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Electrical Engineering

The future will be smart. And you can shape it with just as smart products – from the tiniest components up to huge grids.

Professional career outline

As an electrical engineer you can find your vocation in various industries. You contribute to the development to an astonishing range from spectroscopes to cardiac pacemakers to power plants, from mobile applications and Internet routers to radar systems and communication satellites, from elevators to robots and electric cars in smart cities.

Profile contents

The MSE profile Electrical Engineering covers a wide range of topics:

Details can be found in the profile description.

Institutes and centres

Applying for the MSE you chose an institute to study Electrical Engineering. The institutes interpret the profiles individually.

Institute of Energy Systems and Fluid Engineering (IEFE)

Institute of Mechatronic Systems (IMS)

Institute of Embedded Systems (InES)

Institute of Signal Processing and Wireless Communications (ISC)

Centre for Artificial Intelligence (CAI)

Professional skills

After graduating the MSE in Electrical Engineering, you can handle complex tasks in applied research, industry relevant development as well as in the production and operation of electrical equipment and systems. In particular, you independently define requirements and determine the appropriate technologies and procedures to meet those requirements. You specify and manage the manufacture, operation and maintenance of electrical components and systems.

Recommended modules

Technical Scientific Specialisation (TSM):

Fundamental Theoretical Principles (FTP):

Context Modules (CM):

Differentiation to bachelor level

As MSE graduates, you can independently advance the state of the art by performing applied research and development in your area of expertise. You will be able to develop innovative concepts, explain your designs and technological innovations to the Bachelor students carrying out the actual implementation and exercise the technical supervision. In addition, you assess the work of your Bachelor colleagues and apply corrective actions if necessary.

Practical Experience

In a project at the ZHAW Institute of Signal Processing and Wireless Communications (ISC) on embedded AI based gesture detection, swiping gestures by different people are reliably detected with an Infineon 60 GHz FMCW radar.

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Information events and application

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Study Application

Registrations for the autumn semester (starting in September) are possible from the beginning of February until the end of April. For the spring semester of the next year (starting in February) from the beginning of August until the end of October.