Bachelor's degree Electrical Engineering
“My work is always focused on recognising problems and solving them independently. A practice-oriented, pragmatic approach that results in rapid and reliable solutions is what really counts – and that is what my degree programme definitely gave me.”
Marcel Koller, graduate of Electrical Engineering, R&D engineer at Sensirion
Good reasons to study Electrical Engineering:
The study of electrical engineering at the ZHAW School of Engineering is the right choice when you:
- enjoy technology and abstract thinking
- enjoy working in a team
- have an enquiring mind and would like to learn about the background to subjects
- see exciting challenges in new tasks and after completing your studies would like to work in an environment where our future is being shaped
Film about the Electrical Engineering Bachelor's degree programme
At a glance
Title: Bachelor of Science ZFH in Electrical Engineering
Workload: 180 ECTS-Credits
Duration: 6 semester
Start of programme: Autumn
Application deadline: 30. April
Language of instruction: German
Semester fee: CHF 720 pro Semester + additional study costs
Graduate programmes: Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)
Curriculum content bachelor's degree Electrical Engineering
Well educated and highly qualified electrical engineers are greatly valued in the economy. The multi-faceted field of electrical engineering will open up a wide range of attractive careers to you. As an electrical engineer, you will develop optimal solutions for technically challenging tasks, including those in the fields of telecommunications, signal processing, control and propulsion technology, embedded systems and micro-electronics.
Broad general knowledge and in-depth specialised training are essential requirements for success in your future career. The solid technical and practical training provides you with the skills needed to recognise problems and cope with them independently. This includes a Bachelor thesis and project work where you will deal with current topics in close collaboration with industry. We will train you in interdisciplinary thinking and activity during the entire study programme.
The Bachelor programme is offered both as a full-time programme with a duration of three years, as well as a part-time programme with a minimum duration of four years. Part-time studies are designed in such a way that working while studying is supported to as great an extent as possible: For example, the timetable is designed compactly and credit may be given for professional activities.
We offer the Practice-Integrated Bachelor programme for secondary-school graduates that combines internships and lectures in a four-year model.
The Bachelor programme can be completed with the International Profile, which entails attending English-language modules and an extended stay abroad. There are also further opportunities available, such as completing an exchange semester at a partner university during the Bachelor programme. International exposure as part of a study programme improves not only career prospects but also expands cultural horizons.
“Thanks to their creative ideas and intelligent solutions, the ZHAW’s electrical engineers are playing an important part in ensuring that our products optimally meet the numerous requirements of our customers and patients.”
Dr. Marie-Christine Fluet, CTO and Co-Founder, ReHaptix GmbH
“The highly committed teaching faculty motivate their students to try new and unconventional approaches to solving complex problems. Thanks to the technical and methodological skills they have learned during their studies, these graduates are very well prepared to embark on their professional careers.”
Dr. Simon Künzli, Research & Development Team Leader, Siemens Building Technologies
Our Electrical Engineering degree programme will guarantee you a high level of practical relevance. You will work on practical tasks as early as the first semester. You will benefit from the close linkage of the course of study with the following institutes and centres:
- Institute of Applied Information Technology (InIT)
- Institute of Mechatronic Systems (IMS)
- Institute of Computational Physics (ICP)
- Institute of Embedded Systems (InES)
- Centre for Signal Processing/Communications Engineering (ZSN)
The lecturers work on interdisciplinary research and development projects in collaboration with industrial and economic partners. The results of this collaboration are continually incorporated into the teaching. In the project work and Bachelor thesis at the end of your studies, you will deal independently with current topics and problems, usually in close collaboration with a company.