Cyber Security is a cornerstone for the continued expansion and acceptance of the information society while, at the same time, being a fundamental research discipline within computer science. Given the news coverage of cyber security issues in recent years, the importance of the topic is self-explaining. Beyond enhancing existing systems, security technologies further enable new applications and have transformative effects on the society by redefining and challenging trust relationships and assumptions.
Research in cyber security strives to find solutions to pressing security problems in computer systems, networks and their applications.
It aims to provide both foundational and applied knowledge in this quickly expanding domain by leveraging expertise from the faculty in both institutions.
To complement the programme, students choose a focus area in computer science as a minor, such as computer systems, information systems, machine learning, software engineering, theoretical computer science, or visual computing.
Graduates of this Cyber Security programme at ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology will face excellent job perspectives. There is a high demand for cyber security experts in all areas of business and administration, as well as in research.
Why study cyber security at ETH Zurich:
Comprehensive education: The Master’s program in Cyber Security offers a broad set of courses from all areas of cyber security. To complement these subjects, students choose an area in computer science as a minor, such as computer systems, information systems, machine learning, software engineering, theoretical computer science or visual computing. A semester project and the Master’s thesis provide students an opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills.
Joint-degree program: Students can choose from a wide selection of courses from ETH Zurich and EPF Lausanne. After successful completion of the program, they are awarded a joint degree from both universities.
High demand: Graduates of this program will face excellent job perspectives. There is a high demand for cyber security experts in all areas of business and administration, as well as in research.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Security Engineering
- System Security
- Network Security
- Applied Cryptography
- Applied Security Laboratory
- Advanced Topics in Communication Networks
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesCyber Security Software Engineering Machine Learning View 4 other Masters in Cyber Security in Switzerland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
For admission to the degree programme one of the following is required:
- a university Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science comprising at least 180 ECTS credits(1 or an equivalent university degree in Computer Science
- a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from a Swiss university of applied sciences(2 comprising at least 180 credits
- a university Bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than Computer Science comprising at least 180 ECTS credits or an equivalent university degree which – provided that any pertaining additional requirements can be completed within the set framework
Said disciplines include, in particular (listed alphabetically):
– Electrical Engineering (and Information Technology)
– Mechanical Engineering
International1324 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 662 EUR per semester during 24 months.
National1324 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 662 EUR per semester during 24 months.
- Tuition fee: CHF 730/Semester
Living costs for Zürich
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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