Academic thesis MScE


  • Students can only apply to write a Master's thesis once they have obtained 60 credits in the course of their Master studies.
  • They can only defend their thesis once they have obtained 90 credits in the course of their Master studies.

Writing the report


  1. Students who intend to write a Master's thesis must find a HEC Lausanne professor who agrees to supervise. Together, they chose the subject of the thesis
  2. The student fills in the form "Demande d'agrément de mémoire académique" (Application to write a Master's thesis), has it signed by the professor and sends it to Isabelle Sutherland.
  3. The Master's thesis is supervised by a professor from HEC Lausanne. Regular contacts between the student and the professor are necessary: at least two meetings and regular contact by email or telephone.
  4. The thesis is submitted. Two bound paper copy must be submitted respectively to the professor and the expert.
  5. Oral defence of the thesis in the presence of the expert and the professor. The professor fixes the date of the viva in agreement with the student and the expert.
  6. The student informs Isabelle Sutherland by email of the date of the viva.
  7. The professor transmits the form "Formulaire de validation du mémoire académique" (Validation of the academic thesis) with the grade to the administration.
  8. The student submits one bound copy graded and signed by the professor to Isabelle Sutherland.

Important dates:

  • "Demande d'agrément de mémoire académique" has to be sent by week 7 (flexible).
  • The thesis has to be submitted before week 23 (flexible if internship lasts longer)
  • Viva before week 27 (flexible if internship lasts longer), on condition that 90 credits have been obtained.

Theses written by students

List of theses' titles
2018-MScE-Academic Theses  (401 Ko)
2017-MScE-Academic Theses  (264 Ko)
2016-MScE-Academic Theses  (257 Ko)
2015-MScE-Academic Theses  (252 Ko)
2014-MScE-Academic Theses  (256 Ko)
2013-MScE-Academic Theses  (262 Ko)
2012-MScE-Academic Theses  (256 Ko)
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