CAS ETH in Robotics (CAS ETH Robotics)

Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ

LocationZürich, Zurich region, Switzerland
CategoryComputer Science
Deadline1 February 2021

Certificates of Advanced Studies

CAS 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 10 ECTS credits and 150 contact hours and may 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.

Certificate of Advanced Studies

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Technology, Management & Innovation

CAS ETH Robotics is a research-oriented programme in robotics and artificial intelligence. It is targeted and flexible, building on and expanding the expertise of professionals and the tutor’s lab.

Programme structure

Programme description

The CAS ETH Robotics is a personalised advanced training programme in the field of robotics and AI. The advanced training builds on top of the industrial experience of individual participants, expanding and updating the knowledge and skills with cutting-edge developments and research in robotics and AI. A personalised study plan is designed in conjunction with a tutor to define the research projects, take part of ETH courses or impart seminars. Tutors are chosen from over 30 professors of the ETH+ initiative RobotX.


The personalised study plan offers experienced industry individuals the opportunity to undergo research-related training in robotics and AI, to update their knowledge and to expand their area of expertise in a targeted manner.

Professional perspectives

Participants deepen and update their knowledge with the latest advancements in robotics and AI research. Thus, a successful graduate from the CAS ETH Robotics is able to exploit effectively this knowledge as an industrial expert.
The interest and needs of the participant are taking into account for her/his personalised study plan by the tutor in order to meet her/his professional developmental goals.

Programme structure

The programme is designed on a case-by--case basis with a tutor (ETH Professor). The minimum duration is of 2 months full-time, or part-time within a maximum duration of 12 months.

Additional information

  • Tutors are chosen from around 30 professors of the ETH+ initiative RobotX. RobotX supports the search and selection of tutors.
  • Language: German upon agreement

    Tuition languages

    English: 100 %


    Certificate of Advanced Studies ’CAS ETH in Robotics’ (CAS ETH Robotics)

    Credit points

    Min. 12 ECTS credits

    Target group and requirements

    Target group

    The programme is targeted at professionals with an engineering or natural sciences Master’s degree (or equivalent), with extensive industrial experience (at least 5 years) in the field robotics, automation, data science, AI, or related technologies.


    Master’s degree (or equivalent), recognised by ETH Zurich, plus at least 5 years of professional experience in the robotics, automation, data science, AI, or related fields.

    Required language skills

    English: C1 (German: C1) - Show proficiency scales

    Examination languages

    English (German upon agreement)

    Time and place


    The start is possible at any time


    Duration of 360 working hours during min. 2 months full-time or max. 12 months part-time.

    Application period

    The application will be possible at any time as of 01.02.2021.


    ETH Zurich

    Tuition fee

    CHF 15,000

    Deregistration fee

    After admission and later than 60 days before the start of the programme: CHF 8,000


    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

    Application documents

    http://Admission requires a letter of support from the current employer and a written confirmation from a tutor of RobotX. For assistance in finding and selecting a tutor, please contact the RobotX office.


    Programme management

    Prof. Dr. Marco Hutter (Programme Director) and Dr. Cesar Cadena (Programme Manager)


    ETH Zurich, RobotX, Leonhardstrasse 21, 8092 Zurich,
    cas-robotics [a] ethz[.]ch

    Responsible body

    ETH Zurich, ETH+ initiative RobotX


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