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 
Two-phase flows with heat and mass transport (TSM_TwoPhase)

This module deals with transport phenomena at postgraduate level with a focus on technical problems in material, heat and momentum transport, especially in the environment of multiphase flows. Working on the basis of conservation principles, transport equations are derived in a general form. In order to obtain closed solutions for specific problems, the general balance equations are combined with material laws and also with initial and boundary conditions. This then highlights the analogies and relations between transport phenomena in different technical fields.
In this way, students expand the knowledge and skills in thermodynamics, fluid dynamics and heat transport that they have acquired during their undergraduate studies and apply them to solving technical problems of practical relevance.


Students should have a keen interest in transport phenomena and their description and modelling. Advanced knowledge of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, heat transport and applied mathematics (ordinary and partial differential equations, algebraic equations, integral calculus) is of great benefit for students.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the module

  • students are familiar with the most important phenomena of mass, heat and momentum transport (this is the aim pursued in contact teaching, in particular.)
  • the students can independently study similar topics in greater depth (this is the aim pursued through the self-study of selected chapters, in particular.)
  • students are able to apply the methods covered to actual technical problems (this is the aim of the exercises between the contact lessons, in particular.)
  • students are in a position to conduct analyses independently.

Contents of Module

The first half deals with general transport phenomena (with the focus on mass transport).
The second half covers phenomena with multiphase flows.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Frontal teaching, incorporating examples (lectures with 3 lessons)
Self-study of selected chapters from different sources
Between the lectures, exercises are to be solved; these will, if necessary, be discussed in class afterwards.


Experience has shown that the subjects cannot be covered by a single book. Instead, students are told to consult various books.
Selected sources are made available electronically:

  • presentations from frontal teaching
  • selected chapters from textbooks
  • selected original works

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