In France, there is a distinction between university and Engineering School. The latter are open to excellent students via selective entrance. The engineering degree is recognised as a master degree overseas and can lead directly to PhD studies. Most students carry out preparatory classes (Year 1 and Year 2) where they receive intensive training in mathematics and physics before entering an Engineering university (Year 3 to Year 5) via a selective exams.
At the completion of year 5, they receive their Engineering degree recognised internationally as a master degree.
Many engineering universities in France provide an engineering curriculum from Year 3 to Year 5 only. At Esisar, you will have the opportunity to study both preparatory courses and the engineering curriculum. Students can either start their degree at Year 1, Year 3 or Year 4.
The curriculum at ESISAR is built into two cycles :
The preparatory cycle (2 years) : theoretical courses and labs, to learn basic scientific knowledge and discover ingineering sciences.
The Engineer cycle (3 years). The first year consists in common core courses, which allows the the student to reach a “bachelor” level in engineering sciences.
Nowadays engineers work on global issues within multicultural companies. Hence they need to acquire intercultural skills and international experience to be able to work in international teams and build their resilience in a fast pace and constant change environment. Engineering students at Esisar are then required to have this international experience in order to graduate.
During the first year of the Engineer cycle, the Students have to make a 6-weeks technician internship. In second year, they lead a 6-months Industrial Project in direct relationship with Companies. In third year, they carry out the Final Year Project: a 5-months internship in a company that ends the curriculum.
Since 2018, Esisar developped an international Master in Integration, Security and TRust in Embedded Systems open to international students.
MISTRE Valence focuses on critical and secure embedded systems: smart systems (car, building,...), connected objects, distributed systems etc.
Date of update October 16, 2020