During their final year, students may choose from among 8 specializations, followed by a 6-month internship which may be done in France or abroad, either in a company or in a lab.  

The detailed curriculum for each specialization track is available for download at the bottom of the page.

Control and Power Engineering

Through this specialization, students are trained in process control and automation when related to industrial systems. Stress is put on the control of electrical power. 
Courses revolve around two complementary areas : 

  • Controls : 

Industrial computer science, industrial electronics, digital servo-control, advanced control, diagnosis

  • Actuators : 

Electrical machines, power electronics, quality of energy, sensors
The multidisciplinary nature of this specialization gives future engineers the ability to design and realise the automation of complex industrial systems, with a strong background in electronics and actuators. 

RF Engineering

This specialization enables students to supplement their general training with a more detailed one in analog electronics. 
Students specialize in microwaves, antennas and optical communications and what they acquire is easily implemented in various fields using analog electronics (hertzian telecommunications, radiocommunications, telecommunication networks, electromagnetic compatibility, the implementation of sensors (electromagnetic, optical or  ultrasonic), and analog integrated circuits. 

Biomedical Engineering (English-taught track available)

Students specialize in industrial measurement and biotechnologies. 
It is a way to deepen their knowledge in applied electronics and physics. This provides an opening towards medical and biotechnological applications via courses dealing with the fundamental questions related to biotechnologies combined with analog and digital electronics. Students are thus able to design measurement systems from sensors to data digital processing, together with instrumentation and data acquisition. 

Embedded Systems

This specialization enables students to design a complete electronic system, with measurement, data acquisition, processing, communication and control algorithms. 
Therefore, it is a system complete with analog electronics, digital electronics and adequate software. 
Embedded systems are the most obvious outcomes in this specialization which include various fields : automobile industry, aeronautics, medical industry, trains, telecommunications and/or electronics.


Computer Science and Systems

A strong knowledge in computer science is provided to students through this specialization. They will be able to  manage and control projects related to industrial computer science. 
One part of the course is devoted to the study of computer architecture and operating systems, while the other part deals with studying and experimenting with new techniques in cognitive sciences, image processing and pattern recognition. 


Future engineers learn how to manage the design of a mechatronic system. The objective of the course is to enable students to specify, model and analyze a system characterized by the simultaneous use of mechanics, electronics and computer science. 
Active suspensions, automatically guided vehicles and camcorders are examples resulting from research in mechatronics. 
4 scientific modules comprise this specialization : 

  • specification and modelling of a mechatronic system
  • mechanical engineering
  • electronics
  • industrial computer science

This specialization is taught in partnership with the Institut Supérieur de Mécanique de Paris (Supméca) and students from both schools have classes together. 

Networks and Telecommunications (English-taught track available)

Students acquire concepts and tools used in the design and implementation of telecommunication systems. Future engineers also learn how to design network architectures. 
The "telecommunications" part deals with information coding and digital communication (from the more classic means to the newest methods) using general knowledge in transmission and signal processing, 
Some of the competencies achieved are analysis of how a complete system works, assessment of  its performance and implementation of measurement techniques. 
The "networks" part deals with the major types of protocols, LAN/WAN profiles, technological solutions, what operators currently offer and tools to appraise the performances of a network and its administration so as to design networks architecture.

Signal Processing and Artificial Intelligence

The multiplication of data sources of all sorts has led to an explosion in the volume of data to be processed. Only massive and automated treatments can now be planned in order to record, store, process and then extract relevant information automatically. At the same time, the development of systems including text, sound, speech, images and video requires transversal skills in signal processing, artificial intelligence and the design of embedded systems. The goal of the SIA option is to train electronic engineers capable of handling the treatment of big data, images, audio and video streams and of designing an end-to-end transmission chain, i.e. preprocessing, encrypting, decrypting, decompressing, post-processing and content analysis.  

pdf ENSEA - 3rd year - Specialization Tracks pdf, 1.82 MB