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)

The lecture encompasses a comprehensive exposition of Biomedical Engineering. It commences with a historical overview, followed by an examination of contemporary methodologies and tools. Physiological principles will be discussed before focusing on subjects like biosignals and sensors. An array of topics will be dissected, including but not limited to bioimaging, biomolecular engineering, tissue engineering, and the intricacies of precision and personalized medicine. Attendees will attain discernment concerning foundational prerequisites such as biology and physiology and the variety of materials used for implants, prostheses, and available biomaterials. Current clinical paradigms will be scrutinized, notably osteoporosis, fracture fixation, and osteoarthritis. Furthermore, orthopedic treatment modalities and osteosynthesis techniques will be meticulously analyzed, encompassing fracture fixation and the primary stability of implants and joint replacements. A deeper comprehension will be given to measurement technologies catering to human physiological performance encompassing kinematics and kinetics. This includes evaluating movement analysis, muscular dynamics, and cerebral activity. (7) The course will also discuss (robot-assistive) rehabilitation technologies in the case of neuropathology, such as 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) is beneficial. Potentially missing knowledge can be acquired individually as an autodidact effort.

Learning Objectives



The first half of each afternoon session will focus on biomedical engineering and prosthetics. During the second half, the students will be tasked to work as a group on describing a medical device product of their choice (an existing device or a medical aid they would like to build).


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

Robot assistive rehabilitation


  • Clinical assessment of neurodegenerative diseases/human performance analysis
  • Rehabilitation devices and procedures
  • Therapeutic procedures based on virtual/augmented reality 

Teaching and Learning Methods

Various teaching methods, like classical teaching group work, will be applied.


Slides and lecture notes will be made available to the students. Furthermore, a list will be provided with books and articles relevant to the topics taught.

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