Program presentation and study plan
BSc (180 ECTS credits)
The basics of analysis, geometry, linear algebra, and general physics are acquired during the 1st year, following which teaching continues with the inclusion of new branches such as topology, operations research, probability, statistics, and numerical analysis. During the 3rd year of the BSc degree, you choose all of your classes and will also carry out two semester projects. Your degree will thus have a personal touch which will serve you well in choosing a MSc program.
Prospects: MSc Programs
MSc in Mathematics (90 credits) focuses on different mathematical fields (algebra, analysis, probability, theory of numbers, geometry, and topology). The level and variety of classes taken will enable you to acquire great skills in fundamental mathematical tools, abstract reasoning, as well as anticipating differing fields of application.
MSc in Applied Mathematics (120 credits) focuses on the applications of mathematics (operations research, applied probability and stochastic processes, statistics, numerical analysis, and scientific calculation). You will be a specialist in analyzing complex problems requiring abstraction, the extraction of relevant parameters, simulations of the system studied, predictions and comparisons of results with reality. This program also includes a semester-long internship in industry.
MSc in Computational Science and Engineering (120 credits) trains you in the interdisciplinary fields of science and engineering based on modeling and computer simulation.
Other programs will be open to you after graduating with the BSc degree, in particular some interdisciplinary MSc programs. See our website at master.epfl.ch for further information.
Please note that the information regarding the programs’ structure as well as details of the study plan may be subject to change.