MINES Saint-Étienne

MSc Cyber-Physical Social Systems (CPS2)

The Master in Computer Science, track Cyber-Physical and Social Systems: Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things (CPS2: AI and IoT) is an international track of the master in Computer Science of University of Lyon, jointly operated by University Jean Monnet of Saint-Étienne and Mines Saint-Étienne – Institut Mines Télécom.

The aim of this program is to provide students with a triple expertise on technologies and methods to design and integrate intelligent cyber-physical systems, interfacing the physical, social and digital dimensions of our environments:

  • Technological, by controlling the design and implementation of information systems and applications that integrate physical (communication, perception, action, etc.) and social (privacy, trust, community, etc.) characteristics.
  • Functional, by understanding the issues and challenges of digital systems to the combination of different dimensions of the new complex environments.
  • Scientific, by the mastery models necessary for the formalization of all interactions between the dimensions of a cyber-physical system.

Topics taught in CPS2 are related to the Internet of Things, Web and mobile applications, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud and Edge Infrastructures, Digital Twins, Cyber-security, Scientific Writing. Application domains include Industry 4.0, Smart Cities, Smart Buildings, Intelligent Transport Systems.

Applicants with at least a Bachelor degree level (180 ECTS) or M1 degree level (240 ECTS) in computer science or equivalent are invited to apply. A good command of English is mandatory.

International students’ applications are very welcome and the selection committee will assess the equivalence for admission to the Master CPS2.

The CPS2 program opens opportunities of careers in the research and development of innovative and technical cyber-physical systems: research and development scientists, managers of IT field, cyber-physical system architects, supporting engineers in design and development of cyber-physical systems, experts in socio-technical systems, experts or functional consultant, project manager in applications such as health, transport, energy and environment.


Maxime Lefrançois
École des mines de Saint-Étienne
Tél. : +33 4 77 42 66 40

Pierre MARET
Université Jean-Monnet de Saint-Étienne

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Applications for our Masters courses are open from 1 February to 31 May.