Lunch Chat: Master of Precision Engineering

Tue, 13.02.2024, online


We are pleased to announce and invite you to one of our weekly online zoom events.

Master of Precision Engineering

In the autumn of 2022, the University of Bern, in collaboration with the Bern University of Applied Sciences, launched an innovative joint Master of Science program in Precision Engineering. This program is uniquely designed for individuals holding a technical bachelor's degree, whether from traditional universities or universities of applied sciences. Tailored specifically for students engaged in part-time industry work, this international study program aims to address a significant educational gap within the Swiss industrial sector.

The program offers two distinct specializations: "Ultraprecision Engineering" and "Optical Engineering," each crafted to meet the evolving needs of the engineering field. A standout feature of this curriculum is the "Creative Engineering Lab" (CE-Lab), transcending the typical practical experience. In the CE-Lab, students dedicate approximately 40% of their study time over two semesters to a project. These projects, inspired by industry challenges or research innovations, allow students to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world contexts. Additionally, the lab integrates essential skills such as project management and quality control.

This presentation will introduce the new master's program, highlighting its unique structure and educational approach. Furthermore, it will explore opportunities for collaboration within the CE-Lab and through Master's thesis projects.


Prof. Beat Neuenschwander, Bern University of Applied Sciences BUAS 
Beat Neuenschwander studied physics at the University of Bern and realized 1996 his PhD at the Institute of Applied Physics in the field of diode pumped solid state lasers. From 1997 to 2002 he joined the company Numerical Modelling and since 2000 he is also at the Bern University of Applied Sciences BUAS where he lectures physics and applied laser technology. There he built up the laboratory for laser micro machining and laser surface engineering and became full professor in 2005. His main research topic, where he published more than 55 papers, is laser micromachining with ultra-short pulses and its industrial application. He is founder member of the national thematic network NTN swissphotonics, which he headed from 2008 – 2011 as managing director. Actually, he is expert for the funding agency Innosuisse, head of the optics section of the Swiss Society for Optics and Microscopy SSOM and chair of the LASE symposium at Photonics West.


Dr. Christian Bosshard, Managing Director Swissphotonics
Dr. Christian Bosshard received his degree in Physics (1986) and his doctorate (1991, Silver medal award) from ETH. From 2001-2021 he was working at CSEM, first as Section Head and then as Vice President and Head Photonics. Since 2013 he is Managing Director of Swissphotonics. Christian is a Fellow of Optica, Board Member of EPIC, and Member of the Board of the University of Basel.

Tuesday, 13 February 2024

12:00 - 12:45


free of charge

Registration only necessary once
This event series requires registration (see link above). We will send you the access information (Zoom-link and ID) by email after the registration. As the Zoom link remains the same every week, you do not need to register again for the following meetings.

Prof. Beat Neuenschwander
Bern University of Applied Sciences BUAS

Contact Swissphotonics
Dr. Christian Bosshard
Managing Director Swissphotonics
+41 79 405 1826

12 December 2023, Christian Bosshard
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