We hear about data breaches and attacks on critical infrastructure every day. How do we safeguard our information society? How do we promote trust? How do we engineer, in a principled way, an information infrastructure that has security built in from the start? These are the central questions of cyber security – an exciting and crucial research area within computer science.
A Joint-Degree Program
In collaboration with ETH Zürich, this master’s program offers a broad set of courses such as cryptography, formal methods, systems, network and wireless security. It provides both foundational and applied knowledge in this quickly expanding domain by exploiting expertise from both universities.
This program is mainly targeted at students who have a bachelor’s degree in either computer science or Communication Systems and offers their graduates excellent job perspectives
Duration of the Master’s Program
- minimum 3 semesters of courses (with an average of 30 credits per semester), maximum 6 semesters of courses to complete the master’s cycle
mandatory internship in industry, for a duration of 8 weeks only during the summer, or 6 months during a semester
a master’s project for a duration of 17 weeks if it is completed at EPFL or at ETHZ, for 25 weeks if it is achieved outside EPFL or ETHZ (30 credits)
Specialization and Minors
No specialization or minor are allowed for this master’s program