Electrical Engineering
The future will be smart. And you can shape it with products that are just as smart – from the tiniest components to huge grids.

Outline of the profession

As an electrical engineer you will find your calling in various industries. You will contribute to the development of a wide variety of devices ranging from spectroscopes and cardiac pacemakers to power plants, from mobile applications and Internet routers to radar systems and communication satellites, and from elevators and robots to electrical cars in smart cities.

Profile content

The course profile in Electrical Engineering includes the following subject areas:

  • Electronic systems
  • Embedded systems
  • Signal processing
  • Control engineering
  • Communication and information systems
  • Power electronics systems
  • Electrical machines and drive systems
  • Electrical power transportation and distribution

SUPSI profile: main focus

  • Sensors, signal acquisition and processing (digital, analog); Embedded systems; FPGAs and ASICs
  • Control and servo systems. Miniaturized and precision devices
  • Wireless and wired telecommunication, antennas;
  • Radar and tomographic systems, image processing
  • Power electronics; Energy distribution networks;
  • Technologies and devices for biomedical applications

Prerequisites and enrolment process

Specific qualifications are required to enrol in this profile. Students holding one of the following bachelor’s degrees generally fulfil these entry requirements.

  • BSc in Electrical Engineering
  • BSc in Electronic Engineering

Assessment of entry qualifications is part of the enrolment process of each school. Students who do not hold one of the above-mentioned bachelor’s degrees will be individually assessed for their suitability by the relevant University of Applied Sciences.

Professional skills

After graduating the MSE in Electrical Engineering, you will carry out complex tasks in the fields of applied research, industrial development, and production and operation of electrical equipment and systems. In particular, you will independently define requirements and determine appropriate technologies and procedures to meet those requirements. You will provide specifications for electrical components and systems and manage their production, operation, and maintenance.

Recommended theory modules

The theory modules include 30 out of 90 ECTS. The modules are taught at different locations by professors from all over Switzerland. You will take these modules together with other MSE students.

Fundamental theoretical principle modules (FTP)

Technical scientific specialization modules (TSM)

Context modules (CM)

Differences between the MSE and Bachelor of Science

Compared to graduates of a bachelor’s degree course, an MSE in Electrical Engineering enables you to further develop the state of the art through applied research and development in your area of expertise. You will be able to develop innovative concepts and explain your designs and technological innovations to bachelor students who actively implement them under your technical supervision. You will be in charge of assessing the work of colleagues holding a bachelor’s degree and applying corrective actions if necessary.