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Department of Informatics

Bachelor’s studies in Informatics

Choose your preferred specialization and develop your individual study profile.

We offer three different specializations as major subjects:

Information Systems combines methods from computer science and business administration with the aim to solve problems of enterprises in a wholistic manner. You learn to analyze problems and information needs in companies. You can develop and deploy the suitable information systems and applications.

Software Systems deals with the development of entire systems, taking into account systematic and economic criteria. You learn how to realize systems like Apps, web applications, and database management systems.

Informatics with Natural Sciences offers an interdisciplinary education. You gain specific knowledge in Biology, Geography, or Mathematics and learn how to solve scientific research questions using IT systems. You know how to map problems from natural sciences to information technology.

The First Year

The first year is called Assessment. Here all modules are the same, regardless of the specialization you choose. Note that a German certificate (C1 level) is required for the Bachelor's program in Informatics.

First semester (click the title to go to the online course catalogue)

Second semester (click the title to go to the online course catalogue)

The Second and Third Year

The modules depend on your specialization and the current offering. Check out the online Course Catalogue for more information.

Informatics minor

Studying Informatics is a good complement to almost any major subject and gives you excellent chances on the job market.

On the Bachelor’s level, depending on your Major study program (home faculty), Information Systems, Software Systems, People-Oriented Computing, or Informatics are available as Minor study programs.

  for INF for OEC for other faculties
Information Systems (30)  
Software Systems (30)    
People-Oriented Computing (30)
People-Oriented Computing (60)    
Informatics (30)  
Informatics (60)    

Weiterführende Informationen

MNF Flyer

Information for MNF students (leaflet in German)

More about Information for MNF students (leaflet in German)


The Bachelor's study program consists of the Assessment Level (2 semesters) followed by the Advanced Level (4 semesters). In the Assessment Level, students gain basic knowledge in Informatics, Economics, Mathematics, and Statistics. The Advanced Level consists of modules from Informatics, Economics, and the chosen specialization. In the mandatory classes students acquire the foundations of scientific work.

In the assessment level you earn 60 ECTS credits. In the advanced level you earn 90 ECTS crecits, which includes 18 ECTS credits for the Bachelor thesis. This thesis is the culmination of your studies. You freely choose your minor study of 30 ECTS credits.

The Bachelor study is structured such that it can be completed within three years by studying full time.

We do not recommend part-time studying during the assessment level. On the advanced level it is in principle possible to study part time; however, your study workload must not drop below 30 ECTS credits per year.

The assessment level has to be completed within a maximum of 2 years, the advanced level has to be completed within a maximum of 5 years.

Background knowledge for studying

Good English skills are important. Even though many modules on the Bachelor level are held in German, some are offered exclusively in English. A large part of the required reading materials are only available in English.

No prior knowlege in programming is necessary for the Informatics modules: You will learn programming during your Bachelor studies.

After studying

Completing your studies in Informatics on the Bachelor level provides you with a broad, interdisciplinary, and methodologically sound basic education. It is your first step into the professional world. With a BSc in Informatics you are already much sought-after on the job market. In addition, you qualify for continuing studies on the Master level.


Weiterführende Informationen


Daniela Bärtschi, Study Coordination