Mechatronics & Automation
Mechatronic technologies and automation are needed in many industries. As a result, the demand for specialists is high. With the MSE in Mechatronics and Automation, you will be well prepared for a career in the industry sector.

Outline of the profession

In an industrial context, the areas of mechatronics and automation involve the design of autonomous systems using sensors, data processing and actuators. With this MSE, you will be able to carry out research or work in a variety of industries. These include the aerospace and automotive industries, microtechnology, manufacturing, the food industry, and automation and control engineering.

Profile contents

The MSE profile in Mechatronics and Automation covers the following subject areas:

  • Industrial systems
  • Mechatronic devices
  • Robotics
  • Dynamic systems and control

SUPSI profile: main focus

  • Industrial systems
  • Mechatronic devices
  • Robotics
  • Dynamic systems and control

Professional skills

With an MSE in Mechatronics and Automation, you will possess expertise in the tools and methods needed to automate processes. You will be able to model, analyse, design and implement mechatronics and automated systems. After completing your studies, you will have in-depth knowledge in the fields of mechatronics, robotics, and measurement and control technologies. You will also have knowledge in areas such as signal processing, communication, data processing, and data security.

Entry skills 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 Mechanical Engineering
  • BSc in System Engineering
  • BSc in Microtechnology
  • BSc in Industrial Systems
  • BSc in Mechatronics 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.

Recommended theory modules

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

Fundamental theoretical principle modules (FTP)

Technical scientific specialization modules (TSM)

Context modules (CM)

Additional skills relative to Bachelor of Science

In the MSE profile in Mechatronics and Automation, you will deepen your knowledge of the tools and methods used in process automation. This understanding makes it easier for you to use advanced tools and technologies that are not available to bachelor’s students. In addition, you will be trained in the use of a higher level of abstraction, and you will implement cross-system concepts by working on applied research projects.