Courses

ESIR offers degree programmes in four different specialties: Computer Science, Materials Science, Digital Systems and Networks and Health Information Technology. These programmes combine cutting-edge scientific content with courses in languages, humanities and social sciences.

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Preparatory cycle, specialties and work-study programmes

ESIR is a public engineering school at the University of Rennes. It is accredited by the Commission des Titres d'Ingénieur (CTI) to award engineering degrees (Bac+5) in various specialty areas.

ESIR's course programme is divided into a two-year undergraduate preparatory cycle followed by a three-year graduate engineering degree cycle. ESIR accepts students in both the preparatory cycle and the three-year engineering degree cycle.

Full-time Higher Education Courses (Formations Initiales sous Statut Etudiant, FISE) allow students to complete a work-study programme in their final year in the form of a professionalisation contract (one-year contract).

Degree Apprenticeships (Formations Initiales sous Statut Apprenti, FISA) allow students to alternate between periods at ESIR and in a company throughout the engineering degree cycle (three-year apprenticeship contract). These courses are offered in partnership with ITII Bretagne, a French Industrial Engineering Institute that coordinates engineering degree apprenticeships.

The engineering degree cycle is offered in four specialty areas:

Courses in languages, human and social sciences and innovation

All FISE degree programmes include common courses in languages, Humanities and Social Sciences. These common courses are all grouped under "Humanities". The organisation remains the same throughout the engineering degree cycle:

•    an English module (30 hrs/semester), grouped by level
•    a Communication module (24 hrs/semester)
•    a Management module (27 hrs/semester)
•    a Personal Development module. Students can choose between:
        a Second foreign language (German or Spanish, level B1), (24 hrs/semester)
        a Sports activity
        a "Recognition of Student Engagement" module

ESIR also offers an introduction to Entrepreneurship.

A course on Innovation is also taught (30h / semester from S5 to S8). Students can choose from four different tracks, which are presented when they start the engineering degree cycle:

•    Innovation and Entrepreneurship
•    Innovation and Society
•    Innovation and Sustainable Engineering
•    Innovation and Digital Design

Each semester, a number of common classes & lectures are taught (6 hrs core curriculum; 24 hrs specific track)The degree apprenticeship programmes (FISA) also offer courses in English (30 hrs/semester) and Human and Social Sciences, including a course in Sustainable Development. The courses are specific to each degree course.

Curriculum and assessment

ESIR's course programme is structured based on the European Reference System, consisting of transferable ECTS credits split between different modules. All courses are evaluated by continuous assessment.

For FISE students, the core curriculum includes Humanities subjects, including Management, Communication and Innovation (105 hrs/semester, from S5 to S9), as well as scientific and technical courses (260 hrs/semester, from S5 to S9).

For FISA students, the total number of in-class teaching hours delivered at ESIR is 1,800 hours over 3 years.

ESIR fees and admissions process

Students study for a graduate degree (Bac+5, M2 equivalent) over three years after completing an engineering preparatory cycle or two-year diploma course (Bac+2).

Find out more about the ESIR admissions process

As ESIR is a public engineering school, the registration fees for the engineering degree cycle are EUR 601 (excluding social security and medical examination) and non-tuition fees (CVEC) of EUR 92.

Separate fees apply to non-EU students. For more information, contact the Department of International Relations and Affairs (DARI).

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