Careers after bachelor's degree Computer Science

Careers

As a computer science engineer, you will take on challenging and responsible jobs which require a high level of expertise and independence. The demand for your qualifications will constantly increase: You will manage and develop, for example, ICT systems and applications in companies, work in process development and optimise ICT systems in administration and production. As a project manager, you will additionally develop and integrate new products in companies.

"The programme teaches equally important non-academic competencies and is thus a very good school of life – regardless of where you end up after your studies."

Andreas Eugster, Graduate Computer Science, IT investigator Kantonspolizei Zürich

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A degree in computer science from the ZHAW School of Engineering will increase your professional qualifications. As a graduate, you will greatly strengthen your position in the Swiss and international job market.

A Bachelor degree in computer science will open up a vast number of interesting career opportunities to you:

  • Development of software solutions for all platforms and sectors
  • Realisation of machine-level software
  • Planning and implementation of system architectures
  • Analysis of business and customer needs in collaboration with specialists from other technical areas
  • Design of services on the basis of modern technologies such as Cloud Computing etc.
  • Design of specialist customer-friendly services
  • Organisation and management of IT divisions 

The job situation on the Swiss and international market is extremely attractive for computer science engineers and should remain so in the foreseeable future.

Graduate profile

Finding a job and salary expectations after graduating

Half our graduates found their first job within one month of graduating, and the majority found a job within three months.

An entry-level salary for engineers and architects is CHF 81,900. In different sectors this may vary, however, especially in the energy industry, where salaries are significantly higher. Graduates of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science can also expect a higher entry-level salary. Once graduates have been working for several years, their average annual salary will be approximately CHF 117,000. (Source: Saläre für Ingenieure und Architekten – Sonderbeilage Swiss Engineering).