Double Degree EPFL-ENS Lyon | Computer Science and Communication Systems

EPFL and ENS Lyon join forces in order to offer their students a double degree program in computer sciences and communication systems.

This program allows ENS Lyon students to follow an engineer education and EPFL students to take advantage of a research education.

Dual curriculum over a three-year period leading to a double master’s degree:

  • Master “Sciences, Technologies, Santé, mention Informatique, parcours Informatique fondamentale”, ENS Lyon/Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (UCBL)
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Communication Systems, EPFL – Accredited by the “Commission française des Titres de l’Ingénieur”

EPFL students

The candidate holds a Bachelor certificate from EPFL with an overall average of at least 5/6. By the time of application to the double degree program, the candidate has arleady been admitted into the master’s program in communication systems.

ENS Lyon students

The candidate has obtained the “Licence en Informatique, parcours Informatique fondamentale” from ENS Lyon/UCBL. By the time of application, the candidate has been admitted into the master “Informatique, parcours Informatique fondamentale” from ENS Lyon and UCBL.

Language requirements

A level of at least B2 in English (C1 recommended). The courses of the double degree program are taught in English.

EPFL students

  1. Students must inform the Section of communication systems of their interest in the double degree program at the end of January (1st year of master’s degree).
  2. The deadline for application is set on 1st March. This selection doesn’t guarantee the admission to ENS Lyon for the dual degree program.
    Students apply to the master at ENS Lyon according to following process and calendar.

ENS Lyon students

  1. Interview with the teaching staff of the master in computer science (Informatique). Selected candidates will receive a letter of recommendation to be included in the EPFL application file. Students must contact the Head of the Department of computer science in order to validate the study plan This selection doesn’t guarantee the admission to EPFL for the double degree program.
  2. Selected students apply to the master’s program at EPFL according to following process by 15 January or by 15 April.
  3. Students register the application at ENS Lyon prior to the 15 January or prior to the 15 April by completing the corresponding online form.

Dual curriculum over a three-year period leading to a double master’s degree:

  • Master “Sciences, Technologies, Santé, mention Informatique, parcours Informatique fondamentale”, ENS Lyon/Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (UCBL)
  • Master of Science (MSc) in communication systems, EPFL – Accredited by the “Commission française des Titres de l’Ingénieur”

For the graduation at ENS Lyon/UCBL in the context of the double degree program with EPFL, 120 ECTS are recognized, including 30 ECTS among the 90 ECTS earned at EPFL.

For the graduation at EPFL in the context of the double degree program with ENS Lyon/UCBL, 120 ECTS are recognized, including 30 ECTS among the 90 ECTS earned at ENS Lyon/UCBL. According to the rules at EPFL, an industrial internship is mandatory.

EPFL students

1st and 2nd semester of master’s degree at EPFL: courses (60 ECTS)
3rd semester of master’s degree at ENS de Lyon: fundamental courses (30 ECTS)
4th semester at EPFL: industrial internship (non-credit)
5th semester at ENS Lyon: advanced courses (30 ECTS)
6th semester: master’s project in a lab supervised by a professor or a senior scientist of EPFL as well as a teaching tutor of ENS Lyon (30 ECTS)

ENS Lyon students

1st and 2nd semester of master’s degree at ENS Lyon : courses (60 ECTS)
3rd and 4th semester of master’s degree at EPFL : courses (60 ECTS)
5th semester of master’s degree at EPFL: industrial internship (non-credit)
6th semester: master’s project in a lab supervised by a professor or a senior scientist of EPFL as well as a teaching tutor of ENS Lyon (30 ECTS)

Course selection: please contact Ms Sylviane Dal Mas, Deputy of Section of Communication Systems (see below)

EPFL

Ms Sylviane Dal Mas, Deputy of Section
Computer Science and Communication Systems
+41 21 69 35637
[email protected]

ENS Lyon

Dr. Nicolas Trotignon, Directeur du Département d’Informatique, ENS de Lyon
+33 4 72 72 87 58
[email protected]

Dr. Natacha PORTIER, Correspondante internationale du Département d’Informatique
[email protected]‐lyon.fr