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Software Systems, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #69 (QS) 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:

  • Communication Systems 
  • Computer Graphics 
  • Foundations of Computing 
  • Informatics
  • Informatics, Ethics and Society
  • Advanced Software Engineering (BSc)
  • Communication Systems (BSc)
  • Database Systems

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

The following conditions must be fulfilled for the holder of a non-Swiss upper secondary school-leaving certificate:

  • The sole educational objective of the upper secondary school was to prepare students to study at university level. In addition, the school-leaving certificate must represent the general higher education entrance qualification in its country of origin.

  • In terms of the educational content and duration of education, the school-leaving certificate must correspond to a Swiss maturity certificate (gymnasialer Maturitätsausweis). 

  • Depending on the type of certificate, the University of Zurich may determine that the prospective student must have achieved a minimum overall grade.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1360 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 680 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1360 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 680 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

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

Funding

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