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. It starts with the history of Biomedical Engineering and then focuses on current methods and tools.

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

(3) Topics discussed include, among others, 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, such as osteoporosis, fracture fixation & osteoarthritis, are addressed. In addition, treatment methods in orthopedics and osteosynthesis are analyzed, such as fracture fixation, primary stability of implants & joint replacements.

(6) A more profound insight is provided into measurement technologies for the human body's performance (kinematics & kinetics; e.g., movement analysis, muscular & brain activity).

(7) The course will also discuss (robot-assistive) rehabilitation technologies in the case of neuropathology, such as, e.g., stroke, MS, and paraplegia, with a specific focus on innovations in virtual/augmented reality.



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


Learning Objectives

The first half of each afternoon session will be lectures on biomedical engineering and prosthetics. During the second half, the students will focus, as a group, on medical devices of their choice (either an already existing medical device or a medical aid they would like to build in the future).

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 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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