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You can attend a wide range of bachelor’s, master’s and further education courses at HTW Chur.

Bachelor’s degree programmes

A bachelor’s degree programme represents the first level of study in the Swiss higher education system and comprises 180 ECTS credits. Admission to a bachelor’s degree programme generally requires a federally recognised school-leaving certificate (Matura) or an equivalent foreign qualification. With a bachelor’s degree programme, you obtain a university degree that qualifies you for your chosen profession within three (full-time study) or four (part-time study) years. An employment level of no more than 60% is permitted alongside part-time study.

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Master’s degree programmes

Master of Science (MSc) are master’s degree programmes that follow on directly from a bachelor’s degree programme or that require the completion of a bachelor’s degree programme in advance. A Master of Science can serve to deepen the scientific knowledge acquired during a previous study programme or open up new areas of knowledge. These courses are also referred to as consecutive or follow-on master’s degrees. An employment level of no more than 60% is permitted alongside the study programme.

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Further education programmes

Further education courses serve to open up new areas of knowledge or deepen existing knowledge in a certain field. There are various types of further education programme: Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA), Master of Advanced Studies (MAS), Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS), Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) and specialist courses. Our further education programmes are aimed at individuals who already have professional experience. It is also possible to be admitted to a further education course without a school-leaving certificate or a bachelor’s degree. An employment level of at least 60% to 80% is required alongside the further education course.

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Bachelor's degree programmes

Bachelor's degree Architecture

Become an architect! Lectures, model demonstrations, project work and excursions allow you to acquire knowledge in subject areas such as construction and cultural history as well as settlement planning and urban development.
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Bachelor's degree Business Administration

Study business administration – the broad basic training you receive will enable you to master topics including digitalisation, management functions, personnel, marketing, accounting, banking and corporate governance. You will develop your own ideas and concepts that you apply during projects of real companies.
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Bachelor's degree Civil Engineering

During the programme you will cover topics ranging from project planning for bridges, roads, rail tracks and tunnels to the production of energy through hydropower and the building of structures for protection against rockfalls.
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Bachelor's degree Digital Business Management

The bachelor’s degree programme in Digital Business Management covers the design, implementation and coordination of digital projects – from online marketing to websites and mobile apps. You learn how to work with innovations and technologies and how they can be used in companies and start-ups.
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Bachelor's degree Information Science

In the bachelor’s degree programme in Information Science, you will learn more about information research, human computer interaction, information management as well as media and social science. Information Science forms the interfaces between information and people and is becoming ever more important in our everyday working lives.
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Bachelor's degree Multimedia Production

Are you interested in communication as well as the presentation and production of multimedia contents and also eager to learn about the required media and programming technology? If so, the bachelor’s degree programme in Multimedia Production is perfect for you.
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Bachelor's degree Photonics

Self-driving vehicles, VR glasses, drones – many of the new technologies based on photonics are still at a fledgling stage. The study contents of the bachelor’s degree programme in Photonics provide an understanding of light-based technologies and also cover their use and further development.
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Bachelor's degree Service Design

Learn how to shape the experiences of tomorrow. The bachelor’s degree programme in Service Design focuses on the creation and optimisation of innovative services, taking account of state-of-the-art digital technologies and allows participants to study Tourism on a part-time basis.

Bachelor's degree Sport Management

Learn the entire spectrum of sport management in the bachelor’s degree programme in Sport Management at HTW Chur – with topics such as sport marketing and media, sport financing, sport economics, sport science, sport law, strategic management in sport, HR and leadership in sport as well as event management.

Bachelor's degree Systems Engineering NTB

Future-oriented engineers need to master the complexity of modern technologies and keep step with the rapid pace of technological development. The bachelor’s degree programme in Systems Engineering NTB focuses on the targeted development of networked thinking and the ability to quickly familiarise yourself with new areas of application.
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Bachelor's degree Tourism

With its international, practice-oriented approach, the bachelor's degree programme in tourism prepares you for taking on skilled roles in the tourism and service sectors. You will obtain an international business degree with cutting edge content and methods.

Master's degree programmes

Master's degree Engineering (MSE)

The Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) allows participants to specialise in numerous technical disciplines. At HTW Chur, you can consolidate your knowledge in the field of information systems. You learn how to design and realise sophisticated user-oriented information and communication solutions in the area of information systems.
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Master's degree Information and Data Management

Information and Data Management deals with the organisation, interpretation and professional handling of constantly growing volumes of data. You will learn how to prepare, find and evaluate data using appropriate procedures, instruments and technologies.
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Master's degree New Business

The master’s degree programme in New Business of HTW Chur deepens your knowledge in the area of new business development. It demonstrates how new products emerge, new markets are developed and complete new business models result from technological, environmental and social trends.
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Master's degree Tourism

The master's provides you with a comprehensive understanding of tourism from a strategic perspective. You will acquire the skills to become a tourism manager who strategically turns the challenges of the tourism industry into opportunities.

Further education programmes

Executive MBA

Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA) are master’s degree programmes provided in the area of further education. Focussing on management themes, they are aimed specifically at managers and individuals with extensive professional experience. The objective is to expand the management and leadership expertise of the participants.

Executive MBA – Digital Transformation

The goal of the Executive MBA (EMBA) – Digital Transformation at HTW Chur is to impart the most important trends, strategies, business models, methods and processes which result from the digital transformation.

Executive MBA – General Management

Digitalisation, change and progressively shorter innovation cycles present complex, complicated challenges for management staff. Learn in-depth leadership skills such as strategic thinking, acting entrepreneurially, acting agilely and dynamically and initiating change processes.

Executive MBA – New Business Development

Learn in the EMBA – New Business Development how new products and services are developed and implemented, new markets are developed and technological, ecological or societal trends can be used to develop business models.

Executive MBA – Smart Marketing

Digitalisation is the key driver for Marketing 4.0. Digital strategies, business models, channels, service and a changed customer behaviour are a major challenge for marketing. You learn how to meet these challenges head-on in the EMBA in Smart Marketing.

Master of Advanced Studies (MAS)

Masters of Advanced Studies (MAS) are immersion or specialisation programmes (previously referred to as post-graduate studies) that comprise at least 60 ECTS credits and include a master’s thesis. They are aimed at individuals who already have extensive professional experience.

MAS Business Administration

Executive staff are increasingly having to think and act like entrepreneurs. Only in this way can companies exist in a dynamic environment. The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) focuses on developing entrepreneurial skills and comprehensive leadership expertise.

MAS Energy Management

The job-concurrent Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Energy Management offers management qualifications for fields of activity which directly and indirectly relate to energy production, creation and distribution.

MAS Information Science

The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Information Studies provides you with the necessary basic knowledge as well as knowledge of information and communication technologies and business administration and management. This is in the professional fields of Library, Archiving and Documentation.
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MAS Sustainable Construction

Building well means building sustainably: structurally correct, well designed, social on a broad foundation and energy efficient. The MAS in Sustainable Construction is offered in cooperation with five universities in German-speaking Switzerland.

Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS)

Diplomas of Advanced Studies (DAS) are further education programmes provided on a job-concurrent basis for which at least 30 ECTS credits must be achieved. Graduates of these programmes complete their studies with a diploma thesis and are awarded a diploma.

DAS Business Administration

A basic knowledge of business is essential for management staff. The Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) introduces students to the field of Business Administration. The basics are taught in the fields of Management, Leadership, Finances and Controlling, Law, Production and Marketing.

Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)

Certificates of Advanced Studies (CAS) are further education programmes provided on a job-concurrent basis for which at least 10 ECTS credits must be achieved. A CAS is completed with the awarding of a certificate. CAS can often be combined and thus lead to the gaining of – depending on the offering – an MAS.

