MSE Master of Science in Engineering

The Swiss engineering master's degree


Medical Engineering (Med)

With an MSE in Medical Engineering, you will be able to contribute to improving the quality of life of many patients. You will do this either by developing new medical devices or by improving existing applications. Specialists with a master’s degree in medical engineering are in demand not only in the production or maintenance of medical devices. They can easily launch a career in the licensing or quality management sectors.

Outline of profession

As an engineer you will work at the interface between medicine and engineering in the future-oriented fields of health, primarily in the fields of diagnostics, prevention, and rehabilitation.

Profile contents

The MSE Medical Engineering profile comprises the following subject areas:

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Digital health systems
  • Medical diagnostics and therapeutic systems
  • Market access for medical devices

Professional Skills

The MSE Medical Engineering profile aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills to carry out design studies and development projects for products, instruments, and systems, and to bring them to certification. This includes knowing the regulatory requirements for the approval of medical devices. You are able to recognise and analyse multidisciplinary problems and develop engineering solutions on your own.

Entry skills and enrolment process

Interested students will be individually assessed for their suitability by the respective University of Applied Sciences. The assessment of the entry skills is part of the enrolment process of the respective school.

Recommended theory modules

The theory modules comprise 30 out of 90 ECTS. The modules are taught by professors from all over Switzerland at various locations. You will take these modules together with other MSE students. You can find the recommended theory modules for the MSE in Medical Engineering (Med).

Additional skills relative to Bachelor of Science

With the MSE, you will acquire broadly based knowledge in the medical engineering domain and develop advanced competencies to solve complex interdisciplinary problems and develop technical solutions specifically for the medical field. You will have acquired special knowledge and skills by conducting in-depth applied research projects.

Discover more

Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) offering the Medical Engineering profile are shown below. Find out more about the courses of study at the individual UASs.

Study language

Specialisation studies in German or French (Biel) or German (Burgdorf), theory modules in English, German or French

Main focus

  • Methods of sport and movement physiology for rehabilitation
  • Applications for cardiopulmonary rehabilitation
  • Feedback systems for sports technology
  • Application development in the field of e-health, e.g. around the electronic patient file
  • Research, development and production of medical diagnostic systems with specialisation in electrophysiological and ophthalmological diagnostics for clinical use
  • Research, development and production of medical monitoring systems for interventions (nerve monitoring), premature births and orthodontics
  • Manufacturing process development and production of medical devices in clean room, according to ISO 13485 certification for clinical use
     

Check profile at BFH

Study language

German and English

Main focus

  • Requirements of medical devices considering the regulatory framework. 
  • Focus on Biomedical Engineering, Digital Health Systems and Medical Diagnostics & Devices
  • Development of Engineering centered solutions that meet the standards of market ready products, based on the analysis of market needs and requirements, in both the industry and the clinical context.

Go to profile at HSLU

Study language

English only (or mix in English and German)

Main focus

  • Diagnostics sensors and systems
  • Rehabilitation and assistive robotics
  • Digital Health
  • User centered design for medical products

Check profile at OST

Study language

English or mix in Italian and English

Main focus

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Digital health systems
  • Medical diagnostics and therapeutic systems
  • Market access of medical devices
  • 1 course in Biology, Physiology and Anatomy for engineers

Go to profile at SUPSI

Study language

English

Main focus

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Digital health systems
  • Medical diagnostics and therapeutic systems
  • Market access of medical devices

Check profile at ZHAW