HES-SO B.S. in Microengineering
This is a six-semester program (eight semesters work-study or part-time). It provides the scientific knowledge and skills to develop and produce small components and devices. At HEIG-VD, training centers on mechatronics, a combination of mechanics, electronics and IT, which is essential for developing microtechnological products. The focus is also on acquiring advanced skill in mechanical design, using latest-generation CAD tools, metrology and the most recent production techniques.
One of the strengths of Swiss industry is the ability to manufacture products with very high added value, especially in the field of microtechnology, in the broad sense of the term. In other words, we excel in the technologies and methodologies required for producing miniature products. This excellence requires expertise in several disciplines such as mechanics, electronics, IT, optics, materials, and nanotechnology. Switzerland is, of course, far from the only player in the microtechnology market. Therefore, to hold their lead in this field, Switzerland counts on its engineers to innovate.
Microtechnology engineers stand at the convergence of technology, discovery and innovation. They reconcile performance and miniaturization with cost-effectiveness. Graduates find jobs in a range of industrial fields (eg robotics, machinery, measurement, biomedical, leisure electronics). All sorts of engineering positions await them (eg R&D staff, production engineer, project manager, sales engineer, quality manager).