The Electrical and Electronics Engineering section (SEL) offers its students an attractive bachelor’s program with a strong focus on the basic sciences during the first and second years and on the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering during the second and third years. From the third year on, the teaching laboratories play a key role, since they are intended for the acquisition of practical knowledge in a lab environment, which is essential for future EE engineers. It is also important to note that SEL offers its labs to other sections within the School of Engineering (STI) as well as outside STI and consequently plays a major role in education at EPFL.
In summary, the bachelor’s program in EE has a good mixture of theory and practice, a typical characteristic of the EE educational programs. In addition to attending regular lectures offered by our professors, students benefit from a very strong lab infrastructure and well-trained, dedicated teaching/support staff.
The foundation year (60 ECTS credits) is spread over two semesters. Emphasis is placed on the basic sciences (mathematics, general and applied physics, computational thinking) and teaching of the specific subjects on which electrical engineering is essentially based (electronics, logic systems, information technology).
The Bachelor’s program (120 ECTS credits) is spread over the second and third years.
The second year of the Bachelor (60 ECTS credits) focuses on consolidating the knowledge of the basic sciences (mathematics and physics) and specific electrical and electronics engineering subjects (circuit theory, signal and systems, electromagnetics, electronics, measurement systems, microprogrammed systems and programming).
During the third year of the Bachelor (60 ECTS credits), students can start to orient their training in accordance with their interests and future aspirations. They are required to choose two of the three orientations (Information and communication technologies; Micro and nanoelectronics; Smart grids science and technology). Considerable importance is also attached to semester projects and laboratory work.