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BSc Energy System Engineering

3 years

€1520 pa

Programme profile

Good engineering leads to reliable products.Great engineering leads to sustainable solutions.

Sustainability is of particular relevance in the context of energy. To stop global warming, we must minimise our environmental impact. However, because energy is a global economic driver,energy solutions must be commercially viable and offer all citizens a sense of comfort, health, and safety. This global challenge offers an opportunity to many export-oriented, innovative businesses to drive energy systems solutions in a socially responsible direction.

Science and engineering fundamentals are essential when it comes to realising successful products and services. At the same time, engineers need to integrate the economic, social, and natural environment– the three dimensions of sustainability.

At Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture, students will gain the know-how and competencies to respond to questions like: Are products or system solutions economically viable? Are we minimising the carbon footprint and thereby contributing to efforts that meet the current requirements without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs? Do prices cover the true cost to society? Are the products and services healthy, comfortable, safe, and easy to use?

To address the multi-dimensional challenges of this area, a unique curriculum has been composed. Throughout their studies, students from various disciplines and backgrounds learn together in group workshops, hands-on experiments, and interdisciplinary projects. Students are trained to understand each other and to find innovative solutions for real-life problems, which are defined by the business partners of the school. According to personal interests, students can choose topics in the areas of electrical energy, thermal energy or building applications.

Fees are conversion of Swiss Francs as at 01.06.15

Programme content

Compulsory core modules concentrate on all aspects of sustainability and the fundamentals of energy engineering.

Elective modules offer a concentration in the areas of electrical energy, thermal energy, or building applications, which can be complemented with project work: a wide industry network is a steady source of market challenges for such project work. On-site R&D provides additional tasks for the students.

Interdisciplinary teams deal with general tasks in the first semester, while addressing more sophisticated problems during the second part of their studies. The Bachelor thesis is the final project highlight.

Group work is coached by professional lecturers, who promote innovation through various methods, including design thinking according to the methodology of the Stanford Center of Design Research.

An on-site fablab can be accessed anytime to make new ideas tangible.Extensive engineering laboratories in the areas of materials, electricity, thermodynamics and fluid dynamics offer opportunities to conduct hands-on experiments. The use of the equipment and the analysis of results is performed in small groups and coached by on-site experts.

Non-technical courses are provided by Lucerne University Schools of Business, Social Work, and Art & Design. Project work in teams of students from these various schools is exceptional and inspires remarkable innovation.



The university offers a related Masters programme in the following area:

- Engineering

Entry Requirements

3 A-levels (grades between A and E) + 3 (GCSE's (grades between A and C), to include Maths

Six subjects at Leaving Certificate including at least two 2 at HC3. Subjects to include Maths

No, but exam available for students who dont have entry requirments



University might look for relevant work experience though this can usually built into holiday period, upon commencing the programme

01 January

31 March