Master of Science in Informatics, M.Sc. | Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) | Lugano, Switzerland
24 months
Duration
8000 EUR/year
4000 EUR/year
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About

The Master of Science in Informatics provides world-class specialization in terms of professional training and academic research.  The Master combines the study of fundamental aspects of computer science with a practical hands-on approach, preparing professionals for successfully pursuing a career in research and development across any application domain.

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Overview

The Master of Science in Informatics provides world-class education and aims to train experts for the highly competitive software industry of the 21st century.

The Master prepares students for current and emerging technologies in computer science by deepening their theoretical knowledge and sharpening their practical skills. The program is designed for both Bachelor students who wish to complete their education and professionals seeking to learn about the latest trends.

The Faculty of Informatics stands out as a centre of competence in informatics and has become one of Switzerland's major poles for teaching and research. We aim to educate informatics experts using an interdisciplinary approach, with abstract thinking and generalization skills, a sound knowledge of information technology and their pervasive application domains, as well as project management and teamwork abilities.

Awarded Degree

With the successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded a Master of Science in Informatics. Additionally, they have the possibility to obtain a specialization in one of the following areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Systems
  • Geometric and Visual Computing
  • Information Systems
  • Programming Languages
  • Software Development
  • Theory and Algorithms

Double Master's degree

The Faculty proposes the unique opportunity to spend a period of time as a study abroad aimed at achieving a joint Master's Degree in collaboration with the University of Milano-Bicocca.

Programme Structure

The study programme consists of four semesters full-time study (120 ECTS). Students select 30 ECTS of foundational courses (over the two years) and 60 ECTS of electives based on their interests, plus a substantial Master's thesis (30 ECTS).

To broaden the student's perspective, in addition to courses from the other master programmes of the Faculty, up to 6 ECTS of electives can be obtained by following any Master course offered at USI.

The students have the possibility to obtain a specialisation by writing the Master's thesis and taking at least 18 ECTS of courses in one of the following areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence (from A.Y. 2021/22)
  • Computer Systems
  • Geometric and Visual Computing
  • Information Systems
  • Programming Languages
  • Software Development (from A.Y. 2021/22)
  • Theory and Algorithms

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
5.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
65

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
5.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
65

Other requirements

General requirements

Academic requirements

The formal requirement for admission to the Master's degrees in Informatics is a Bachelor's degree granted by a recognised university in the field of Computer sciences or related disciplines.

Language requirements

Further information regarding language requirements are listed athttps://www.usi.ch/en/education/master/informatics/admission.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4000 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2000 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • National: CHF 2000 
  • International: CHF 4000 

Living costs for Lugano

1516 - 2134 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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