Exchange students

Information regarding courses for exchange students

Academic year 2020-2021

For students exchanging in the Financial Engineering (FE) section

• Students exchanging in the Fall semester who don’t have any background in finance must take all the FE courses in Block 1, except FIN-411 Accounting for finance and HSS: Introduction to project and Project.

• To take courses in Block 2 and/or Elective courses provided by the FE section in the 2nd and 3rd semesters students need to ask the FE section for approval before registering since these courses have strong prerequisites. Students will need to provide a valid attestation that they have successfully passed the prerequisite courses. These prerequisites are listed in the individual course descriptions.

• The courses HSS Introduction to project and project as well as the elective courses that are listed in the FE study plan but are provided by other sections can be taken without asking for the approval of the FE section, except MGT-432 Data science for Business. Before registering for these courses, students are strongly advised to check whether they have the required prerequisites listed in the individual course descriptions.

For students exchanging in other sections of EPFL or in UNIL-HEC

• Students exchanging in other sections of EPFL or in UNIL-HEC can take any FE courses among those listed in Block 1 except FIN-401 Introduction to Finance and FIN-411 Accounting for finance.

• Students exchanging in other sections of EPFL or in UNIL-HEC can take any course in Block 2 and /or Elective Courses provided by the FE section in the 2nd and 3rd semesters. Since these courses have strong prerequisites, students are responsible for checking whether they have the required prerequisites listed in the individual course descriptions. Exchange students seeking advice on these issues can contact the exchange advisor if needed.

• The courses HSS Introduction to project and project as well as the elective courses that are listed in the FE study plan but are provided by other sections can be taken without asking for the approval of the FE section, except MGT-432 Data science for Business. Before registering for these courses, students are strongly advised to check whether they have the required prerequisites listed in the individual course descriptions.

Note that once the second week of the semester is over, the FE section will cancel any registrations for these courses.

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