Embedded systems are central to complex system interactions: detecting, deciding and taking action are the main tasks of an embedded system.
Their design requires general knowledge of electronic and computer system modeling. ENSTA Bretagne has a long tradition of courses in these fields (sensor chains, control systems, electronic engineering and software engineering) and has been involved for several years in the development of autonomous robotics, Artificial Intelligence and cyber security: all disciplines involved in the development of embedded systems, as a strategic and rapidly changing engineering field.
Embedded systems are used across various industrial sectors and are found in:
- aeronautics and space,
- mobility and transport (automotive, rail and public transport management and control),
- sustainable development.
The performance of embedded systems is increasing with the appearance of new computer languages and new programming methods, and the development of new electronic components, to provide ever more services and data with a continuous concern for reliability, safety and adaptability.
ENSTA Bretagne's research teams (Lab-STICC laboratory) are involved in these major scientific and technological advances.
ENSTA Bretagne is a central part of many high tech digital networks. It is a member of expert networks such as IRT Bcom (a research and technology institute for digital innovation), the cyber excellence cluster (a reference cluster for France based in Brittany), CominLabs (a laboratory of excellence in information and communication sciences), the Groupement Bretagne Télédétection (a scientific consortium for space technologies and applications) and the competitiveness clusters for the maritime sector (the Brittany Atlantic Sea cluster), the automotive industry (ID4CAR), Images and networks, the industry of the future (EMC2), the aerospace sector (Aerospace valley) and many scientific and technological networks for the defense sector.
Defense, a field of excellence and a lever for innovation
The design of weapons systems and that of electronic warfare systems are also a long-established areas of excellence for the school, which is supervised by the French defense procurement agency, Direction Générale de l’Armement, i.e. the department that decides on the systems to be developed for the armed forces of tomorrow.
ENSTA Bretagne is the reference school for training engineers (civil and military) for the French Ministry of the Armed Forces, for many companies in the field and for the French defense innovation agency (AID). These organizations are the largest investors in France in new technologies and are involved in the innovation dynamics of many companies.
- Learn more about the "Embedded Systems" major
- International students wishing to apply to this program must provide documentation proving that they have completed one year of full-time higher education in France.
- Learn more about this Master in Electronic Systems and Software Design and Security (equivalent to an MSc): a 2-year program for BSc or equivalent graduates
- Admission requirements based on a written and oral exam.
Cette unité mixte de recherche du CNRS organise son action autour de 9 pôles de recherche, regroupant 25 équipes multi-tutelles.
Son large spectre scientiﬁque porte sur la thématique des sciences du numérique et intègre un large spectre de compétences : Théorie de l’Information, Ondes & Matériaux, Electronique et Informatique embarquées, Sciences des données, Communication et détection de signaux, Interfaces Homme-Machines, etc.
L'ENSTA Bretagne mène des activités de recherche en lien étroits avec l'industrie pour accompagner leur développement. Par exemple :
- Le laboratoire commun SENI avec Naval Group porte sur les systèmes embarqués intelligents
- Le Groupement d'Interêt Scientifique Cormorant créé avec Thales porte sur les domaines des capteurs et traitements intelligents, es systèmes d'acquisition d'informations et des processus de dévision