1:1 Master’s EPFL-DTU | Environmental engineering

The Environmental sciences and engineering Section of EPFL offers a 1:1 Master’s program in Environmental engineering in collaboration with the Danish Technical University (DTU). The program covers a period of two years with students being enrolled at either EPFL or DTU, and completing one year at each partner institution.

This 1:1 program is offered to students who have successfully finished their Bachelor’s degree in Environmental engineering, Civil engineering or Chemical engineering at EPFL or DTU, and who have been admitted to the Master’s degree in Environmental engineering at their institution. Only students having fulfilled their entire Bachelor’s degree at EPFL or DTU are allowed to register for this 1:1 program.

Participants of the 1:1 program are selected according to their academic, personal and linguistic qualifications. Applicants are selected by the home institution and then presented to the host institution for academic evaluation and approval.

EPFL students

The deadline for applications is set on November 15 during the students’ 1st semester of the Master’s degree. However, it is recommended to apply already during the last semester of the Bachelor’s degree.

DTU students

DTU students are kindly asked to refer to DTU’s website.

Study plan

As part of their application, students are asked to prepare a study plan, that must be approved by both program coordinators. They must also fulfill the language requirements at the host institution by the time they start their studies there.

Students enrolled in the 1:1 program complete one year of study at each partner university.

EPFL students

EPFL students registered in the Master’s degree in Environmental sciences and engineering must spend the 1st Master’s degree year at EPFL, followed by the 2nd year at DTU. 

DTU students

DTU students may choose to spend their 1st year of the Master’s degree at DTU or at EPFL and the 2nd year at the other institution.

Students starting at EPFL

1st year at EPFL

  • Compulsory courses (block 1) and specific courses (block 2) (20+25= 45 ECTS)
  • Specialized courses (group: SIE optional courses) from an approved list of courses (15 ECTS)

2nd year at DTU

  • Courses among the Technological Specialization block (20 ECTS)
  • Master’s thesis (min. 30 ECTS)
  • Elective courses chosen from a list of approved courses (max. 10 ECTS, in order to earn the total number of credits of the program up to 120 ECTS)

Students starting at DTU

1st year at DTU

  • Compulsory courses (25 ECTS)
  • Courses among the Technological Specialization block (25 ECTS)
  • Elective courses chosen from a list of approved courses (10 ECTS)

2nd year at EPFL

  • Specialized courses from an approved list of courses (20 ECTS)
  • Master’s thesis (30 ECTS)
  • Elective courses chosen from a list of approved courses (10 ECTS)

EPFL and DTU students: Master’s thesis

The subject of the Master’s thesis must be approved by both institutions and the thesis must be written in English.

This program is open to students who are well-versed in English. EPFL and DTU students must fulfill the language requirements of each partner institution before beginning their stay there.

Depending on their home institution, the students receive either the Master of Science in Engineering, Environmental Engineering from DTU or the Master of Science in Environmental sciences and engineering from EPFL and the right to use the title of EPF qualified environmental Engineer. 

Each diploma is accompanied by an attestation carrying the logos of both universities stating that the students have completed the DTU-EPFL 1:1 Master’s program.

Students participating in this 1:1 program must pay their tuition fees at their home universities only. The host institution considers 1:1 program students as exchange students and waives all tuition fees and other program/registration fees.

EPFL

Pierre-Yves Gilliéron
Deputy of the Environmental sciences and engineering section

Myriam Schaffter
Responsible for exchanges with Denmark, Mobility Office

DTU

Stefan Trapp
Head of Master’s Studies, Department of Environmental Engineering
Email: [email protected]

Christina Johannsen
Study exchange coordinator
Email: [email protected]