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Career prospects after the Bachelor’s programme in Data Science

Career prospects

As a graduate of the Data Science programme, you have mastered the full spectrum from data recording, editing and analysis to data interpretation and communication. This means you will be able to work in almost every industry. Every company wishing to better adapt its products and services to the needs of its customers needs specialists in the field.

Other fields include transportation, telecommunications, aviation, autonomous vehicles, energy, climate and sustainability, language and image detection, business analytics, smart cities and mobile apps.

If you graduate with distinction, you may consider enrolling for a consecutive Master’s programme within the Data Science profile.


“Amid the ongoing digitalisation, more and more data becomes available and it wants to be analysed and evaluated.”

Daniele Mele, Graduate, Data Scientist and Product Owner, SBB

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“Our app helps restaurant owners to reduce food waste and save labour costs.”

Roman Lickel, graduate, entrepreneur and founder of start-up company Prognolite
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"Due to digitization and the increasing importance of data, more and more experts are being sought to generate added value from data. You learn the necessary skills at the ZHAW."

Data Science student Silvan Buff

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“In the age of information, data scientists are in the pole position. They combine classic engineering knowledge with the skills associated with analytics, entrepreneurship and communication into a unique blend.”

Professor Dr. Martin Braschler, Head of Specialisation, Information Engineering, ZHAW School of Engineering

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Finding a job and salary expectations after graduating

Most graduates quickly find a suitable entry-level job. The median starting salary is CHF 85,000, with the chosen industry and specialization playing a crucial role. In 2022, the median annual salary for engineers, when extrapolated to 100% full-time equivalent, is CHF 119,000. (Source: Salaries for Engineers and Architects 2022/2023)