ENSICAEN’s courses

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ENSICAEN is a public institution, authorized to award the ENSICAEN Graduate Diploma of Engineering (equivalent to a Master of Science degree – MSc) which is acknowledged by the French National Engineering Accreditation Commission (CTI).

In addition to the scientific content of the courses, lectures in complementary subjects such as marketing and management provide students with a useful overview of an engineer’s working life. Students also have the opportunity to discover a variety of different languages : English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese and, of course, French (as a foreign language, for international students).

The school is divided into 5 departments, each leading to one of 7 engineering diplomas, including 3 by apprenticeship. The apprenticeship courses are unfortunately not presently accessible to overseas students.

French engineering STUDIES : 5 years

The french engineering education system includes 2 steps :

  • 2 years in preparatory classes in selected high schools where students prepare the national competitive exams for admission to the 1st year of engineering school (level : Baccalaureat +2 years).
  • 3 years in Engineering institutes to obtain the engineering diploma.

The first year is equivalent to a Bachelor degree.

The engineering diploma or Master is prepared during the last two years.

Possible direct admission to the 4th year after the baccalauréat for selected students of Universities after their undergraduate studies in Science.

The french university education system

the french university education


Our curriculum prepares students to become R&D engineers able to provide innovative solutions so as to meet challenges of sustainable development. Graduated students are ready to tackle engineering or R&D projects in aerospace, energy, information technology, health. They are able to adapt themselves to multi-disciplinary and multicultural environments. Thanks to a theoretical and practical know-how education as well as courses and training in soft skills, students acquire experience in problem solving in different fields such as sensors design, embedded systems, nuclear safety or decommissioning.

Students choose to specialize in one of the following three options :
– Nuclear engineering and Energy
– Instrumentation Physics & Sensors
– Embedded systems and automation

Our course aims to provide future computer engineers with a solid grounding in software architecture. The core training is based on technical knowledge (programming paradigms, algorithms, software engineering and computer modelling), practical know-how (software development, data modelling, systems security and systems interaction) and the essential “soft” skills necessary for any well-rounded engineer (team work, project management, public speaking).

Students choose to specialize in one of the following two options :
– Artificial intelligence, image and sound
– e-Payment and Cybersecurity

Students following this course become “green” engineers with deep knowledge of organic chemistry or petrochemicals, as well as being highly skilled in the development and application of new structural materials or materials for energy. They are thus capable of providing practical solutions to the challenges confronting us as we enter the 21st century, notably those concerning energy (production and storage, as well as biofuels), sustainable development (green chemistry, carbon footprints) or population health issues (new therapeutic drugs).

Students choose to specialize in one of the following two options :
– Materials for energy and structural materials
– Organic chemistry and catalysis

Students in their final year of a Master’s degree can also obtain Research Master’s diplomas (in conjunction with the University of Caen)

Electronics and Physics specializations

– Nuclear, Atomic and Collision physics
– Electronics, electrical energy and automatics

Computer Science specialization

– E-banking and cyber-security

Chemistry specializations

– Materials, Nanoscience and Energy
– Organic chemistry : environmental catalysis and sustainable development.

• Students after their final year of a Master of Science degree have the opportunity to pursue PhD.

• A specialized Master’s diploma (Mastère Spécialisé) is offered by ENSICAEN 

E-banking and Secure Transactions
These one-year courses, following the Master’s degree, include taught theory, personal research in a business environment, and the presentation of a professional thesis.

• A non-scientific Master’s diploma course is also available in Management and Business Administration.

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