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Information Systems, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #58 (BCR) Zürich, Switzerland
Bachelor's degree programs in Information Systems from University of Zurich aim to provide a basic academic education with a broad scope of methodology and content. The Bachelor's degree enables graduates to pursue a career or further studies at Master’s level at our Faculty or at another university. 
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Overview

Bachelor’s programs aim to provide a basic academic education with a broad scope of methodology and content. They usually last six semesters and require students to earn 180 ECTS credits. These are made up of a major study program (150 ECTS credits) and a minor study program (30 ECTS credits). 

The major study program is made up of an assessment level and an advanced level. The assessment level (60 ECTS credits) covers the basics of informatics, business and economics, mathematics, and statistics, while the general compulsory program at the advanced level focuses on key topics in informatics as well as teaching the basics of scientific methods.

 At the same time, students begin studying specific fields. The Information Systems area of concentration requires them to complete compulsory modules, core elective modules, and elective modules from the areas of information systems and business administration. The study program culminates in a Bachelor's thesis comprising 18 ECTS credits. 

Career options:

As an information systems specialist, you will have excellent career prospects at the juncture between business and informatics: you will work in business and administration where, as a business analyst for example, you will plan, test and direct the use of IT systems; consult on technical and organizational issues; help to shape corporate IT departments; or function as a methodically trained specialist. By completing an Information Systems Bachelor's degree at University of Zurich, you will also be qualified to undertake further study at Master's level. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Assessment level conveying the basics: 60 ECTS credits - Advanced level: 90 ECTS credits, including a Bachelor’s thesis comprising 18 ECTS credits 
  • Complemented by a minor program of choice comprising 30 ECTS credits and selected from the current programs on offer: www.degrees.uzh.ch/en/ - Normal period of study: six semesters 
  • Title awarded upon graduation: Bachelor of Science UZH in Informatik (corresponds to Bachelor of Science UZH in Informatics) 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

  • A non-Swiss upper secondary school-leaving certificate gained in a signatory state to the Lisbon Recognition Convention that corresponds only partly to a Swiss upper secondary school-leaving certificate in terms of the educational content and duration of education
  • Complementary Examination set by the Swiss Higher Education Institutions (ECUS)
  • Anyone who holds a non-Swiss upper secondary school-leaving certificate gained in a state which has not signed the Lisbon Recognition Convention must generally also pass the complementary examination set by the Swiss higher education institutions (ECUS) to be admitted to a Bachelor’s study program. 
  • Country-Specific Admission Requirements
  • Proof of Admission

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1292 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 646 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1292 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 646 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Tuition fee is 720 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

  • 1920 - 2580 CHF/month
    Living Costs

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