Master of Engineering in Real Time, Steering and Supervision

Centrale Nantes

Program Description

Master of Engineering in Real Time, Steering and Supervision

Centrale Nantes

This Master is internationally recognized and accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education.

Language of teaching

Courses fully taught in English during the two years.


The objective of this track is to present the techniques currently used for the design and the verification of embedded systems, and more especially real-time embedded systems. The track relies on several courses covering various topics: the design of real-time systems and the architecture of a real-time operating systems (OSEK/VDX standard is used); the real-time scheduling policies and the associated implementation; tools for the modeling and verification of real-time systems: Petri networks, finite state automata and time automata.


This track aims at introducing the modern tools and methods for the performance analysis, simulation, control and supervision of discrete event systems, in particular in production systems and on-line management. The lectures include the modeling and supervisory control of discrete-event systems, ressource management, sizing and synthesis, just in time control, hybrid systems and their optimal control, discrete-event off-line and on-line simulation and applications to flexible manufacturing, dynamic scheduling and rescheduling, on-line observation and computer-aided decision making.

Application requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science or Equivalent. (Students in their final year of undergraduate study may be admitted on the condition that their bachelor's degrees are awarded before they enroll at Centrale Nantes.)

  • Applicants whose native language is not English are required to pass a recognized international English test such as TOEFL (score 220 CBT, 550 PBT, 80 IBT), Cambridge Advanced English Test (score B or higher), IELTS (score 6.5 or higher), TOEIC (800) or other English equivalent test.

    An applicant who carried out his study in English is eligible, passing a recognized test provides him more chance to be accepted (official confirmation letter is needed). The English test result must be sent before the deadline of application.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • French

Last updated October 7, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
16,000 EUR
May 15, 2017
Start date Sept. 2017
France Nantes, Pays de la Loire
Application deadline May 15, 2017
End date Aug. 31, 2018
Duration 2 years
Price 16,000 EUR
Up to €16000/2years (full scholarship)