MSc in Engineering | Profile Energy and Environment

Candidates that choose the Energy and Environment profile of the Master of Science in Engineering degree programme are eager to know how to curb climate change long-term and which technologies can be used to achieve this. This challenge is one that engineers with this profile are keen to tackle.

As a graduate of the Energy and Environment profile, you master the technical principles of energy generation (conversion, storage and distribution, renewable energy, demand-side management and prosumer and peer-to-peer concepts).

Master of Science in Engineering

Factsheet

  • Title/Degree Master of Science in Engineering | MSc
  • Specialisations Energy and Environment
  • 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
  • Study 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
  • Department School of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Programme Handbook

Master of Science in Engineering

Overview

As a Master of Science in Engineering graduate with the Energy and Environment specialisation, your future career opportunities lie in industry, the services sector and the public sector. Your professional role centres on traditional and sustainable energy generation, storage and conversion, where you incorporate the efficient use of natural resources as well as environmental protection.

Professional skills

You possess comprehensive, interdisciplinary knowledge in the areas of energy, environment and process technology, providing a pragmatic decision-making basis for highly advanced energy and environmental technologies and systems. You systematically analyse, describe, model and simulate complex, technical processes across a range of specialist fields and work in interdisciplinary teams, manage large-scale projects and assume management roles in energy, process and environmental technology.

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 Energy and Environment
  • Bachelor of Science in Renewable Energies and Environment
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Automotive Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Material and Process Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering (exception FHNW)

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

Modules

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 work with the following institute:

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.

Contact

Do you have any more questions? Prof. Dr. Sébastien Mariéthoz, Head of the Energy and Environment 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.