Cybersecurity engineer training

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The Cybersecurity course is certified by ANSSI

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

Why should I become a Cybersecurity Engineer?

Cybersecurity aims to protect computers, servers, mobiles, electronic devices, networks, data,  from malicious attacks.

Regarding the growing number of everyday cyberattacks it is crucial to train experts able to prevent and answer those attacks.

The main mission of a cybersecurity engineer is to protect all kinds of IT infrastructure. There is a huge need for such experts in all application fields (industry, academy, entertainment, health, government, military…).

What will the training bring me?


  • Conduct security audit : identification, assessment and treatment of risks
  • Test the robustness of a kind of systems, look for possible flaws using pentest, etc
  • Secure a computer or a IT infrastructure
  • Understand and analyze the consequences of a cyberattack


  • Estimate the security level of a system
  • Carry out audits, search for flaws
  • Formalize security needs
  • Read and Write audit reports
  • Apply protective measures

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 : fight against fraud (hacking, ransomware, phishing), security of information systems, operating systems, networks, hardware, etc.

Professional opportunities

The Cybersecurity training is meeting the needs of companies by training engineers who master from end-to-end security: from hardware to software, including data protection.

Professions / Positions

  • Security Architect
  • Intrusion Testing Expert
  • Security Developer
  • Security Analyst / Consultant
  • ISS Expert
  • Post-Auditor (Forensic Criminal Cybersecurity, Compromise Analysis)
  • Cyber-Security R&amp
  • IT Security Officer (Chief information security officer)
  • Information System Defense / Attack
  • Architect Engineer

Sectors of activity

  • Institutional (ministries, communities, etc.)
  • Operator of Vital Importance (OVI)
  • Operator of Essential Services (OES)
  • Services (banking, finance, insurance, etc.)

After completing our training in cybersecurity, many professional opportunities are available to you. Nowadays, there is a new culture of cybersecurity that has created many positions to meet the high demand from companies.

Companies that have recruited graduates from the sector: Ministères, Thales, Orange Cyberdefense, Sopra Steria, Devoteam,  Dassault Systemes, CGI France, Headmind Partners, Agence du numérique en santé…