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
Integrated Automation (TSM_IntAuto)

In an automation system in manufacturing technology or process automation, sensors measure non-electric values and actuators, such as drives, influence the process. The individual components are controlled by control systems and automatic controllers, connected with industrial networks, and supervised by humans.

The emphasis of this module is on the selection and determination of the individual components, bearing in mind functional aspects, with special attention to functional safety.


  • Basic principles of automation technology
  • Basic principles of communication technology, e.g. OSI Reference Model, Ethernet, TCP/IP etc.
  • Basic principles of statistics and random variables


The student will be able to :

  • establish the specifications of an integrated mechatronic system, including the sensors, the actuators, and the control systems;
  • master the operation of electric drives for automated processes; be able to choose a motor with its controls according to the applications;
  • select and to integrate technologies of sensors according to applications;
  • determine a suitable communication system for an automation task on the basis of functions and performance parameters;
  • designate the evaluation criteria for the application of user interfaces;
  • plan and size an Ethernet-based network;
  • calculate comprehensive parameters (MTBF, MTTF, MTU…) on the basis of statistical data;
  • complete a risk analysis


The module is divided in three courses:

  1. Drives and Sensors (ca. 35%)
    • Functionality, calculation, and operational behavior of motors
    • Functionality and choice of sensors
    • Drive design and regulation
    • Decentralized drive systems
    • Application examples
  2. Communication and Networks (ca. 30%)
    • Functionality and integration of automation components (bus systems, automation devices, communication modules, process control systems)
    • Networked automation technology
    • Service and monitoring systems, Human Machine Interface
    • Planning and the basic principles of project planning with Profinet / industrial Ethernet-based networks
    • Application examples
  3. Safety Engineering in Automation Technology (ca. 35%)
    • Project planning for an error-proof automation system
    • Error-proof communication and programming
    • Remote diagnostics, elimination of errors, and remote maintenance
    • Application examples

Lehr- und Lernmethoden

  • Lecture, presentations and discussion of theoretical topics
  • Discussion of practical applications and examples form the industry
  • Exercises and self-study of selected topics


The lecturers’ scripts will contain references to current literature.

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