The School of Engineering is a vibrant and welcoming community of students, professors and researchers, thriving at the heart of a campus at the cutting-edge of technology and aR&D. As a University of Applied Sciences, the School of Engineering values the «Learning by Doing» approach for both its bachelor's and master's degree programmes and contributes to fostering an innovation ecosystem ahead of its time.

The HES-SO Valais-Wallis School of Engineering, comprised of 4 degree programmes and 4 affiliated research institutes, represents a dynamic and innovative team of 260 resarchers, professors and collaborators. 

Every year, about 470 students are trained and shaped throughout the bachelor's and master's degree programmes as well as PhD students in collaboration with partner universities in Switzerland and around the world. 

The 4 research institutes collaborate closely and extensively with industries and academia, yielding a turnover of 20 million Swiss francs and more than 400 projects per year.


Degree programmes


Bachelor in Life Sciences EngineeringInstitute of Life Sciences
Bachelor in Systems EngineeringInstitute of Systems Engineering
Bachelor in Energy and Environmental EngineeringInstitute of Sustainable Energy
Bachelor in Computer Science and Communication Systems
Institute of Informatics
Master in Life Sciences

Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)

Master of Science in Integrated Innovation for Product and Business Development (Innokick)

Our identity

The School of Engineering trains and shapes engineers to bring on tomorrow's challenges. By applicated research and development, the School of Engineering contributes in innovating for society and the industry. Three fondemental concepts are at the heart of this success: 

A vibrant and dynamic community

The School of Engineering's students, professors and researchers maintain human and professional relations. Thanks to a broad and priviliged network with the industrial and economic world, the university contributes to an innovative ecosystem at a national and international level. 

A «Learning by Doing» Approach

The studies offered here at the university are centered on the student's experience with the majority of teaching based on practical work, case studies, collaborative and interdisciplinary projects. All of this, of course, is based on the theoritical foundations of engineering. 

A future-focused campus

Designed and animated to cater to student life, researchers and start-ups, our facilities, along with our laboratories and workspaces equipped with state-of-the-art technology, foster the emergence of innovative projects.