- The Master of Science ETH in Management, Technology and Economics (MSc ETH MTEC) welcomes applications from entrepreneurial-minded students holding a Bachelor’s degree in fields such as engineering, physics, mathematics, computer science, technology or other natural sciences from internationally recognised universities.
- Details on qualifying Bachelor’s degrees, additional requirements, and the application process can be found on the ETH Admissions Office’s website
- The tuition fee is 580 Swiss francs per semester.
- However, you should budget about 21,000 Swiss francs (19,000 Euro) per year for the cost of living in Zurich (accommodation, subsistence, health insurance, etc.).
- A very limited number of scholarships are available for applicants with outstanding academic records. For more answers to your financial questions check here
- The tutor is a faculty member of the D-MTEC, who, together with the student, plans an individualised specialisation programme (including core, elective, and supplementary courses).
- He also supervises the student’s Master's thesis and helps the student with questions concerning the industrial internship or international mobility.
- In addition, the student can be supported by a mentor (a PostDoc or doctoral student of the tutor) during the writing process.
- By the end of the first semester you must inform the Student Administration via the learning agreement on myStudies about your tutor choice.
- The learning agreement must be accepted by the tutor via eDoz.
- In some cases, you will work with a PostDoc or doctoral student. With the learning agreement you will also choose your supplementary courses in coordination with your tutor.
- A tutor change is possible if you have compelling reasons and both, your current and future tutor support the change.
- In this case, you have to write an E-mail to the Director of Studies indicating the tutor change and Cc. your old and new tutor and the MTEC Administration Office, Ms. Prisca Rohr
|Course Categories||Credit Points|
min. 51 CP (incl. 42 CP according to regulations, Art. 39 (PDF, 98 KB))
||at least 10 CP
||at least 12 CP
||max. 11 CP, earned by core subjects, electives or supplementary courses
||120 CP required according to regulations, Art. 21, par. 2a (PDF, 98 KB)
ETH students who have already completed courses in the core subjects of the MSc MTEC, cannot repeat these courses during the MSc MTEC programme.
If the courses were part of a Bachelor's programme or another degree programme, the credit point requirement in the core courses of a skill area are reduced accordingly.
However, according to regulations, art. 22, par. 2d (PDF, 98 KB)
- A reduction of the minimum number of credits (42 CP) required in core courses is not permitted.
- 120 ECTS credit points must be acquired over the course of the MSc MTEC programme.
- Courses in the field of the Bachelor’s degree. The level of courses is not specified.
- According to regulations, Art. 21 (PDF, 98 KB) the supplementary courses must be chosen from courses outside of the department MTEC and aim to strengthen and deepen your technical background. They should not focus on management issues (even though they might be offered through other departments).
- Supplementary courses are meant to be chosen, together with your tutor, to reinforce your skills in engineering and/or natural sciences. They need to be documented in the learning agreement on myStudies
- Language courses are handled according to the Directive of the Rectorate: Science in Perspective, art. 8 and are accepted for credit on the condition that the course level for European languages is at least B2 and for German courses C2 and higher.
- Language courses are offered by the ETH/UZH Sprachenzentrum
Examinations mostly take place at the end of each semester. For more information click here
Examination scheduling at D-MTEC:
- End-of-semester examinations are carried out during calendar weeks 2-3 (autumn semester) and 23-24 (spring semester)
- Session examinations are carried out during calendar weeks 4-7 (autumn semester) and 32-35 (spring semester)
- Semester performances can also take place during the semester.
- The results of performance assessments decreed can be checked in myStudies. Students may view their completed, written exam copies within 6 months.
- For details, please consult the Directive of the Rectorate: Viewing and transfer of performance assessment records
- Students have the right of appeal and means of legal redress regarding grades: If students do not agree with the grades and performance evaluations issued, they can proceed by either lodging an appeal or seeking legal redress.
- Students can largely act on their own initiative when choosing their internship.
- Students can look up organizations who recently worked with MTEC interns and learn about topics MTEC students focus on during their internships on the MTEC Internship Platform
- Internship positions can be found here: MTEC Website and OBIS Website
- MTEC students are encouraged to explore international internship opportunities via professional organisations such as IEASTE
- Check out the Internship Guidelines. (PDF, 41 KB)
- Register for the internship via the MTEC Internship Platform.
- During the registration process you have to state the internship organisation, objectives and tasks for your internship.
- The registration has to be acknowledged by the MTEC Student Administration, Ms. Prisca Rohr.
- Once the registration has been confirmed, the internship has to be registered via myStudies to ensure the correct awarding of the 6 credit points.
- International students from non-EU countries need to provide to the prospective employer a confirmation from the department MTEC, that the internship is mandatory.
- To obtain such a confirmation from D-MTEC, please contact:
- You must have passed your Bachelor’s degree.
- You must have sucessfully completed the MTEC internship.
- You must have passed the academic writing course.
- The student shall choose an appropriate topic in collaboration with the tutor.
- The tutor defines the tasks which have to be addressed and the evaluation criteria.
- The Academic Writing Course (363-1063-00) is compulsory for students who entered in spring semester 2015 onwards.
- The MTEC Chair Guide (PDF, 3.3 MB) outlines the opportunities and prerequisites for writing a Master’s thesis at each of the 24 MTEC chairs.
- Students should take elective and supplementary courses in the research area of the chair at which they would like to write their Master's thesis (see Regulations Art. 23: (PDF, 98 KB) Individual specialisation programme, tutor system).
- The Master's thesis is written on a full-time basis and lasts six months.
- The tutor defines the starting date and the submission deadline, which are shown in myStudies
- The signed Declaration of Originality (PDF, 622 KB) is a component of the Master's thesis.
- The submission form (bounded, PDF-file, etc.) is carried out in agreement with the tutor.
- The Master’s thesis should be submitted within six months.
- The Master's thesis is considered failed if it is handed in too late ("Verspätete Abgabe der Masterarbeit gilt als nicht bestanden" as per Leistungskontrollenverordnung, Art. 11, Abs. 1).
The Director of Studies may on request approve an extension if cogent reasons are given.
No. A payment for the Master's thesis is not possible.
An application for travel allowances may be made to the Scholarship Office for individual journeys that are closely associated with a course of study or doctoral programme.
International Student Exchange
- All Master's students with an ETH Bachelor's degree are eligible for the regular student exchange programmes.
- If you are a Master's student with a Bachelor's degree from another university, you can study abroad via a self-organised stay, by writing your Master's thesis abroad or by participating in IARU summer programmes
Within the MTEC Master’s studies, up to 30 credit points can be acquired by participating in international exchange programmes.