Design and development


Professional Education and Training (PET)

Length of training:
2 years
Higher vocational college Diploma
Admission condition

Hold a federal VET diploma (certificat fédéral de capacité - CFC) as a watchmaker, a components drafter, an automation specialist or hold a federal vocational baccalaureate.

Advanced vocational training for a microtechnician focuses on situations encountered during new product development, laboratory analysis and measures, and production. This two-year course, which comprises 40% on-the-job learning and 60% theory, develops general, scientific and technical competencies. Three specialisms are proposed: micro-mechanical design, watch design or in a watchmaking laboratory.

Source: ETVJ Le Sentier; SERI, Study Framework for Professional Education and Training colleges – Microtechnology engineering - approved 24 November 2010

Associated crafts

Associated schools

Ecole d'horlogerie de Genève


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École supérieure du canton de Neuchâtel - Domaine Technique (CIFOM - ET)

Le Locle

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École Technique de la Vallée de Joux Le Sentier (ETVJ)

Le Sentier

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