Minors

Mineurs pour les étudiants de Master

In order to pursue a particular aspect of your studies or to specialize in conjunction with another section at EPFL, as a student, you can choose a secondary field of study and earn a “minor” degree, in addition to your (“major”) master’s studies. A minor curriculum corresponds to 30 credits that can be earned among a selection of courses proposed in one of the other sections at EPFL. These 30 credits will be weighted as 120 credits in the master’s study plan, according to the regulations of the Section. The following list provides the recommended minors proposed to the students :

  • Biocomputing (IN)
  • Management de la technologie et entrepreneuriat (MTE)
  • Science et ingéniérie computationnelles (MA)
  • Technologies biomédicales (MT) 
  • Technologies spatiales (EL)

It is possible to prepare other minor degrees, see http://sac.epfl.ch/study_plans (see under the link for “Minors” with specific courses”).
Règles

  • Le choix du mineur doit être approuvé par la section (Sylviane Dal Mas).
  • Le choix des cours doit être approuvé par le responsable du mineur.
  • Le mineur est réussi lorsqu’au moins 30 ECTS sont obtenus parmi les cours validés.
  • L’étudiant doit acquérir les 30 ECTS du mineur avant le début du projet de master.
  • Certains mineurs n’acceptent qu’un nombre limité d’étudiants.
Procedure

The first week of the first semester, you must contact the ‘minor director’ of your choice, in order to validate your list of chosen courses. With your director’s approval, you then must contact the Deputy head of the section (Sylviane Dal Mas) to organize your minor study plan :

The registration form must be filled out with the chosen courses. This form must be signed by the director of the specific minor. Then, it must be given to the administrative office of the section.Deadline for Registration with IS-Academia Do not sign up for a minor at the beginning of the Autumn semester.

You have one semester to decide. But you can go ahead and sign up for your minor courses as of the first semester and inform Carole Dauphin by mail.

Minors offered

Computer Science

The Computer Science section offers the following minor degrees to students from other sections :

  • Informatique (S. Dal Mas)
  • Biocomputing (M. Salathé)

The study plans of minors with specific courses are listed towards the end of this page.

Communication Systems

The Communication Systems section offers the following minor degrees to students from other sections :

  • Cyber Security (C. Troncoso)
  • Communication systems (S. Dal Mas)
  • Data Science (S. Dal Mas)

The study plans of minors with specific courses are listed towards the end of this page.