Ph.D. On Campus

Robotics, Control, and Intelligent Systems

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne

48 months
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The EDRS program provides doctoral students with the education necessary to be leaders in multi-disciplinary areas at the intersection of computer science, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.



The program focuses on innovative methodologies to synthesize, analyze, and control cyber-physical systems of increasing complexity finding application in a variety of domains, including health, built and natural environment, mobility, energy, pedagogy, human-machine interaction, and manufacturing.

Students gain in-depth knowledge and competences in their specific research area as well as a solid background in system-oriented science and engineering.

You look to...
  • share, develop and realize innovative ideas in Robotics, working with a team of world-class experts
  • share and develop ideas for production methodology that respect environmental and energy resources by interacting with fully experienced shop floor engineers
  • share, develop and construct innovative medical instruments to enhance patient comfort.

... we then have common dreams, ambitions and concerns.

Programme Structure

The main research topics include:

  • Industrial and medical robotics, micro- and nanorobotics,
  • Micro-engineering, micromachines and precision instrumentation,
  • Integrated sensors and actuators,
  • Dynamic and mechatronic systems,
  • Autonomous, evolving and adaptive systems,
  • Identification, control and optimization of complex dynamic systems,
  • Software development methods,

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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

Living costs for Lausanne

1609 - 1979 CHF /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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