Why HE-Arc Engineering

Joining the Haute Ecole Arc Ingénierie means above all immersing yourself in a culture of know-how that is unique in the world!

Emplois dans le secteur secondaire en Suisse, quote-part en %(OFS, 2019)
Employment in the secondary sector in Switzerland, share in % (FSO, 2019)

This culture, symbolized by the image of excellence of Swiss Made, gives rise to products created at the heart of watchmaking and medtech manufacturers, and is also found in the means of production designed by machine-tool and automation companies. And this image of excellence is an integral part of the IT solutions developed and applied to all the value chains present in the Jura Arc, and beyond.

The Haute Ecole Arc Ingénierie is the university of applied sciences of the cantons of Neuchâtel, Bern and Jura, with a main campus located in the city of Neuchâtel.

Switzerland and the Jura Arc

Since 2011, Switzerland has been ranked as the world’s most innovative country. And the Jura Arc is the most industrialized region in Switzerland.


Inaugurated in 2011, the Arc Campus is located next to the railway station in the city of Neuchâtel. The city itself lies on the north-western shore of the lake of the same name at the foot of the Jura mountain range.

With 45,000 inhabitants, Neuchâtel is the third largest city in the French-speaking part of Switzerland and it is home to a large student population which attend not only the Haute Ecole Arc but also the University of Neuchâtel.

This offers a wide range of sports activities, also open to students of the Haute Ecole Arc Ingénierie.

The Haute Ecole Arc Ingénierie

The Haute Ecole Arc Ingénierie has its roots in the watchmaking schools created in the 1860s in the towns of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Le Locle and Saint-Imier. It emerged in 2004 from the merger of the School of Engineering of the Canton of Neuchâtel and the School of Engineering of Saint-Imier.

With approximately 450 students, the Haute Ecole Arc Ingénierie is an engineering school on a human scale that places great emphasis on human relations and the development of skills through practical projects.

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