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 

Modules: 11

Ethics and Corporate Responsibility (CM_Ethics)

In an environment that is changing increasingly quickly, students will be taught the ability to assume societal responsibility either as engineers or in management functions in companies. They will develop a profound awareness of the moral and ethical aspects of their actions and also for the ecological and social impacts of companies. In their subsequent professional careers, they will be better able to judge the…

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Quality and Risk Management (CM_QRM)

The CM_QRM addresses the most relevant basics in integrated quality and risk management. Theory is applied and specified by examples and case studies. The Module concentrates on current standards and best practices on quality and risk management and introduces the most established approaches.

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Sustainable development (CM_SustDev)

Sustainable development is essential for many parts of modern society. This module provides an overview of the history of sustainable development, of established concepts, as well as of relevant initiatives and organisations globally and in Switzerland. Further, methodologies and tools are introduced for engineers to contribute to sustainable development on a technical level. Students learn the fields of application…

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Applied Statistics and Data Analysis (FTP_AppStat)

Students are introduced to statistical tools used in the industrial sector, and particularly in process and quality control. In this module, students learn to plan and conduct statistical evaluations independently.

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Biology, physiology and anatomy for engineers (FTP_BioEng)

Medical engineering is the intersection of many different disciplines. From engineering in its most varied forms, mechanics, electronics, computer science, management, to disciplines related to medicine: biology, anatomy, and physiology. In order to understand and put into practice the notions that the student will learn in this fascinating path, the same can not ignore the acquisition of basic knowledge about the…

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Machine Learning (FTP_MachLe)

Machine learning (ML) emerged out of artificial intelligence and computer science as the academic discipline concerned with “giving computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed” (A. Samuel, 1959). Today, it is the methodological driver behind the mega-trend of digitalization. ML experts are highly sought after in industry and academia alike.

This course builds upon basic knowledge in math,…

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Physics on micro and nano scale (FTP_PhyMNS)

The module “Physics on micro and nano scale” focuses on physical effects and their applications in photonics, electrical engineering, medical engineering and mechanical engineering which become relevant, when technical systems get miniaturized. In the first step of miniaturization - from macro to micro – the principal physics remains unchanged, but the dominant physical effects change due to a changed surface to…

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Biomedical Engineering (TSM_BioMedEng)


(1) The aim of this module is to obtain a deeper understanding of the human musculoskeletal system, its function and biomechanical analysis, pathologies and possible treatment strategies in surgery and rehabilitation.

(2) Participants will obtain insight into basic requirements such as biology and physiology, materials used for implants and prostheses and available biomaterials for skeletal tissue regeneration.


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Digital health systems (TSM_DigHealth)

This course provides an in-depth overview of data management in digital healthcare.

First, the special features and challenges of medical documentation will be discussed followed by the underlying ontologies, classifications and scoring systems. Particular emphasis will be placed on a deeper understanding of different dimensions of interoperability. This knowledge will then be used to address exemplary specific…

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Medical Diagnostics & Devices (TSM_MedDD)

This module gives an introduction to the physical and technical principles and applications of important diagnostic modalities. Starting with an overview of clinically used modalities and their applications, technical requirements and limitations based on the fundamental principles will be discussed. Furthermore, efficient methods for biomedical signal processing and analysis are introduced.

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Medical Device Market Access (TSM_MedDMA)

The course provides an in-depth overview on all relevant aspects  for successfully introducing a medical device into the market. The corresponding topics include the important tasks during the development of a medical device (prior market access) as well as after its placement on the market.

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