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Mail and Post

Information about the Swiss Post Office mail and post services can be found on the Post CH Ltd website

Postage stamps can be bought from a lot of KIOSKS and also from the Post Office. Information about postage rates is available using this link.

Swiss post Boxes are bright yellow. There is a post box located at the Train Station in Wädenswil as well as the main post office in town for private post.


A useful tool for orientating yourself is google maps. A very good alternative map for Switzerland is http://map.search.ch/ which sometime provides additional detail not found on google maps


The marks for the MSc Course are uploaded onto the Evento system. This can be accessed using your standard ID log on and password. A guide to find your marks can be found here (PDF 1,7 MB)

In addition standard marking grids are used for the Master Thesis Written Work (PDF, 14 KB) (PDF 13,6 KB)and the Master Thesis Oral Exam (PDF, 158 KB)

Master Thesis

The Master's Thesis is an individual scientific work, applying the skills and knowledge acquired during the study programme to specific research questions. Work on the Master‘s Thesis stretches across two semesters and is divided into the two modules Master's Thesis Research Plan (PDF 204,6 KB) and Master's Thesis (PDF 218,5 KB)

Microwave Ovens

There are eight microwave ovens in the student open student common room and food preparation area.

Mission Statement for IFM

The IFM Mission Statement outline the mission of the Institute of Facilities Management as well as the individual FM Courses (MSc, BSc and MAS) delivered at the IFM.

Mobility Cars

There exists a car sharing organization called Mobility at www.mobility.ch. Once you’re a member, you can rent cars located at parking lots throughout Switzerland for short periods of time.


Moodle is the system the ZHAW uses for the MSc Course Module files. Moodle can be accessed using your standard IT ID logon and password. The relevant files and reading materials used in each module are uploaded into the relevant Year and Semester folder by Course Module for easy access.

You will receive directions to access moodle by mail.

MSc in FM Course Structure

The Master of Science in Facility Management has a modular structure, and each semester has a specific focus. In the first semester, the focus is on the professional and theoretical aspects of the support processes, while the second semester explores the core business of FM. In the third semester, FM is considered in an international context, and the knowledge gained throughout the study programme is incorporated into work on the Master’s thesis.

Further details regarding the study programme can be found here

MSc in FM Course Workload and ECTS Points

The Master of Science in Facility Management carries 90 ECTS points – which is the equivalent of a workload of about 2700 hours – and lasts three (for full-time students) or five semesters (for part-time students).