The program is characterized by the students’ varied professional backgrounds ranging from technical professions and non-technical professions to the academic baccalaureate and commercial professions.
School leaving qualification
To be admitted to study at the HSLU, candidates need an academic, vocational or specialist baccalaureate or equivalent diploma.
Candidates with a diploma in a relevant vocational field from a PET college will also be considered for admission—they may apply for the recognition of modules taken.
The pre-admission course is for candidates without a vocational or academic baccalaureate who have previously completed vocational training and have several years of professional experience.
Are you unsure if you fulfil the admission requirements? Use this overview of the Swiss educational system to check if your highest vocational/school leaving certificate qualifies you to study at the HSLU.
Relevant technical professions and technical vocational baccalaureate
If you work in a relevant field and have a technical vocational baccalaureate or a diploma from a higher vocational college, you are on track to being accepted to the BSc program and perfectly prepared to study with us.
Non-relevant professions and vocational baccalaureate
If you do not have relevant professional qualification and a vocational baccalaureate, you are required to complete a certain amount of work experience before the start of the program (if you study full time) or during the program (for part-time students).
After completing a commercial apprenticeship and the commercial vocational baccalaureate, students are admitted directly to the degree programme without the need for a work placement. With this prior education, however, the compulsory four-week technical preparation courses, which include technical drawing, electrical engineering and a manufacturing course, must be completed before starting the programme. These not only serve as preparation for the degree programme, but also provide a solid foundation. Voluntary participation in the math review course is recommended to ensure a smooth introduction to the math and physics modules.
“Studium PLUS” model
Do you want to start your studies straight after your academic baccalaureate? With the “Studium PLUS” model, you get direct access to the program after the academic baccalaureate. In this work-study track, you will gain the required professional experience in a bespoke internship with one of our industry partners. Learn more about the “Studium PLUS” model, which seamlessly connects theory and practice.
Practical experience before the start of the program
Of course, you can also study full time with an academic baccalaureate. Upon consultation, your work placement can be adapted to your needs, and you may complete some of it before the program starts and some of it as a student.
Personal inclinations, interests and skills are important factors on the path toward graduation. The Business Engineering | Innovation program offers a range of opportunities to pursue one’s own interests, to build on personal strengths and to address existing weaknesses. However, certain factors are essential:
- Interest in mathematical and scientific contexts
- Self-initiative and a sense of responsibility
- Ability to communicate and assertiveness
- Networked thinking
- Ability to work in a team and accept criticism
- Openness to questions relating to the environment, the economy, and society
- Willingness to deal with uncertainty and risk
- Interest in the work of adjacent disciplines
If you have any queries relating to the admission requirements, contact André Trochsler.