Our “Diplôme d’Ingénieur” has been accredited since 1957 by France’s only engineering accrediting board (CTI) and by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research.
The majors provide the kind of scientific and technical education one might expect from an IT specialist institution such as Efrei. They form the basis of the technical expertise in each field covered. The teaching of the majors is carried out throughout the first year of the master’s program (semesters 7 and 8) and represents about 1/3 of the program.
The areas of specialization provide more detailed scientific and technical training in an area covered by a major. The teaching of areas of specialization is integrated in the second year of the master’s program (semester 9). The specialization courses correspond to the end-of-year internship and to the first employment position. This teaching represents about a quarter of the training. Areas of specialization are made up exclusively of scientific and technical teaching. Each area of specialization is connected to a specific major.
The courses corresponding to each area of specialization are offered during the second year of the master’s program and represent about 1/4 of the entire program. Each specialization offers the opportunity to become thoroughly knowledgeable of and competent within a field of expertise. This specialization is further reinforced by the completion of an innovative final research project.
Through the study of job positions and sectors, students gain knowledge and first-hand experience of the professional roles or posts typically filled by engineers and the scientific foundations and technical specialization specific to various sectors where IT engineers are in demand.
Humanities and management are the end result of the general training initiated in the bachelor’s program (it includes the three following aspects: personal development, general culture and business training. It constitutes a general core curriculum common to all majors and job positions.
Languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese and Chinese) are taught in small groups and at different levels. The program emphasizes both the linguistic and cultural elements essential to language acquisition.