General Information

Information on the modular training for the Federal Proessional Certificate in geomatics technology

Modular Course
  • Technical Requirements: Personal Laptop (GIS modules require Windows)
  • Basic or optional modules are each concluded with a module examination.
  • Module tests with min. Grade 4 is considered successful
  • After successful completion of 5 basic and 5 optional modules, the final thesis for the federal professional certificate follows.
Basic Module Course
  • Start of the basic module course is each August and it lasts until July of the following year
  • If enough registrations are received, a second course will be held. (a few months later)
  • We recommend to book the basic modules together
  • All 5 basic modules must be successfully completed.
  • Secure your place, you can register at any time
Elective Modules
  • We recommend attending the elective modules after completing the basic module course.
  • At least 5 modules from the selection of 10 must be successfully completed.

The following overview shows the current phases at which time the individual modules are executed: Schedule from 2018 (PDF)

For holiday planning:
  • The holiday plan of the Canton of Zurich serves as the basis for holiday planning: Holidays Canton of Zurich
  • Exception: Modules can take place in week 33!
Course Locations
  • Lucerne
  • Muttenz
  • Wabern (Bern)
  • Rapperswil
Further recommendations for the planning of modular courses:
  • The time burden should not be underestimated – at least two years should be planned for the course.
  • Basic or elective modules can take place on the same day.
  • The implementation of the elective modules depends on the minimum number of registrations.
  • Module prices and lesson times can change slightly
General provisions of the QS-K on Module Examination
  • Module examinations are a part of the professional certificate and are controlled and monitored by the QS-K.
  • They have fixed time and point specifications.
  • Successfully completed modules are valid for 6 years
  • Unless otherwise stated, the rule is that a handwritten A4 summary may be used for each subject.
Further information on module examinations can be found in the following documents (all in German):
Final Examination

After successful examinations of the basic modules and five optional modules, the final examination takes the form of a thesis. Final examinations are held in spring and autumn.

Dates of the next final examinations and registration for the final examination fpc (in german):

Dates QS-K