Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) Studies at the Institute of Sustainable Development (INE)
The Institute of Sustainable Development (INE) offers master's degree courses for the Master of Science in Engineering (MSE). They can be completed in all of the INE's main subject areas, both in the Business Engineering profile and in the Energy and Environment profile.
In your MSE Master's programme, you will spend about two thirds of your studies at the Institute for Sustainable Development (INE). Here you will complete your specialisation and work on practice-oriented research and development projects in the main areas of study. In in-depth research projects and in the Master's thesis at the end of the degree programme, you will solve real-life problems of society and the economy, usually in collaboration with partners in practice. You can also complete your Master's degree MSE part-time, e.g. by working as a research assistant at INE or in practice.
You can deepen your knowledge with us in one of the following thematic fields:
- Sustainable Energy Systems and Smart Cities: Transformation processes, participation, strategies, innovative business models, use-cases, prosumers, sector coupling, behavioural interventions, acceptance
- Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Mobility: Supply chain design, additive manufacturing, sustainable logistics, autonomous driving, electric mobility, slow-moving traffic, public transport, mobility as a service, mobility behaviour
- Risk Management and Technology Assessment: Risk assessment of technologies, stakeholder management, resilience engineering, sustainability assessment
The INE is particularly competent in the following profiles:
The MSE master’s degree in Business Engineering enables you to develop, produce and distribute innovative products and services and to improve processes and business models. In doing so, you take into account quality, risk management, sustainability and life cycle aspects and can make targeted use of management information systems, decision support tools and quantitative as well as qualitative methods for the analysis and design of business and production processes, markets and innovation systems.
The MSE master’s degree in Energy and Environment deals with questions of classical and sustainable energy generation, storage and conversion as well as energy distribution and load management. At INE, these topics are addressed in practice-oriented research and development projects in both the electrical and thermal fields in the transformation of regional energy systems. You will also learn about sustainable prosumer concepts, smart solution approaches, sector coupling, demand side management, VR applications and acceptance studies.
The central modules, divided into context modules (CM), extended theoretical basics (FTP) and technical-scientific specialization (TSM), can be found in the module browser. The INE also offers the following specialized supplementary courses (EVA), which allow you to deepen your knowledge in your specialization area:
- Engineering Practice within Chinese and Swiss Culture (6 ECTS)
- Future oriented technology analysis (3 ECTS)
- System Dynamics Simulation of Socio-Technological Transitions (3 ECTS)
- individual wishes are also taken into account in consultation with the supervising person (e.g. online course; independent preparation of a book, paper, etc.; courses at other universities)
Below you will find a selection of Master theses completed at INE:
- Development and analysis of an impact model illustrating the effects of the growing e-commerce on logistics (goods transportation)
- Development of a responsive supply chain strategy for a fully customizable product
- Energy Apps for Swiss Energy Planning
- Smart-City-Business-Cases: Ideation von wirtschaftlichen Smart-City-Anwendungen in Zusammenarbeit mit innovativen Unternehmen aus verschiedenen Branchen
- Smart Cities & Communities: Systematische Zusammenstellung und Analyse von Smart City Use Cases zur Herleitung eines Monitoringsystems für Kleinstädte
- Supply Chain Analysis of Alternatively Powered Automobiles – Manufacturer, Suppliers and Logistics Requirements Analyses
Here you will find a selection of practice partners where you can write your Master's thesis.