Precision Engineering

As a student in our MSc in Precision Engineering programme, you dive into the fascinating world of Precision Engineering, with our Ultraprecision Engineering and Optical Engineering specialisations, and develop the products of the future through innovative research.

  • Creative Engineering Lab as a light house for engineering education
  • Applied training
  • International program in English
  • Two-year full-time program with part-time option
  • Option to continue with doctoral studies
  • In cooperation with the University of Bern


  • Title/Degree Master of Science (MSc)
  • Specialisations Ultraprecision Engineering
    Optical Engineering
  • Mode of study Full-time |4 semesters
    Extension and part-time studies possible
  • Start date Calendar week 38
  • Application deadline April 30 or August 31 for late registrations
  • ECTS credits 120 ECTS-Credits
  • Teaching language Englisch
  • Location Bern, Master Thesis in Bern, Biel or Burgdorf
  • School School of Engineering and Computer Science

Structure + Content


Precision engineering has a long tradition in Switzerland and formed the basis for successful economic sectors like the watch or medical industry. It still represents one of the most promising technologies for the 21st century. In the creative engineering lab, a new idea in engineering education, you will learn how to employ these technologies for developing the innovative products of the future.

Thanks to the established partnership between the University of Bern and Bern University of Applied Sciences, the Master of Sciences in Precision Engineering program is open to a wide range of interested students. Graduates of Swiss universities of applied sciences and universities with good grades and a background in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline (such as microtechnology, physics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemistry, photonics, system engineering and others) will be admitted to the university-based MSc program. You will join a group of students from various academic and cultural backgrounds in your interdisciplinary studies. Upon successfully completing the program, you may move on to a doctorate. This grants graduates of universities of applied sciences access to academia. Compulsory courses are held three days per week (with some exceptions), thus allowing you to study part time while you work.

Key details

Find further information about the MSc Precision Program, admissions and application process on the University of Bern website:

Cooperation partner


Attend one of our spring info sessions to learn more about the Master of Science in Precision Engineering. Join professors for lunch and a tour of our laboratories to hear their personal take on our programme.

Find out more at our Infodays!

The next information events will be held in autumn 2022.
You will find the programme and online registration here from July 2022.

Student advisory service

If you wish, we can also advise you by telephone or in person outside of the information events.