Studies

Learn for the future. Practical, relevant studies with prospects for success.

The ZHAW School of Life Sciences and Facility Management offers interdisciplinary programmes in the fields of Life Sciences and Facility Management. The ZHAW is a member of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZFH).

Studying in Wädenswil

In collaboration with other research institutes and industry, the school carries out application-oriented research and development, and provides services to third parties. Close cooperation ensures knowledge transfer and creates lasting impetus for teaching at the ZHAW.

The university has modern laboratories and technology rooms and, thanks to its unique location in the countryside, offers a stimulating teaching and learning environment.

In addition to studying, diverse cultural and sports activities are also on offer. The town of Wädenswil has good transport connections and is located just 20 km from the important economic and cultural city of Zurich.

Bachelor's degree

Our programmes

Learn for the future: A Bachelor's degree in biotechnology, chemistry, food technology, environmental engineering 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 ZFH in Chemistry

Details on the bachelor's programme in Chemistry
Specialisation in Chemistry or Biological Chemistry.
Practice-integrated programme available

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Bachelor of Science ZFH in Biotechnology

Details on the bachelor's programme in Biotechnology
Specialisation in Biotechnology or Pharmaceutical Technology.
Practice-integrated programme available

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Bachelor of Science ZFH in Facility Management

Details on the bachelor's programme in Facility Management
Specialisation in General FM, Hospitality Management or Real Estate Management.

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Bachelor of Science ZFH in Food Technology

Details on the bachelor's programme in Food Technology
Specialisation in Food Technology, Beverage Technology or Nutrition.

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Bachelor of Science ZFH in Natural Resource Sciences

Details on the bachelor's programme 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.

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Master's degree

Our programmes

Help your career: The consecutive Master's degree in Life Sciences, 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 ZFH in Life Sciences

Details on the master's programme in Life Sciences 
Specialisation in Food an Beverage Innovation, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Chemistry for the Life Sciences or Applied Computational Life Sciences.

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Master of Science ZFH in Natural Resources

Details on the master's programme in Environment and Natural Resources
Become an environmental expert and sustainability specialist. Your choose your main focus from Agrofoodsystems, Biodiversity & Ecosystems or Ecological Engineering.

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Master of Science ZFH in Facility Management

Details on the master's programme in Facility Management
This internationally oriented programme prepares you for demanding management position in a rapidly growing industry.

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