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 module's goal is to obtain a deeper understanding of biomedical engineering principles, the human musculoskeletal system, its function, and related biomechanical analysis, pathologies, 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 will be addressed, like osteoporosis, fracture fixation osteoarthritis, and neurorehabilitation. Treatment methods such as fracture fixation, primary stability, and joint replacements will be discussed besides.

(4) A more profound insight will be 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 cell biology, anatomy, functional anatomy and pathology (fracture, neuro, orthopaedics, osteosynthesis)


Learning Objectives

There will be lectures on the following main subjects: a) biomedical engineering) prosthetics as well as c)  clinical topics. The students will learn more about these subjects and understand why these topics are significant in medical engineering.

Contents of Module

Biomedical engineering

  • physiological systems
  • biotechnology and tissue engineering
  • bioelectric and neuro-engineering
  • human sensory systems


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

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, 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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