- a school-leaving certificate that qualifies you to study at university level
- at least twelve months prior work experience
- fluency in English
Before applying, you can use one of the following online flow charts to assess whether you meet the admission requirements. Please note that the information on the flow charts and on this website is not legally binding. If you have any questions, you may contact the head of the study program.
After your online application, we will consider your eligibility for admission based on the documents submitted and inform you accordingly. If you live abroad and have already received your definitive or provisional admission from the secretary's office, please consult our Do I need a visa?
You need a vocational or specialized baccalaureate, a general baccalaureate or an equivalent qualification to study at our university.
If you have acquired a foreign university entrance qualification abroad or in Switzerland (e.g. an international baccalaureate), the head of the study program will assess its equivalency. Equivalency is determined in accordance with the specifications laid out by swissuniversities and assessed after your application (please consult the flow charts for further information).
A sound knowledge of Mathematics is required to study Energy and Environmental Systems Engineering. If you are admitted to the program, you will be asked to complete a mandatory online math assessment no later than two months before the commencement of studies. Your results will help you to identify any gaps in knowledge you should address before the start of your program. We will support your preparatory efforts.
At the Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture you have the unique opportunity to make a one year admission program in german, provided a apprenticeship and minimum three years of working experience.
Admission to a university of applied sciences is contingent, by law, on a minimum of one year of relevant work experience. It must be completed before the start of the second year of study in one or several companies or organizations, either in Switzerland or abroad.
If you have no or no relevant work experience, please consult our «Work Experience» website for information on our range of offers.
Prospective students must either have English as their mother tongue or English language proficiency at CEF Level C1, IELTS 7.0, TOEFL IBT 95 or equivalent (see also our explanatory sheet). You are required to submit a copy of the corresponding language certificate along with your application or to submit it separately no later than before the start of the course.
Your personal talents, interests and skills are important for the successful completion of your studies. The Energy and Environmental Systems Engineering program offers a range of opportunities to pursue your preferences, foster your strengths and overcome your weaknesses. However, the factors listed below are essential.
- Interest in mathematical-scientific contexts
- Initiative and a sense of responsibility
- Communication skills and assertiveness
- Interconnected thinking
- Ability to work in a team and to accept criticism
- Open-mindedness towards environmental, economic and social issues
- Willingness to deal with uncertainty and risk
- Interest in related disciplines
On the page Scholarships and Prizes you will find valuable information on financial support during your studies.