Mechanical Engineering

Giving form to dreams.

Building up on a thorough and multidisciplinary curriculum, the teaching provided within the Master’s program in Mechanical Engineering emphasizes the acquisition of broad knowledge and skills while offering specialization opportunities. It thus provides preparation both to careers in the private sector and to scientific research activities.

Program’s objectives

Training in mechanical engineering is at the same time broad and very specialized. It includes solving both challenging problems, such as computing the fluid flow around an airplane or optimizing a hip prosthesis, and managing large multi-faceted projects, such as the design of an F1 car. Based on fundamental scientific knowledge and engineering know-how, the program develops competences in fluid and solid mechanics, biomechanics, automation, production systems and energy-related topics. It also fosters skills in advanced computation modeling and problem solving techniques.

The program must be built around one of the following specializations:

  • fluid mechanics
  • automatic and systems
  • design and production
  • thermal sciences
  • mechanics of solids and structures
  • biomechanics

Mechanical engineers can significantly contribute to sensible uses of natural resources, especially energy transformation, safer production of essential goods and transportation issues.

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 Mechanical Engineering, or from another institution with an excellent academic record.

Further information about admission criteria

Teaching languages

English and French (vast majority of courses in English).

Diploma and title obtained

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

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

[email protected]

0041 21 693 29 47

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