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Microsystems and Microelectronics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #18 (QS) ,
The Doctoral Program in Microsystems and Microelectronics (EDMI) covers a wide range of research topics ranging from MEMS to digital circuit design. Interdisciplinarity and technology innovation constitute core priorities of our doctoral program.

About

  • The EDMI lies at the intersection of micro/nano electronics, micro/nano systems, and bioengineering. We cover the knowledge chain from novel material systems (silicon, graphene, flexible/stretchable, etc) to new device and/or sensor principles up to their use in innovative system applications, including circuit design for micro/nano-sensor interfacing and advanced power management for ambient intelligence applications.
  • Our PhD students are major users of the Center of micro/nano-technology (CMI), our world-class cleanroom that has a strong MEMS, Nanofabrication, and microfluidic focus. More than 20 EPFL laboratories and research groups are affiliated with the EDMI, all having strong interactions with Swiss and European industry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    12 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

EDMI program members focus their activities in three major fields:

  • MEMS & NEMS
  • Biosensors & bioengineering
  • Micro- & nanoelectronics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    95

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General Requirements

You will be asked to upload a pdf version of the following documents:

  • Official transcripts of diplomas and grades from all academic institutions of higher education you list in your application (after and not including high-school)
  • Certified translations of diplomas and grades into English if not originally in French, German, Italian or English
  • Statement of objectives
  • A copy of your passport or official identity document showing your name in full.

Tuition Fee

  • For students with a Master degree of a foreign university, CHF 150.00
  • For students with a Master degree of a Swiss university, CHF 50.00

Living costs for Lausanne

  • 1609 - 1980 CHF/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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