MSc in Engineering | Profile Mechanical Engineering

Switzerland is an ideal location for innovation and production in the mechanical and electrical engineering industries. The Mechanical Engineering profile on the Master of Science in Engineering degree programme prepares you to take up an executive role in one of the highest-exporting sectors of the Swiss economy.

As a graduate of the Mechanical Engineering profile:

  • You possess the professional skills to design, develop and manufacture components and systems,

  • You understand development methods and production technologies,

  • You assess products and systems based on product life cycle as well as their energy efficiency and environmental and social sustainability,

  • You possess in-depth expertise in simulation, analysis, optimisation and verification.


Master of Science in Engineering


  • Title/Degree Master of Science in Engineering | MSc
  • Specialisations Mechanical 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 Bienne, Berthoud
  • School School of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Programme Handbook

Master of Science in Engineering


The Mechanical Engineering profile covers all activities related to the development, manufacture, use and optimisation of machinery, materials, systems and products. Graduates find career opportunities in industry, science and the regulatory environment. Graduates of this profile are well-equipped to take up executive roles or management responsibility in the fields of research, development or production as they have a comprehensive understanding of processes and technical correlations.

Professional skills

As a Master of Science in Engineering graduate of the Mechanical Engineering profile, you are able to design, construct, model, validate and optimise components, modules or complete systems professionally and cost-effectively. You are familiar with methods and tools to create mechanical and mechatronic systems, including control and automation solutions. You overcome complex problems by applying highly advanced methodical skills.

Entry qualifications

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

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Microtechnology
  • Bachelor of Science in Automotive Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Material and Process Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in System Technology

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 Intelligent Industrial Systems (I3S)

Our 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.

Institut for Applied Laser, Phontonics and Surface Technologies ALPS

We deploy our future-oriented key technologies for the development of modern, digitised processes for the manufacture, modification and analysis of materials.

Institut de technologie de l’impression IDT

We are the leading research partner of the Swiss print industry. We work with companies in the sector to develop and improve printing machines and processes.


Do you have any more questions? Prof. Dr. Axel Fuerst, Head of the Medical 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.