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.

The civil engineer has 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.

He is a generalist 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

The two-year master’s program in civil engineering will give 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”.

An EPFL Master of Science in Civil Engineering will lead the young graduate to a stimulating career in an engineering consulting firm, a construction company or a government agency, or allow him/her to open his/her own civil engineering consulting firm.

Study plan


Teaching Language: French and English. A good command of French is recommended to be able to follow this program.

Please note that the information regarding the programs’ structure as well as details of the study plan may be subject to change.

Entry Requirements

Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from a reputable university.

Online application

More information

You will find the complete curriculum, a list and description of courses, as well as recommendations regarding the choice of Minors or Specializations on the Civil Engineering section’s specific pages.


In case of specific questions about this program, please contact the Civil Engineering Section:

[email protected]

41 (0)21 693 28 05