Bachelor in Life Sciences Engineering

We train young scientists to acquire a deep understanding of the biological context and engineering aspects of development of new technologies in Life Sciences.
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The Bachelor in Life Sciences Engineering starts with one propedeutic year followed by a two year Bachelor cycle, for a total of 180 ECTS credits.

The coherent group of courses, mostly mandatory, aims to provide a strong basic training in engineering and life sciences.

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The “Passerelle” program is available for students who wish to continue with medicine studies at the University of Lausanne (EPFL coordinator, Romain Zufferey, MD, PhD).

Coursebooks including course descriptions for the Bachelor:

Propedeutic year (year 1)

Bachelor cycle (year 2 and 3)

EPFL study plans and regulations (scroll to SV)

Regulations for passing the Bachelor

Discover the EPFL Interdisciplinary Projects that can be validated as Bachelor projects.

iGEM is weighed for 12 ECTS credits for both Bachelors and Masters students in Life Sciences Engineering (study plan 2021-2022 under construction).