The Department of Informatics is one of the four departments of the Faculty of Economics, Business Administration, and Information Technology of the University of Zurich (UZH). It it responsible for the informatics programs at UZH and offers different study programs on the bachelor, master, and doctoral levels.
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Informatics
The BSc study is a three years' program that covers 180 ECTS credits of coursework and finishes with a bachelor thesis.
Within the program students will concentrate their studies in one of these spezialization areas: Information Systems, Software Systems, or Applied Informatics (i.e. Bioinformatics, Computational Linguistics, Geoinformatics, Neuroinformatics, or Mediainformatics).
Master of Science (MSc) in Informatics
The MSc study is a two years' program that covers 120 ECTS credits of coursework and finishes with a master thesis.
Within the program students will concentrate their studies in one of these spezialization areas: Information Systems, Software Systems, or Multimodal and Cognitive Systems.
Doctoral Program (PhD) in Informatics
The PhD study is a program that covers (i) 30 ECTS credits of coursework and other mandatory activities, (ii) research under the guidance of a professor that results in a PhD thesis. The program finishes with the successful defense of the thesis. PhD studies typically take between 4 and 5 years.
UZH provides useful information about doctoral studies and a specific International PhD Student Guide, which includes all sorts of information about how to live and study in Zurich at UZH.
The department offers minor programs in Informatics for students majoring in other subjects. These programs cover 30 or 60 ECTS credits of coursework and are delivered to students of these faculties at UZH:
- for students of the Faculty of Arts [in German]
- for students of the Faculty of Science [in German]
Programs in cooperation with other Institutions
The department further participates in a joint program between UZH and ETH Zurich: