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Master of Science in Facility Management

The Institute of Facility Management offers the only MSc in Facility Management in Switzerland. The consecutive Master of Science in FM is designed to address current issues and dynamic challenges in Facility Management from a scientific perspective. The study programme is based on the holistic FM model described in the European standards. It is internationally oriented and equips students to carry out applied research and to adapt the FM model to individual business situations.

Study Programme

Building on the Bachelor`s degree programme, the first semester of the Master`s programme focuses on a company`s support processes from the viewpoint of FM, and identifies optimisation potential. In the second semester, students learn about companies’ core processes. The central question at this stage is how FM can support these core processes effectively and efficiently. In the third semester, the programme contents of the first and second semester are incorporated into the preparation of the Master`s Thesis and are complemented by students` choice of industry-specific issues and particular aspects of the international FM market. In all three semesters scientific knowledge and methods are taught in order to promote action-oriented training promotes transdisciplinary and holistic thinking in FM.

Scope, structure and qualification

The study programme carries 90 ECTS points. It is divided into subject specialisation and into learning scientific methods and business skills. 30 ECTS points are awarded for the Master’s thesis. The duration of the full-time study programme is three semesters; a part-time option is available generally lasting five semesters. Lectures in Part-time : Wed & Thu Sem. 1-2, Mon & Tue Sem. 3-4.

The consecutive master`s degree programme in Facility Management begins in September each year and registration deadline is April 30 each year.

Tuition Fee

The total cost of a course of study is composed of study fees, various expenses for learning materials, excursions etc. and individual living expenses :

Registration fee: 100 CHF (about 80 Euro) – once only
Semester fee: 720 CHF (about 580 Euro) – per semester
Additional semester fee for international students: 500 CHF (about 400 Euro) - per semester
Contribution to ASVZ sport program and student organisation: 37 CHF (about 30 Euro)
Additional costs: Costs of excursions, material, software: about 500 CHF ( about 400 Euro)

Master's students become expert at bridging the gap between theory and practice through dealing with scientific issues, becoming familiar with the latest international research literature, and completing complex projects professionally. They are thus optimally prepared for the challenges of their future leadership roles.

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