Master Thesis

Master project (PDM) carried out at EPFL (17 full weeks)

Master Projects (MP) Official start dates MP Official submission date: 12h00 to the SMX secrétariat MP Official defense dates Inscription to the various prizes sac-prix@epfl.ch Master graduation cerimonies for engineers and architects7
18.09.2018 18.01.2019 04.02-15.02.2019 05.10.2019
18.02.2019 21.06.2019 08.07-19.07.2019 05.10.2019

Master project (PDM) outside EPFL (25 full weeks)

Master Projects (MP) Official start dates MP Official submission date: 12h00 to the SMX secrétariat MP Official defense dates Inscription to the various prizes sac-prix@epfl.ch Master graduation cerimonies for engineers and architects
18.09.2018 15.03.2019 01.04-12.04.2019 05.10.2019
18.02.2019 16.08.2019 02.09-10.09.2019 05.10.2019

PdM in a laboratory of the Institute of Materials (IMX) or in a laboratory of an other Institute at EPFL (17 weeks)  During December or May, the students, who obtained the required credits of Master cycle and have carry out the engineering internship, have to choose a topic for the PdM by contacting the laboratories of IMX. It is also possible to carry out the PdM in a laboratory of an other Institute of EPFL, supervised by a responsible of SMX (prof, MER,…).

PdM in an external university or academic Institute (17 to 25 weeks)

During December or May, the students, who obtained the required credits of Master degree and have carried out the engineering internship, can make their PdM in an external academic Institute. They have to find a responsible of SMX (prof, MER,…) willing to supervise the project and with whom they will discuss modalities and organization of the PdM.

Pdm in industry with engineering internship (PdMe) (25 weeks)

The students who obtained the required credits of Master degree can choose to carry out a PdMe which inculdes the engineering internship and the PdM. Before accepting an offer from a company, they have to find a responsible of SMX (prof, MER,…) who will agree to supervise the project according to the indications mentioned here

Some laboratories indicate Master thesis on their Web site

Procedure for the enrolment

– Enrol at IS-Academia as soon as the Registrar’s office indicates by email that the students can register to the courses and projects.

– Print the enrolment form and returned to the SMX secretariat after the signature of your supervisor

Hand in the report 

– Send the pdf of the report by email to daniele.utz@epfl.ch and to the supervisor of your Master thesis or

– To be submitted in 3 copies to the SMX secretary’s office or

– Send 3 copies by post (the date of the stamp is decisional)