MSc in Engineering | Profile Electrical Engineering

Without electronics, there’s no digitalisation. The Electrical Engineering profile on the Master of Science in Engineering degree programme provides you with the skills required to develop smart products for the future. You learn to apply the methods and tools to create a wide range of innovative products from pacemakers to extensive network architectures for energy transmission.

As a graduate of the Electrical Engineering profile, you:

  • Develop industry-relevant products,
  • Assess and improve the manufacture and performance of electrical devices, and
  • Define requirements in terms of electrical components and systems and manage their production, operation and maintenance.

Master of Science in Engineering


  • Title/Degree Master of Science in Engineering | MSc
  • Specialisations Electrical Engineering
  • 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


As an electrical engineer, you focus on electronic and embedded systems, signal processing, control technology, power electronics systems, power transport and distribution, communications and IT systems and drive systems etc. You’ll find career opportunities in many sectors of industry: whether it’s spectroscopes, pacemakers, power stations, mobile applications, radar systems or communications satellites – you play a key role in developing a wide variety of systems and products.

Professional skills

As a Master of Science in Engineering graduate with the Electrical Engineering profile, you possess the skills required to provide power supply for a wide range of products as well as expertise in signal processing for machines and drive systems. You plan, create and inspect electronic systems and individual products.

Entry qualifications

Specific prior knowledge is required for admission to this profile of the master’s degree programme. Candidates holding a bachelor degree in one of the following disciplines generally meet the criteria:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics

Candidates not holding any of the above-mentioned degrees will be assessed in a personal interview.


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 Intelligent Industrial Systems I3S

Our tiny sensor nodes connect the industrial process of companies with the industrial IoT, making them smart. By applying our expertise in machine dynamics, we are also able to make the process streamlined and efficient.

Institute for Human Centered Engineering HuCE

Low-power signal processing and on-chip hardware algorithms, embedded real-time systems, optics and image processing, robotics and production processes; plus state-of-the-art infrastructure at the six labs including automatic bonders, placement robots, 3-D measuring microscopes, VR systems, various industrial robots, laser welders/laser cutters, ISO 13485 certified clean room for medtech production, etc.

Institute for Energy and Mobility Research IEM

The research activities of the Institute for Energy and Mobility Research (IEM) focus on the current topics of electrical energy storage solutions and converters, energy supply and distribution and general energy-efficient mobility. With a total of ten laboratories, the Institute for Energy and Mobility Research (IEM) conducts research into the technical challenges of sustainable energy supply and mobility solutions for the future.


Do you have any more questions? Prof. Dr. Sébastien Mariéthoz, Head of the Electrical Engineering profile of this master’s degree programme, will 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.