MSE Master of Science in Engineering

The Swiss engineering master's degree

Chaque module vaut 3 ECTS. Vous sélectionnez 10 modules/30 ECTS parmi les catégories suivantes:

  • 12-15 crédits ECTS en Modules technico-scientifiques (TSM)
    Les modules TSM vous transmettent une compétence technique spécifique à votre orientation et complètent les modules de spécialisation décentralisés.
  • 9-12 crédits ECTS en Bases théoriques élargies (FTP)
    Les modules FTP traitent de bases théoriques telles que les mathématiques élevées, la physique, la théorie de l’information, la chimie, etc., vous permettant d’étendre votre profondeur scientifique abstraite et de contribuer à créer le lien important entre l’abstraction et l’application dans le domaine de l’innovation.
  • 6-9 crédits ECTS en Modules contextuels (CM)
    Les modules CM vous transmettent des compétences supplémentaires dans des domaines tels que la gestion des technologies, la gestion d’entreprise, la communication, la gestion de projets, le droit des brevets et des contrats, etc.

Le descriptif de module (download pdf) contient le détail des langues pour chaque module selon les catégories suivantes:

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Thermal Hydraulic Methods for Energy Systems in Buildings (TSM_HydMeth)

The course imparts knowledge on practical design methods for thermal systems such as heating and cooling circuits, solar thermal systems and district networks.  Special emphasis is placed on the conditions for safe operation. The design and integration of storage tanks and heat pumps into thermal networks is also covered. Furthermore, building physical aspects and practical rules regarding pipe routing, building integration, and maintenance are discussed as well.

Compétences préalables

Basic knowledge of thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid dynamics.

Objectifs d'apprentissage

Practical design problems are best solved in a holistic approach. It is therefore advantageous to solve thermodynamic and hydraulic dimensioning problems in conjunction. This approach is expressed by the term “thermal-hydraulics”. 

The students will learn how to solve thermal hydraulic engineering problems in the fields of building technology, solar thermal energy and thermal network design.

The aim of these methods is to enable the design of energetically and economically efficient as well as maintenance friendly technical components and systems, and, to prove their functionality by way of simulation.

Catégorie de module

A short introduction into thermodynamics, fluid mechanics as well as mass and heat transfer will be given, tailored to the needs of this course.  The theory of two-phase flow is taught to the degree necessary to deal with the ventability of pipe networks and the stagnation safety of solar thermal plants.

Dedicated code snippets and open source simulation tools allow the students to apply the methods to real cases. 

Méthodes d'enseignement et d'apprentissage

The content is taught in frontal lessons.
Numerous examples are motivated and illustrated by story-telling.

Homework exercises are solved using the provided VBA codes running under Excel.


The script is provided in the form of ppt-presentations.

Further reading:

Massoud, M., 2005, "Engineering Thermofluids", Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York.

Eismann, R., 2017, "Thermohydraulische Dimensionierung von Solaranlagen : Theorie und Praxis der kostenoptimierenden Anlagenplanung", Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden. ISBN: 978-3-658-07124-0.

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