

Business Ecosystem DesignExcursion Final Presentation
Workshop PreparationCreativity
Preparation 2. presentationExcursion

Concept Map Part 3Excursion Concept Maps
Team workTeam workTeam workProblem Solution FitTeam workPitch TrainingFinal Q&A

Lehr- und Lernmethoden

Flipped Classroom didactic approach complemented by case studies, excursions, workshops and frontal teaching. Units of 2x45min and 1x45 min case study. Cases are briefed and presented biweekly.


Lewrick, Link and Leifer (2018): The Design Thinking Playbook, Wiley.
Lewrick, Link and Leifer (2020): The Design Thinking Toolbox, Wiley.

Also available in German

Lewrick, Link und Leifer (2018): Das Design Thinking Playbook, 2. Aufl., Vahlen Verlag.
Lewrick, Link und Leifer (2029): Das Design Thinking Toolbook, Vahlen Verlag.

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