School of Biomedical and Precision Engineering


The master's program comprises 120 ECTS during four semesters, with the possibility of extension up to six semesters. Students work on-site three days a week, allowing for part-time work or time for personal commitments. The MSc Precision Engineering starts in the autumn semester.


Overview of the Curriculum
Semester Name ECTS Type
1st Basic Courses 30 ECTS (5 ECTS each) Mandatory
2nd Advanced Course I (Specialization)
7 ECTS Mandatory
2nd Creative Engineering Lab I 12 ECTS Mandatory
2nd Elective Courses 6 ECTS (3 ECTS/course) Elective
2nd Complementary Skills 5 ECTS (2.5 ECTS/course) Mandatory
3rd Advanced Course II (Specialization) 7 ECTS Mandatory
3rd Creative Engineering Lab II 12 ECTS Mandatory
3rd Elective Courses 6 ECTS (3 ECTS/course) Elective
3rd Complementary Skills 5 ECTS (2.5 ECTS/course) Mandatory
4th Master Thesis 30 ECTS Mandatory

1st Semester: Basic Courses

In the first semester, students supplement and deepen their existing knowledge and skills to adequately prepare for the advanced specialization and the CE Lab in the second and third semesters. The basic courses are mandatory and add up to 30 ECTS. At the end of the first semester, students are required to choose their specialization (Advanced Optical Engineering or Advanced Ultraprecision Engineering).

1st Semester: Basic Courses
Course ECTS
Introduction to Ultraprecision Engineering 5 ECTS
Introduction to Precision Optics 5 ECTS
Physics and Structural Mechanics 5 ECTS
Introduction to Materials and Analytics 5 ECTS
Modelling and Simulations 5 ECTS
Control and Automation 5 ECTS

2nd and 3rd Semester: Advanced Courses

Students focus on a chosen specialization in the second and third semesters: Advanced Optical Engineering or Advanced Ultraprecision Engineering. At the same time, students proceed to the Creative Engineering Lab, where they apply their theoretical knowledge in a novel design project – «from idea to product». Projects are carried out in small teams, usually in cooperation with an industrial partner. Elective courses and courses in complementary skills complement the students’ professional and academic profile.

4th Semester: Master Thesis

The Master's thesis consists of a written paper and a public oral presentation in the scope of 30 ECTS credits. Before starting the written thesis, all ECTS credits from the courses should be acquired and any other attainments successfully completed.

Two supervisors are assigned to each master's thesis; one must be a lecturer in the master's program. The duration of the thesis is six months. It will be concluded with the oral presentation that lasts 50 to 70 minutes and consists of a public presentation of 20 to 30 minutes, followed by a questions and answers session.