Embedded applications and IoT (the Internet of Things) require a short time to market, particularly for incorporation in numerous innovative technologies in an interconnected world. Standard platforms - based on Linux, for example - can be used to achieve these objectives.​

In addition, embedded devices are increasingly present and miniaturised and must make optimal use of the energy resources available: reliability, performance and energy consumption are becoming increasingly important: it should be possible to upgrade the “standard” initial design to take into account specific applications and significant constraints.

Finally, designers, developers, project managers and integrators are not generally aware of the importance of integrating security from the product definition stage and during the development cycle, via the application of good methodologies and practices.

Study Programme

The CAS-SE (Embedded Security) steering committee, made up of teaching staff from HE-Arc Ingénierie and industrial experts, has drawn up the study programme and divided it into two “tracks”:

"Embedded" Track

"Security" Track

The final project at the end of the CAS allows students to put into practice and examine more closely one or more components of the programme. This project is supervised by a member of the teaching staff and supported by a designated specialist. It is generally completed within a company. The programme is designed to be modular: it is possible to follow the whole CAS course, one or other of the embedded or security tracks, or individual modules (over a few evenings). The mechanism also includes a recognition of skills acquired on a case-by-case basis leading to immediate validation of certain modules so that the CAS qualification can be obtained without completing the full programme.


This programme is primarily aimed at people who already have an initial qualification (Bachelor or Master) in engineering (IT, embedded systems, microengineering) and who are already in employment wishing to learn the methods and technologies that will help them develop secure, reliable, high-performance software and hardware applications in the field of embedded systems and IoT. The training programme offered concerns professions related to embedded software and hardware development although it may also interest integrators, project managers or general computer scientists.

Continuing training programmes



Brochure (FR)

Regulation (FR) 


Enrolment form (FR)

ETS, HES or EPF engineering qualification, or equivalent. Other applicants (for example technical school graduates) may also be admitted, on the basis of the HES-SO quota and on a case-by-case basis, if they have professional experience in these fields. Validation of acquired skills is possible on a case-by-case basis.

Qualification delivered:
The CAS is a qualification recognised by the HES-SO and the Swiss Confederation. It consists of two tracks and modules that may be taken individually (certification).


HE-Arc Ingénierie, Campus Arc 2, Neuchâtel


180 teaching, exercise, laboratory and project sessions, over 36 evenings (18 weeks - Monday and Wednesday).

Any questions?

Manager of the CAS-SE:
Marc Schaefer
+41 32 930 14 46

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