Energy and Environment

Why Study Energy and Environment at HSR?

Study energy issues as a whole

You can study all aspects of energy at HSR – from conventional to renewable energy.

Find solutions to environmental problems

We will train you to become an expert in environmental technology and you will enhance your knowledge in order to solve environmental problems.

Cutting-edge research and development

Your lecturers actively pursue the transfer of knowledge between industry and research and will include you in current research projects.

Tailored specialisations

You will design your course in line with your aims and realise your personal interests.

Modern infrastructure

You will use the expertise and well-equipped laboratories of the HSR institute for your research.

Outstanding career opportunities

Graduating makes you a highly qualified and sought-after professional – by international companies, energy providers and the public sector.

The Key Points at a Glance

QualificationMaster of Science FHO (University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland) in Engineering focusing on Energy and Environment
Course duration

3 full-time semesters,

5-6 part-time semesters

ECTS points90
Course focus

Electrical power engineering, thermal power engineering, environmental engineering

Preferred Bachelor’s degrees
  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering
  • BSc in Electrical Engineering
  • BSc in Civil Engineering, Automotive Engineering
  • BSc in Environmental Technology
  • BSc in Building Technology
  • BSc in Geotechnology
  • BSc in Process Engineering
  • BSc in Chemical Engineering
  • BSc in Systems Engineering
  • BSc in Renewable Energies and Environmental Engineering
Portfolio admission:
  • BSc in Industrial Engineering Management
  • BSc in Environmental Science
Other qualifications may be accepted on a portfolio admission basis.

Subject specialisation: Rapperswil, Buchs

Theory and context modules: Zurich

Teaching language

German, many modules in English

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