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CAS – Certificate of Advanced Studies

Take a targeted approach to building up your competences for a particular professional application.

The 250+ CAS continuing education programmes offered by the FHNW deliver well-founded and practice-oriented knowledge in a compact form. These subject-specific programmes are the basic building blocks of the continuing education offering in the Advanced Studies area. Often part of a MAS or DAS programme, they can also be attended individually. CAS programmes yield at least 10 ECTS points and are based on a skills profile. They take around six months to complete at the FHNW and conclude with a certificate.

A CAS continuing education programme at the FHNW offers:

  • An extensive, tailor-made selection of offerings
  • Targeted development of your skill set
  • First-class lecturers with direct experience of professional practice
  • A boost to your know-how based on the latest scientific findings
  • A recognised qualification for your professional development

Fields of Study

Applied Psychology

Psychological issues are increasingly being identified as important in the world of work.

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Architecture, Construction and Geomatics

The requirements of jobs and the working environment are becoming increasingly complex and subject to rapid change.

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Art and Design

Deepen your knowledge and skills in the field of art, design and education by signing into professional continuing education programmes. Numerous workshops on ...

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We are happy to help you continue your education, so that you get ahead in your professional and personal life.

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We will help you in your continuing education as a professional in the school and university system. The central topics are teaching, the professional role and ...

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Highly trained professionals are in high demand. We offer advanced training courses in engineering, computer science and management for the next step in your ...

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Life Sciences

Analyse environmental problems and find and communicate innovative solutions.

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The FHNW Basel Academy of Music has an extensive range of courses for musicians in search of a new challenge.

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Social Work

Our innovative and richly diverse continuing education programme is much acclaimed beyond the confines of our discipline.

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