CAS Continued Construction on Existing Buildings

Learn how to build on existing buildings! This architectural further education course deals with the preservation of historical monuments and energy, and with retaining and renovating as a process. The CAS can count towards part of the MAS in Sustainable Construction.
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CAS Event Management

Do further study in Event Management! In the CAS, you will deal with sporting, cultural and corporate events. You will acquire expert knowledge in the fields of Sponsoring, Event law, Budgeting as well as Project Management.
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CAS Image Processing

You will learn the functions and characteristics of the components of industrial image processing systems and gain experience in dealing with these components. Also, you will learn how to implement image processing systems from a combination of hardware and software solutions.

CAS Information Science Management

This Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) provides you with the required knowledge to operated and manage institutions and facilities in the fields of Archiving, Library, Documentation and Museum. It also covers the methods and instruments of company organisation and management.

CAS Information Topics

The topics of information exploitation, archiving, transmission and management are dealt with in depth in this Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS). In the second part of the CAS, you have the option to set a personal thematic focus by attending a compulsory optional module.
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CAS in Management of Public Administration and NPO

Management in Public Administration takes place in the tension field of political decision-making. The CAS in Management of Public Administration and Non-profit Organisations enables you to take on managerial tasks and challenges with confidence.

CAS Museum Work

The Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Museum Work at HTW Chur deals with practical museum work and enables you to undertake skilled work in small and large museums.
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CAS Optoelectronics

You will learn the operating principle of optoelectronic components and how to integrate these into efficient systems with needs-based circuitry. Also, you will learn how to select the right optical and optoelectrical components to solve a problem and put the system in question into operation.

CAS Principles of Information Work

The Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Principles of Information Work at HTW Chur provides you with the joint foundations and methods in the fields of Archiving, Library, Documentation and Museum.

Modules of the CAS Road Project Planning

The CAS in Road Project Planning is designed for planning employees of engineering offices, traffic engineers, entrepreneurs, public and private builders who work for the Confederation and the cantons, as well as employees of the construction offices of cities and municipalities.
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CAS Tourism 4.0

The CAS in Tourism 4.0 is a new further education programme for tourism experts who are heavily involved with digitalisation in Tourism and would like to broaden their knowledge. Individual specialised modules can also be attended.

Specialist courses

Specialist courses cover training courses, diplomas and other courses for which no qualification at EMBA, MAS, DAS or CAS level is available. A certificate or diploma is awarded for some specialist courses.

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Specialised course Construction Management

The specialist course in Construction Management provides you and with a holistic overview when realising construction projects with your newly acquired knowledge. During the excursion to a local large construction site in the course, you will also learn about the practical side of construction management.
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Specialist course for Experts in Public Administration with Federal Certification

Gain the requisite expertise to be able to take on demanding and responsible tasks in the field of Public Administration. The practical further education course offers people working the public administration field a high degree of employability and professional mobility.

Specialised Further Education Cycle in Digitalisation

The digital revolution has yielded a variety of new cultural techniques within a very short period of time. This means you should familiarise yourself with innovations and check the future practicality of old technology. We also offer modular, individually bookable courses.
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Specialised courses in ICT/technology

Further education in a technical field will hone your profile and open up new career options. We offer a varied further education programme consisting of daily, module and CAS certificate courses. For example, in the fields of Optoelectronics, Image Processing, Network Technology and IT.
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IMK Media courses

Would you like to enter the field of journalism or are you interested in the workings of the media? The IMK Media courses are a job-concurrent journalism qualification and is also ideal for further journalism training, as individual courses are taken.
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Specialised courses for People in Municipalities

We offer a varied further education programme for employees from public administration and non-profit organisations. The specialised courses discuss current questions such as the revision of laws, accounting conventions, etc.

HTW Chur

The University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur is an innovative and entrepreneurial higher education institution with around 1,700 students. Numerous services of HTW Chur contribute to your advancement and development and offer you support during your course of studies. You can make use of the wide-ranging university sports offering, take advantage of our jobs and accommodation portal and benefit from advisory services.

Information events

Information events are regularly held for all of our bachelor’s degree courses (mostly in German). We look forward to seeing you. More information in German