MSc in Engineering | Profile Computer Science

Digitalisation is making rapid advances in all spheres of life that make up our society. With the Computer Science profile on the Master of Science in Engineering degree programme, you gain the necessary qualifications to actively shape these developments.

As a graduate of the Computer Science profile, you:

  • Possess extensive knowledge and expertise in the research, development, planning and design of innovative ICT systems and architectures,
  • Develop tools for data analysis, management, simulation and modelling,
  • Are familiar with suitable methods of data analysis and decision-making to resolve complex problems,
  • Analyse and evaluate new technologies and research approaches to create innovative solutions, taking account of explicit and implicit requirements.

Master of Science in Engineering


  • Title/Degree Master of Science in Engineering | MSc
  • Specialisations Computer Science
  • Mode of study Full-time | max. 3 semesters
    Part-time | max. 7 semesters
  • Start date Week 8 and Week 38
  • Application deadline 31 July | autumn semester
    31 December | spring semester
  • ECTS credits 90 ECTS credits: Total
    30 ECTS credits: Theory modules
    60 ECTS credits: Profile specialisation
  • Teaching language German and English, or French and English (in each case at least language level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • Location Biel, Burgdorf
  • School School of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Programme Handbook

Master of Science in Engineering


Career opportunities in computer science are found in the fields of software development, IT and communications systems, cybersecurity, advanced user interfaces and embedded computing. You can apply your skills in research and development or management – with opportunities in all sectors of the world of work.

Professional skills

As a Master of Science in Engineering graduate with the Computer Science profile, you develop innovative ICT systems and architectures in close cooperation with users and stakeholders. You integrate these innovations into heterogeneous IT landscapes, taking account of all applicable security, quality and regulatory requirements. In addition to your technical expertise, you also possess the management skills required to lead development teams and assume responsibility for the management of IT infrastructure.

Entry qualifications

A very good bachelor of science degree in IT is required. The assessment of the entry qualifications is part of the admissions procedure.


The focus of the master’s degree programme is on specialising in greater depth; two-thirds of the programme is devoted to this and is completed at a research unit of a university of applied sciences. As part of this in-depth specialisation you will write two project theses and the master’s thesis.

One-third of your degree programme focuses on theory, which is taught in modules. These theory modules are subdivided into three areas:

  • Technical Scientific Modules | TSM
  • Fundamental Theoretical Principles | FTP
  • Context Modules | CM

Your degree programme is planned with support from your advisor. This study advisor will also guide you on the choice of theory modules and specialisation.

We cooperate with the following institutes:

Institute for Data Applications and Security IDAS

By developing state-of-the-art information technologies and management methods and applying them to specific challenges, we support commerce and society on the path to the digital future.

Institute for Cybersecurity and Engineering ICE

At the Institute for Cybersecurity and Engineering ICE, we conduct research and develop new technologies to protect society, the economy, and infrastructure from cyber threats.


Do you have any more questions? Prof. Dr. Michael Röthlin, Head of the Computer Science profile of this master’s degree programme, would be happy to advise you personally. We look forward to hearing from you.

Master of Science in Engineering

The Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering covers a wide range of specialist skills. They are currently divided into 14 profiles throughout Switzerland. The Master of Science in Engineering can be obtained from Bern University of Applied Sciences in ten profiles.