Master of Science in Communication Systems

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Program Description

Master of Science in Communication Systems

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Master of Science in Communication Systems

creating a connected world

The Communications Systems Master program offers prospective candidates a worldwide unique education emphasizing the interplay of Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, and Electrical Engineering.

We offer specializations in the following technical disciplines: Wireless Communication; Signals, Images and Interfaces; Networking and Mobility; Internet Computing; Information Security, as well as options for minors in management; space technology; bio-computing; computer engineering.

We have an internationally diverse faculty composed by world-renowned visionaries in their fields. Our research programs cover almost all aspects of modern communications, including theoretical foundations, security, signal processing, vision, networking, computer engineering, and systems.

Most of our research is focused on building and demonstrating technologies that will be required in next-generation systems, and their integration into operational communication systems.

Our extensive list of industrial contacts not only allow for a fruitful interplay between our cutting edge research and its transfer in real world realizations, but also help prospective students gain valuable industrial experience during their Master studies.

MSc Program Structure

The program includes an 8-week internship.

Students can also do an additional 6 -month internship in industry.

Students can choose 42 optional credits in the course catalogue  or opt for a 30 ECTS specialization or a 30 ECTS Minor.


• Wireless Communication
• Signlas, Images and Interfaces
• Networking and Mobility
• Internet Computing
• Information Security


• Biocomputing
• Biomedical Technologies
• Contemporary Asian Studies
• Management, Technology and Entrepreneurship

Teaching language: English

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
4 semesters
Full time
2,600 CHF
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2nd application deadline: 15/04/2012
Start date Sept. 2017
Switzerland Lausanne
Application deadline Request Info
2nd application deadline: 15/04/2012
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Duration 4 semesters
Price 2,600 CHF