The program provides the students to analyze problems and to specify electrical and electronic solutions, particularly in the context of interdisciplinary collaboration with peers from the industry and business sectors. They thus obtain the necessary skills to advance the state of technology of their chosen disciplines.
In the framework of your specialization, you have the opportunity to work and conduct research in a broad range of specializations including Embedded Systems, Communications Systems, Digital Signal Processing, Analogue and Digital Electronics, Automation and Control Technology, Electrical Machines, Power Electronics, and Sensor Technology.
As a consecutive degree program, the Master of Science with a specialization in Electrical Engineering requires solid competences in the respective fields of Engineering.
Applicants are also required to hold one of the Bachelor’s degrees listed below:
- BSc in Electrical Engineering
- BSc in Electronic Engineering
Applications by prospective students with a different academic background will be considered under certain conditions.
As a graduate of the MSE profile Electrical Engineering, you will be able to tackle complex issues in the field of applied research, product development and the automation of production. After graduation, you will have the skills to independently specify requirements and to select problem-specific technologies, methods and processes in order to convert these requirements into market-ready products.
As an Electrical Engineering graduate, you may work in various fields of activity depending on your specialization: from spectroscopes to pacemakers all the way to power stations, from mobile applications to internet routers to radar systems and communication satellites, and from elevators to robots to electric cars in smart cities.
The Master’s program with its applied focus will sharpen your systematic skills, ensuring you will be able to assume relevant leadership positions early on in your career.
What do you enjoy most about advising in the MSE?
«To observe the personal development of each student with respect to the continuous buildup of new competences both technical and presentational as well as personal.»
Which Master thesis do you remember most and why?
«Each master thesis i.e., each student is special, and I remember all of them very well in particular – as mentioned above – their development during the MSE studies.»
How do you keep your students motivated?
«The choice of the topics of the specialization projects and master thesis (SP1/2, MST) is in my eyes of central importance. On the one hand it should consider the strengths and personal interests of the MSE student. This is why I always propose a selection of several topics to leave a certain choice to the students. On the other hand, the topic (at least for the MST) should provide an open and possible challenging research question and not just be a pure development step with rather clear outcome.»
How would you describe the cooperation with the MSE students you supervise?
«Feel free to ask my current or ex MSE-students how they feel about this topic.»
What’s your main reason to recommend the MSE degree programme?
«The education at the bachelor level at HSLU is very good and practice-oriented, as evidenced by the high employment rate of our graduates. However, the bachelor education lacks deeper theoretical understanding and real scientific work, which – in the MSE – is taught through the central modules and the project work (SP1/2, MST), respectively. In my opinion, these competencies can and in most cases will be of central importance for the future professional career, especially in a time in which already rather complex development processes (such as SW code generation) are made possible by AI.»
Prof. Dr. Klaus Zahn, MSE Advisor