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
Advanced Communication Architectures (TSM_AdvComArc)

The course will first stabilize some ground knowledge as security,

detailed IP stack, network mobility background and quality of service approach.

Based on this, the module will define a red thread that starts with set of

service availability requirements used for defining architectures. Exploring

different architectures solutions will be the next aim that will let the

student have a complete overview how a modern and complex network providing

advanced services. The third section depicts prospective concepts like Next

Generation Network (NGN), Software Defined Network (SDN) and Network

virtualization Functions (NVF) that are actually deployed by the operators. The

course is completed with hands on exercises and measurement on a real IMS (IP Multimedia

Subsystem) operator infrastructure located in a data center.


The course covers the following core topics:

  • Reminder of basic knowledge
  • Modern architecture
  • Broadband technologies
  • Advanced and forward-looking solutions


  • Knowledge on IP stacks and all the corresponding protocols (Ethernet, IP, TCP/UDP and current application as HTTP)
  • Deep knowledge on data transmission and protocol principles


At the end of the module the MSE student will be able to:

  • Depict the communication networks complexity and the corresponding architectures
  • Describe the management conditions of a complex and modern network
  • Describe and understand the failures and disturbances origins
  • Interpret and understand different network operation conditions



  • Network security (AAA, VPN, etc.)
  • IP Stack detailed description (for both IPv4 and IPv6)
  • Mobility for IP (MIP)
  • Quality of Service (QoS) and Service Level Agreement (SLA)
  • Signaling and layer orchestration (control plane)


  • Set of service availability requirements used for defining architectures
  • Alternatives and solutions
  • Interaction with Broadband technologies

Advanced solutions:

  • Next Generation Network (NGN)
  • Software Defined Network (SDN)
  • Network virtualization Functions (NVF)

Hands on :

  • IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) configuration through HEIA-FR and Swisscom infrastructure
  • Network elements configuration and real traffic measurement

Lehr- und Lernmethoden

This course involves

theoretical presentations and hands on exercises and measurement on a real IMS (IP

Multimedia Subsystem) operator infrastructure located in a data center.


Lecture slides, references to internet resources

and books are mentioned during the module introduction.

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