Electronic and Digital Technologies

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 goal of the Electronic and digital technologies (ETN) specialty is to develop general skills in electronics, embedded computing and digital systems and in-depth skills in real-time systems (software and hardware), communicating multimedia systems over networks, radio and microwave systems and devices.

The skills specific to the Electronic and digital technologies specialty are as follows:

  • Designing and implementing systems that include electronic circuits, embedded computing, network and wireless technologies, multimedia components, and signal processing.
  • Designing the architecture of systems using emerging digital technologies.
  • Being able to manage teams and projects taking into account socio-economic constraints including sustainable development.




Engineering students attend the Campus of Chantrerie in Nantes.


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 14 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.


Electronic and Digital Technologies program

5th year options:
  • Real time embedded systems
  • Multimedia systems and networ technologies
  • Mobile communicating systems
  • Transversal option (MAQSE-i): Quality, Safety and Environmental Management

The teacher-researchers mainly work in the IETR - UMR  6164 CNRS (Institut d’Électronique et de Télécommunications de Rennes).

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?

Further studies

Prepare a double degree:

- In Management of Innovation offered to engineering students in addition to their 5th year by following the 1st year of the Master’s Degree at IAE Nantes. Students who have completed this 1st year of the Master’s may, during the following year, go on to the 2nd year of the Master’s Degree.

Career opportunities

Business sectors

  • Professional and consumer electronics
  • Transportation (automotive, aeronautical, naval, rail)
  • Information and Communication Industries and Services
  • Defense
  • Automation
  • Health
Jobs opportunities:
  • Design Engineer
  • System Architect Engineer
  • Development Engineer
  • R&D 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.