Engineer - specialization Electronics and Electrical Energy Systems

We train engineers to design, develop and monitor the manufacturing of components, electronic circuits and systems that reduce and optimize our electrical power consumption. A wide range of professionals, who intervene in the programme, illustrate these concerns in industry today. Project pedagogy is a key factor of the programme and includes pedagogy for and by research.

  • Aims:
Our graduates, by vocation, have access to design office engineering professions and R&D engineering professions particularly in electronics and microelectronics industries and companies. The school’s industrial culture also prepares students for working in fields of industrial maintenance and quality management. Students who so wish may exercise their technological skills in companies whilst simultaneously preparing a Doctorate via an Industrial Agreement for Training through Research (CIFRE - convention industrielle de formation par la recherche).

  • Contents or list of themes and subjects taught:
Classes are given by teacher-researchers who are specialized in power electronics and microelectronics and who work closely with international industries such as STMicroélectronics, Faiveley and Saft Power Systems. The teacher-researchers also provide classes on component reliability and on renewable energies.
Student engineers benefit from a highly accessible and highly effective industrial and research environment that works hand-in-hand with a number of businesses from the Smart Electricity Cluster (S2E2 - Science et Système de l'Energie Electrique) as well as with a wide variety of research centres and laboratories (CERTEM, CERER, GREMAN, etc.).

The main themes addressed are:
- Electronics
- Energy efficiency
- Electrical energy conversion
- Component technology
- Methods for engineers
- Microelectronics technology
- Renewable energy

And finally, a common teaching base in humanities, economic, legal and social sciences (SHEJS - Sciences Humaines Economiques Juridiques et Sociales) and in English completes the course.
In the final year of the course, 2 options are proposed that are related to the specific areas of expertise of the teacher-researchers from the University of Tours laboratories: Energy and the environment and microelectronics technology.

Project pedagogy is a key factor of the programme. The projects are also used as a means for introducing research and innovation to future engineers.
And finally, the traineeships (years 3, 4 and 5) complete the training course. These traineeships take place in companies whose activities are related to the sector of studies, in France and abroad.

  • Prerequisites:
Registration procedures for the Polytech Network selection:
• For international students from a country where Campus France exists, you must apply via the Campus France - CEF website between 4 January and 24 February 2012.

(The list of Campus France countries is available on the Polytech Tours website)
• For international students from other countries, you must apply online via the Polytech Network website between 4 January and 24 February 2012.