Civil Engineering

Project, link and build the future.

The welfare of a society has always been and still is strongly related with the development of infrastructures to satisfy the needs of food, water, energy, transportation and housing, as well as the protection against natural disasters, under the constraints of sustainability and protection of the environment.

Civil engineers have the challenge to satisfy the vital needs of society by designing, building, managing and maintaining complex infrastructure projects with a global approach, taking into account socio-economical and environmental interactions.

They are generalists with high competences in various fields such as structures, hydraulic schemes and energy, geotechnics and tunnelling, transportation infrastructures and systems, management, legal and economical aspects, as well as environmental issues. Civil engineers work in multidisciplinary and very often multicultural teams.

Program’s objectives

This two-year Master’s program gives the students the required knowledge to face a big challenge: create the necessary infrastructures for economic prosperity, hence guaranteeing the whole population an adequate standard of living.

High priority is given to a transdisciplinary teaching in the ENAC School by bringing together civil engineers, architects and environmental engineers, through the program Design and build together.

Students may also choose to pursue one of the following specializations:

  • Geotechnics
  • Transportation and mobility
  • Structural engineering
  • Hydraulics and energy

An EPFL Master of Science in Civil Engineering leads the young graduates to a stimulating career in an engineering consulting firm, a construction company or a government agency, or allows them to open their own civil engineering consulting firm.

Simplified study plan

Please note that the information regarding programs’ structure as well as the simplified study plans may be subject to change and that they are not legally binding. Only the official regulations and study plans are binding.

Admission criteria

EPFL Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, or from another institution with an excellent academic record.

Further information about admission criteria

Teaching languages

French and English. An excellent command of French or English, as well as a good command of the other language, is recommended.

Diploma and title obtained

Upon completion of their Master’s curricula, students obtain an EPFL Master of Science MSc in Civil Engineering. The diploma also gives graduates the right to use the title of EPF qualified civil Engineer.

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To learn more about this program, please use the following contacts:

[email protected]

0041 21 693 28 05

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