Profiles in MSE
The umbrella term MSE (Master of Science in Engineering) denotes 14 separate Master's courses in engineering known as profiles. The profiles divide the very broad field of engineering science into suitable interdisciplinary profile areas of focus.
ZHAW School of Engineering offers the following eleven profiles: Aviation, Business Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science, Electrical Engineering, Energy and Environment, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics and Automation, Medical Engineering, Photonics.
When choosing a profile, you specify a particular focus and determine your general direction of specialisation without having to focus strongly. The profile appears after successful graduation with the title "Master of Science in Engineering ZFH in (name of profile)".
Allocation of institute/centre to profile
As a Master's student, you are allocated during your period of study to an institute/centre which has a high level of expertise in your chosen profile. There, you will work on practical research and development projects. At the ZHAW School of Engineering, the areas of specialisation are distributed among the various institutes and centres as follows: