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 
Biology, physiology and anatomy for engineers (FTP_BioEng)

Medical engineering is the intersection of many different disciplines. From engineering in its most varied forms, mechanics, electronics, computer science, management, to disciplines related to medicine: biology, anatomy, and physiology. In order to understand and put into practice the notions that the student will learn in this fascinating path, the same can not ignore the acquisition of basic knowledge about the human body. Thanks to this module the student will learn the basics of life as we know it, as well as the structure and functioning of the major systems present in the human body.



No previous knowledge is required

Learning Objectives

The student is faced with the most important aspect of human biology, anatomy, and physiology. She/he learns the basics of:

  • mammalian cell biology
  • the most important physiological systems
  • the anatomy systems
  • human pathology


Contents of Module

Basics of mammalian cell biology including stem cell biology and cell cultivation techniques.

Basics of anatomy; skeleton, locomotory system, cardio-vascular system, respiratory system, nervous system (CNS & PNS) and the sensory system (eye, ear, olfactory system, vestibular system, proprioception, and touch)

Basics of physiology: introduction of the physiology of the nervous system (CNS and PNS), the cardio-vascular system, the locomotory apparatus as well as the hormone system

Basics of human pathology

Teaching and Learning Methods

Lectures, hands on exercise


Slides, course material and books chapters

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