Bachelor of Science in Vocational Education and Training

With the Bachelor of Science in Vocational Education and Training, you will acquire the skills to shape working life in the digital age. In addition to gaining a clear understanding of the Swiss VPET system and how to manage VET programmes, you will learn how to professionally lead VET projects. The programme lasts eight semesters. You can complete it while working.

Oberkörper eines Mannes mit ausgebreiteten Armen und spannt ein virtuelles Netz

VET is one of the most important pillars of the Swiss economy and education system. In the Bachelor of Science in Vocational Education and Training programme, you will acquire the necessary skills to handle challenging tasks associated with a complex and constantly changing set of parameters affecting a wide range of different occupations and professions. These skills and the resulting know-how will be gained through a wide range of learning opportunities and a close alignment between theory and practice. 

What will you learn in the Bachelor of Science in Vocational Education and Training programme?


Managing VET programmes 
Use data to assess the quality of VET programmes and how to design suitable training content and measures.


Digital professionalism
Learn how to optimally include digital media and technologies in specific learning arrangements.


Networking, communication & leadership
Communicate and interact competently with VET stakeholders.


Learning & empowerment
Diagnose training needs individually and collectively and then initiate, guide and assess corresponding training plans. 


Evaluation & research
Plan, implement and complete VET or evaluation projects through constructive teamwork.


VET system
Take into account the system context to design suitable training plans and measures. 

Studies at a glance

The Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Vocational Education and Training programme combines classroom instruction with guided self-study and traineeships. The self-study phases are guided by the lecturers in charge.


8-semester part-time programme (alongside regular employment),180 ECTS

Language of instructionGerman
Classroom teachingNormally every two weeks (Friday/Saturday, occasionally also Thursday)
Next start of studies

August 2023
We look forward to receiving your registration by 30 June 2023 at the latest.

Study mode

Part-time study is compatible with gainful employment, whereby we recommend a maximum employment level of 50% of a standard workweek of 41 hours.


The prerequisite for admission is an academic, vocational or specialised baccalaureate. Holders of an equivalent qualification may also apply for admission. 

CostsCHF 200.- Registration fee
CHF 850.- per semester (incl. materials)
CHF 200.- Acceptance and defence of Bachelor thesis (based on Schedule of Fees)

What career prospects will you have after graduation?

As a VET expert, you will be able to take on tasks related to VET programmes and further development of the VET system. Future employers include government agencies, professional organisations, trade associations and vocational schools. After completing this study programme, it is also possible to enrol in the Master of Science in Vocational Education and Training

Detailed information on the study programme can be found on the German website.