Precision Engineering

Dive into the fascinating world of precision engineering and precision optics and develop the products of the future.

With this international and practice-oriented degree programme in English, which can be completed full or part-time, you will lay the foundation for a successful career.

Start your studies on 16 September 2024.


  • Title/Degree Master of Science in Precision Engineering (MSc)
  • Specialisations Optical Engineering
    Ultraprecision Engineering
  • Mode of study 4 semesters (full-time), extension and part-time possible
  • Start date 16 September 2024
  • Application deadline 30 April or 31 August 2024 for late registrations
  • ECTS credits 120 ECTS
  • Teaching language English
  • Location Bern (master’s thesis in Bern, Biel or Burgdorf)
  • School School of Engineering and Computer Science

Focus areas

The specialisations «Ultraprecision Engineering» und «Optical Engineering» provide application-based and fundamental knowledge to help you plan and design safe and sustainable products.

What you gain from the programme

  • Switzerland’s only degree programme in precision engineering from a university in conjunction with a university of applied sciences.
  • Option to pursue a doctorate
  • You will benefit from leading medical, optical and precision institutions and industry on a national and international level.
  • Lecture hall and laboratory in one: in our Creative Engineering Lab, you pass through all the steps from the idea to the product.
  • You will join a group of students from various academic and cultural backgrounds during your interdisciplinary studies.
  • You can choose between two specialisations.

Career prospects

The new and innovative master's program provides comprehensive knowledge in precision engineering, both in terms of scientific research skills and for professional qualification and application.

Ready for leadership and expert roles?

  • Engineering in space research, e.g. with the Space Research&Planetary Sciences Center
  • Laser physics with femtosecond and picosecond laser systems, among others
  • High-precision and highest throughput laser micromachining of ceramics, polymers and metals
  • Atmospheric sensors for earth and environmental sciences (e.g. with the Oeschger Center for Climate Change Research)
  • Thin films for microelectronic and medical applications, among others
  • Biomedical instruments and components of high precision and reliability


You are eligible with a bachelor’s degree in a field related to the program (minimum grade 5.0 or grade C on the ECTS scale).
With a grade of 4.5 or grade D on the ECTS scale, admission is possible after a successful interview.

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy and Environmental Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Medical Technology
  • Microtechnology
  • Photonics
  • Physics
  • System Technology

Students with other degrees or non-Swiss degrees may apply.

Advice and further information

We will be happy to answer your questions during an individual consultation and clarify the personal requirements for this Master's degree program with you. Contact the study coordination office or attend one of our information events on site or online.