Core program

IT & networks

Writing a program, being aware of the fundamental algorithms and their complexities, transmitting digitized information (images, videos, sound and music) across networks, securing this information, and so on, all form part of the teaching offered within the I.T and networks department.

In the 1st and 2nd year, the department equips student engineers with the I.T. methods and tools they need in order to analyze problems, code them in computer language, assess and test them.

In their 3rd year, students develop a deeper knowledge of network modeling, object-oriented and distributed programming, and, lastly, operating systems.

In the 4th and 5th year, the department coordinates a variety of optional credit units (UV) taught on the school’s premises, or in the form of distance learning for certain units. These cover a very broad spectrum of information technologies. The UVs may be grouped into five large families:

  • networks
  • software engineering
  • multimedia
  • information systems
  • security

Communication Systems

The Communication Systems department notably teaches signal processing and systems electronics from year 1 to year 3.

Digital signal processing comprises, for example, encoding, encryption and modulation of word and video signals. Omnipresent in all telecommunication systems, it enables the reliability of transmissions to be increased.

Analog and digital electronics offers future engineers an understanding of the internal operation of terminals and network equipment. This teaching is very-much oriented towards practical work in the second year.

The department coordinates seven optional credit units (UV) offered in 4th and 5th year, enabling future telecoms engineers to monitor technological developments in the radiocommunications sector and understand the technical challenges faced with respect to the new standards, and to familiarize themselves with the research:

  • Wireless Communications Systems (CSF)
  • Radio-Frequency systems engineering (IngéRF)
  • Radio-mobile networks (MOBIL)
  • Networks of Communicating Objects (ROC)
  • Embedded Systems (SEMBA)
  • Statistical information processing (TSI)
  • Digital Television (TVNUM)

Physics and Applied Physics

The Physics and Applied Physics department provides (in 1st and 2nd year) the mathematical tools that are indispensable to student engineers as they continue their course of study, and specific knowledge from the optical telecommunications fields (in 3rd and 5th year).

The teaching in physics and applied physics also offers future engineers the chance to hone their interest in science to build up a solid scientific knowledge base. The approach developed by the department enables students to develop their learning capacity and a certain level of rigorousness in their work, two essential qualities for any engineer.

In mathematics, teaching is based upon real analysis, linear algebra, vector analysis, notions of probability and statistics. These tools are subsequently reinvested into the scientific fields (signal processing, wave propagation, etc.), as well as into the fields of economics and management (marketing, etc.).

In physics, we explore basic optics, electrokinetics, electromagnetism, oscillator physics, material physics, etc. This teaching helps to develop student engineers’ analysis and rigorousness qualities, whilst providing them with the fundamental knowledge they need in order to understand the physics phenomena implemented in telecommunications.

The field of optical telecommunications is explored through the study of fiber optics, active and passive components, optical transmission and the creation of a link budget.


This department conducts theory and practical training with a view to developing students' ability to deal with the economic, financial and human problems that they are likely to encounter during their professional life as an engineer, as outlined below.

In economics, students learn how to determine a company's position in economic, financial and human terms, be aware of the market structures, understand companies' pricing policies, assess the latter’s competition climate and analyze strategic decisions (growth, internationalization, specialization or diversification strategies…).

In management, students are introduced to the restrictions weighing on companies, decision-making and the interdependency of a company’s various functions (commercial, production, etc.), through global analysis of the company’s financial and accounts situation, understanding of the overall financial stability and how it has developed, description of the financing flows, in-house appraisal of activities…

In human-resources management, the school equips our students with the knowledge, techniques and procedures that they will need to put into action when confronted with human-resources management problems: recruitment, flexibility, remuneration, equality, work satisfaction and motivation…

In marketing, students explore market behavior in order to understand the importance of the marketing factor and the main techniques used, whether for industrial products, “high-tech” products or products and services linked to ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies).

Languages and Intercultural Communication

The languages and intercultural communication teaching is given by the team of permanent staff. It provides students with the skills that they will need to deploy in their future professional environment, whether in France or internationally.

In languages

Our objective is to develop students' oral and written capacity in two foreign languages within a variety of contexts, and develop adaptation and collaboration skills. Students will be required to build group projects, make presentations, and will learn how to write a CV and covering letter, how to go about an interview and describe their professional experience in the two languages studied.

At the same time, each student will prepare for the external certification in English, in compliance with the requirements of the CTI (Bulats ou Toeic) and, should they so wish, similar certification in the second language studied (Bulats in German or Spanish).

In Intercultural communication

Within their future professional environment, our students will be required to communicate, collaborate, negotiate and manage teams, all within a multicultural context. Our objective is to provide students with tools enabling them to decode behavior and understand different perspectives in order to be able to operate efficiently and appropriately in another culture.