Non-degree continuing education

EPFL offers preparatory modules as well as non-degree training courses developed to meet specific needs. Moreover, with our MOOCs, people from across Switzerland and abroad can acquire targeted knowledge.


  • Short-term training courses (FCOs)
  • Open modules: some of our CAS, DAS and MAS programs include open modules – i.e., modules that can be taken individually by people who are not enrolled in a full CAS, DAS or MAS program.
  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): MOOCs are online courses offered by universities around the world. Generally free of charge, they can be taken by just about anyone with internet access.


Our non-degree training courses lead to a simple certificate of participation. In some cases, they may also award ECTS credits (up to nine), provided that the course includes knowledge assessment.