Design and development

Materials Engineer

Engineer in Materials Science EPFL
Professional Education and Training (PET)

Length of training:
3 years and 2 years
English, French
EPFL Diploma
Admission condition

Hold a Swiss high-school maturité certificate, or a Swiss HES bachelor’s degree. Holders of a federal vocational baccalaureate aged 25 or over should apply to the CMS preparatory course.

The Materials Science and Engineering Section at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) provides multi-disciplinary teaching that draws on the sciences of physics and chemistry alongside traditional engineering disciplines such as manufacturing and applications.

The preparatory and first year of the Bachelor's programme are designed to give students a broad foundation in materials science: structure and properties of materials, underlying principles in their different transformations, and techniques to resolve problems relating to the design and engineering of materials.

In their final year, Bachelor's students complete two research projects, working directly with a research laboratory in materials. Students in the Master's programme acquire a more in-depth understanding of materials structure from macroscale to atomic scale. This will enable them to use materials' properties and manufacturing processes to create new and innovative products that can be applied in areas such as microtechnologies, biotechnologies, aerospace, transport, infrastructure, sport, and many others. Students who graduate with a Master's in Materials Science and Engineering go on to careers in a wide variety of industries, including the watch industry.

Source: EPFL École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne / Federal Institutes of technology, ordinance on studies leading to Bachelor's and Master's degrees, June 14th 2004, and Materials Science Section study regulations, May 13th 2013

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Associated schools

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) - Section de Science et Génie des Matériaux


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