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.
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’s degree in either Computer Science or Communication Systems. It offers graduates excellent job perspectives.
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.
ETHZ Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or in Information Technology, or EPFL Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or in Communication Systems.
A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Communication Systems or in a related field from another institution may also be accepted with an excellent academic record. Additional credits to fill any gaps may be required.
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 a Master of Science MSc in Computer Science – Cyber Security delivered jointly by EPFL and ETHZ. The diploma also gives graduates the right to use the title of EPF-ETH qualified Engineer.