ENAC semester project

An ENAC semester project (4 ECTS) can be carried out during the first three semesters of the Master cycle. This course allows students to apply and consolidate their theoretical knowledge to plan and realize interdisciplinary research projects.

Students can choose between different interdisciplinary topics offered by ENAC teachers. Students have also the possibility to develop their own project ideas and have access to SKIL, a workshop environment permitting the realization of hands-on projects.

Students can choose to follow either an ENAC Semester Project or an ENAC Summer Workshop and integrate it into their study plan as follows:

  • Master in Civil Engineering: among the branches of Block 2
  • Master in Environmental Science and Engineering: instead of a SIE Project
  • Master in Architecture: as an optional branch

In the ENAC Semester Project, the aim is that students do not only perform an interdisciplinary project, but are also are equipped with the tools to design an interdisciplinary project themselves. Student use the interdisciplinary bridges by conducting autonomously an interdisciplinary research project. The expected transversal and interdisciplinary learning outcomes of the ENAC Semester Projects are:

Practical intelligence Plan and carry out an interdisciplinary project independently; fix objectives, manage and monitor progress of work; present, discuss and communicate research results to different disciplines.
Creative intelligence Explore research questions in a wider context; develop risky hypotheses; design and defend coherent and innovative solutions.
Analytical intelligence Identify and structure the problem in a systemic way; analyze the complexity of the system; synthetize information; critically evaluate solutions and results; apply interdisciplinary knowledge to new problems or themes.
Reflective intelligence Be aware of the challenges of interdisciplinary work and develop solutions to deal with them; reflect on the relevance of different approaches and integrate tools from multiple disciplines; be aware of the social and human implications of engineers/architects; take responsibility for the environmental impacts of one’s actions and decisions; anticipate and adapt to unforeseen challenges in a project.

Students can work on an ENAC semester project individually or in groups with peers from one or more ENAC sections. ENAC semester projects can contribute to meeting mandatory requirements of the sections. Students obtain four credits for the successful completion of an ENAC semester project. In the context of the ENAC semester projects, students may also be supervised by a teacher from another EPFL school. In this case, an agreement has to be made between the respective sections.

Students choose the topic they are interested in from a list of projects provided by the teachers for the respective semester or submit their own ideas to potential supervisors. In any case, the students have to meet their teachers before the beginning of the semester (at semester start, at latest) to receive a confirmation for the supervision.

