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 
Integrated Sustainable Management of Production Systems (CM_IntSust)

Companies are increasingly interested in conducting their activities so that a long-term future is assured for its business, society and environment. The purpose of this class is to deal with the well-recognized but sometimes vague concept of sustainability from an engineering perspective. The module is meant to introduce students to the implementation of sustainable management in industries and provide them with tools enabling the enhancement of the sustainability performances of production systems.



Learning Objectives

During lectures, practitioners gain knowledge on the sustainability concept and are educated on its concrete application into the present industrial context. Standards, sustainability assessment tools, reporting systems and best practices are presented as the main instruments to answer market and regulations sustainability requirements raised in the last decades. The approach used to treat the sustainable management of manufacturing systems is a holistic one since all the three sustainability dimensions are addressed (i.e. environment, economy and society) and the industrial activities considered include the design and the management of product, process and supply chain in an integrated way. The course is divided into two main blocks aiming at:

  1. Defining what is meant by sustainability and present the role of standards and regulations into sustainable management systems;
  2. Providing students with tools allowing to assess, report and communicate on sustainability performances of products and processes. The measure of sustainability level enable to monitor the management system effectiveness and to enhance performances.

Contents of Module

The sustainability concept applied into the industrial context: Course ID -01

  • Introduction to sustainability: the concept and its history;
  • The elements of sustainability implementation in industry;
  • The implementation of Environmental, Health and Safety and Energy Management systems;
  • Corporate Social Responsibility;
  • Circular Economy concept

Sustainability Assessment, Reporting and Labelling: Course ID -02

  • Assessing the environmental performances: the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA);
  • The GHG Protocol;
  • Environmental labeling of products.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Frontal theoretical lessons, case studies and exercises supported by the use of Life Cycle Impact Assessment databases.


ISO 14001

ISO 45001

ISO 50001

ISO 26000

ISO 14040 and 14044

ISO 14020 series

GHG Protocol

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