History, Facts & Figures


The HEIG-VD originated with the founding in 1956 of the Technicum Cantonal Vaud (TCV), which eventually moved to a new campus in Yverdon-les-Bains in 1975.

In 1998, the three state engineering schools in Vaud merged -- Lausanne School of Engineering (EIL - Ecole d'ingénieurs de Lausanne), the Swiss Engineering College for Printing and Packaging (ESIG+ Ecole suisse d'ingénieurs des industries graphique et de l'emballage) and Vaud State School of Engineering (EINEV - Ecole d'ingénieurs de l'Etat de Vaud) -- to form a new entity called the Engineering School of the Canton of Vaud (EIVD – Ecole d'ingénieurs du Canton de Vaud).

The Professional School for Economy and Administration (Ecole Supérieure de Cadres pour l'Economie et l'Administration - ESCEA) was founded in 1980 in Lausanne.

In 1996, it became the School of Engineering and Management (HEG-Vd - Haute Ecole de Gestion du Canton de Vaud) and moved to new quarters at Avenue de Collonges in Lausanne. In 1998, the EIVD and HEG-Vd became members of the HES-SO (the University of Applied Sciences) and thus officially recognised as equivalents to a university.

The two schools have collaborated for many years in different areas of applied research and development. In 2005, they merged to become the School of Management and Engineering Vaud (HEIG-VD, Haute Ecole d'Ingénierie et de Gestion du Canton de Vaud).


Facts & Figures (2016)

1636 Students in Bachelor of Science Studies (BSc)

  • 1151 Engineering (879 full-time / 272 workforce programme)
  • 581   Business Administration (331 full-time / 250 workforce programme)

Origins of Bachelor Students

  • 61.7% Canton of Vaud
  • 16.8% Other Swiss cantons
  • 12.3% Europe
  • 7.3%   Africa
  • 1.9%   Rest of the world

for a total of 58 nationalities

10 Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc) Programmes :
9 in Engineering

  • Geomatics
  • Energy & Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Microengineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Computer Science
  • Media Engineering
  • Engineering & Management

1 in Business Administration

Master Programmes

HEIG-VD is a partner in 3 Master Programmes of the HES-SO

Continuing Education

HEIG offers a large number of advanced diploma and certificate programmes (in French).