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Studies and Continuing Education in Real Estate and Facility Management

Study and continuing education in real estate and facility management. With a degree, you have the best career opportunities. Get an overview of our range of courses here!

Bachelor of Science in Facility Management

Are you interested in real estate and its sustainable use? Do you want to help shape the workplaces of the future and take responsibility for customer-oriented services? The degree program offers you four specializations: Real Estate, Building Systems, Workplace and Services and Events.

«The Bachelor in Facility Management degree program imparts broad specialist knowledge, business know-how and focuses on problem-solving skills and the ability to work in a team. The practical projects and case studies as well as the internship in the 4th semester contribute in particular to the learning success, which is confirmed by the very successful career entry of our graduates.»

Anja Fuchs, Programme Director Bachelor of Science in Facility Management a.i.

At a glance

  • Degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc) ZHAW in Facility Management
  • Duration: Full-time 6 semesters, part-time 7 - 9 semesters
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Specializations: Real Estate, Building Systems, Workplace and Services and Events
  • Start: annually in September
  • Workload: 180 points according to ECTS (European Credit Transfer System), one credit point corresponds to 25 - 30 working hours
  • Location: Campus Reidbach RA, Seestrasse 55, 8820 Wädenswil
  • Costs: Semester fees CHF 720 plus learning materials, membership of the ASVZ sports association and individual living expenses (subject to change). Additionally CHF 500.- for students whose place of residence is outside Switzerland at the start of their studies.
  • Admission requirements: see admission
  • Application deadline: April 30 - to the application form
  • Contact: Anja Fuchs

Master of Science in Real Estate and Facility Management

Porträtfoto Dr. Isabelle Wrase

«Students on the MSc REFM benefit from close cooperation with industry, international research partners and professional associations. Innovative FM strategies are developed in the Master's program. Leadership skills and internationality are practiced in exchange with international students.»

Dr. Isabelle Wrase, Co-Programme Director Master of Science in Real Estate und Facility Management

Understanding real estate, managing employees, initiating innovations.

Tomorrow's facility managers not only support a company's core processes, they also help to achieve strategic corporate goals in a success-oriented and sustainable manner. The Master's program was developed because the demands on managers in facility management have increased significantly due to the complex and integral management tasks.

In the Master of Sciences, you will study at the forefront of science and at the pulse of society.

At a glance

  • Degree: Master of Science (MSc) ZHAW in Real Estate & Facility Management
  • Duration: Part-time in 4 or 6 semesters
  • Language of instruction: Mainly German, 30 ECTS in English
  • Start: September
  • Workload: 90 points according to ECTS (European Credit Transfer System), one credit point corresponds to 25 - 30 working hours
  • Teaching location: Wädenswil, Winterthur, Zurich and online (teaching takes place online for two weeks and on site for one week. Wednesday to Friday)
  • Costs: Semester fees CHF 720 plus learning materials, membership of the ASVZ sports association and individual living expenses (subject to change). Additionally CHF 500.- for students whose place of residence is outside Switzerland at the start of their studies.
  • Admission requirements: see admission
  • Application deadline: April 30
  • Contact: Dr. Isabelle Wrase

Continuing Education

«The focus of the offer is the holistic and interdisciplinary consideration of all areas of facility management.»

Stefan Michael Kauer, Programme Director Continuing Education Facility Management

The IFM Institute of Facility Management at the ZHAW is a leader in the field of facility management and offers you a wide range of continuing education opportunities.

Practical and market-oriented

The IFM maintains intensive cooperation with industry and public institutions in the field of applied research and development as well as with service contracts. You will broaden your skills profile by incorporating the latest developments in teaching into your continuing education and will have your finger on the pulse of the "state of the art" in facility management.

At a glance

  • Degree: CAS, DAS or MAS
  • Duration: CAS: 15 attendance days; DAS: 45 attendance days; MAS: min. 2 years, max. 6 years. Plus guided and self-study
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Start of studies: with each CAS attended
  • Workload: see duration
  • Teaching location: ZHAW Life Sciences and Facility Management, Campus Zentrum, Lagerstrasse 41, 8004 Zurich
  • Costs: see under the respective CAS course
  • Admission requirements: University degree or "sur dossier" admission with HF or HFP degree
  • Contact: Stefan Michael Kauer