Cyber Security (joint program EPFL-ETHZ)

With the push of a button we can send money to the most remote places on earth, we can control critical infrastructure, or we can send or receive information. This development has led to significant boosts in productivity and unprecedented convenience for us all, but at the same time it has posed significant new challenges. We hear about data breaches and attacks on critical infrastructure every day. How do we safeguard our information society? How do we promote trust? How do we engineer an information infrastructure that has security built in from the start in a principled way? These are the central questions of Cyber Security – an exciting and crucial research area within Computer Science.

Program’s Objectives

In collaboration with ETH Zurich, this Master’s joint-degree program offers a broad set of courses such as cryptography, formal methods, systems, network and wireless security. It aims to provide both foundational and applied knowledge in this quickly expanding domain by leveraging expertise from both universities.

This program is mainly targeted at students who have a Bachelor in either Computer Science or Communication Systems and will offer graduates excellent job perspectives.

Simplified study plan

Please note that the information regarding the programs’ structure as well as the simplified study plan may be subject to change and that these are no legally binding. Only the official regulations and study plans are binding.


For more information, please see the School of Computer and Communication Sciences’ webpages. 

Entry Requirements

Unconditional transfer from ETHZ bachelor’s degree program in computer science, ETHZ bachelor’s degree program in information technology, EPFL bachelor’s degree program in computer science and EPFL bachelor’s degree program in communication systems.


Bachelor’s degree in computer science, communication systems or a related field from an internationally recognized university.

Recognized universities are accredited in their own countries by the competent national authority. The Bachelor’s degree is based on at least three years of study (full-time equivalent) or 180 ECTS credits. Respectively 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 25-30 hours.

Teaching Language: English


Online application



In case of specific questions about this program,please contact the School of Computer and Communication Sciences:

[email protected]

41 (0)21 693 56 37