Engineering degree


Program Description

In order to integrate ENSEA for a master's degree with an engineering degree, registration is done by application.

The ENSEA offers 2 research masters.

Masters research in co-operation with the University of Cergy-Pontoise:

  • Master Systems and Communicants (CIS)
  • Electronic Master of Autonomous Systems (ESA)

ENSEA also welcomes engineers as third year free auditors.

The institution also has the possibility of admitting in the third year students of the second year at INPG or INPL (by convention)

Master of Science and Technology

The specialty in research "Intelligent Systems and Communicants" trains in a year students with the latest techniques in the digital processing of information, from the sensor to the decision-making.

Research areas

They concern the design and study of intelligent information processing systems and their communication skills. This specialty deals in particular with the training and processing of images, digital communications, pattern recognition and artificial intelligence, data mining and the hardware implementation of these various treatments. The aim of this training course is to train students who will carry out basic or applied research of a high scientific level.

Multidisciplinary teaching

The Research-SIC specialty aims to provide a solid scientific basis for the study and design of intelligent and communicating systems. The aim of such systems is to: process and analyze signals of different natures (signal processing, images), analyze, index, retrieve multimedia documents (images, videos) classify and merge, dig into complex data flows To react appropriately to a difficult environment (artificial intelligence, animat approach), to transmit this information (digital communications), to carry out these tasks in suitable processors (circuit architecture).

It is essential to understand the basics of these different disciplines before specializing in one of them. The specificity of training is to enable the acquisition of these multidisciplinary bases. Through one of the four courses offered, the student can acquire a high-quality specialization thanks to internationally recognized expertise.

Three courses are offered to students:

  • Image and masses of data
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  • Signal and telecommunications

Master of Science and Technology


Stand-alone systems are embedded systems that interact directly with their environment.

The evolution of technology and the emergence of embedded systems in all industrial sectors presents a challenge in the design of these increasingly complex systems. This complexity leads a community of researchers and industrialists to try to address several scientific and technical challenges that are addressed in this training through research. It is first studied from the point of view of the autonomy in computing power embedded in new processing units, always more parallel.

A second point concerns energy autonomy, which can only be achieved by a double optimization of battery capacity and system consumption. Finally, these systems interact directly and continuously with their environment or with other systems. The problem of communications and the technologies that covet them, both within and between circuits, is therefore the third component of the ESA Master. These studies are all specific skills developed jointly in this master.

Multidisciplinary Competencies

From the definition adopted for autonomous systems, the scientific and technical competences necessary for the design of these systems emerge.

The specialty research "Electronics of Autonomous Systems" aims to give students multidisciplinary skills in architecture, design methodology, modeling of embedded systems on mixed analog / digital chips, communications systems, low power systems and reconfigurable systems.


The courses are taught by business engineers and teacher-researchers from ENSEA and UCP (University of Cergy-Pontoise). Through these diversified lessons, students will acquire cross-curricular competencies useful in the multidisciplinary activities they will have to carry out in the fields of analog and digital electronics, circuit architecture ... The applicability of the themes will allow students to orient themselves:

  • Or to a thesis in an academic or industrial setting (CIFRE)
  • Or to employment in the research and development industry.

With the agreement of the training team, students will be able to follow a teaching unit in another specialty of the subject "Systems, Informatics, Mathematics, Physics and Applications". In the case where the student has a specific project, he can thus mix the teaching units.

Last updated August 2017

About the School

A graduate school in electrical engineering, computer science, and telecommunications ENSEA is a leading European graduate school which ranks 9th out of 220 French engineering schools and among the to... Read More