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Master of Science in Engineering - Diplôme d’Ingénieur

The main course of study at Institut d’Optique leads to the award of the nationally accredited Diplôme d’Ingénieur de l’Institut d’Optique, equivalent to an integrated Master of Science in Engineering. This programme is highly selective and prestigious, with very high career prospects, whether it be in companies, academia or as innovators.

For local applicants, admission is generally by competititve entrance examination taken after two years of intensive undergraduate preparation in the Classes Préparatoires aux Grandes Écoles.

Degree seeking students

For international students, suitably qualified students with a good Bachelor or Master degree in Physics or a relevant Engineering subject are encouraged to apply. For such students, admission is possible in 1st year (equivalent to a final Bachelor year) or in 2nd year (equivalent to a Master 1st year), depending on the academic background.

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Credits only students (non-degree)

International students can also join as credit-seeking students, for one semester or one year. Institut d'Optique operates with ECTS credits, making credit transfer to international students' home universities more efficient.

From academic year 2017-2018 onwards, the first semester of 2nd year (= master 1st year) will be offered totally in English. It starts in early September, to end in early February.


Pierre  Baladi
Head of international relations
Tél +33 1 64 53 32 08