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 
Environmental Remediation Technologies: soil, groundwater and atmosphere (TSM_EnReTe)

This course will provide the student with the background knowledge useful to address different sources of pollution, of measures and technologies to prevent pollution and of contaminated systems and the available technologies for remediation. General aim is knowing the main factors and processes affecting contaminants distribution in the environment and remediation technologies for soil and  groundwater.


 Basics in chemistry and physics

Learning Objectives

The student will acquire the tools to be able to understand environmental problems, know the key-factors of remediation and the challenges of  the near future, integrate knowledge of chemistry, biotechnology and ecology  and  read and understand up to date literature on remediation topics

Contents of Module

General concepts of:

  • environment, ecosystem, pollution,  remediation.
  • contaminants and emerging contaminants characteristics.
  • representative sampling and monitoring.

Environmental compartments and contaminants:

  • physical chemical and biological characteristics of soil;
  • physical chemical and biological characteristics of  groundwater;
  • physical chemical and biological characteristics of atmosphere;
  • contaminant transport and fate: physical chemical and biological processes in soil, water and atmosphere.


  • containment technologies;
  • removal technologies;
  • treatment technologies.


Teaching and Learning Methods

Front lecturing theory lessons, exercises and student active involvement. 


  • Slides given at the course from the Lecturers
  • Reference books details will be given at the beginning of the course

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