Embedded systems engineer training

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ESIEE Paris offers a specialization in Embedded systems within its engineering program during the last two years of the course, accredited by the Engineering Titles Commission (CTI).

Why should I become an Embedded systems Engineer?

In charge of integrating processors and onboard intelligence in a great number of everyday objects, engineers in embedded systems occupy a key position within the company.

The engineering training in embedded systems of ESIEE Paris, responds to the development of new technologies and the digitization of our daily life. This training forms engineers that are able to conceive technological objects, both material and software, while integrating adapted, safe and optimized engineering solutions and also, respecting the embedded constraints (expense, congestion and energy use).


  • Form multidisciplinary engineers that can master physical and software architectures and combine them in an optimal way inside an embedded system
  • Acquire the necessary foundation for the conception of an embedded system : real time data, electronic for embedded, automatic for the system control
  • Reinforce and consolidate its learnings by active teaching through a large number of projects based on a multiplicity of physical platforms (robots, drones, onboard computers, simulators…)
  • Manage a project with a global approach (systemic vision) and to know how to interact with the actors of different jobs (computer scientist, electronic engineer, automation experts…)


  • Establish correctly dimensioned physical and software architectures, respecting the embedded constraints (expense, congestion, energy use…)
  • Develop real time applications, mobile and communicating
  • Conceive electronic embedded architectures in devices
  • Establish control systems with automatic control
  • Conceive safe, reliable and resistant to failure critical systems
  • Adopt a global approach in the conception

How is the training going?

At the end of the first year of the engineering cycle, students choose their field of study. The course of study is spread over two years with compulsory and optional scientific and technical courses, management courses and modern languages.

Program detailed

2nd year of the engineering cycle

The courses are organized in two semesters, each one subdivided into two periods. The first semester consists of two teaching periods. The second semester is made up of one teaching period and an internship period of at least 12 weeks. From January to April, students must work in teams on multidisciplinary projects proposed by industrial partners, laboratories or ESIEE Paris teachers.  All students may take optional modern language 2 courses.

▶ UE - Sciences and techniques in depth (330h - 27 ECTS)
▶ UE - Sciences and techniques opening (90h - 10 ECTS)
▶ UE - Management and human sciences (120h - 7 ECTS)
▶ UE - Modern Languages (76h - 4 ECTS)
▶ Internship (12 ECTS)

3rd year of the engineering cycle

The courses are organized in two semesters. The first semester consists of two teaching periods. In the second semester, the student must complete an end-of-studies internship of at least 24 weeks (6 months) in a company or research laboratory.

▶ UE - Sciences and techniques deepening (180h - 18 ECTS)
▶ UE - Sciences and techniques opening (60h - 5 ECTS)
▶ UE - Management and human sciences (90h - 5 ECTS)
▶ UE - Modern Languages (42h - 4 ECTS)
▶ Internship (30 ECTS)

Examples of applications : checking of vehicle engine, active suspension, drone piloting, design of applications for Android tablet, etc.

Professional opportunities

Professions / Positions

  • Onboard systems architect
  • Real time onboard application development engineer
  • Distributed control/command systems designer
  • Research and development engineer
  • Applications engineer
  • After sales engineer

Sectors of activity

  • Automobile
  • Aeronautics
  • Defence
  • Medical instrumentation
  • Multimedia (camera and photography systems, printing, telephone systems)

Companies that have recruited graduates from the sector:
Airbus, Alstom, Atos, Ausy, CNRS, Dassault Aviation, Eiffage, Expleo, MBDA, RATP, Renault, Safran, Smile, Thales, Viveris