The formation in basic sciences (mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science) is distributed over the three years of bachelor, allowing a considerable number of courses specific to civil engineering to be addressed since the first year (statics, geology, structures, materials). The second and the third year of bachelor include in particular courses like soil and fluid mechanics, structures (concrete, metal, wooden), hydraulics and transportation and conclude by a first project, which purpose is to use and synthetize the acquired knowledge.
Distribution of education in the various fields
- Basic sciences : mathematics, physics, chemistry and computer science. For the treatment and comprehension of fields specific to building and design engineering.
- Sciences specific to Civil Engineering : for an interdisciplinary approach to problems related to land development.
- ENAC education: common to the three sections of the ENAC faculty (Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Architecture) through “Design Together” projects.
- SHS courses (human and social sciences): common to all sections of EPFL.