What will I learn?

Computer Science at ETH Zurich – this stands for the harmonic triad of one of the 21st century’s most important and dynamic scientific fields at one of the world’s leading research universities in one of Europe’s most enjoyable cities.

Structure

The master's programme in Computer Science at ETH Zurich offers a profound and in-depth education in several core areas of computer science. The program guides each individual student in taking a meaningful path through the variety of course offers and designing a profile that matches both personal inclinations and prospective career opportunities.

The Master’s program combines theory and hands-on practice to provide students with a well-rounded education. Students have the choice between 7 more specialized tracks to prepare for a particular career route or the General Computer Science track, which allows a combination of courses from different areas and grants a maximum freedom of choice.

Specializations

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Security
  • Software Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Distributed Systems
  • Visual Computing
  • Computational Science
  • General Computer Science

Which department am I in?

Department of Computer Science

Study options

Full Time (90 ECTS credits)

Tuition fees
Fr1,320.00 (US$ 1,340) per year
CHF 660 per semester
Start date

17 February 2020, 14 September 2020

Venue

ETH Zurich

Zentrum Campus,

Rämistrasse 101,

Zurich,

8092, Switzerland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission to a Master's degree programme at ETH Zurich you need to have a high-quality Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 180 ECTS or an equivalent first academic degree from an internationally recognized university. Other English language requirements: Cambridge Proficiency (CPE) - Required minimum C1 (grade C); required minimum C2 (grade C); Cambridge Advanced (CAE) - Required minimum C1 (grade B); CAE not recognized as level C2.

For international students

The students must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent first degree from an internationally recognised university
  • The Bachelor's degree is based on at least three years of study (full-time equivalent) or 180 credits ECTS (European credit transfer system), respectively. 1 credit ECTS corresponds to a workload of 25-30 hours.
  • The Bachelor's degree qualifies the holder to enter, without additional requirements, Master's degree programs at a university within the education system where the Bachelor's degree was acquired.

Language Requirements

  • IELTS Academic: Required minimum C1 (7.0); required minimum C2 (8.0)
  • TOEFL Internet-based: Required minimum C1 (100); required minimum (C2) (110)
  • Cambridge Proficiency (CPE) - Required minimum C1 (grade C); required minimum C2 (grade C)
  • Cambridge Advanced (CAE) - Required minimum C1 (grade B); CAE not recognized as level C2
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