The curriculum of the French Master of Engineering ("Diplôme d'Ingénieur", taught in French) from Telecom Bretagne allows the students to best express their skills and talents and to develop competences in line with their professional project.
International students can adapt the curriculum to the academic requirements of their initial institution, and is more flexible for those students wishing to alternate classes with periods of professional or international experience.
According to their profile and admission mode (see Education System), students have to validate either 6 or 4 semesters at Telecom Bretagne in order to obtain the Master of Engineering degree. Most International students are Bachelor holders and therefore study for 2 years only (see also Bridging Semester).
A "Semester in industry" programme is on offer and makes it possible for students to have a valuable experience between semesters 4 and 5.
is a common-core semester (30 credits), offered only in the autumn. It is a transition and adaptation semester and provides for a broadening and deepening of scientific culture as well as acquisition of methods of learning particular to an engineering school. It includes lectures from the 5 modules (24 credits) and a project (6 credits) as well as language classes.
These five modules are :
offer courses (spring and autumn) in five domains, allowing students to choose certain domains as majors (system design, acquisition of knowhow, further in-depth study) and others as minors (basic understanding of systems rather than analytical or technological aspects).
See also: Definitions of Major and Minor.
Each semester (30 credits), students acquire credits by:
In parallel, they learn two foreign languages up to a required level.
is an options semester. It can be spent at Telecom Bretagne (on the campus in Brest or in Rennes) or at a partner institution in France or abroad. If students opt to stay at Telecom Bretagne, they put together their option by choosing courses from one or more of the 4 specialization streams proposed in the third year.
is spent doing a placement in industry or in a research centre in France or abroad. It lasts at least 6 months.
Current standard tuition fees for individual students (per year) : € 2300 for Europeans and € 4300 for non Europeans.
It has to be underlined that the real cost of education in French Graduate Engineering Schools is around €20,000 per student per year. Such low fees are made possible thanks to French government subsidies but the number of places is limited and requirements in Mathematics, Physics and French are quite severe. Please visit the "AST Grandes Ecoles" website mentioned above or contact your home International Office for more information.
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