Master research project




Project duration 14 weeks   Project duration 14 weeks
Delivery of the report to the lab 07.06.2024   Delivery of the report to the lab 10.01.2025
Grades to be given to the Registrar’s office 15.07.2024   Grades to be given to the Registrar’s office 10.02.2025

Additional information
Duration of project: 14 weeks with 18 hours of work per week (12 hours for the optional research project).
Preparation: 30 hours before start of semester.
Report writing and presentation: 30 hours after the end of the semester.
Total workload: 312 hours of work for 12 credits (228 hours for the optional research project worth 8 credits).
As per EPFL rules, ECTS credited research projects are not remunerated.
The research project (12 credits) and the optional research project (8 credits) must be carried out in an EPFL lab.

Instructions for registration

  • Visit the websites of the various lab listed below to identify a project.
  • Meet with the professor or the supervisor in charge and define the objectives and work to be accomplished.
  • Set the dates of your project with your supervisor according to the section’s deadlines indicated above.
  • Once everything is settled, register your project in IS-Academia following the procedure described below.
  • We recommend that you actively start searching for a project in the previous semester and finalize the agreement with the lab by the beginning of the semester in which you will be carrying out the project.
  • If you would like to do a project in a lab that is not listed, please e-mail Antonella Veltro (IN), Jasmine Locatelli (CYBER) or Carole Dauphin (SC/DS), the following information:
    • Name of the lab
    • Name of the professor responsible for the project
    • Abstract (and project link, if applicable)
  • After analysis of your request, you will receive a reply by e-mail. If your request is approved, you may proceed as described below.
  • Deadline to submit your request: 31 January for a project in spring, 31 August for a project in autumn.
  • Register your project in IS-Academia from the opening of the registrations by the Registrar’s office.
  • Important: The registration in IS-Academia is the only official registration that will be considered for the research projects.
  • Deadline: according to the official registration deadline for courses and projects

Report submission and oral presentation

  • For information on the format and content of the report, contact the project supervisor.
  • The report must be submitted directly to the lab.
  • Submission deadline: refer to the date indicated at the top of this page.
  • The oral presentation must take place within 2-3 weeks after submission of the report.