B.Sc. On Campus

Software Systems

University of Zurich

36 months
1312 EUR/year
1312 EUR/year
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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. 


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. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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

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  • International

    1312 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 656 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    1312 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 656 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • Tuition fee is 720 CHF.

Living costs for Zürich

1920 - 2572 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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