The graduate training of an Engineer in Automation lasts for 5 years (3 years at the École Polytechnique for students coming from outside and having gone through the preparatory program for the grandes écoles). The automation area has multidisciplinary applications.

Graduates will have proven abilities in modeling, identification, simulation, control, design and manufacture of automation devices for all types of industrial processes (electrical, aeronautical, chemical, petrochemical, steel, robotics, …). The graduate engineer must also be able to adapt to recent major developments in the field of automation and become familiar with the latest developments in relevant software.

His thorough knowledge in the fundamental subjects as well as technical and/or scientific skills also allow him to serve in industry and pursue scientific research if he wishes.

Curriculum Content:

The curriculum program of the second cycle leads to the Diplome d’ingénieur d’Etat in Automation.

Semesters Teaching units (U.E) Material (s) coefficient
Semester 1 Fundamental Teaching Unit Automatic 1 3
Electronics Analog 1 2
Combinatorial and sequential systems 1 2
Electrical and magnetic circuits 2
Electromagnetism and Waves 2
Teaching Unit Methodology Programming language 2
Applied numerical methods 2
Transversal Teaching Unit Intellectual Property 2
English 1 2
Semester 2 Fundamental Teaching Unit Automatic 2 2
Electronic Analog 2 2
Combinatorial and sequential systems 2 2
Electrical machines 2
Power electronics 2
Teaching Unit Methodology Normalization 2
Production, transport & distribution of electrical energy 2
Signal processing 2
Transversal Teaching Unit English2 2
Discovery Teaching Unit Internship 1 2
Semesters Teaching units (U.E) Material (s) coefficient
Semester 3 Fundamental Teaching Unit Control of sampled systems 3
Theory of state variables 3
Discrete event systems 3
instrumentation, sensors and actuators 3
Teaching Unit Methodology Microprocessors and computers 3
Main functions of the electronics 3
Semestre 4 Fundamental Teaching Unit Logic automation, modeling and control 3
Multivariate control 3
Non-linear systems 3
Teaching Unit Methodology Modalization and identification 3
Programmable circuits, microcontrollers, DSP and FPGA 2
Transversal Teaching Unit Optimization and operational research 2
Computer vision and image processing 1
Discovery Teaching Unit Mini project 2
Internship 2
Semesters Teaching units (U.E) Material (s) coefficient
Semestre 5 Fundamental Teaching Unit Modeling and control of robots 2
Optimal and predictive control 2
Intelligent and adaptive control 2
Industrial Information Technology 2
Teaching Unit Methodology Renewable energy 2
Etude des procédés 2
Mechanical systems 2
Transversal Teaching Unit Methodology for studying and conducting projects 2
Organization and business management 2
Industrial safety 2
Semestre 6 End of study project 30

Complementary curriculum in order to obtain the Master degree in Automation.

Semestre Material Hourly volume coefficient
S3 Introduction to research 22h30 2
S4 communications and industrial networks 22h30 2
S5 Robust control 22h30 2
S6 Master’s thesis 132h30 4