This Master’s program aims at providing students from various backgrounds with a broad and universal training in:
- foundations of neuroscience
- computational neuroscience
The breadth of the above core courses enables students that graduate from the program to work for clinical applications, product development, fundamental or translational research, either with an experimental or information-technology oriented bend.
The study program is complemented by several projects in research labs as well as a large choice of in-depth courses in areas such as
- data science and machine learning
- imaging and image analysis
- scientific thinking
Thanks to their interdisciplinary profile, graduates have the opportunity to become future leaders, start-up managers, or innovative health professionals in the industry (MedTech, pharmaceutical companies or health care), in hospitals and in research in general. Their ability to see the big picture in terms of systems combined with a realistic perspective of what it means to develop a product makes them highly esteemed professionals able to interact with experts from many other domains.
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.
EPFL Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences Engineering, Microengineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering or Communication Systems, or from another institution with an excellent academic record.
Candidates must have strong quantitative and analytical skills, as well as a solid background in sciences (mathematics, physics, chemistry). Prior knowledge in technology (electrical engineering, material, instrumentation, computer sciences), or biosciences (biology, medical physiology) is a plus but not a formal requirement.
Diploma and title obtained
Upon completion of their Master’s curricula, students obtain an EPFL Master of Science MSc in Neuro-X. The diploma also gives graduates the right to use the title of EPF qualified Engineer in Neuro-X.