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 
Micromachining and Fabrication Processes in Microengineering (TSM_MicroFab)

The goal of the module is to give an overview on the existing micromachining and micromanufacturing processes commonly used in microengineering. The module covers the working principles and technical aspects of modern industrial micromachining equipment as well as photolithography-, engraving- and etching-based microfabrication techniques.


Physics, Materials, Mechanics: Basics for Engineers (bachelor level), Manufacturing Process

Learning Objectives

After completion of the module participants will be able to

  • explain the working principles of modern micromachining and micromanufacturing techniques and to discuss application examples from different industrial sectors;
  • discuss the possibilities and limitations of different micromanufacturing techniques for various materials such as metals, ceramics, polymers, silicon;
  • choose suitable micromachining and manufacturing techniques for given contexts of industrial need, taking into account parameters such as precision, speed and manufacturing costs from prototyping to small- and large-scale production.

Contents of Module

  • Conventional machines for micro-engineering, micro-assembly (14%)
  • Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) (14%)
  • Laser machining (7%)
  • Measurement techniques for micromachining and microfabrication and in-line or in-process quality and precision control (15%)
  • Further machining and fabrication techniques derived from the micro- and nanotechnology sector (50%)

Teaching and Learning Methods

Lectures, case studies, and exercises.

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