Efrei offers a five-year integrated program, with 3 years of undergraduate education and 2 years at the graduate level. Having adopted the European system (3 years for a bachelor’s degree plus 2 years for a master’s degree), the 5-year master’s degree at Efrei is internationally recognized.
The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is the international standard by which Efrei assesses students’ academic progress for the 5-year program. A full-time student earns 60 credits a year (30 ECTS a semester). The ECTS credits can only be earned once students have completed and received their grades for a course.
Efrei’s program is composed of scientific and technical engineering courses that are both general in nature and career-goal oriented.
Scientific and technical engineering courses:
> an introductory internship at the end of the 1st year of the undergraduate program
While mathematics, physics, electronics and computer science are at the heart of the engineering program at Efrei, the general and professional courses allow future engineers to prepare themselves for their future responsibilities by not only improving their communication skills, but also gaining experience through running projects, teams and companies (including at the international level).
Efrei’s master’s program is a two-year program composed of 4 semesters, including two internships (a technical internship and an engineering internship or a final-year internship); these 4 semesters are referred to respectively as: s7 – s8 – s9 – s10. Each semester is worth 30 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits and the graduate program is equivalent to a total of 120 ECTS credits.
Efrei’s Master of Engineering degree is awarded on successful completion of these two years. The Master of Engineering Awards Committee meets in October.
While the master’s program emphasizes the professional qualities of engineering training, it also takes into account the recommendations of the “Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur,” the only official accrediting body in France. In applying these recommendations, the following breakdown is applied: 70% scientific and technical training and 30% general training.
In order to ensure that optimum weight is given to the academic aspect of the training for these two final years of the engineering program, the maximum study time for each semester can be broken down as follows:
In total: 42 teaching weeks and a total of 10 to 12 months of internships.
The average weekly timetable of teacher-student contact time is set at 24 hours for the whole master’s program. In addition to the 24 hours of teacher-student contact time, 12 hours should be set aside for personal study, e.g. preparation, study and projects.
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