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Law requires that graduates of baccalaureate programmes complete a year-long preparatory work placement before being admitted to engineering, information technology or architecture programmes at any Swiss university of applied sciences. Our Passerelle scheme fulfils this requirement.
Practice-based training programme
The training consists of a three-month preparatory course and nine-month internship. This pathway programme is scheduled to make best use of the year between your baccalaureate graduation and beginning of studies. The window between your baccalaureate graduation and the start of the preparatory course gives you time to plan your internship. Our preparatory courses begin annually in August. The start of your internship may vary, but the earliest is November.
Universities of applied science are universities with an explicitly practice-based approach. A bachelor’s degree programme at BFH provides you with a foundation of both general education and theoretical knowledge. In the practical portion of your studies, which is greatly weighted, you will work in laboratories and workshops on applied research and development projects and learn to use standard methods, facilities and tools. This federally recognised bachelor’s degree prepares you to enter the professional world directly following graduation, and our Passerelle scheme is also designed with this end in mind.
A Passerelle scheme for the future
Our Passerelle scheme provides graduates of baccalaureate programmes with
- the practical background required for admission to engineering, information technology or architecture programmes at universities of applied sciences;
- individualised support and guidance through the preparatory phases leading up to the bachelor’s degree programme.
We focus on close collaboration with commercial enterprises, in order to
- offer you work placement opportunities tailored to your studies, and to create consistent educational experiences on both sides;
- develop training modules that best prepare you for everyday professional tasks.