Making small smaller.

Microengineering is the art and science of creating, designing, integrating and manufacturing miniature components, instruments and products.

In microengineering, the “fabrication” of the device is just as important as its function. Therefore, the main characteristic of this domain is its multidisiplinary nature: a microengineering system integrates electronics and mechanics together with computational, chemical and optical elements.

Program’s objectives

The EPFL Master of Science in Microengineering offers a unique education for students with an interest in technology, a scientifically oriented mind and an aptitude for synthesis to gain global visions of modern technology.

This program opens a wide range of career opportunities for young engineers. It is an ideal training towards innovative applications in highly attractive sectors such as portable communications, biomedical devices or the watch industry.

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 Microengineering.

A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or any related field with an interdisciplinary background and an excellent academic record may also be accepted. However, candidates must master at least two of the three following fields: computer science, electronics, and mechanical engineering. Additional credits to fill any gaps may be required.

Further information about admission criteria

Teaching languages

English, with a few optional courses in French.

Diploma and title obtained

Upon completion of their Master’s curricula, students obtain an EPFL Master of Science MSc in Microengineering. 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 38 95

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