Disciplinary Minor

In order to get additional expertise in their original technological domain, the MTE master students must complete a “disciplinary minor” (30 ECTS) in the field of their bachelor.


  • The disciplinary minor is a mandatory part of the MTE master curriculum.
  • The domain of the disciplinary minor is decided by the MTE section, on the basis of the student’s bachelor
  • The choice of courses must be approved by the MTE section and by the concerned minor advisors.
  • For MTE students, the disciplinary minor includes master level courses only. Exceptions must be approved by the minor advisor and by the MTE section, and if approved, the bachelor courses should not exceed 8 credits.
  • The disciplinary minor is successfully passed when at least 30 ECTS are obtained among the courses which have been specified for each student.
  • All the requirements for the minor should be completed before the beginning of the master project.

How to proceed ?

  • The first week of the first semester, the students must contact the Deputy Head of Section in order to discuss the choice and organization of their minor.
  • Once the domain of the minor is finalized, the students must contact the concerned minor advisor to discuss their choice of courses
  • Each student must fill out a form with the list of the chosen courses. This form must be signed by the concerned minor advisor and returned to the MTE section secretariat by 30.10.2020

For some minors, suggested lists have been established. They can be found on the Registrar’s Office website.

Section MTE Office Hours

Odyssea Building
Office 3.18
Tuesday to Thursday from 8.30AM to 11.30AM
Phone: +41 21 693 01 22
[email protected]