Career Prospects

Informatics is both the infrastructure and the engine of today’s society. It plays a key role in the industry as well as the service sector in Switzerland. The national training and research institutions have acquired a considerable reputation worldwide, in particular in the IT field. Many IT companies have or are planning to have research and development centres in Switzerland. Considering this, graduates in Informatics have excellent opportunities in the job market.

The demand for well-educated specialists in Informatics is very high and is expected to grow even more. Graduates of the Master of Science in Informatics are trained to solve complex problems in interdisciplinary areas such as machine learning, intelligent search engines, computer graphics and special effects, computer vision and face recognition, robotics, data science, and they are prepared to design, build, integrate, validate, and maintain reliable and secure software systems for the highly competitive software industry of the 21st century.

Employability Data

  • Employed                           95.1%
  • Average Time to Job         2.2 months
    (78% within 3 months: 51% before graduation)


Place of work %


  • Ticino
  • Other Swiss Cantons



Italy 18
Other Countries 5


Industries (main) %
Informatics, Techonology, Web 51.4
Educational, Research institutions 10
Banking, Finance, Insurance services, Accounting 7.1
Telecommunication 4.4
All others (<3%) 27.1


Function (main) %
IT and Web Services 27.5
Engineering 26.1
Research 20.3
Consulting 5.8
Entrepreneurship 4.4
All others (<3%) 15.9


The average salary* is 79'200.- CHF.


Source: 2020 USI Master Survey (2015-2019)
*100% gross annual salary in CH