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Study Content

Are you considering a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering? Then you will want to know what content we have to offer and what specializations you can choose from.

Why study mechanical engineering at the Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences?

In the Mechanical Engineering subject area, you will examine innovative developments of individual products, systems or entire facilities to ensure that they meet operational requirements. The foundation of all development processes is using a developmental system and considering the entire product life cycle, from product idea through to final disposal.

You are moving from isolated to integrated product development. This means that you will learn about and incorporate all involved disciplines throughout the entire product life cycle during product development. This requires knowledge of the available development and simulation tools and the latest manufacturing technologies and tools.

From idea to finished product, managing product and production data also plays a key role. You will explore digitalization and Industry 4.0 both in theoretical form and via modern production facilities.

During your master’s studies, you will gain a deeper understanding of how a development process operates. In most cases, this development is completed in conjunction with one or more industrial partners or as part of publicly funded projects.

The Four Specializations

  • Product Innovation and Product Development
  • Production Engineering
  • Use of Simulation Tools
  • Digitalization and Industry 4.0l

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Tailor Your Studies to Your Interests

Your studies consist of theory and context modules in your chosen profile of Business Engineering. Your specialization makes up two thirds of your degree program. You will develop professional knowledge via project work, additional classes and the Master’s thesis. You can choose an individual area of focus to suit your interests. When selecting your project work, you can demonstrate broad skills or choose to specialize in a specific area.

Additional Classes

Module descriptions of the additional classes offered are only available in German: 

Theory and Context Modules

You complete one third of your master's degree as theory and context modules. Theory modules with technical-scientific focus (TSM) and advanced fundamentals (FTP) provide you with long-term knowledge and train your skills in abstract thinking. You complete your timetable with context modules (CM) from the fields of management, communication and culture.

Project Work and Master’s Theses

Project work and the master’s thesis form the core of your master’s program. The project work is completed in conjunction with one or more industrial partners or as part of publicly funded projects. This will involve handling practical, application-oriented research topics at a high technical level. The results you achieve could be incorporated directly into products or processes offered by the participating company.

Each student receives intensive support from a student advisor. The first conversation with a student advisor is after acceptance. You work together to create a timetable that matches your interests and objectives. Your individual study agreement sets out your study objectives and the modules selected to achieve them.