Minors

Students may choose to complete the knowledge acquired in their major with knowledge related to another field, offered within a minor.

A minor corresponds to 30 credits, which must be acquired during the duration of the Master’s studies and are obtained among courses offered in another section. The 30 credits replace 30 credits of options in the 120 credits of the Master’s degree according to the section’s regulations. The minor is mentioned in the Diploma Supplement.

Minors for Master students in Computer science, Communication systems and Data science

EPFL offers a wide choice of disciplinary and interdisciplinary minors. Below are some examples of minors for Master students in Computer Science, Communication Systems and Data Science:

Subject to the Deputy Head’s approval, [email protected], other minors may be taken. List available here (under “Minors”). 

General information on the study programs structure and minors: link

Procedure

Please follow the procedure indicated on the minor’s website. Once the form has been completed, and the minor advisor’s signature obtained, kindly also submit a copy of the document, along with the list of approved courses, to the master administrative office:

Registration deadline on IS-Academia: end of the 1st semester of Master’s studies.

Minors offered to Master students from other sections

The Computer science and Communication systems sections offer the following minors to students in other sections:

Procedure

It is your responsibility to obtain your section’s authorization, before registering for the minor.

Please fill out the form and email it to the advisor of your chosen minor to obtain their signature and validate the list of courses.

Once the form has been signed and the choice of courses has been approved, kindly return a copy of the document to your home section, then proceed to registration on IS-Academia.

For minors in Biocomputing and Cyber ​​security, you must also submit a copy of the signed form, along with the list of approved courses, to [email protected].

Registration deadline on IS-Academia: end of the 1st semester of Master’s studies.

If you have any questions regarding the organization of your minor, you can contact the Deputy Head: [email protected].