DAS ETH in Cyber Security

Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ

LocationZürich, Zurich region, Switzerland
CategoryComputer Science

Diploma of Advanced Studies

DAS programmes aim to give greater depth or interdisciplinary breadth to an original academic qualification. They are aimed at university graduates who are working and wish to enhance their professional skills or specialise in a particular subject. They correspond to at least 30 ECTS credits and generally involve written project work or a thesis. They are organised in the form of block courses or courses on fixed days of the week and last one to two years.

Diploma of Advanced Studies

This description is only available in English.


Technology, Management & Innovation

From fundamentals to current research topics in cyber security, a computer science oriented continuing education programme.

Programme structure

Programme description

Cyber security can be understood as an umbrella term for a wide range of different topics. The focus of the programme lies on the computer science aspects of cyber security. Starting from the fundamentals, the attendees of the programme are introduced to current research topics of cyber security in the computer science department of ETH Zurich.


Attendees of the programme get a solid understanding of today’s challenges and problems associated with cyber security. Furthermore, attendees are introduced to state–of–the–art solutions, techniques, and research results in terms of the topics presented in the courses.

Professional perspectives

Graduates of the programme have a thorough understanding of the fundamental challenges in information security from a technical point of view. In terms of the chosen advanced courses, graduates are introduced to the current state of research, thus being well prepared to understand professional articles and being able to incorporate recent results into their work.

Programme structure

The programme consists of a set of required courses as well as a set of elective courses. It allows participants to choose from a multifaceted set of graduate courses. To complement the more technical courses, the set of elective courses includes policy and strategy-oriented courses.

Tuition languages

English: 100 %


Diploma of Advanced Studies ’DAS ETH in Cyber Security’

Credit points

35 ECTS credits

Target group and requirements

Target group

The target audience for the course are professionals, engineers as well as executive staff members from the industry or the public sector (including military and intelligence), who need in-depth knowledge in terms of information technology related fields of information security.


Bachelor’s degree acknowledged by ETH in computer science or in a related field plus work experience in an area relevant for the topic of the programme.

Required language skills

English: C1 - Show proficiency scales

Examination languages


Time and place


Every Autumn and Spring semester


Minimum 1 year, part-time possible; expected effort: approx. 1050 hours

Application period

01.01.-15.07. for Autumn Semester 2020, 01.07.-15.11. for Spring Semester


ETH Zurich

Tuition fee

CHF 18,000

Deregistration fee

30 days after admisson CHF 6,000



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Questions about the application

ETH Zurich, School for Continuing Education, HG E 17-18.5, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zurich, Tel. 0041 (0)44 632 56 59 , info [a] sce[.]ethz[.]ch


Programme management

Professor Kenneth Paterson (Programme Director), Dr Sinisa Matetic (Programme Coordinator)


ETH Zurich, Dr Sinisa Matetic, Institute of Information Security, sinisa.matetic [a] inf[.]ethz[.]ch or
ETH Zurich, Claudia Günthart, CAB H 31.1, Institute of Theoretical Computer Science, Universitätstrasse 6, 8092 Zurich Tel. 0041 (0)44 632 83 46 , claudia.guenthart [a] inf[.]ethz[.]ch

Responsible body

ETH Zurich, D-INFK


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