Mechanical Engineering

Course summary

Switzerland is an exporting nation and mechanical engineers are players in its top league. As professional experts, they develop, design, produce and sell machines, analyse processes and optimise them.


The operation of modern machinery and appliances involves a combination of mechanics, electronics and information technology. The course is designed accordingly. In the first instance, the natural scientific and technical bases are imparted. Students then go on to develop their studies in such a way that they are able to adapt later to the constantly changing technological conditions in their professional career and make a correct assessment of developing trends.


Product Development in the specialization deals with the most important current standards, values and policies. In the core area Mechatronics the interaction of mechanical components, controls and regulations is shown along by means of computer science applications. The specialization Process Technology is concerned with the interpretation and evaluation of processes as well as the implementation of the acquired conclusion on real systems.


Title / QualificationBachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Main study subjects /
  • Product Development
  • Mechatronics
  • Process Technology
Program study optionsFull or part-time/in conjunction with a job
Language(s) of instructionGerman
Professional qualificationyes
Course beginsWeek 38
Deadline for applicationsApplication deadline for the Bachelor program
Subsequent master program

Master of Science in Engineering

Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Special featuresAn ASIIN e.V. accredited course.


The building of machines is Switzerland’s leading wealth creator in the manufacturing sector, the most important industrial employer and by far its biggest exporter. The tasks of mechanical engineering are many and various. Possible areas of employment for mechanical engineers include: machine tool building, plant and power plant construction, the aerospace industry, areas within bio-medical and micro-engineering, and power and process engineering.

Detailed information

BSc Mechanical Engineering

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Head of Division

Prof. Roland Hungerbühler
T +41 34 426 43 74