24 months
1500 EUR/year
1500 EUR/year
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In this Materials Science and Engineering Master's Program from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne you will acquire a deeper understanding of the structure of materials from the macroscale down to the atomic level.


This will enable you to tailor the properties and fabrication processes of materials in order to create new and innovative products used in domains as varied as microtechnology, biotechnology, aerospace science, transport, infrastructures, sport, and energy.

A Masters degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne gives access to careers in a wide variety of industries ranging from the production of materials to the manufacture of finished products – such as watch-making industries, sport, aeronautics, food industry, metallurgy, automobile industry, electronics, and multimedia. There is also a high demand for materials scientists in government research laboratories and with specialised consultants.

Career options:

Engineers in Materials Science and Engineering (EPFL) use their skills in the classical fields, such as: materials production (metallurgy, ceramics and polymers industries), manufacturing, transport, the watch industry, the construction industry, the food industry, and energy generation and transmission.

On top of that, their competences are very useful in thriving new sectors such as the biomedical industry, composite materials, micro and nanotechnologies, telecommunications, aerospace, as well as high performance sports.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced metallurgy
  • Fracture of materials
  • Fundamentals of solid-state materials
  • Soft matter
  • Statistical mechanics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your resumé (curriculum vitae).
    • Copy of your University degree(s), if already available.
    • Complete transcripts from each university you have attended.
    • A statement of purpose. See below for a detailed explanation.
    • Your identity card or passport.
    • Extra documents, such as TOEFL or GRE scores, research publications, or other portfolios of your previous work, are welcome but not compulsory.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 750 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 750 EUR per semester during 24 months.

CHF 730 per semester

Living costs for Lausanne

1609 - 1979 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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