MSE Master of Science in Engineering

The Swiss engineering master's degree

Each module contains 3 ECTS. You choose a total of 10 modules/30 ECTS in the following module categories: 

  • 12-15 ECTS in technical scientific modules (TSM)
    TSM modules teach profile-specific specialist skills and supplement the decentralised specialisation modules.
  • 9-12 ECTS in fundamental theoretical principles modules (FTP)
    FTP modules deal with theoretical fundamentals such as higher mathematics, physics, information theory, chemistry, etc. They will teach more detailed, abstract scientific knowledge and help you to bridge the gap between abstraction and application that is so important for innovation.
  • 6-9 ECTS in context modules (CM)
    CM modules will impart additional skills in areas such as technology management, business administration, communication, project management, patent law, contract law, etc.

In the module description (download pdf) you find the entire language information per module divided into the following categories:

  • instruction
  • documentation
  • examination 
Biomedical Engineering (TSM_BioMedEng)


(1) The aim of this module is to obtain a deeper understanding of the human musculoskeletal system, its function and biomechanical analysis, pathologies and possible treatment strategies in surgery and rehabilitation.

(2) Participants will obtain insight into basic requirements such as biology and physiology, materials used for implants and prostheses and available biomaterials for skeletal tissue regeneration.

(3) Current clinical topics such as osteoporosis, fracture fixation osteoarthritis and neurorehabilitation are addressed. Treatment methods such as fracture fixation, primary stability and joint replacements are discussed.

(4) A deeper insight is provided into technologies for human motion analysis (measurement technologies and performance analysis).

(5) The course will also discuss robot-assistive rehabilitation technologies in cases of neuropathology such as stroke, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury.




Basic knowledge in anatomy, functional anatomy and pathology (fracture, neuro, orthopaedics, osteosynthesis)


Learning Objectives

There will be two main subjects: a) prosthetics as well as b) current clinical topics. The students will learn more about these subjects and will understand why they are particularly important in the field of medical engineering.

Contents of Module


  • human movement analysis, orthopedics, biomechanics, biomaterials
  • biomechanical testing of implants / test development & lab accreditation

Current clinical topics

  • aging and geriatrics, degenerative diseases, osteoporosis, muscle atrophy, neuro- / endocrinological disorders (e.g. diabetes mellitus)
  • bioreactors and tissue engineering in regenerative medicine

Teaching and Learning Methods

There will be a mix of various teaching methods applied like classical teaching, group work, flipped classroom, blended learning etc.


Slides and lecture notes will be made available to the students. Furthermore, there will be a list provided with references to books or scientific articles relevant to the topics taught. 

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