Project Instructor I Instructor II
Analysis of the value of demand forecasting within vehicle sharing systems Ataç Selin Bortolomiol Stefano
Multimodal interactions utilising data from an experiment with a swarm of drones Barmpounakis Emmanouil Manos Montesinos Ferrer Martí
Propagation of congestion using naturalistic data from a swarm of drones (MA) Barmpounakis Emmanouil Manos  
A Prototype Pavillon in Textile Reinforced Concrete_Summer Workshop at EPFL Fribourg Baur Raffael Guaita Patricia
A Prototype Pavillon in Textile Reinforced Concrete_Summer Workshop at EPFL Fribourg Baur Raffael Guaita Patricia
Hybrid hydropower stations with batteries to reduce hydropeaking impacts De Cesare Giovanni De Almeida Manso Pedro Filipe
Le Canal de Panama – passé, présent, future De Cesare Giovanni  
Mesure prioritaire Coude Rhône Martigny de la troisième correction du Rhône, modélisation numérique De Cesare Giovanni Vorlet Samuel Luke
Assessing the level of service of public transport: a spatio-temporal approach Drevon Guillaume  
Technologies civiques : analyse des dispositifs de participation numérique en Europe Drevon Guillaume  
Modeling purchases of new cars for 2015: a comparison between countries. Fernández Antolín Anna Pacheco Paneque Meritxell
Dimensionnement d’une structure par la méthode des champs de contraintes Fernández Ruiz Miguel  
Method development for the assessment of plant water and carbon transport using X-ray micro-tomography Grossiord Charlotte Turberg Pascal
Open City Research Platform 2020 Guaita Patricia Baur Raffael
Applying saliency models in daylit architectural scenes: an exploratory study Karmann Caroline Andersen Marilyne
Characterizing daylit architectural scenes through image statistics Karmann Caroline Andersen Marilyne
Evaluation of indoor comfort using field study data Karmann Caroline Wienold Jan
Human-centric evaluation of advanced shading systems for visual comfort Karmann Caroline Wienold Jan
Approche critique de la planification des transports genevois Kaufmann Vincent Clément Garance
Etude de l’impact des conditions de stationnement au lieu de travail sur le choix du mode de transport pour les trajets domicile-travail Kaufmann Vincent  
EPFL Xplore: Drilling Mechanism for soil collect and measurements Laloui Lyesse  
EPFL Xplore: Drilling Mechanism for soil collect and measurements Laloui Lyesse  
A benchtop model of a geothermal reservoir and power-plant Lecampion Brice Loginov Dmitry
Représentation en VR (réalité virtuelle) de cas de charge dans un bâtiment/structure Leonardi Claudio Fernández Ruiz Miguel
Evaluation sismique des bâtiments de Terre des Hommes à Bex Lestuzzi Pierino  
Air Quality and Thermal comfort Investigation in a Simulated Spacecraft Cabin Licina Dusan  
Can refined knowledge of outdoor particulate matter across Europe result in improved design of ventilation air filters? Licina Dusan Belias Evangelos
Indoor air quality assessment in residential buildings Licina Dusan  
Projet ENAC (mineurIDEAS):Stratégies et techniques pour la réutilisation de l’architecture du XXe siècle Marino Giulia Graf Franz
Evaluation and prediction of world population dynamics Meibom Anders Benettin Paolo
Hands-on sustainability projects in the SKIL Meibom Anders  
projet SKIL – propose YOUR project Meibom Anders  
Numerical modelling of a fracture roughness from micro-CT data Molinari Jean-François Turberg Pascal
Conception et dimensionnement du pont de Chésalles, Fribourg Muttoni Aurelio Dreier Damien
Construction en bois – ENAC Natterer Johannes  
Passerelle en bois Natterer Johannes  
Analyse architecturale et sociologique d’un nouveau centre d’hébergement collectifs pour requérant.e.s d’asile et réfugiés à Genève Pattaroni Luca Felder Maxime Carl
Analyse spatiale du potentiel d’hospitalité urbaine à Genève face aux défis migratoires Pattaroni Luca Drevon Guillaume Simon Joseph
Enjeux socio-architecturaux de l’hospitalité des espaces privés accessibles au public Pattaroni Luca Felder Maxime Carl
Autonomous Integrity Monitoring in GNSS + Systems Skaloud Jan Garcia Crespillo Omar
Influence of Surface Texture on Drone Mapping Skaloud Jan Cucci Davide Antonio
Terrain Texture Modeling for UAV Mapping Skaloud Jan  
Combined incentives for decarbonisation Thalmann Philippe  
Conception et/ou gestion d’un parc de logements ou de bureaux dans une optique de réduction des m2 par personne Thalmann Philippe  
Empreinte carbone des habitants Thalmann Philippe  
Energy efficiency of human well-being Thalmann Philippe  
Non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions and their determinants Thalmann Philippe  
Prosperity without growth Thalmann Philippe  
Realistic COP21-compatible energy availability 2030-2060 Thalmann Philippe  
3D microstructural analysis of a material of your choice Turberg Pascal  
Application of high resolution X-ray computed tomography (micro-CT) to the analysis of tree rings patterns in dendrochronological and forest ecosystem studies Turberg Pascal Grossiord Charlotte
Mobile clinic for humanitarian action Vannucci Riccardo Hostettler Silvia
Micro-CT based bioinspired structure for composites Vassilopoulos Anastasios Turberg Pascal
Daylighting in a Smart Building design project Wienold Jan Aguacil Moreno Sergi