Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)
Urban Forestry
Further education at a glance

Further education at a glance

Sustainable ecosystem management in urban areas

It doesn’t matter whether you originally come from the field of landscape architecture, architecture, construction, spatial planning, urban planning or a plant and tree-related occupation: you can benefit from the interdisciplinary and cooperative training offered by the CAS in Urban Forestry that takes in several professions. You develop an integrative view of urban development and the management of urban ecosystems.

The CAS comprises five thematic specialist courses (basic module) as well as a transdisciplinary practical module. In both of these modules, you get to know different elements: trees and the forest, the environment and ecology, the urban landscape, cities, society and the necessary participatory communication strategies that contribute to an urban whole. You will also adopt interdisciplinary approaches in working on case studies in Swiss cities and implement a specific project in the practical module.

The specialist courses can also be booked individually.

The aim is to provide you with a 'toolbox' that equips you with interdisciplinary integrative knowledge as well as application and future-oriented practices for sustainably shaping urban ecosystems. Field exercises, excursions as well as the use of new technologies and innovative multimedia learning forms round off the offer.

  • Degree

    Certificate of Advanced Studies FHGR in Urban Forestry
  • Study model

    Basic module with 10 ECTS credits (20 course/practical days or creative online formats, webinars, approx. 120 hours of self-study incl. group work), transdisciplinary practical module with 2 ECTS credits (1 practical module day, consultation hours, 50 hours of self-study)
  • Duration of study programme

    One to two years, flexibly configurable
  • Place of study

    Bern, Zurich, Rapperswil, excursions to different cities as well as creative online formats
  • Begin of study programme

    March 2022 In all cases, the CAS will be conducted using the appropriate COVID-19-compliant measures and adjusted creative learning formats.
  • Tuition fees

    Basic and practical module: CHF 8,500
  • Director of Studies

    Baerlocher Bianca More about Baerlocher Bianca
  • Application deadline

    31 January 2023