Maturity thesis

Support for your maturity work

Looking for a topic or need help?

We can put you in touch with experts in the field of environmental sciences and engineering in order to help with and provide advice for your final maturity project. Just contact [email protected].

Award for the best maturity thesis

From 2024 onwards, EPFL’s Environmental Sciences and Engineering Section (SSIE) will be awarding a prize for the best graduation project linked to natural sciences and environmental engineering.

Who can take part?

Are you a high school student in a Swiss gymnasium or college and you’re working and writing your Maturity project in the field of environmental sciences and engineering? Then this prize is for you!

Which topics?

This prize is awarded for the best maturity thesis in the field of sustainable development, and more specifically: water quality, soil, atmosphere, waste management, pollution, natural resources, biodiversity, renewable energies, climate change or natural hazards.

Award, jury?

The prize of CHF 1,000 is awarded each year by a jury existing out of academic members of the SSIE section (provided that a suitable candidate is identified). The prize is awarded during the graduation ceremony at the gymnasium, college or high school of the winner.

How does it work?

A teacher at your school nominates you to the SSIE Section as a candidate for the Environmental Sciences and Engineering Award. You or your teacher must send the electronic version of your maturity work by e-mail to the Deputy of the Section (see contact details below), together with a brief recommendation written by your teacher and the grade for the work obtained. Applications must be sent to the Deputy of the Section before 30 April of the current year.