The Master of Advanced Studies in Design Research for Digital Innovation is a 2-year programme run by the EPFL+ECAL Lab. It aims to train designers to perform as researchers for the industry and organizations, and to turn disruptive technologies into convincing user experiences. Through its unique structure, the programme offers a novel training experience combining academic research, concrete application and professional prospects.
Designers play a vital role in innovation. They can turn emerging technologies into something that makes sense to people, something that can become part of their everyday life. Designers can also provide answers to the challenges in the industry and within institutions.
We give you the keys to:
Digital Project Manager,
Yearly fees (materials included)
CHF 8 000.–
Language: English and French
Length: 2 ans
Credits: 60 ECTS
Master of Advanced Studies in Design Research for Digital Innovation, EPFL & HES-SO
MAS candidates come from a range of backgrounds. In order to be accepted on the course, you require a Master's degree or equivalent certificate in Interaction design, Visual communication with digital media competences, Industrial and product design with digital media competences, Engineering with digital media competences and visual culture or Architecture with digital media competences.
ECAL graduates wishing to join the MAS should contact us directly.
Yes, in that applicants are asked to submit a portfolio that is representative of their recent work. Applicants thus select the work they want to present.
No, but admission to the MAS is linked to obtaining a paid position as an assistant at the EPFL+ECAL Lab.
The MAS course is taught in English. It is not necessary to speak French.
No, however English must be mastered at a professional level.
EPFL+ECAL Lab has neither a residence nor a campus, but it can, to a limited extent, help students looking for accommodation. As the housing market in the Lake Geneva area is relatively tight, students are advised to make arrangements well in advance.
No, not at the moment.
Due to a serious lack of availability on the local market, it is very difficult to find an accomodation in Lausanne therefore you should look well in advance to find a suitable accommodation. Please keep in mind that you may be required to provide a
3 month safety deposit.
The following solutions are available:
Furnished studios or flat-sharing for students in Lausanne
Rooms to rent
The cantons are responsible for granting educational assistance (grants or loans) to Swiss students (nationals, established foreigners and persons with refugee status). Foreign citizens who reside in Switzerland solely for the purpose of studying there do not have access to these grants. The Swiss Confederation does, however, offer scholarships to foreign students, researchers and artists for a study or research stay in Switzerland.
The tuition fees are the same for all students in the same Bachelor, Master or MAS programme.
No, not at the moment.
Apart from organised events (various exhibitions, Open Day, etc.), no visits are authorised on an individual basis. Group visits can be organised but should be planned well in advance. If this is the case, please contact the Secretariat directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.