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

Corporate Management and Entrepreneurship (CM_Entrepr)

In the module « Corporate Management and Entrepreneurship », students are enabled to evaluate business models. They learn the building blocks of a business modell and elements of sustainable management practices. Along the business model, relevant aspects from different fields such as strategy, marketing, finance and organization are relevant.

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Innovation and Changemanagement (CM_InnChang)

The module aims to explain the operational planning and management of innovations to students on the basis of an integrated innovation management model, as well as introducing them to the relevant concepts. This will enable students to establish links to various company-internal and company-external interfaces as part of innovation projects and to correctly interpret and influence these. In this module, students will…

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Privacy and Law (CM_PrivLaw)

In the Privacy and Law module, students gain an awareness of the threats to privacy in the fast changing digital society and are prompted to reflect on values in the historical and intercultural context.
Students acquire an overview (system and reference knowledge) of actual legal aspects that have not been specifically covered in either the vocational baccalaureate or in the Bachelor's degree course. In the…

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Digital Image Processing (FTP_DigImPro)

The goal of this module is to teach the fundamentals of image processing, while putting emphasis on their mathematical and algorithmic principles. In addition, specific 2D and 3D industrial and biomedical applications will be treated.

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Raumplanungs-, Bau- und Umweltrecht (FTP_EnviPlan)

Im Modul werden ArchitektInnen, BauingenieurInnen, GeomatikingenieurInnen, RaumplanerInnen, Umweltingenieurinnen und weitere mit Projekten mit öffentlichen Aufgaben konfrontierte Personen die rechtlichen Grundsätze, gesetzlichen Regeln und Ausführungsbestimmungen vermittelt. Sie sollen befähigt werden, ihr Projekt (Neubau, Umbau, Rückbau, Erweiterung, Entwicklungen und Gestaltungen des Lebensraumes, usw.)…

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Lifecycle Management of Infrastructures (FTP_Life)

In this module, students are introduced into basic concepts of lifecycle management of infrastructures with respect to costs vs benefit. Established cost and benefit models of infrastructures are discussed. Based on lifecycle costs analysis, we introduce different methods for the assessment of maintenance strategies, and for decision making with respect to construction, preservation, and replacement. The cost-based…

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Predictive Modelling (FTP_PredMod)

This course will provide an introductory review of the basic concepts of probability and statistics to understand probability distributions and to produce rigorous statistical analysis including estimation, hypothesis testing, and confidence intervals. Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of predictive modelling which by definition is the analysis of current and historical facts to make predictions about…

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Building Information Modelling (BIM) (TSM_BIM)

Die BIM-Methode (VDC) umfasst das digitale Planen, Bauen und Betreiben von Bauwerken mit digitalen Bauwerksmodellen in Kombination von geeigneten Organisationsformen und Prozessen.

Das digitale Bauwerksmodell wird dabei zielgerichtet und disziplinübergreifend erstellt. Es umfasst sowohl die geometrischen (3D) wie die nichtgeometrischen Informationen die es zur Nutzung der vereinbarten Anwendungsfälle braucht. 


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Geoprocessing (TSM_GeoProc)

After studies had shown that 80% of all decisions in business and private life are based on geodata, this now also applies increasingly to Big Data. Modern programming languages such as Python have developed into an easy-to-learn and powerful tool for processing this data. Python is the most frequently used programming language for processing geographical data, especially because of its simplicity, the extensive…

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Information Visualization (TSM_InfVis)

More and more complex data is collected in a wide range of application areas. Thus, with the goal of gaining insight into the data and information as well as communicating the resulting knowledge, the need for efficient visual methods is growing rapidly. We need to know the options for effective and efficient visual representations, for example for communication and fact-based decision making, as well as to develop…

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Siedlung und Verkehr (TSM_Urban)

Das Modul behandelt die Zusammenhänge von Siedlungsentwicklung und Mobilität auf den verschiedenen Planungsebenen. Zielsetzungen und Umsetzungsmöglichkeiten einer nachhaltigen Mobilität sind dabei zentrale Themen. Die Möglichkeiten und Effekte eines nachhaltig wirksamen Mobilitätsmanagements werden anhand von Beispielen thematisiert.

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