Admission requirements – Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology
- Commercial or technical vocational baccalaureate with relevant vocational training
- Commercial or technical vocational baccalaureate in a field other than information technology, plus at least one year of professional experience in the commercial or technical field or in information technology (based on a workload of 100%)
- Other vocational baccalaureate or gymnasial baccalaureate, plus at least one year of professional experience in the commercial or technical field or in information technology (based on a workload of 100%)
- Other equivalent degree program, plus at least one year of professional experience in the commercial or technical field or in information technology (based on a workload of 100%)
Admission requirements – Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
- Technical vocational baccalaureate with relevant vocational training
- Technical vocational baccalaureate in a field other than information technology, plus at least one year of professional experience in information technology or at the “Theory course IT work placement” (TIP) (based on a workload of 100%)
- Other vocational baccalaureate or gymnasial baccalaureate, plus at least one year of professional experience in information technology and at the “Theory course IT work placement” (TIP), where applicable (based on a workload of 100%)
- Other equivalent degree program (e.g. pre-admission course at the Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture), plus at least one year of professional experience in information technology and at the “Theory course IT work placement” (TIP), where applicable (based on a workload of 100%)
- Additionally, an interview will be carried out for admission to Digital Ideation – Information Technology.
- Additionally, an interview will be carried out for admission to Digital Ideation – Design following submission of a portfolio and art-related task. More information can be found on the website of the Lucerne School of Art and Design
Admission requirements – Bachelor of Science in Information & Cyber Security
- Vocational baccalaureate with recognized vocational training, both in either a technical or commercial field
- Gymnasial baccalaureate, plus around one year of professional experience in the commercial or technical field
- Admission is also possible via the pre-admission course
- Outstanding diplomas (for example the vocational baccalaureate certificate) can be submitted later
Admission requirements – Bachelor of Science in International IT Management
- English language proficiency to at least level B2
- Commercial or technical vocational training with vocational baccalaureate
- Gymnasial baccalaureate, plus at least one year of professional experience
- Specialized baccalaureate (specializing in IT or business), plus at least one year of professional experience
- Degree from an international school, plus at least one year of professional experience
- Diploma from a professional college (specializing in business, business information technology, information technology or engineering)
- Equivalent foreign qualifications, plus at least one year of relevant professional experience
Application deadlines for all bachelor’s degree programs:
The application deadline for the fall semester in a given year is 21 August. The application deadline for the spring semester is 15 January in a given year.
Admission requirements – master’s degree programs
Formal admission requirements for all master’s degree programs:
- Completion of a bachelor’s degree program to the amount of 180 ECTS credits, or equivalent academic degree
- Ability to follow lessons on a university level in German and English
- High level of motivation and performance
Candidates who have not yet completed their bachelor’s degree program at the time of admission can submit the missing documents by the commencement of studies and are provisionally included in the admission procedure.
As part of the admission procedure, an aptitude test is made based on the application documents.
Master of Science in Engineering:
Applicants will be admitted to the program
- if they have a bachelor’s or equivalent academic degree with high grades and
- if they have passed the aptitude test for the Master’s program (interview with the head of program and the advisor)
The application deadline is two weeks before the commencement of studies.
Master of Science in Business Information Technology:
Bachelor’s degree in business information technology, bachelor’s degree in business administration specializing in business information technology, or equivalent academic degree (with proof of background knowledge in business information technology totaling at least 30 ECTS credits).
Recognition of prior learning
Provided they are equivalent, previously completed study courses or professional experience may be recognized and credited accordingly at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts upon submission of a formal request. Formal requests should be submitted to the head of the degree program.
The enrollment fee is CHF 200 and is invoiced after the application has been submitted. This fee is non-refundable and the sum remains owed in the event of withdrawal from the degree program.
Tuition fees are invoiced at the start of a given semester. The semester fees are still due for payment in the event of withdrawal after the start of the semester (even if no lessons have been attended).
Copyrights and inventions
Art. 34 Copyrights and inventions
1 Students grant the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts the right to use and exploit their copyright-protected works and inventions developed during their studies. This includes the free and unlimited right in terms of time and place to publish or copy the copyright-protected works or inventions, as well as any related trademarks, or to use and exploit them in any other manner.
2 The moral rights of the author and the student’s right to continue to personally use and exploit the copyright-protected works, inventions or trademarks remain protected. Art. 35 forms an exception.
