• Department/School
  • Fernfachhochschule Schweiz
  • Head of course
  • Oliver Ittig
  • Qualification awarded
  • Bachelor of Science in Informatik
  • Course type
  • Flexible distance learning:
    - 80% online;
    - 20% attendance in class.
    180 ECTS in 9 semesters.
  • Admission
  • Free
  • Language
  • German
  • Application fee
  • 150 CHF + 200 CHF
  • Course fee
  • 1'800 CHF
  • Centre
  • Zurich, Basel, Bern, Brig.
  • Start date
  • 15 August 2020
  • Application deadline
  • 31 May 2020
  • Description
  • The Information and Communications Technology sector currently offers greater potential than virtually all other employment sectors. Highly qualified computer science experts are among those in greatest demand in Switzerland and on the international market. This course conducted in parallel with professional working activity trains students to occupy managerial and leadership positions in this dynamic professional environment. The specialist skills acquired will be comprehensive and practice-oriented, in order to develop and implement modern software and computer systems.
    Their extensive and fundamental understanding of all the fields related to computer science will allow students to choose one of the following specialisation areas in which to pursue their future careers:
    - Data Science.
    - Enterprise Computing.
    - Cyber Security.
    In the course of the IT study programme, the FFHS also provides the opportunity to acquire a vast range of internationally-recognised professional certifications, such as Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA), CPRE-FL or ISTQB - Agile: CTFL Extension Syllabus Agile Tester.


The Bachelor programme in Informatik qualifies graduates to work on the planning, development and maintenance of software and information technology systems.

  • Graduates understand the principles of object oriented software design.
  • They understand the software project development process, also from the project management aspect.
  • They also have an understanding of software engineering.
  • They understand the architectures of computers, networks and databases.
  • They understand data and network security problems.

Admission requirements

Applicants possessing the following qualifications are admitted to the Bachelor programme:
- vocational high school leaving examination
- high school leaving examination with one year of work experience* or direct entry into the practice-integrated Bachelor in Computer Science course (PiBS) without any working experience
- diploma from a vocational high school (HF)*: Complementary examination certificate (Passerella) granting access to the 3rd or 5th semesters.
Direct admission to the programme may be granted to applicants who have completed tertiary-level studies* (federal vocational qualification, Federal Diploma, or who are aged more than 25 and who have significant training and work experience; applicants belonging to this category must sit an admission examination.
In order to prepare properly for the admission examination, applicants are advised to complete the Admission Examination Preparation Course.


*In the same field of study or in a related field of study (subject to approval).

Career prospects

Computer Science skills are required in a range of interesting industries, and in the following fields:
- Project manager with leadership tasks in IT projects.
- Business Engineer.
- Application developer.
- ICT-Supporter.
- ICT-Consulting.
- System Administrator.
- Own business start-up.