Careers after bachelor's degree Computer Science
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
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.
Most graduates will find a suitable career start very quickly. The median starting salary is CHF 85,000.The chosen industry and specialty play an important role. Overall, the salary spectrum for engineers ranges between CHF 92,000 and 145,000 per year, depending on the industry, the area of activity, the hierarchy level and age. (Source: salaries for engineers and architects, special supplement Swiss Engineering, Sept. 2020).