Master’s projects

Here are the main legal documents concerning Master’s projects:

Any changes to the title of the Master’s project must be subimtted to the secretary’s office of the student’s program on the day of the exam at the latest. The title is mentioned in the student’s diploma supplement.

The Master’s project must be successfully completed within two semesters of the successful completion of the Master’s cycle (or the conditional admission to the Master’s project, if applicable). Should the Master’s project (of a duration of 25 weeks and at a company) serve to validate the engineer’s internship, the deadline is brought to three semesters.

Official dates

Master’s projects done at EPFL last 17 weeks. Master’s projects done at a company may last up to 25 weeks if the program’s rulebook states so.

2018–19 PDM start PDM submission PDM exam
Autumn semester 2018–19 17-week PDM 18 Sept. 2018 18 Jan. 2019 – noon 4-15 Febr. 2019
25-week PDM 18 Sept. 2018 15 March 2019 – noon 1-12 Apr. 2019
Spring semester 2018–19 17-week PDM 18 Febr. 2019 21 June 2019 – noon 8-19 July 2019
25-week PDM 18 Febr. 2019 16 Aug. 2019 – noon 2-10 Sept. 2019
2019–20 PDM start PDM submission PDM exam
Autumn semester 2019–20 17-week PDM 17 Sept. 2019 17 Jan. 2020 – noon 3-14 Febr. 2020
25-week PDM 17 Sept. 2019 13 March 2020 – noon 30 March-20 Apr. 2020
Spring semester 2019–20 17-week PDM 17 Febr. 2020 19 June 2020 – noon 6-17 July 2020
25-week PDM 17 Febr. 2020 14 Aug. 2020 – noon 1-8 Sept. 2020
2020–21 PDM start PDM submission PDM exam
Autumn semester 2020–21 17-week PDM 15 Sept. 2020 15 Jan. 2021 – noon 1-12 Febr. 2021
25-week PDM 15 Sept. 2020 12 March 2021 – noon 29 mars-19 Apr. 2021
Spring semester 2020–21 17-week PDM 15 Febr. 2021 18 June 2021 – noon 5-16 July 2021
25-week PDM 15 Febr. 2021 13 Aug. 2021 – noon 31 August-7 Sept. 2021