Academic registration

A correct status in the academic registration form (FRAC) is required to ensure a smooth administrative registration. Please read through this page carefully to find details relevant to your master’s program.

The following recommendations concern the compulsory internship recognized in the study plan. Internships done during the academic breaks should not be mentioned in the FRAC.

If the student is registered in a course or in a project during the internship semester, the status to be indicated in the FRAC should be “present”. The course fee is due and the semester is counted in the duration of the studies.

If the student is doing a Master project in a company, the status for the semester of the Master project should be “present” (the location will be specified in the registration for the project). The course fee is due and the semester is counted in the duration of the studies.

If the student is doing a project to outside EPFL (which does not correspond to the mandatory internship), the status for the FRAC is also “present”, even if the project is carried out in a company. The course fee is due and the semester is counted in the duration of the studies.

Architecture
Internships in Architecture are a prerequisite for admission to the master’s programme and last twelve months. They are carried out after the second or third year of the Bachelor’s degree. The status to be indicated in the FRAC is “Internship”. In order to do the internships after the second year, the upcoming semester must also be changed from “Bachelor semester 5” to “Autumn internship”. The course fee is not collected and the semesters are not counted in the cycle duration.

Civil Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Microengineering, Robotics, Materials Science and Engineering, Energy Management and Sustainability, Computer Science, Computer Science-Cybersecurity, Communication Systems, Data Science
The internship lasts a minimum of eight weeks (maximum six months). It is credited with the Master project. If the internship is done during a semester, the status to be indicated in the FRAC is “internship”. The course fee is not collected and the semester is not counted in the cycle duration.

Molecular and Biological Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Micro- and Nanotechnologies for Integrated Systems (MNIS), Sustainable Management and Technology
There is no internship in these programmes. The status ‘internship’ should therefore never be indicated in the FRAC.

Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Physical Engineering, Digital Humanities
The internship lasts from four to six months. Successful completion of the internship leads to the acquisition of 30 ECTS credits. The status to be indicated in the FRAC is “internship”. Course fees are due and the semester is counted as part of the duration of the studies.
If the student is enrolled in a minor, no internship can be done. The status “internship” must therefore never be indicated in the FRAC.

Mathematical engineering
The internship lasts from four to six months. Successful completion of the internship leads to the acquisition of 30 ECTS credits. The status to be indicated in the FRAC is “internship”. The course fee is due and the semester is counted as part of the duration of the studies.
If the student is enrolled in a minor, the internship lasts a minimum of eight weeks (maximum six months). It is credited with the Master project. In this case, if it is carried out during a semester, the status to be indicated in the FRAC is “internship”. The course fee is not collected and the semester is not counted in the cycle duration.

Computational Science and Engineering, Life Science Engineering
The internship lasts a minimum of eight weeks (maximum six months). Successful completion leads to the acquisition of eight ECTS credits. If it is carried out during a semester, the status to be indicated in the FRAC is “internship”. The course fee is not collected and the semester is not counted in the duration of the cycle.

Nuclear Engineering
The internship in Nuclear Engineering is managed by the EPF-ETH core group. The status “internship” must never be indicated in the FRAC.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering
The internship lasts from four to six months. Successful completion of the internship leads to the acquisition of 30 ECTS credits. The status to be indicated in the FRAC is “internship”. The course fee is due and the semester is counted as part of the duration of the studies.

There is also a second option where the internship can last a minimum of eight weeks (maximum 16 weeks). This option is mandatory when the student is enrolled in a minor. It is credited with the Master project. In this case it cannot be carried out during a semester. The status “internship” must therefore never be indicated in the FRAC.

Management, Technology and Entrepreneurship, Financial Engineering
Exceptionally, an internship of at least eight weeks (maximum 25 weeks) may be authorised. It is then credited with the Master project. If it is carried out during a semester, the status to be indicated in the FRAC is “internship”. The course fee is not collected and the semester is not counted in the cycle duration.