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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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“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 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).