Master Research Unit description

The Master Research Unit in Biotechnological Engineering (BTE) offers education and research activities mainly focusing on the four following Research Areas (RA). The student will choose and build his individual lectures plan in a specific RA, where he will also develop his Master thesis. Information concerning the RA and the suggested courses to build the individual plan can be found clicking at the RA specific link.

Bioengineering for Clinical Medicine Biomolecular and Pharmaceutical Engineering
Engineering for Regenerative Medicine Environmental Biotechnology


The study is composed of 90 credits (ECTS), splitted in three parts. Roughly one third of the ECTS credits are awarded for theory modules at central locations in Lausanne and Zurich. A reduced range of theory modules are also offered in Bern and Lugano. The cooperation between the Universities of Applied Sciences means that some 85 theory modules can be provided in different disciplines. The theory modules are taught by lecturers from all over Switzerland and attended by students from throughout the country. Each theory module is equivalent to three ECTS credits. There are three categories of theory module. You will find the module descriptions here.

Two third of the ECTS credits are composed of modules related to the specialization (33 ECTS) and a Master thesis (27 ECTS).


Prof. Andrea Danani

IDSIA – Institute Dalle Molle for Artificial Intelligence
Tel: +41 58 666 65 68

IDSIA – Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence Studies