Bachelor's degree Systems Engineering
“I learned how to work in a solution-oriented and long-term manner and also how to achieve optimum results even un-der time constraints. In particular, the project and Bbachelor’s thesis also taught me important management and planning skills.”
Ursina Hofer, Systems Engineering graduate, Medical Sys-tems engineer at the Kantonsspital St. Gallen hospital
Good reasons to study Systems Engineering
- Close collaboration with leading industrial companies and hospitals in Switzerland
- Training in modern well-equipped laboratories
- High level of practical relevance
- Direct incorporation of the research results and current know-how into the classroom teaching
Film about the Systems Engineering Bachelor's degree programme
At a glance
Title: Bachelor of Science ZFH in Systems Engineering with major in Mechatronics / Medical Technology
Workload: 180 ECTS-Credits
Duration: 6 Semester
Study model: Full-time programme, Practice-integrated Bachelor programme, International profile
Modules in English: Selection of modules (PDF 297,4 KB) (for more information please visit International Office)
Start of Program: Autumn
Application deadline: 30. April
Language of Instruction: German
Semester Fee: CHF 720 per Semester + additional study costs
Graduate programmes: Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)
Curriculum content bachelor's degree Systems Engineering
Mechatronics and Medical Technology are two innovative areas of systems engineering. These young engineering disciplines are increasingly gaining importance. They are based on the growing complexity of technical products, which currently unite mechanical, electronic and software-related components. The Systems Engineering degree programme produces qualified professionals who view themselves as "generalists" and develop solutions for challenging tasks in robotics, medical technology or automation technology.
As a systems technology engineer, you will be employed to work on challenging development projects in national or international companies. You will work to solve interesting problems in such fields as robotics, medical technology, automation technology or sensor technology.
The Bachelor programme is usually a full-time programme that takes three years to complete. We also offer the “Practice-Integrated Bachelor programme” for secondary-school gradu-ates that combines internships and lectures in a four-year model.
The Bachelor programme can be completed with the International Profile, which involves attending English-language modules and an extended stay abroad. There are also further opportunities available, such as completing an exchange semester at a partner university during the Bachelor programme. International exposure as part of a study programme improves not only career prospects but also expands cultural horizons.
Our Systems Engineering degree programme will guarantee you a high level of practical relevance. You will work on practical tasks as early as the first semester. You will benefit from the close collaboration with the following institutes and centres:
- Institute of Applied Information Technology (InIT)
- Institute of Applied Mathematics and Physics (IAMP)
- Institute of Mechanical Systems (IMES)
- Institute of Mechatronic Systems (IMS)
- Institute of Computational Physics (ICP)
- Institute of Embedded Systems (InES)
- Institute for Signal Processing and Wireless Communications (ISC)
- Centre for Product and Process Development (ZPP)
The lecturers work on interdisciplinary research and development projects in collaboration with industrial and economic partners in such fields as "robotics" and "medical systems". The results of this collaboration are directly incorporated into the teaching. In the project work and Bachelor thesis at the end of your studies, you deal independently with current topics and problems, usually in close collaboration with a company.