• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The Computer science program offered by the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) focuses on the basic branches of learning in computer science, such as programming, software design, telematics, network systems and architectures.

Computer Science graduates have a comprehensive understanding of the design and development methodologies of software systems, based on professional state-of-the-art concepts, on the ability to solve concrete problems and on the capacity to communicate in a professional manner.


The career opportunities available on completion of this course are initially technical in nature, as designer and developer in specific environments (computer or telematics industry) or in related industries (electronics industry, manufacturing industry, machine industry and generally in production systems requiring software systems) and the telecommunications industry.Moreover, the industrial sector in general and the tertiary sector need information technologies, and therefore computer scientists, to manage their systems. There are also excellent career openings as managers and developers of applications for the service sector (banks, insurance companies, public services, organisations in general). Once experience has been acquired (perhaps also by means of a Master's Degree in a technical or managerial discipline, from SUPSI or from another university), it will be possible to pursue a career in development team and project management, or to specialise in specific application fields.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Course running in parallel with professional working activity (180 ECTS over four years)

    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Duration description

      48-60 months

  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
    • Partially taught in Italian
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • analysis
  • algebra
  • statistics and physics
  • databases
  • programming languages
  • algorithmic
  • software engineering
  • application development
  • web development
  • digital technique
  • calculation architectures
  • modeling and simulation
  • computer graphics
  • operating systems

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • School leaving examination from a vocational technical high school linked to the chosen Bachelor;
  • Federal high school matura or equivalent qualification. Applicants have the possibility to choose between two access modes: 1) “SPI” mode, integrated study and practice; “APA” mode, pre-formative practice year;
  • ST technician qualification or technician qualification awarded by a high school specializing in a field related to the chosen study path;
  • More than 25 years of age and significant training and working experience in the field of the chosen Bachelor.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3034 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1517 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3034 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1517 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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  • CHF 1,600
  • CHF 800 - ASUP Intercantonal Agreement for Vocational Universities (Swiss nationality or civil and fiscal domicile in Switzerland or in Liechtenstein)

Living costs for Manno

  • 1540 - 2130 CHF/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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