MAS in Rapid Application Development

The Master of Advanced Studies in Rapid Application Development (MAS-RAD) enables you to gain the skills you need to develop local, web, mobile and rich applications, as well as to manage teams and IT projects.


The MAS-RAD is based on open source software and on modern programming languages and tools, in order to allow rapid software development, notably thanks to the development and project management methodologies put into practice during the program.



At the end of this MAS, you will be able to conceive, plan and implement an IT development project.

By using the agile methods, languages, technologies and concepts seen during the program and by integrating users and data in a digitalization process, you will have the tools to develop classic, web (backend and frontend) and mobile applications.

You will also be able to adapt to new technologies and languages depending on the application domain.

Target Audience

The MAS-RAD is mainly intended for engineers without an IT degree: however, the last two CAS may also be of interest to experienced IT engineers wishing to evolve their software development and project management skills.

You must have a Bachelor’s degree or an engineering diploma (ETS, HES, EPF) in microengineering, mechanics, electronics, civil engineering or any other field or an equivalent university degree.

Otherwise, admission decisions could be based on the quality of your application file, within the limits of the quota authorized by the HES-SO.

Degree Awarded

Master of Advanced Studies in Rapid Application Development

Duration and Organization of Studies

Duration of studies

Part-time: 3 years (4 CAS and the Master’s thesis)


Campus Arc 2, Neuchâtel


Next CAS opening

CAS in Rich Application Development :

25 April 2023

Registration deadline for the next CAS

CAS in Rich Application Development :

22 March 2023 (it is possible to join the training in one of the subsequent CAS)

Fee (for the entire MAS)

24 000 CHF


This MAS will complete your engineering degree with solid skills in software development. Thus, it will allow you to bridge the gap between these two professions and to join a development team. Thanks to the experience you have gained in your software development projects, you could become a project manager.

Apply now!


Head of MAS:
Marc Schaefer
+41 32 930 14 46

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