Doctoral School, Master’s, and Semeter Project Requirements

Doctoral School, Master’s, and Semeter Project Requirements

Doctoral School Projects

It is required that the documentation and presentations of these projects are carried out in English. The grading is determined approximately with the following weights:
50% Effort spent on project, creativity, and achieved results.
25% Quality of the report (at least 20 pages without code and excessively large printed data).
25% Quality of the presentations, usually semester project presentations are 15 minutes long with additionally 5 minutes for questions.
In contrast to semester projects, it is required that these projects consider the existing state-of-the art (review in presentation and report, reference list).

Please see the EDIC program requirements for additional information.

Master’s Projects

It is required that the documentation and presentations of these projects are carried out in English. The grading is determined approximately with the following weights:
50% Effort spent on project, creativity, and achieved results.
25% Quality of the report (at least 30 pages without code and excessively large printed data).
25% Quality of the presentations.
In contrast to semester projects, it is required that these projects consider the existing state-of-the art (review in presentation and report, reference list).

Please see the I&C Master Project web page for additional information.

Semester Projects

It is highly recommended that the documentation and presentations of these projects are carried out in English. This year, we introduced a different form of project management, which is based on a plan completed at the beginning of the project. The students should spend the first 2 weeks of work to understand precisely the goal of the project and acquire the needed background knowledge. At the end of this preparation, a precise plan for the rest of the work should be submitted by filling in the following document:
Planning semester projects (word document)
The submission is done by sending the document by E-mail to bin.jin@epfl.ch.
The grading is based on a weigthed average of different elements of the work. These elements include both the quantity and quality of work, and the presentation (written report, mideterm and final presentation). The following document will be used to determine a proposition for final grade. The jury will take the final decision on the basis of such a proposition.
Evaluation semester projects (word document)

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Please see the I&C Semester Project web page for additional information.