The Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture has been teaching, developing, conducting research and connecting for more than 60 years. The School is constantly changing, continuously adopting new developments in teaching and research. In the fall of 2020, for instance, we launched the new Bachelor’s programs in Digital Construction and in Digital Engineering in response to the increasing impact digitalization has on the construction industry.
With its roughly 2,000 Bachelor’s and Master’s students and close to 1,000 participants in continuing and executive education programs, the Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture is one of the country’s leading technology-focused universities of applied sciences. The School consists of nine Institutes that offer twelve Bachelor’s programs: Architecture, Interior Architecture, Digital Construction, Civil Engineering, Building Technology | Energy, Mechanical Engineering, Digital Engineering, Medical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Business Engineering | Innovation, Energy and Environmental System Engineering and Mobility, Data Science and Economics. At Master’s level, two programs are available: The Master of Arts in Architecture and the Master of Science in Engineering. Numerous continuing and executive education programs (MAS, DAS, CAS) as well as specialist and management courses in the fields of technology and construction complement the education programs offered.
The Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture endorses life-long learning, ranging from STEM promotion for children and teenagers, to university-level education, to continuing and executive education for adults. What is more, the “Smart-up” support program for innovation, entrepreneurship and self-employment offers support to students and participants in continuing education programs in developing and realizing their business ideas. One start-up that emerged from the scheme is “Cowa Thermal Solutions”, founded by two graduates. Today, this successful venture develops compact thermal energy storage systems that are a perfect fit for renewable energy sources.
With their thirteen Competence Centers, the School's Institutes are also active and successful in the area of research and development. Focal points include Building as a System as well as Energy and Sustainability - issues that are also of key importance in the curriculum.
The Horw Campus and our Hergiswil outpost are home to all issues relating to the key topics of Engineering and Construction. The School is committed to interdisciplinarity and interconnectedness in its teaching and research activities, both within the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and in its international collaborations. Together, we develop creative and innovative solutions to address current and future challenges in business and society.
Come visit and experience the versatility of the Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture. Expect to meet people with brilliant ideas.
We are looking forward to welcoming you.
Professor Dr Viktor Sigrist