MSE Photonics and Laser Engineering

Expand your knowledge: Learn from scratch how to realize innovative products with light-based technologies. We train you to become interdisciplinary thinking and acting photonics experts.

Practical Study: Due to the intensive contacts of the lecturers to industry and research, you will benefit from up-to-date learning content. You will directly apply the theoretical principles you have learned in practice-relevant projects - this is your unique selling point on the job market.

Ready for the future: After completing your studies, you will have all the necessary tools for a successful career in research and development, management or marketing.

At a Glance


Master of Science in Engineering  in Photonics and Laser Engineering

Course duration

3 semesters full-time

part-time possible

ECTS points

90 ECTS 

Course focus

  • Modern laser based precision manufacturing
  • Optical Metrology and Image Processing
  • Optoelectronics and Electrooptics
  • Design and modeling of photonic systems
  • Microtechnologies


Buchs/Rapperswil: choose your prefered location for your specialisation

Zurich: Theory and context modules

Involved Institutes

Preferred Bachelor’s degrees

  • BSc in Electrical Engineering
  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering
  • BSc in Microtechnology
  • BSc in Material and Process Engineering
  • BSc in System Engineering
  • BSc in Photonics
  • BSc in Medical Engineering
  • BSc in Data Science

Other qualifications: Portfolio admission possible

Teaching language

Theory and context modules in English, Specialisation in German or English