Bachelor's degree Engineering and Management
«I had the impression that the economy was looking for professionals like myself. I could really pick and choose where I wanted to apply for a job. I received the offer for my first job even before I completed my studies.»
Claudia Bischof, Graduate Engineering and Management, Lean Coordinator, Burckhardt Compression
Good reasons to study Engineering and Managment
The study of Engineering and Management at the ZHAW School of Engineering is the right choice if you:
- are interested in both technology and economic questions
- would like to understand the backgrounds and relationships of technology and the economy
- would like to work on complex questions in companies and markets
Film about the Engineering and Management Bachelor's degree programme
Curriculum content bachelor's degree Engineering and Management
The Engineering and Management study programme will offer you access to an innovative engineering profile and open up incredible professional prospects to you in all industrial and service sectors.
The Engineering and Management engineers combine mathematical, technical and economic competences. They are equipped to systematically address complex business questions, to describe them quantitatively and to optimise them using computer-aided methods. They analyse company processes, design products and services geared to the customer, and use resources both expediently and efficiently.
The study programme will optimally prepare you to take on challenging tasks as a highly sought-after specialist in your future job. Depending on your interests, you can choose between three specialisations: engineering, business mathematics, service engineering and marketing.
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.
Our Engineering and Management degree programme will guarantee you a high level of practical relevance. As early as the first semester, you will apply your acquired methodological and specialised knowledge to practical situations. In the first year of study you will work on case studies and projects involving technical and scientific systems and processes. In the second year you will then work on economic and social systems and processes. You will benefit from the close links of the course of study with the following institutes and centres:
- Institute for Applied Mathematics and Physics (IAMP)
- Institute of Data Analysis and Process Design (IDP)
- Institute of Sustainable Development (INE)
The lecturers work on interdisciplinary research and development projects in collaboration with technology companies, banks and insurance providers as well as with public official bodies and authorities. The results of this collaboration are directly incorporated into the teaching. In the project work and Bachelor thesis at the end of your studies, you deal independently with current topics and problems, usually in close collaboration with a company.