ESIR preparatory cycle

ESIR's preparatory cycle welcomes 65 students every year. After completing the two-year cycle, students can select one of the specialties of the engineering degree cycle.
Cycles préparatoires ingénieur Université Rennes 1 - ESIR - Maria Guilbert


ESIR's preparatory cycle (65 places) is offered to secondary school graduates. After completing the two-year foundation course, students can choose one of the specialty areas of ESIR's engineering degree cycle.

ESIR's preparatory cycle provides students with a solid scientific and technical foundation (Chemistry, Electronics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Mechanics), as well as English and Communication skills (with optional courses in German and Spanish), and a work placement to gain initial professional experience. Students who successfully complete the two-year preparatory cycle automatically gain access to the ESIR engineering degree cycle.

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Secondary school graduates with the equivalent of a French general baccalaureate can access the preparatory cycle by passing the competitive entrance examination, Geipi Polytech (registration via Parcoursup).

Which secondary level qualification is accepted?

ESIR accepts high school graduates who have been awarded the equivalent of a French general baccalaureate with strong focus on science subjects and mathematics.

Further information can be found here.

ESIR prepa alumni

Student testimonials from the preparatory cycle:

Anciens élèves du cycle préparatoire ESIR