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 
Manufacturing Technologies (TSM_ManTech)

Selected future-oriented manufacturing technologies and procedures with economic aspects of these technologies. Including the improvement of productivity and quality.


  • Knowledge of the product development process (conception phase, realization phase).
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and material properties.

Learning Objectives

To learn about and to understand modern manufacturing methods and systems used to improve productivity and quality.

Contents of Module

Polymer processing

  • Special technologies for injection moulding
4 lecture periods
  • Trends in Composite processing
6 lecture periods

Reverse Engineering, Additive Manufacturing                  

2 lecture periods

Lightweight Design (Sandwich Structures, Hybrid Technologies)

2 lecture periods
Cutting process  
  • Abrasive tools

2 lecture periods

  • Tools and coating: Trends

2 lecture periods

  • Multiaxis machining: Trends
2 lecture periods
Sheet metal forming 4 lecture periods
(Design for) Automated Assembly
4 lecture periods

 TOTAL: 28 lecture periods

Teaching and Learning Methods

Contact hours during the lectures (2 lesson periods per week)


Lecturers’ scripts, which will contain references to current literature.

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