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Bachelor's degree Computer Science

"I mainly navigated through the hiring process with the knowledge from my computer science studies."

Kaya Ercihan, Security Advisor at the Swiss Army

Good reasons for choosing the Bachelor's degree programme in Computer Science

The Bachelor's degree programme in Computer Science forms the basis for a successful career as a computer science engineer. In addition to contemporary topics, foundational concepts and methods are taught that retain their value long after a popular trend has come and gone:

Film about the Computer Science Bachelor's degree programme

At a glance

Title: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science UAS Zurich
Workload: 180 ECTS-Credits
Duration: 6 Semester (Vollzeit), 8 Semester (Teilzeit)
Study model: Full-time studyPart-time studyPractice-integrated Bachelor , International profile (only full-time study)
Modules in English: Fall semester(PDF 521,5 KB)Spring semester(PDF 513,4 KB) (for more information please visit International Office)
Start of Program: Autumn
Application deadline: 30. April
Location: Winterthur, Zurich
Language of Instruction: German
Semester Fee: CHF 720 per Semester + additional study costs
Graduate programmes: Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)
Admission: Admission Requirements

Curriculum content of the Bachelor's degree programme in Computer Science

The area of computer science is undergoing rapid change and has become a part of almost every area of life. New technologies and areas of application are emerging on an almost daily basis, and the associated job profiles are changing and growing just as quickly.

Applications in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) are omnipresent in our professional and private worlds. Computer science engineers ensure that these highly complex systems function and that they are further developed.

During the study programme, students acquire solid foundational knowledge in the field of computer science, including theoretical and scientific fundamentals in addition to software development, communication systems and computer technology.

Study models

The Bachelor's degree programme can be completed on either a full-time basis, with a study duration of three years, or on a part-time basis with a minimum study duration of four years. The part-time study programme is structured to ensure that students who are employed during their studies receive optimal support. A maximum employment level of 60% during the lecture period is recommended.

Graduates of Swiss baccalaureate schools can choose the work-study Bachelor's degree programme, which combines internships and study in a four-year model.

Computer science can also be studied in the international profile, which features specialist modules in English and an extended stay abroad during studies. In addition, students have the opportunity to spend an exchange semester at one of our partner universities during their Bachelor's degree programme.

Professional relevance

The Bachelor's degree programme in Computer Science is highly relevant to professional practice. From the very first semester, students have the opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired in the scope of practice-based projects. In the project and Bachelor's thesis at the end of the study programme, students work independently on current topics and questions, often in collaboration with a company.

The lecturers in the Computer Science study programme are also active in research and development, and the findings from their projects – generally completed together with business partners – are directly incorporated into their teaching.