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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

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Good reasons for choosing the Bachelor's degree programme in Engineering and Management

The Bachelor's degree programme in Engineering and Management at the ZHAW School of Engineering is the right choice if:

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At a glance

Title: Bachelor of Science ZFH in Engineering and Management with major in Industrial Engineering / Data and Service Engineering / Business Mathematics
Workload: 180 ECTS-Credits
Duration: 6 Semester (full-time study), 8 Semester (part-time study)
Study model: Full-time programme, Part-time programme, Practice-integrated Bachelor programme, International profile (only full-time study)
Modules in English: Selection of modules (PDF 214,1 KB) (for more information please visit International Office)
Start of Program: Fall
Application deadline: 30. April
Location: Winterthur
Language of Instruction: German
Semester Fee: CHF 720 pro Semester + additional study costs
Graduate programmes: Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)

Curriculum content of the Bachelor's degree programme in Engineering and Management

Graduates of the Engineering and Management programme possess a combination of mathematical, technical and scholarly skills. They are able to systematically approach complex business questions, use quantitative tools to describe them and to optimise them using computer-based methods. Engineering and Management professionals analyse business processes, design customer-friendly products and services, and make targeted and efficient use of resources.

The study programme prepares students for demanding tasks in their future professions. Depending on their area of interest, students choose one of three specialisations: Industrial Engineering, Business Mathematics or – unique in Switzerland – Data and Service Engineering.

Study models

The Bachelor's degree programme can be completed on either a full-time basis, with a duration of three years, or on a part-time basis, with a minimum duration of four years. A maximum employment level of 60% during the lecture period is recommended to students wishing to work while studying part-time.

Graduates of Swiss baccalaureate schools can choose the work-study Bachelor's degree programme, which combines internships and study in a four-year model.

Engineering and Management can also be studied in the international profile, which features specialist modules in English and an extended stay abroad. In addition, students have the opportunity to spend an exchange semester at one of our partner universities during their Bachelor's degree programme. The Engineering and Management degree programme also has a double degree programme, offered together with Windesheim University of Applied Sciences. ZHAW students spend their sixth semester in Windesheim, where they write their Bachelor's thesis. In addition to their Bachelor’s degree from the ZHAW, students in the double degree programme also receive a degree from Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, which qualifies them to complete a Master's degree programme at a Dutch university.

Professional relevance

The Bachelor's degree programme in Engineering and Management is highly relevant to professional practice. From the very first semester, students have the opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired in the scope of practice-based projects. In the project and Bachelor's thesis at the end of the study programme, students work independently on current topics and questions, often in collaboration with a company.

The lecturers in the Engineering and Management study programme are also active in research and development, and the findings from their projects – generally completed together with business partners – are directly incorporated into their teaching.