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 lecture aims to provide an overview of Biomedical Engineering, like what methods and tools are applied nowadays.

(2) There will be physiological principles discussed before focusing on subjects like biosignals and sensors.

(3) Other topics covered are bioimaging, biomolecular engineering, tissue engineering, and precision/personalized medicine.

(4) The participants will get an insight into basic requirements such as biology & physiology, used materials for implants & prostheses, and available biomaterials. 

(5) Current clinical topics are addressed, such as osteoporosis, fracture fixation & osteoarthritis. In addition, treatment methods such as fracture fixation, primary stability & joint replacements are discussed. 

(6) A more profound insight is provided in technologies for human motion analysis (measurement technologies & performance analysis).

(7) The course will also discuss potential (robot-assistive) rehabilitation technologies in the case of neuropathology such as, e.g., stroke, MS, and paraplegia.



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


Learning Objectives

There will be lectures on biomedical engineering as well as prosthetics. The students will learn more about the basics of these subjects and will thus 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
  • bioreactors and tissue engineering in regenerative medicine


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

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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