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

Advanced Project Management (CM_AdvProjMgmt, 2021-2022)

The goals of an organization can be efficiently pursued only through proper project management, as a means able to consistently tackle their needs. Thus the role of the Project Manager becomes essential, as responsible to achieve the objectives, respecting the constraints determined by the project context. Modern Project Managers must have in-depth technical and management knowledge.
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Quality and Risk Management (CM_QRM, 2021-2022)

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, 2021-2022)

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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Digital Image Processing (FTP_DigImPro, 2021-2022)

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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Energy: Production, Consumption and Management (FTP_Energy, 2021-2022)

Energy is one of the major topics of the future. Even in Switzerland, energy consumption is constantly rising, and politically, it has become an accepted fact that we must find ways to reduce energy consumption on a long-term basis. The 2000-watt society envisages reducing the current output of 6 kW utilized by each citizen to 2 kW by the end of the century.

It is possible to end the existing dependence of a…

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Multiphysics (FTP_Multiphy, 2021-2022)

The module gives students insight into the modeling and simulation of coupled effects (multiphysics). The module provides an overview on the different application fields of multiphysics modeling and simulation in industry. Students learn the methodical procedures that are necessary for successfully solving modeling and simulation problems in the different areas of engineering and physics. The consolidation and…

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The Physics of Materials and Engineering Devices (FTP_Physics, 2021-2022)

The students understand and are able to explain the basic principles of important engineering devices in relation to material properties and by applying microscopic concepts. These concepts include electrons and holes in solids, energy band structures of metals and semiconductors, polarization mechanisms in dielectrics and in piezoelectric materials, elementary dipole moments in magnetic materials and pairing of…

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New Design Methodologies for Microengineering Products (TSM_MTProdDes, 2021-2022)

By the end of this course, students will have acquired the skills to analyse, understand and identify the design process environment for microengineering devices. The course includes concepts specific to design processes in microengineering, such as the specificities due to the size of devices and microfabrication tools.

Students will be trained to understand the customer's need, formalise the problem, establish the…

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Micromachining and Fabrication Processes in Microengineering (TSM_MicroFab, 2021-2022)

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.

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Quality & Control (TSM_QCheck, 2021-2022)


Introduction to quality management 

  • The quality approach

Problem solving methodology:  

  • Overview of the most commonly used tools 
  • Introduction to design of experiments 
  • Case studies 

Introduction to Statistical Process Control 

  • Fundamentals 
  • Control charts 
  • Key parameter identification 
  • Capability concepts 
  • Automated process control 

Incoming quality control 

  • Basics  
  • Formalization of incoming items requirements  
  • Customer and…

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Smart Sensing (TSM_SmartSens, 2021-2022)

Sensors can be defined as smart sensors in three different manners: (a) the use of a smart design to obtain immunity from various parameters of influences in the targeted application, (b) the integration or embedding of a readout circuit and possibly also of a microcontroler in the same package or on the same substrate, (c) smart regarding its configuration and data analysis method allowing the observation of complex…

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