With its 10 degree programmes and 9 research institutes, the HES-SO Valais-Wallis is a leading hub of skills and innovation, preparing students for the world of work, and contributing both to economic and social development and to the creation of jobs within the canton. The HES-SO Valais-Wallis has around 2,200 students, which are supervised by more than 500 employees.
For 30 years, the School of Engineering, has been producing engineers who boast a wide variety of skills and who are capable of devising and managing projects that respond to the developments in our society. The School of Engineering offers three degree programmes: Life Technologies, Systems Engineering and Energy and Environmental Engineering.
The Life Technologies degree programme favours a multidisciplinary approach and offers 3 different majors: food processing, biotechnology and analytical chemistry.
The Systems Engineering degree programme requires an interest in product design, analysis and development. It enables students to acquire scientific and technical expertise as well as social and interpersonal skills.
The Energy and Environmental Engineering degree programme began in 2013, with a view to meeting the energy challenges that will face our country in the coming years. Engineers graduating from this degree programme will have sound scientific knowledge in the field of energy and will be aware of the environmental constraints and of the technologies that can be used to comply with the relevant standards.
The education provided by these three degree programmes is characterised by close contact with the professional world, and thus guarantees good employability in a wide range of sectors of activity. In addition, the degree programmes work closely with the Institutes of Life Technologies and Systems Engineering, in particular in connection with theses and numerous research projects.