Microtechnology and Medical Technology

Course summary

Micro-engineers work in many different areas involving precision on a small scale. They develop appliances and systems, and design and produce prototypes.

The basis of this course covers a wide range of subjects: mechanics, design, electronics, information technology and sensor technology – always focused on the application areas of micro and medical technology. Then there are general study contents, such as languages, economics and project management.

In the first instance, the students select two of the four study specialisations on offer: mechatronics (systems comprising electronic and mechanics); medical technology (development and manufacture of micro-technical systems for medical applications); optics and photonics (contact-free measuring using optical systems and laser technology); production and automation technology; robotics (development, design and programming of mobile robots); sensor technology (use of sensors to measure and monitor technical systems and the environment). A specialisation in management is also offered.


Title / QualificationBachelor of Science in Microtechnology
Main study subjects /
  • Medical technology
  • Optics and photonics
  • Robotics
  • Sensor technology
  • Management
Program study optionsFull or part-time
Language(s) of instructionChoose between:
  • course solely in German
  • bilingual course in German and French with additional ‘Bilingual Bachelor’ certificate
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 featuresASIIN e.V. accredited course


Micro-technology engineers have a broad basis of knowledge with which to create innovative products. They develop medical, micro-technological and optical instruments and appliances, small robots, sensors and actuators, etc. Employment prospects are excellent, as people with this interdisciplinary training in a growth area are very much in demand. Possible opportunities include: medical technology, mechatronics, robotics, automation, optics and sensor technology.

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Head of Division

Yves Mussard

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