Master in Radiation and its Effects on MicroElectronics and Photonics Technologies (RADMEP)


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Program Description

The 2-year (120 ECTS) European Master in Radiation and its Effects on MicroElectronics and Photonics Technologies (RADMEP) will provide a multidisciplinary and innovative program covering the interactions between Radiation and MicroElectronics and Photonics, two Key Enabling Technologies for the future of Europe. RADMEP's objective is to educate students in those advanced technologies, providing methodologies, and introducing practical applications for their implementation in a variety of natural or man-made radiation-rich environments. RADMEP has two goals: first to improve their career prospects and second to respond to the needs of the industry, agencies, and society. Thanks to this EMJMD, students will develop useful professional and soft skills in the rich European cultural context.

Entry requirements / Eligibility criteria

Below are the minimum requirements to be eligible for the RADMEP program. Please note that additional eligibility requirements apply for applicants to be considered for an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) scholarship, notably the ineligibility of applicants who have already benefited from an EMJMD scholarship.

Administrative process
  • Compliance with the application process calendar and deadlines;
  • Authenticity, completeness, certification (scan of the original document, or certified translation), translation (English version only) of application files.
Academic prerequisites
  • Applicants must hold a bachelor of science (or any nationally recognized first cycle degree equivalent to 180 ECTS), preferably in the fields of microelectronics, photonics, and physics. (While this condition must necessarily be fulfilled at the time of enrollment, the consortium accepts applications from students in the last year of their higher education degree);
  • Applicants must possess a solid academic background in the general fields of physics, photonics, semiconductor physics, and microelectronics.
Language requirements
  • The tuition language is English. Students are notably expected to produce a Master Thesis in English. A strong command of written and oral English is therefore requested. Applicants will have to demonstrate during application an English language proficiency equivalent to level B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)
  • The level of English will be assessed on the basis of test scores provided by the applicant, the cover letter, and the interview.
Adequate financial resources
  • Applicants should be fully aware of the financial costs of the program and the cost of living in host countries. While our scholarship policy will allow most of the students to finance the entire studies period, self-funded students who were not awarded a scholarship grant will be required to submit a Guarantee of full financial support (annexed to the Learning Agreement and prior to enrollment). This is to ensure that you have sufficient funds to cover the entire period of studies. You’ll need to document your source/s of income to apply for a student visa. Please refer to budget simulation to assess your financial ability.
  • Erasmus+ Joint Master Degree scholarship holders are exempted from this requirement.
For information
  • No discrimination on the basis of nationality, gender, age, religion, health conditions;
  • Dedicated to achieving equity for women in science, the consortium supports women who face difficult circumstances or barriers to their full participation. More details on service available to women planning to enroll while having to care for children are available on Academic Services.
Admission criteria
  • Applicants should be aware that joining RADMEP is an extremely competitive process, which takes time. 
  • Only the best applicants will be selected. The ranking outcome will determine the award of EMJMD scholarships and other scholarships to the best applicants.
  • The method and criteria used to assess application are detailed in the selection process.


Learning outcomes

At the end of the RADMEP Program, students should be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of radiation effects, microelectronics, and photonics fundamentals.
  2. Design and conduct experiments involving radiations, micro-nano technologies, photonic or optoelectronic technologies.
  3. Analyze and interpret data by data processing or other advanced intelligence methods.
  4. Identify, formulate, and solve electronic or photonics problems.
  5. Design a system, component, or process to meet industrial needs.
  6. Have an ability to function on multidisciplinary, multicultural, and geographically spread teams.
  7. Understand professional and ethical responsibility.
  8. Communicate effectively in oral, written, and other media forms.
  9. Have a broad education necessary to understand the impact of science solutions in a global and societal context and to advance sustainability.
  10. Recognize the need to engage in lifelong learning and the ability to do so.

The definition of the above learning qualities is variable as they are the result of the close involvement of our industrial partners in the learning design of RADMEP. Hence they are likely to change from one semester to another to best meet the requirements of employers.

Participation costs

The RADMEP program benefits from the financial support of the European Union-funded Erasmus+ Joint Master Degree program. This support allows us to implement a very attractive scholarship strategy to attract the best students.

Participation costs differ if you’re from (i.e. hold the nationality of) a “Program country” (member states of the European Union AND non-European Union countries situated in Europe) or “Partner Country” (basically the rest of the world). This distinction reflects the rationale of financial instruments of European Union external action, our main financial sponsor.

 Participation costs for 2021/2023 intake are set as follows:

  Program Country Partner Country
2021/2022 (2 semesters) 4,500 € 9,000 €
2022/2023 (2 semesters) 4,500 € 9,000 €
Total participation costs (entire program) 9,000 € 18,000 €

Self-funded students will be able to pay participation costs in three installments.

Last updated Oct 2020

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The Faculty of Sciences and Technology has about 30 different streams of study in its departments. Almost 2700 students study on the campus La Métare or Manufacture.

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