Frequently asked questions:

  • How long is the program?
    Each track is 12 weeks long and instruction takes place onsite at our Technopark campus.
  • Is that long enough?
    Absolutely. After 3 months of intensive practice (60-70 hours of work per week including classroom time), you’ll have what it takes to lift off into the world of software development.
  • How many students are there per class?
    To maintain a high level of interaction and closeness between instructors and students, each class will limited to 20 students.
  • How many instructors will there be during the entirety of the module?
    Students can expect to have different instructors covering a wide range of topics along with frequent interventions for halfday to a full day from industry professionals to work on a case study.
  • What other type of support will there be during the course?
    In addition to the instructor, there will be Teaching Assistants for the class. They will attend class with you and be a vital resource for assistance. The other students in the classroom, with whom you’ll form a strong bond, will also be a valuable source of help and collaboration. At Propulsion, it’s all about teamwork. The success of one student translates to the success of all.
  • What does a typical day in the classroom look like?
    Before the class starts, students will be assigned a partner for the day. The instructor will introduce a concept briefly with as little theory as possible before getting you started on exercises. From that point on, you must use what you’ve just learned to hack your way into completing the exercises.
  • Does a potential student apply to one or all three tracks?
    Each candidate can apply to one module of their choice and not all three at once. If the potential student does not get into the desired module, our team may invite the student to apply to another track if they feel he or she has a better chance at getting in.
  • Which track is the best for what student?
    For those who are good with numbers and statistics, Data Science is the best choice. Full-Stack Web Development is for those who want to be proficient in developing web and ecommerce applications. iOS Development is for the important market of mobile applications.
  • What are a student’s chances of being employed upon graduation?
    Those who make it through one of the three educational tracks at Propulsion can expect a very high chance of finding employment upon graduation. The Career Services team of the Academy prepares and coaches students before presenting them to industry partners.
  • Why do we teach certain technologies and concepts and not others?
    Our mission is to ensure that you find employment or create your own company after graduation. For this reason, we will equip you with the most indemand skills and technologies applicable for the local market. We cannot teach everything in three months – there are many young and cool technologies out there, but knowing them won’t get you that dream job or application off the ground in the same way as many mainstream technologies can. The goal is to get you to be a great programmer. Once you have this accomplished, the learning curve for technologies no longer becomes steep.
  • What are the chances of getting in?
    Being accepted is not necessarily dependent on your previous programming experience. If you show to us that you are really passionate and motivated at being a software developer and that you have the right attitude towards learning and teamwork, your chances are really high.
  • How much does tuition cost and what does it include?
    Attendance is CHF 13,500 for Full-Stack Development immersive, CHF 10,500 for Full-Stack development part time and CHF 11,500 for Data Science including instruction, course materials, and our Career Services team (helping the students find employment upon graduation).
  • Do you have any payment plans?
    Upon enrollment, you are required to pay a CHF 3000 deposit to reserve your seat in the program. You will have 5 days from signing the enrollment agreement to pay your deposit in order to reserve your seat in the program. For the remaining balance of tuition, you can pay the remaining amount in full by the end of the second week of the program.
  • Can my company sponsor my participation?
    Absolutely. If you are interested in attending a Propulsion full time program and plan on returning to your employer afterwards, we are happy to speak with your managers to help facilitate this process.
  • How does the application process work?
    To be accepted, a potential candidate must make it through the following rounds administered by the our team: (1) online application (2) nontechnical interview (3) technical interview and (4) final decision.
  • What happens once I’m accepted?
    First of all, congratulations! It’s time for you to get to work. We’ll send you a packet of preparation materials and exercises that you must complete before the first day of class. You won’t be alone and we’ll help you in the process.
  • Do I need to bring my own laptop for the course?
    Yes, you’ll need your own laptop. Any OS you have installed on the laptop is good, but we’d prefer if you have a Mac, it could be an older working Mac, no problem.
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Announcing new scholarships for full
and part-time programs:

Full-Stack Immersive

“Your next job: software developer” scholarship,
CHF 5,000 of tuition!