Students are given the opportunity to engage with issues around autonomous machines and the development of integrated mechatronic systems while attaining the qualification to manage interdisciplinary engineering projects.
The Mechatronics and Automation specialization offers students the chance to focus on Mechatronic Devices, Robotics or Dynamic Systems and Control. The Mechatronic Devices major revolves around the design and development of mechatronic components such as grippers, mobile robots or medical systems, while the development of robotic autonomous systems takes center stage in the Robotics major. The Dynamic Systems and Control major encompasses advanced methods for the identification, modeling and control of complex systems.
As a consecutive degree program, the Master of Science with specialization in Mechatronics and Automation requires profound engineering skills and knowledge. Applicants are also required to hold one of the bachelor’s degrees listed below:
- BSc Digital Engineering
- BSc Electrical Engineering
- BSc Industrial Systems
- BSc Mechanical Engineering
- BSc Mechatronics Engineering
- BSc Microtechnics
- BSc System Engineering
Applications by prospective students with a different academic background will be considered under certain conditions.
Mechatronics and Automation graduates have a wide range of career options, both in Switzerland and abroad. They are qualified to work in a broad range of industries as diverse as aviation and astronautics, the automotive industry, chemical process engineering, communication, the health sector, micro technology, manufacturing and the food industry as well as in automation and control engineering. They typically assume specialist positions in the areas of engineering, product development, research and development and consulting.
Mechatronic technologies and automation are required in various industries and graduates of the discipline are able to apply the systems thinking approach necessary for a holistic understanding of the processes involved.
What advice do you have for new MSE students?
«Before you start, elaborate a plan what you want to learn/achieve and on which topic(s) you want to focus.»
What are the most important personal skills of an MSE student?
«Curiosity, this helps in acquiring new knowledge and developing new skills during the studies.»
What's your favorite MSE study memory?
«I appreciated the contact to other MSE students from different universities and with various background.»
In which areas were you able to develop the most through your MSE studies?
«Due to the extensive project modules, I gained confidence in working out larger projects. Furthermore, I was able to develop my programming skills a lot.»
What were your main reasons for choosing the MSE programme?
«I felt that there are many interesting topics, that were only touched on the surface during the bachelors’ studies. After deepening my knowledge in a specific area, I expect to gain access to jobs which were inaccessible for me after my bachelor’s study.»
Marco Grossmann, MSE Graduate