Learn for the future. Study in one of our Bachelor's or Master's degree programmes with practical relevance and prospects of success.
The Department of Life Sciences and Facility Management (LSFM) is located in Wädenswil on the left bank of Lake Zurich. It teaches and conducts research in the fields of environment, nutrition / food, health and society. The range of education and training includes bachelor's degree programmes, master's degree programmes and a broad continuing education programme. Around 1600 students are currently enrolled in Wädenswil.
A close cooperation with external clients ensures the transfer of knowledge and technology between university and practice. Our devices and equipment are state of the art. Modern laboratories, testing and production facilities enable competent processing of application-oriented research and development projects. You will profit from this in your studies!
Thanks to its unique location in the countryside, the university offers a stimulating teaching and learning atmosphere. In addition to studying, a variety of cultural and sporting leisure activities provide a balance. The small town of Wädenswil has good transport connections and is only 20 km from the economic and trendy metropolis of Zurich.
A Bachelor's degree inApplied Digital Life Sciences, Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Food Technology, Natural Resource Sciences or Facility Management provides current, in-depth knowledge of nutrition, health, society and the environment.
The degree programmes prepare you practically for challenges in the industries of the future.
- Bachelor of Science in Applied Digital Life Sciences
Specialisation in Digital Labs and Production, Digital Health or Digital Environment
- Bachelor of Science in Biomedical laboratory diagnostics
with a share of 25% internships
- Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology
Specialisation in Bioprocess Development and Bioengineering or Molecular, Micro- and Cell Biology
- Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Specialisation in Chemistry or Biological Chemistry
- Bachelor of Science in Facility Management
Specialisation in Real Estate, Building Systems, Workplace, Services and Events
- Bachelor of Science in Food Technology
Specialisation in Food Management & Sustainability, Food Processing & Automation or Food Safety & Quality
- Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Sciences
Specialisation in Organic Agriculture and Horticulture, Renewable Energies and Ecological Engineering, Environmental Systems and Sustainable Development, Nature Management or Urban Ecosystems
- Practice-integrated programme in Chemistry or Biotechnology
The majority of classes in the Bachelor's programmes are taught in German, however the Bachelor in Natural Resource Sciences is partly taught in English.
As a visiting student, you need a language level of B2 in the language in which your programme is taught.
The consecutive Master's degree in Life Sciences, Real Estate and Facility Management or Environment and Natural Resources prepares you for demanding professional or managerial positions. Master's graduates are highly sought-after and provide essential expertise.
In the research-based Master’s degree programme, you systematically deepen the understanding of your subject and expand your scientific methods and skills. In your specialisation you are part of your institute’s centre of excellence and of your chosen research group.
- Master of Science in Circular Economy Management
- Master of Science in Life Sciences - Specialisation Applied Computational Life Sciences
- Master of Science in Life Sciences - Specialisation Chemistry for the Life Sciences
- Master of Science in Life Sciences - Specialisation Food and Beverage Innovation
- Master of Science in Life Sciences - Specialisation Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
- Master of Science in Preneurship for Regenerative Food Systems
- Master of Science in Real Estate and Facility Management
- Master of Science in Environment and Natural Resources
The majority of classes in the Master's programmes are taught in English. As a visiting student, you need a language level of B2 in the language in which your programme is taught.