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Walter Eich

  Walter Eich

Walter Eich

ZHAW School of Engineering
Forschungsschwerpunkt Software Systems
Steinberggasse 13
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 49 82

Personal profile

Management role

Head, Academic Coordinator MAS Computer Science

Position at the ZHAW

Lecturer in Computer Science with Focus on Software Engineering

Professional development teaching

MAS Informatik

Expertise and research interests

software architectures for distributed systems, enterprise architecture management (EAM), requirements Engineering, Software testing, agile software development processes

Educational background

2019: Machine Learning by Stanford University on Coursera with Certificate
2019: Introduction to Python for Data Science by Microsoft on edX with Certificate
2014: CAS Management of Degree Programms and Projects at Universities, PHZH Centre of University Didactics and Adult Education (ZHE)
2011: DAS Trainer in Organisations, Swiss Federal Certificate for Adult Trainers, ZHAW Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP)
2009: Teaching Training Courses for Adults, SVEB Certificate, Lernwerkstatt Olten
2006: CAS Fundamentals in Business Management, University of Zurich (UZH)
2003: Basics in Didactics, Frey Akademie Zurich
1996: Dipl. Ing. UAS in Computer Science, Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH)
1988: Swiss Federal Diploma in Business Information Technology, KV Zurich Business School
1985: Swiss Federal Certificate as Analyst-Programmer, KV Zurich Business School

Professional milestones

2013-today: Senior Lecturer in Computer Science and Academic Coordinator MAS Computer Science at the ZHAW School of Engineering
2001-2013: Software Engineering Consultant (Principal Consultant) and Trainer, Zühlke Engineering AG, Switzerland
2010-2013: Academic Coordinator and Lecturer in CAS Requirements Engineering at Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH)
1998-2013: Expert BSc in Computer Science at Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH)
1997-2000: System Architect, Zühlke Engineering AG, Switzerland
1991-1997: Team Leader Methods and Tools (Member of the Management Board), Zurich Insurance, Switzerland
1989-1990: Software Engineer, Zurich Life Insurance, Toronto, Canada
1988-1989: Team Leader Development Support, Zurich Life Insurance, Switzerland
1983-1987: Analyst/Programmer, Zurich Life Insurance, Switzerland

Membership of networks


Conference contributions, peer-reviewed
Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

Eich, Walter (2013). Hochschullehre neu definiert - shift from teaching to learning. Fachvortrag: Jahresversammlung SAQ ,Fachgruppe Informatik, Olten, Schweiz

Eich, Walter (2012). Die Verzahnung von Theorie und Praxis. In: Hochschuldidaktische Schriftenreihe Nr. 10, Good Practice - vielfältig und praxisnah lehren. Berner Fachhochschule (BFH). URL:

Eich, Walter; Leder, Markus (2006). Web-Service-Design für service-orientierte Architekturen. In: dotnetpro 01/2006.

Eich, Walter; Leder, Markus (2006). BPEL orchestriert J2EE und .Net. Fachvortrag: OOP 2006, München, Deutschland

Eich, Walter (2005). Service-orientierte Architekturen (SOA). Fachvortrag: Sun-Event, Zürich, Schweiz

Eich, Walter (2004). J2EE und RUP. Fachvortrag: Software Engineering Today (SET) Konferenz 2004, Schlieren, Schweiz

Eich, Walter (2003). J2EE in der Praxis. Fachvortrag: iEX03, Zürich, Schweiz

Eich, Walter (2002). J2EE versus .NET. Fachvortag: Abendveranstaltung SwissICT, Zürich, Schweiz