Master of Science in Engineering
The Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) allows students to obtain a specific, in-depth education in the areas of engineering, information technology as well as civil engineering and planning. The master’s study course is aimed primarily at highly motivated, high-performance graduates, and prepares them for positions of responsibility.
The master’s studies are oriented towards specialist, project-oriented in-depth academic development. This specialized in-depth formation is carried out with the help of projects, ancillary activities and the master thesis at a so-called Master Research Unit (MRU). Strongly linked to the application-oriented research and development units of the Universities of Applied Sciences, the MRU has an excellent infrastructure. Specialized in-depth formation at the HSR is possible in the following MRUs:
- Environmental Engineering
In the Environmental Engineering MRU, interdisciplinary research projects based on the core themes “civil engineering studies”, “technical environmental protection” and “renewable energies” are carried out.
- Innovation in Products, Processes and Materials
The MRU deals primarily with innovative developments for individual products, systems or complete installations corresponding to operational demands.
- Public Planning
The study goal for the Public Planning MRU is oriented towards the demands for sustainable regional development and landscape planning, and comprises planning, cultural, economic, technical and social teaching content in an integral approach.
- Sensor, Actuator and Communication Systems
The SAC MRU is concerned with signal processing and control technology, communication and navigation systems, as well as embedded systems and microelectronics.
- Software and Systems
This unique MRU in the MSE-Landscape offers the competences “software engineering” and “secured unified communications” as main focal points at the Rapperswil location as well as “communication systems and multimedia” at the Chur location.
Besides the specialist in-depth education, extended knowledge is imparted by means of theoretical and context modules. These modules are offered at central student locations in a cooperation of the Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences and make up about a third of the studies.