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Software Systems, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #58 (BCR) Zürich, Switzerland
Software Systems bachelor's degree programs 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 Software Systems area of concentration requires them to complete compulsory modules, core elective modules, and elective modules in software-related subjects within informatics. The study program culminates in a Bachelor's thesis comprising 18 ECTS credits. 

Career options:

Graduates of the major study program in Software Systems from University of Zurichare in demand in both the software industry and in the IT departments of all kinds of companies, where they contribute to the design, development and evolution of software systems in the role of software engineer.

This will enable you to tackle the challenges of distributed, mobile and adaptive systems, which communicate with each other from anywhere and at any time, and to work with large distributed databases. By completing a Bachelor's degree, 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, 
  • Bachelor’s thesis comprising 18 ECTS credits 
  • Complemented by a minor program of choice comprising 30 ECTS credits 

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.

Living costs for Zürich

  • 1920 - 2580 CHF/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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