Environmental Sciences and Engineering
The studies have the following bases:
- advanced scientific and theoretical knowledge: the guarantee of broad, timeless knowledge necessary for interdisciplinary and innovative approaches.
- highly practical content: numerous projects in laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, enabling the development of practical know-how.
- direct and continuous contact with the world of research, ensuring optimal transfer of the most up-to-date knowledge and techniques.
- flexible courses, with emphasis given to a wide choice of multidisciplinary minor subjects.
In addition, lectures in Human and Social Science (SHS) allow students to step back and develop a critical view on social, ethical and environmental implications.
The latest news
Documenting the effects of climate change in Siberia
Annelen Kahl, a post-doc in environmental sciences and engineering at EPFL, will oversee a group of four EPFL students during a three-week stint at a high-tech research station on a Siberian island. She will post updates on the EPFL Out There blog.
New fab lab combines creativity with skills development
Thanks to an ENAC initiative, students now have a fully-equipped workshop called SKIL where they can carry out research projects on their own, with the guidance of professors. This new makerspace, which encourages creativity and hands-on learning, will be inaugurated on 24 September.
Showerloop lets you take a full shower with just 10 liters of water
Summer series. Students' project (2/8) – Thanks to funding from EPFL Cooperation & Development Center, EPFL students will test three prototypes of their new eco-friendly shower at a university campus in Colombia this fall. Once back in Switzerland, they plan to install their device right here at EPFL.