A-Z Students Guide, Institute of Facility Management

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The overview of the 90 available ECTS for the MSc in FM can be found here. ECTS is a recognized system for European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System. It is aimed at students and is based on the quantity of work required to complete this in order to achieve the objectives of a course. These objectives are preferably specified in terms of learning outcomes and skills to be acquired. The student workload is expressed in credit points or credits. One ECTS credit corresponds to 30 hours of student work.

Further information can be found from the ECTS website


The ZHAW encourages e-learning to support face to face and other learning methods. A lot of learning material is made available online on the Moodle e-learning platform.

Electives - MSc

Information about the MSc Course Electives can be found using this link

Electrical Sockets and Extensions

Switzerland has its own standard for electrical power plug sockets. You may need to purchase separate adapter plugs to fit any sockets from other countries. The Swiss electrical grid has a voltage of 230V and might not be compatible with power supplies from other countries.

Details about electrical voltages and plugs are available using the following link

Emergency Telephone Numbers

This is a PDF list of Emergency Telephone Numbers for the ZHAW

Environment, Waste and Recycling

Most waste products are recycled in Switzerland, aluminium and tin cans, old batteries, light bulbs, glass, paper/cardboard, PET bottles, textiles, electrical and electronic equipment.

In the ZHAW Building RA there are recycling stations for PET, cans and waste paper throughout the building.

Note: In Switzerland household waste disposal is not free. You have to buy specific waste bags that are available in most grocery stores to dispose of your trash. If you do not use these bags the waste will not be collected.


Abbreviation for European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students. Erasmus promotes  cooperation between universities within the EU and other European countries and the mobility of students and lecturers. Further information can be found on the link above.


Evento is the ZHAW system used to manage and record marks for students on courses at the ZHAW. All marks for individual course modules are loaded onto Evento after they have been quality checked. (Note: This formal process may take several weeks). Each student can log on to Evento using their standard IT Login.

The PDF Guide for "How to find your Marks on Evento" guides you through the process of accessing your marks


Details regarding individual Exams for each of the MSc Course modules can be found in the individual course module descriptions here.

Examinations are held after the end of the semester.

  • Autumn semester: weeks 3-5
  • Spring semester: weeks 25-27

Exam marks can be found by logging onto the ZHAW Evento system using your standard log in ID and password. The PDF "How to Access Your Exam Marks" gives a step by step guide to the process of accessing the marks on Evento