Master’s project (PDM)

Our two Masters end up with an independent research work carried out in academia or industry, called the Master’s project.

ISIC research groups can all welcome master’s projects. Special proposals for master’s projects are also available. Please contact the labs directly and/or the relevant contacts for special projects.


Registration form
    (access Googledocs with your Gaspar login)
     Once you have sent back your registration form to the section, please make sure to
     register on IS-Academia too!

Directives for Master’s project

Instruction meant for the external expert

Assessment of Master’s project and oral defense


Contact: Mrs Séverine Roque


  • Master’s projects at EPFL: 17 weeks
  • Master’s projects outside EPFL (other universities or industry): 25 weeks

PDM cas start anytime during the year (school holidays included), provided all previous exam and projects results are up-to-date in IS-Academia.

Should you plan to conduct your Master’s project at ETHZ, please do either contact the Student Exchange Office or fill-in the form for PDM exchange students on your IS-Academia portal.

At the deadline, 12:00 Swiss time

Non confidential projects:

  • upload on IS-Academia
  • .pdf file to be sent to the EPFL advisor (thesis director)

+ poster 4 weeks later, but in any case by the end of the 3rd week in September

Confidential projects:

  • as many binded copies as there are examiners and experts + 1 copy for the section (bring them all to the section!). The student is then responsible to transmit them to his examiner(s)/expert(s).

Only for non confidential projects.

  • to be brought to the Secrétariat latest 4 weeks after your sumbmission deadline.
  • no template
  • should you leave Switzerland soon after your oral examination, please do make sure to get your poster printed out and submitted beforehand!

There are no rules edited from the Section on how to present the written thesis. Layout and restrictions have to be solely discussed with the EPFL supervisor.