Art. 35 Audiovisual works
Students assign all rights to use and exploit audiovisual works to the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts as producer for its exclusive use, together with the right to use and exploit these works free of charge and without any restrictions in terms of time and place. The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences may transfer these rights to third parties or return them to the student.
Art. 36 Purpose of use
1 The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts generally uses the rights transferred to it for study-related purposes, in particular for archiving, documentation, information, cataloging in the library or media library, advertising and public relation activities. The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is also entitled to grant or transfer rights to copyright-protected works of students, the related patent rights and inventions to third parties within the framework of cooperation, in particular regarding thesis or project work by students, in the fields of applied research and development as well as services.
2 After informing the student, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts may record presentations, performances or screenings of a work on audio, video and data storage systems. The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts may publish such recordings on the Internet (live stream, podcast).
Art. 37 Compensation
1 If the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts earns a financial profit on the commercial use of copyright-protected works and the related patent rights or inventions, it is obliged to agree suitable compensation with the student.
2 A financial profit is earned if the net revenue exceeds the total unsubsidized costs incurred by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (e.g. production costs).
Digital teaching activities
Copyright and personal rights as well as the right to one’s own image also apply to online teaching activities. Written material, videos and other teaching materials made available on ILIAS and in web meetings must not be shared with third parties. The recording of web meetings requires the prior express consent of all parties involved.
Health insurance and accident insurance/pension plan
In Switzerland, health insurance and accident insurance are prescribed by law and therefore compulsory. Students are responsible for ensuring their social security matters are in order, particularly by taking out insurance and by closing gaps in their insurance coverage, etc.
Old-age and survivors’ insurance (AHV)
The personal details of all students over the age of 18 will be passed on to the Lucerne Compensation Office (Ausgleichskasse Luzern), which is in charge of collecting AHV contributions. The Lucerne School of Information Technology would like to point out that the students themselves are responsible for the payment of their contributions. Each year during which no contributions are paid can lead to a significant reduction in pension payments (a particularly serious consequence in the event of disability). Further information can be found at www.ahv.ch.
Theft insurance (property insurance, electronic equipment)
The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and its Schools provide no insurance coverage for the damage, destruction or loss of electronic equipment (e.g. laptops, digital cameras, storage devices or similar) owned by students. It is therefore the students’ responsibility to take out an insurance policy for this kind of occurrence.
Students undertake to comply with the internal order, health and safety regulations of the Lucerne School of Information Technology. Students are responsible for taking out liability insurance. The Lucerne School of Information Technology accepts no liability of any kind.
Data protection guidelines
- Use of personal data
§1The Lucerne School of Information Technology conforms to the applicable data protection legislation when handling the personal data of students.
§2 With their binding application, students consent to the Lucerne School of Information Technology processing and/or linking their personal data (e.g. first name, surname, matriculation number, ECTS credits, degree program etc.) and photos for the purposes of planning, organization, evaluation, funding, statistics, information, in-house learning platforms and classroom portraits. This applies before, during and after the degree program. This also includes the transmission of the necessary data to the federal offices BFS and SERI, the Intercantonal Agreement Cantons, the Swiss Confederation and the Central Compensation Office (CENT). Furthermore, data will be forwarded to the Central and University Library, Lucerne, for the creation of a user account so that students can borrow media at all major university libraries across Switzerland.
§3 With their binding application, students also consent to their data (first name, surname, address, phone number, e-mail address, date of birth, specialization, commencement of studies, date of graduation, School) being passed on to the alumni association of the University of Applied Sciences for Central Switzerland (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts Alumni) after completion of their degree program/continuing and executive education program in order to take out their free-of-charge one-year membership. If students do not wish for their personal data to be disclosed to the alumni association for the purpose of taking out a free-of-charge one-year membership, they may notify the association office via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Use of third-party services
By using third-party services such as Mobility car sharing, University Sports etc., students consent to their data being passed on for the administration of these services by the Lucerne School of Information Technology. Only data given voluntarily by students as part of the registration process will be passed on to third parties. It cannot be ruled out, however, that data may be seen by others while being passed on by third parties.
The degree program conforms to the applicable regulations in place at the start of a given degree program. We expressly reserve the right to make changes and/or amendments to existing regulations and to issue new regulations during the degree program. These shall apply for all students as soon as they come into effect. The regulations can be read online at any time and are available on request from the Lucerne School of Information Technology (secretariat).