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 
Advanced Electronic Design (TSM_AdvElDes)

This Advanced Electronic Design module gives to the students the key elements for the development of high performance electronic systems. These systems are characterized by:

  • the presence of sensitive analogue circuits and signals
  • the presence of complex and high-speed digital ICs (Integrated Circuits)


The student must have knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • Circuit analysis, Laplace transfer functions, Bode diagrams
  • Active and passive electronic components, operational amplifiers
  • AD and DA conversion principle
  • Digital circuits

Learning Objectives

  • The student is able to design a high-performance electronic system composed of sensitive analogue, mixed signal and high speed digital circuits.
  • The student is able to implement high-speed and high-resolution signal processing chains based on A/D and D/A converters, analogue functions blocks, and complex digital ICs.

Contents of Module






High-speed digital electronic design:

High-speed digital fundamentals, signal coding/decoding, medium attachment, clock management, power analysis




Advanced analogue electronic design:
  • Advanced operational amplifier applications: low level and sensor signal conditioning, electronic noise, high-speed and low-power amplifiers, frequency response analysis
  • ADC and DAC applications; signal routing



Teaching and Learning Methods

  • Lectures
  • Exercises


Recommended: Sergio Franco, Design with Operational Amplifiers and Analog Integrated Circuits, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill 2016.

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