Portrait FernUni Schweiz - CAS in Biometrics & Management

Swiss Distance Learning University (FernUni Schweiz) - Education my own way

Distance learning is the perfect solution for those who wish to combine study, work, family and leisure, to pursue a professional career or who wish to strike out in a new field of employment. Distance learning offers you the practical convenience of studying without being tied to a time or place and thus allows you to fit your learning around other commitments in your life.

The Swiss Distance Learning University is the only institute recognised as a distance learning university in Switzerland and has been offering an extensive range of distance learning courses since 1992. The structure of the courses is in line with the Bologna Directives and the degrees are equivalent to those of traditional Swiss universities.


Certificate of Advances Studies (CAS) in Biometrics & Privacy (12 ECTS)

Biometrics includes all data generated by the measurement and statistical analysis of peoples’ physical, behavioural and technical characteristics: fingerprints, faces, irises, or passwords, photos and documents recorded on various devices (medical files and bank statements among others).

The goal of this Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) is to teach concepts and technologies in the area of Biometrics and Privacy and provide students with a full understanding of data protection, privacy preservation, compliance with privacy regulations and potential privacy losses.

Teaching methods / Language
The CAS Biometrics is a 100% distance learning programme. The course consists of assignments published on an online platform, homework, online support and virtual classes.

The teaching language is English.

Admission requirements
Candidates for admission must satisfy the following requirements:

  • higher education diploma (university or equivalent) and/or
  • at least three years relevant professional training or experience
  • proficiency in English

Personal investment
approx. 50 hours/module

min. 3 month, max. 12 month

Beginning of de programme
3 x per year (January, April, September)

CHF 6,000 for de whole programme, CHF 1,300 for each separate module taken

CAS in Biometrics and Privacy


This programme is presented in collaboration with the Idiap Research Institute in Martigny.