Communication Systems

Creating a connected world.

The Master’s program in Communication Systems offers prospective candidates a unique education emphasizing the global interplay of mathematics, physics, computer science and electrical engineering.

The EPFL program offers specializations in the following areas:

  • computer engineering
  • data analytics
  • foundations of software
  • cyber security
  • networking and mobility
  • signals, images and interfaces
  • software systems
  • wireless communications
  • computer science theory
  • internet information systems

Program’s objectives

The internationally diverse faculty is composed of world-renowned visionaries in their fields. The research programs cover almost all aspects of modern communications, including theoretical foundations, security, signal processing, vision, networking, computer engineering and systems.

Research in this program is focused on building and demonstrating technologies that will be required in next-generation systems and their integration into operational communication systems.

The extensive list of EPFL’s industrial contacts favors fruitful interplay between our cutting-edge research and its transfer into real world situations, and helps students gain valuable industrial experience during their studies.

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 Communication Systems or Computer Science.

A Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering or in a related field with an excellent academic record may be accepted. Additional credits to fill any gaps may be required.

Further information about admission criteria

Teaching language

English. Excellent English language skills are required to follow this Master’s program.

Diploma and title obtained

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

Online application


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

[email protected]

0041 21 693 60 48

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