MSE Master of Science in Engineering

The Swiss engineering master's degree

Ogni modulo equivale a 3 crediti ECTS. È possibile scegliere un totale di 10 moduli/30 ECTS nelle seguenti categorie: 

  • 12-15 crediti ECTS in moduli tecnico-scientifici (TSM)
    I moduli TSM trasmettono competenze tecniche specifiche del profilo e si integrano ai moduli di approfondimento decentralizzati.
  • 9-12 crediti ECTS in basi teoriche ampliate (FTP)
    I moduli FTP trattano principalmente basi teoriche come la matematica, la fisica, la teoria dell’informazione, la chimica ecc. I moduli ampliano la competenza scientifica dello studente e contribuiscono a creare un importante sinergia tra i concetti astratti e l’applicazione fondamentale per l’innovazione 
  • 6-9 crediti ECTS in moduli di contesto (CM)
    I moduli CM trasmettono competenze supplementari in settori quali gestione delle tecnologie, economia aziendale, comunicazione, gestione dei progetti, diritto dei brevetti, diritto contrattuale ecc.

La descrizione del modulo (scarica il pdf)riporta le informazioni linguistiche per ogni modulo, suddivise nelle seguenti categorie:

  • Insegnamento
  • Documentazione
  • Esame
Servitization of Manufacturing (TSM_ServMan)

This module will help students to understand how a manufacturer changes its business model to provide a holistic solution to the customer, helping the customer to improve its competitiveness, rather than just engaging the sale of product.  Much of the course is based around the transition from pure products to provide product service systems in basic and advanced forms.


Please read the following books before joining the class:
Chrisitan Kowalkowski & Wolfgang Ulaga. Service Strategy in Action: A Practical Guide for Growing Your B2B Service and Solution Business. March 2017. ISBN: 9780692819104.


Editors: Kohtamäki, M., Baines, T., Rabetino, R., Bigdeli, A.Z. (Eds.). (2018). Practices and Tools for Servitization -Managing Service Transition. Palgrave.

Obiettivi di apprendimento

  • To gain an appreciation of the role of servitization in the competitive landscape
  • To create innovative value propositions by designing new service offerings and by drawing the customer journey
  • To design an integrated ecosystem for services and products
  • To understand the move towards a service mind-set
  • To develop price strategies for services
  • To manage the core processes for successful service delivery
  • To manage risks and business benchmarking to identify improvement areas

Categoria modulo

Lecture 1 Part 1 Introduction to the services for product firms

Based on chapter 1 of the book "Modern Industrial Services".

  • Why services are important for a product firm
  • Product service systems and servitization
  • The journey to services
  • Learning to understand complex systems
  • Seven barriers stopping firms from moving to services

Lectures 2-9 Part 2 - Service delivery for value capture, Shaun West

Based on Chapter 2 of the book "Modern Industrial services". 

  • Customers
  • Organizational structure and culture
  • Knowledge and information
  • Products and activities
  • Competitors, suppliers and partners
  • Economics and finance
  • Society and the environment.
  • Building your own servitization roadmap (Ch3)

Lectures 9-14 Part 3 - Service design for value creation

  • Customer value proposition in services
  • Customer ecosystems and market segmentation
  • Customer journey mapping and blueprinting
  • Service selling and pricing
  • Modularity in services
  • Customer business processes
  • Integration of IoT into customer value propositions

Metodologie di insegnamento e apprendimento

  • Lectures, book and videos
  • Group work, presentation and discussion of case studies
  • Self-study of papers and analysis of business case studies

Note: individual and group work will contribute to the final exam grade.


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