The ISMIN engineering diploma is obtained after 5 years of higher education of which the first two correspond to the preparatory classes (ending with a competitive exam) and the last 3 are to be taken at MINES Saint-Étienne (with exceptional exemption of the school’s first year for outstanding students from the university system). It is equivalent to a Master level in the Bologna system. International students can be admitted for the last 2 years of the ISMIN diploma (see admission requirements).
The ISMIN engineering degree was initiated at École des mines in 2003. From the beginning, it has been associated with the Centre of Microelectronics in Provence (CMP). The CMP has four cutting-edge research departments, Manufacturing sciences & Logistics, Bioelectonics, Digital harware security and Flexible electronics.
An “Ingénieur ISMIN” will be qualified to innovate, design, set up, organize and manage industrial projects in the global environment of microelectronics, computer science and new technologies.
The ISMIN engineering programme is a degree in engineering mostly taught in French, and accredited by the national “Commission des Titres d’Ingénieurs”. ISMIN offers an educational program focused on 4 different majors. It combines theoretical knowledge with hands-on projects, development of management and communication skills through international experience and practical training in partner companies. Small-classes teaching and close educational supervision are essential features of the program.
A course tailored to meet the needs of both students and industry
In order to meet the demand
s of industry and to anticipate the development of technologies and innovations in microelectronics design and computer science, ISMIN provides a learning environment which enables future engineers to:
- Master the sciences and techniques in this highly-specialised field;
- Understand the working methods of associated companies both from a human and economic point of view;
- Develop the skills needed to study and work abroad, notably through practical involvement (particularly in English and other foreign languages).
In their final year (Master 2) students can major in one among 3 fields:
- Computer Science
- Embedded Systems
- Micro-electronics design
and choose one of the following specialisations:
- Mobility and Security
- Electronics and Energy
- Information Technology and Supply Chain
- Bio-Medical Devices
The third year courses can be offered in English.