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Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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You will systematically develop your ability to analyse complex contexts and thus solve difficult problems. In doing so, you will pave the way for challenging, interdisciplinary activities. The master degree in Engineering is offered at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland.

At the heart of the course is individual specialisation within a given subject area. This specialisation is achieved by theoretical and practical work in a Master's Research Unit (MRU), where you are accompanied and supported by a personal advisor throughout your entire course, so that you can acquire a unique and highly developed skills set by participating in a range of research projects.

Career Development 

  • Master's graduates possess the tools to take on positions of responsibility in research, industry and administration. 
  • They are able to take on both challenging activities in a specialist field, as well as management tasks and responsibility for interdisciplinary projects.

Programme Structure

  • Theory modules include technical/scientific specialisation modules and advanced theoretical foundation modules. Both further the acquisition of a lasting stock of knowledge and foster the capacity for abstract thought. 
  • The theory modules are offered in the immediate vicinity of Zurich central station. Master's students make their selection in consultation with their advisors, taking the requirements into consideration.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 30 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

The master's degree is aimed to graduates with a good first degree(ECTS Grade A or B).

The field of study must be appropriate to the area of expertise in the selected technical specialisation. Those who possess equivalent credentials (e.g. a degree from a technical college or university of applied sciences) can also be admitted to the degree course.

  • An aptitude test is carried out after application. If required, an additional admission interview may be arranged.
  • The MSE is normally taken immediately after a bachelor's degree . More detailed clarification is necessary if the applicant has worked for several years in the interim.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1262 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 631 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1262 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 631 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Basel

  • 1615 - 2340 CHF/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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