Precision Engineering

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

Are you interested in science and do you aspire to a career in that field or in research?
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 from a university of applied sciences in conjunction with a university.
  • 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.


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

Do you have any questions about the programme? At our info events, the head of the degree programme, teachers and students will answer your questions.


Your choice of training course or continuing education programme is a key decision. During a personal consultation, we answer your questions and explain the requirements for the programme you are interested in.

The study coordination and enrolment runs through the University of Bern.