Bachelor in Industrial Design Engineering

The Industrial Design Engineering program is unique in Switzerland and educates engineers in the sustainable design of products and industrial equipment.


An important part of the training is devoted to design. Whether it is a consumer product or a production equipment to make these products, the future user is placed at the center of your efficient design process.


Concept and Design Engineering Option

As a Concept and Design Engineer, you look for opportunities for innovation and identify market expectations, in order to anticipate how products will evolve.

In various industries, you will work closely with research and development, marketing, and after-sales service departments to ensure a development based on user experience.

Mechanical Design Engineering Option

As a Mechanical Design Engineer, you seek out opportunities for innovation in the field of industrial equipment through a proven methodological approach.

You rely on solid scientific and technical skills to master the tools that allow you to characterize, calculate, simulate and predict the performance of mechanical systems.


26%Engineering sciences
14%Multidisciplinary projects
8%Humanities and society
25%Industrial product design
8%Sustainable design
19%Concept and Design Engineering
Mechanical Design Engineering
Teaching areas

Concept and Design Engineering

You learn to design, develop and optimize products by integrating digital and sustainable solutions.

Mechanical Design Engineering

You learn to design and optimize mechanical systems, particularly in the field of means of production, with a constant focus on efficiency and sustainability.

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During the Industrial Design Engineering program, students develop scientific, human and technical skills in the fields of design and development by integrating digital capabilities and taking into account the challenges of sustainability.

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Science HES-SO in Industrial Design Engineering, mentioning the chosen option

Duration and Organization of Studies

The Bachelor’s degree program lasts for three years on a full-time basis (including the Bachelor’s thesis), with a common core in the first year and a separation by major from the second year onwards.

Teaching Locations

Level 1: Neuchâtel or Delémont (choice of location)
Level 2: Neuchâtel
Level 3: Neuchâtel or Saint-Imier


Registration deadlines

31 May (Swiss and EU residents) – thereafter, admission is possible depending on the number of places available
31 March (non-Swiss and non-EU residents)


150 CHF – Registration
500 CHF – Tuition (per semester)


The Industrial Design Engineering program is in close relationship with the professional world, guaranteeing employability as a product or production equipment designer. It typically leads to project manager positions.

This Bachelor’s degree allows you to work in companies active in the fields of precision production equipments, watchmaking, medtech and in service companies associated with these fields.

After completing this Bachelor’s program, you can also enrol in a Master’s program.

Concept and Design Engineering

Possible occupations:

  • develop products
  • act as a link between different departments as Product Manager
  • ensure the ergonomic aspects
  • manage projects

Mechanical Design Engineering

Possible occupations:

  • design production equipment
  • design assembly systems
  • optimize manufacturing and control means
  • manage projects


Education Manager:
Anne Polikeit
+41 32 930 22 42

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