Electrical Engineering

Diplôme d'ingénieur contrôlé par l'État


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Periods spent abroad
Yes, Compulsory
A stay of at least 13 weeks abroad is compulsory during the three years of study. This mobility can take the form of a summer internship, an end-of-studies internship or a semester abroad.

Targeted audience

Targeted audience
Bac + 2 ; Bac + 4

Available in

Initial education (3 years)

Work and study program
Opportunities are open for professional training contracts during the 5th year of the engineering studies.
Gap year

A gap year is possible during the engineering cycle.




The aim of the Electrical engineering (EE) specialty is to develop general skills in electrical engineering (electronics, electrical engineering, industrial computing, control systems) and in-depth skills in the conversion and control of electrical energy, control & command systems, and integration systems.


The skills which are specific to the Electrical engineering specialty are as follows:

  • Managing and controlling electrical energy, from its production to its operating site by integrating renewable energies.
  • Designing and achieving the integration of electrical systems and facilities by exploiting innovative high efficiency technologies.
  • Developing and implementing optimized solutions to control electrical, mechanical and thermal systems.



Engineering students attend the Campus of Gavy in Saint-Nazaire.


Entry requirement

Academic requirement

Admission process for French speaking students

French speaking students can apply directly on polytech-admission.org with a foreign scientific diploma and obtain a French engineering degree (Master’s degree in engineering). Selected students follow courses with fellow French students. Depending on the country where applicants are studying, they may be required to follow the “Etudes en France” studies & visa application process.

Admission process for non-french speaking students in Polytech partner universities

Initiated by the AVOSTTI Project, the Polytech Group has developed a 2 phase programme allowing students to start scientific/technological studies and French learning in their country and then to follow their engineering studies in France in one of its 15 engineering faculties. Current active partners are located in China : Ocean University of China (OUC) of Qingdao, South China University of Technology (SCUT - Guangzhou), Xidian University of Xi’an, etc.

Admission process for non-french speaking students from other universities

Several Polytech engineering faculties have developed bridging program (n+i, Polytech Mundus) allowing non-French speaking students (with a scientific Bachelor’s level) to gain French fluency and thus follow French engineering studies. The programme consists in a first year of intensive courses in French language and French scientific culture (with a scientific/technology major such as mechanics, computer science, electronics…) and 2 years of engineering studies among fellow French students.


Application procedure

Admission to initial training with student status is common to all schools in the Polytech network. This is a unique and valid application for all 15 schools, regardless of your academic background.


Electrical engineering program

5th year options : 
  • Energy management
  • Integration of electrical systems
  • Control & command systems
  • Transversal option (MAQSE-i): Quality, Safety and Environmental Management 

The teacher-researchers mainly work in the IREENA - UPRES EA4642 (Institut de Recherche en Énergie Électrique de Nantes Atlantique) or LS2N -  UMR 6004 (Laboratoire des Sciences du Numérique de Nantes).

The engineering studies include three compulsory internships:

  • 3rd year: internship in a company (4 weeks minimum) 
  • 4th year: Internship in the student’s specialisation in a company or laboratory (8 to 15 weeks)
  • 5th year: end of studies internship in a contracted company or laboratory (18 weeks minimum)

A stay of at least 13 weeks abroad is compulsory during the three years of study. This mobility can take the form of a summer internship, an end-of-studies internship or a semester abroad.

What's next?

Career opportunities

Business sectors

  • Energies
  • Electronic systems
  • Electrical facilities
  • Transport networks
  • Control & command systems
  • Electrical construction
  • Computer systems and networks
Jobs opportunities:
  • Business Manager
  • R&D Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer 


Tuition fee

Registration fees in the engineering studies (2022/2023)

Non scholarship-holder: 601* €
Scholarship-holder: 0 €
*Contribution of student life and campus : 95 €

Registration procedures

International office
Phone : +33(0)2 51 85 74 25


More information
International office
Phone : +33(0)2 51 85 74 25

Mis à jour le 04 November 2022 - Communication Polytech.