Robotics

Program's Objectives

This program provides education on the theory, technology and practice of intelligent robots, such as mobile robots, wearable robots, robotic manipulators, autonomous and brain-interfaced robots. In addition to classes spanning from electromechanical systems to advanced artificial intelligence, the program offers a large set of hands-on activities where students learn by designing, prototyping and validating robotic systems.

Focus on hands-on Learning

Both core and optional classes include hands-on exercises aimed at applying theoretical aspects to real systems. In addition, for semester and interdisciplinary projects, as well as the final master’s thesis, students work with researchers on challenging problems within EPFL robotics laboratories or in the industry.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree in microengineering. Holders of a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or any related field with an interdisciplinary background (mastering at least two of the three following fields: computer science, electronics, and mechanical engineering) may also be accepted.

Teaching Language

English

Career Prospects

This program gives students a well-rounded education with practical experience, and will lead to careers in a wide range of fields where robotics technologies are increasingly adopted, such as: biomedical technologies; logistics and transportation; aviation and drones; autonomous cars; industry 4.0; smart houses; environmental technology. In addition, students can benefit from EPFL’s strong innovation ecosystem to invent new systems and applications, and start up their own company.

Video (in French): student's project, David Mansolino

See the program’s structure

You will find the complete curriculum, a list and description of courses, as well as recommendations regarding the different orientations on the Microengineering section’s specific pages.

Access this information

Please note that the information regarding the programs’ structure as well as details of the study plan may be subject to change.

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Contact Information

In case of specific questions about this program, please contact the Robotics section: