Part-time studies

“By studying part-time, I have been able to apply and expand what I have learned in my professional work. I also found switching between lectures and my day-to-day work very enriching.”

Reto Bachmann, part-time student of Information Technology

The Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering and Management study programmes can be pursued at Winterthur on a part-time basis. A corresponding offer for computer science is also available in Zurich. The course content corresponds to that of a full-time academic programme with 180 ECTS credits.

Part-time studies can be completed while working. This study model is primarily designed for students who 

  • are already firmly established in their professional life,
  • are responsible for family duties
  • wish to finance their studies by working

Granting credit for professional activity

You will have the advantage of practising your profession in a working environment that corresponds to your area of study – with a recommended workload of between 50 and 70 percent (annual working time). In this way, you can integrate part of the practical activities into your workplace.

Study programme structure

You generally study on three attendance days per week for at least eight semesters. The curriculum is linked with the full-time model in the seventh and eight semesters. You end the study programme by writing your project and Bachelor thesis, which it is then possible to integrate into your professional occupation.

The semester structure generally conforms to that of the full-time study programme 

Weekly structure part-time studies (Winterthur)

Timetable for the first academic year

Timetable for the second academic year

Timetable for third academic year

The number of lecture days for the fourth academic year are dependent on the student's major and elective modules.