M.Sc. On Campus

Life Sciences Engineering

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne

24 months
1316 EUR/year
1316 EUR/year
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Engineering solutions for Life Sciences. This Life Sciences Engineering master program from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne focuses on the research and development of technologies applied to life sciences.


It covers disciplines such as mechanics of biological systems; bioelectronics and biosensing; bioimaging and biophotonics; signal processing and data analysis; bioinformatics and biostatistics as well as important aspects of current biomedical research and applied engineering technologies for fields such as Molecular Medicine, Tissue Engineering, Oncology, Immunology, Neuroprosthetics, Neurosciences, Brain-Machine Interface and Biocomputational Sciences.

The Master in Life Sciences Engineering from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne aims to train young scientists capable of addressing research and development issues with a deep understanding of the biological context and engineering aspects of development of new technologies. 

The courses and specializations offered in the program reflect this ambition. This transdisciplinary philosophy is also reflected in research in life sciences as it is conducted at EPFL.

This degree covers both theoretical foundations and practical aspects of the discipline.

Career options:

Potential employment opportunities after graduation are many, including the biomedical, biotech and pharma sectors or in research, either fundamental or translational, as well as in finance, consulting or the regulatory affairs and public health sectors.

The program is an excellent preparation, for both the option of doing a PhD or working in industry or start-ups

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced bioengineering methods laboratory
  • Analog circuits for biochip 
  • Analysis and modeling of locomotion 
  • Artificial neural networks 
  • Bioimage informatics 
  • Biological modeling of neural networks
  • Biomaterials 
  • Biomechanics of the cardiovascular system
  • Biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system 
  • Biomedical optics

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.

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

    1316 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 658 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1316 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 658 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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